Tampines Bus Package

Service 129 is one of 27 bus services under the Tampines Bus Package
Service 129 is one of 27 bus services under the Tampines Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #10:
“Tampines Bus Package” (27 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Tampines Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages to be released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Currently, SBS Transit operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2024.

This package comprises 27 existing bus services mainly originating from Tampines Bus InterchangeTampines Concourse Bus Interchange and Changi Business Park Bus Terminal, with a handful originating at Bedok Rd, Tampines Ave 5 and Marina Centre.

All bus operations would likely be based out of the future East Coast Integrated Depot, located off Upper Changi Road East.

Contract Details:

Name To Be Announced
Awarded To Be Announced
Duration Five years, with two-year extension granted based on good performance
Published To Be Announced
Closing To Be Announced
Services 4, 10, 10e, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 47, 65, 69, 72, 81, 127, 129, 291, 292, 293, 298, 513, 2N
Bus Depot East Coast Integrated Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals TampinesTampines ConcourseChangi Business Park

Bus Services:

Tampines Bus Package contains 27 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Route Type
4 Tampines ↺ Changi North Way Trunk
Tampines Kent Ridge Trunk
Bedok Road Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
18 Tampines ConcourseBedok Trunk
Tampines ↺ Airport Cargo Road Trunk
Tampines ↺ Changi Business Park Avenue 3 Trunk
Ang Mo Kio Tampines Trunk
23 Tampines ↺ Rochor Canal Road Trunk
28 Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
29 TampinesChangi Village Trunk
Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
37 Tampines ↺ Changi North Crescent Trunk
38 Tampines Bedok Trunk
39 Tampines Concourse Yishun Trunk
Changi Business Park ↺ Amber Road Trunk
Tampines HarbourFront Trunk
TampinesBedok Trunk
Yio Chu Kang Tampines Trunk
Tampines ↺ Serangoon Central Trunk
Tampines ↺ Tampines Industrial Avenue 5 Trunk
Tampines ConcourseSaint Michael’s Trunk
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 81 / Tampines Street 32 Feeder
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 22 Feeder
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 71 / Tampines Avenue 7 Feeder
Tampines Concourse ↺ Tampines Street 86 Feeder
513 Tampines Avenue 5 Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
Marina Centre → Tampines Avenue 3 Night


Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
29A Tampines → Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 497D) Short Trip
31A Tampines → New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A) Short Trip
Yio Chu Kang → Hougang Central (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int) Short Trip
Yio Chu Kang → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) Short Trip
Tampines → Tampines North Drive 1 (Opp Blk 610C) Short Trip
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 81 / Tampines Street 32 Terminating Trip
293T Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 71 / Tampines Avenue 7 Terminating Trip


Scope of Tender:

As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:

  1. Operate the twenty-seven (27) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
  2. Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
  3. Operate and maintain Tampines and Tampines Concourse Bus Interchanges, Changi Business Park Bus Terminal, and East Coast Bus Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
  4. Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
  5. Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 27 bus services
  6. Provide customer management services, such as lost and found service, and a hotline for commuter feedback and enquiries.

All bus services will have scheduled headways of no more than 15 minutes for both directions during the morning and evening peak periods, with at least half of them having even shorter scheduled headways of no more than 10 minutes. Of these, the feeder services will run at even shorter intervals of 6-8 minutes. An estimated 45% of bus services will come at shorter intervals during peak periods when compared to the expanded BSEP.

More guidelines can be found in the main Bus Contracting Model (GCM) article.

Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:

Route Package Timeline:

  • 2016 (11 Aug): Tampines Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 10e, 513 & 2N temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 10e & 513. Bus Service 2N remain suspended.
  • 2020 (11 Oct): Service 127 amended to Tampines North Dr 1 & Tampines Ave 11. Service 127A amended to terminate at Tampines North Drive 1 (Opp Blk 610C)

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