Peak Period Short Services (PPSS)

Yutong ZK6107H (PA3939C) – PPSS 268P

Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) (Chinese: 高峰时段短程巴士) were supplementary bus routes which operated within selected towns, plying between MRT stations and/or bus interchanges and residential estates. They were introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to alleviate crowding, reduce waiting times and improve reliability during peak hours.

Peak Period Short Services ran at least five trips per hour during peak periods of weekday mornings and evenings, connecting residents between their homes and nearby MRT stations and/or bus interchanges. This initiative was in line with the Ministry of Transport’s announcement at the Committee of Supply 2013 to tap on the resources of PBOs to run shorter bus services to augment the resources of the public transport operators (PTOs).

Peak Period Short Services were completely withdrawn in 2017. Refer to the Withdrawal section below.


Tendering

A first batch of five new Peak Period Short Services opened for tender on 30th Sep 2013. The Land Transport Authority invited private bus operators to submit their cost proposals to operate the first five new short bus services as part of the BSEP. The tendering process allows for the most cost-efficient operators to win the rights to operate the services.

On 23 Dec 2013, a tender was called for another five more PPSS routes, bringing the total number to 10 routes. Another six more routes were tendered on 25 Feb 2014, bringing the total to 15 routes. Among the six, one of the services was re-tendered from 30th Sep 2013.

The duration of each contract was two years. The contracts for several PPSS routes were extended by a few months.

Tendering Details (Click to expand)
Tender Sub-Tender Award Date Bus Service Route Awarded Operator Awarded Amount
PT171 PT171A 21 Jan 2014 222P Bedok MRT ↺ Chai Chee Drive ComfortDelgro Bus Pte Ltd S$1 million
PT171B 240P Lakeside MRT Station ↺ Jurong West Street 64 Tong Tar Transport Services Pte Ltd S$1.7 million
PT171C 268P Ang Mo Kio MRT ⇄ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 Commute Solutions LLP S$1.17 million
912P Woodlands Int ↺ Woodlands Street 41 S$1.15 million
913P Woodlands Int ⇄ Marsiling Road Not Awarded due to unsatisfactory bids
PT173 PT173A 1 Apr 2014 291P Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Street 32 / 33 Travel GSH Pte Ltd S$1.5 million
293P Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Avenue 9 / Street 45 S$1.5 million
358P Pasir Ris Int ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 4 S$1.2 million
PT173B 307P Choa Chu Kang MRT ↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62 Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd S$1.3 million
PT173C 359P Pasir Ris Int ↺ Pasir Ris Street 11 Loh Gim Chong Transport S$1.1 million
PT181 PT181A 14 Oct 2014 265P Ang Mo Kio Int ↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd S$0.78 million
285P Clementi Int ↺ West Coast Rd S$1.2 million
811P Yishun Int ↺ Yishun St 81 S$1 million
812P Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Ave 3 S$1 million
PT181B 903P Woodlands Int ↺ Marsiling Lane
(skips Woodlands Town Ctr)
Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd S$1.3 million
913P Woodlands Int ⇄ Marsiling Road Not Awarded due to unsatisfactory bids

PPSS Routes

Service Route Operating Hours Introduction Withdrawal Parent Service
222P Bedok MRT ↺
Chai Chee Drive
AM Peak: 0700 – 0900
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
29 Apr 2014 01 Sep 2016 222
240P Lakeside MRT ↺
Boon Lay MRT
AM Peak: 0600 – 0730
PM Peak: 1700 – 1830
22 Apr 2014 01 Sep 2016 240
265P Ang Mo Kio Int ↺
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1700 – 1900
06 Jan 2015 06 Jan 2017 265
268P Ang Mo Kio MRT ⇄
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1730 – 1930
06 May 2014 01 Sep 2016 268
285P Clementi Int ↺
West Coast Rd
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
30 Dec 2014 30 Dec 2016 285
291P Tampines Int ↺
Tampines Street 32 / 33
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
24 Jun 2014 01 Sep 2016 291
293P Tampines Int ↺
Tampines Street 45
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
24 Jun 2014 01 Sep 2016 293
307P Choa Chu Kang MRT ↺
Choa Chu Kang St 62
AM Peak: 0615 – 0815
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
30 Jun 2014 01 Sep 2016 307
358P Pasir Ris Int ↺
Pasir Ris Drive 4
AM Peak: 0630 – 0800
PM Peak: 1800 – 1930
10 Jun 2014 19 Sep 2016 358
359P Pasir Ris Int ↺
Pasir Ris Street 11
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
10 Jun 2014 19 Sep 2016 359
811P Yishun Int ↺
Yishun St 81
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2017 811/E
812P Yishun Int ↺
Yishun Ave 3
AM Peak: 0615 – 0815
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2017 812/E
903P Woodlands Int ↺
Marsiling Lane
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1730 – 2000
13 Jan 2015 13 Jan 2017 903
912P Woodlands Int ↺ Woodlands Street 41 AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
14 Apr 2014 01 Sep 2016 912/E
913P Woodlands Int ⇄
Marsiling Road (Planned)
Not Awarded -NA- -NA- 913/E

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One thought on “Peak Period Short Services (PPSS)

  • 9 August 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Pls provide a bus or shuttle service from Punggol bus interchange to downtown line station at bedok north , especially during morning peak period. By doing so many can go to their offices in city easily & faster. Thank you.

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