Go-Ahead Bus Service 118

Go-Ahead Bus Service 118 is a trunk service plying between Punggol Interchange and Changi Business Park Terminal, via Punggol West, Tampines Expressway (TPE), Tampines West, Simei Avenue and Xilin Avenue. It connects the residential towns of Punggol and Tampines West, as well as serving the Changi Business Park area, ITE College East and Temasek Polytechnic.

Service 118 commenced operations on 20th December 2015 as the fifty-second (52nd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

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65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
65259 Punggol Stn/Int NE17PTC Punggol Ctrl
65409 Bef Blk 264 Punggol Ctrl
65141 Soo Teck Stn PW7 Punggol Way
65431 Twin Waterfalls Punggol Way
65199 Aft Punggol Rd TPE
75359 Aft TPE Tampines Ave 10
75369 Bef Tampines Lk Tampines Ave 10
75319 Opp Tampines Dormitory Tampines Ave 10
75299 Bef Tampines Ave 9 Tampines Ave 10
75379 Bef Tampines Ave 5 Tampines Ave 10
75171 UWCSEA Tampines Ave 5
75159 Blk 874 Tampines Ave 8
75039 Springfield Sec Sch Tampines Ave 8
75241 Opp Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75231 Opp Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75221 Opp Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
75051 TAMPINES WEST STN EXIT B DT31 Tampines Ave 1
96289 Changi General Hosp Simei Ave
96109 Opp Blk 3012 Simei Ave
96119 ITE Coll East Adm Blk Simei Ave
96229 S'pore Expo Xilin Ave
96311 BEF CHANGI STH ST 2 Changi Sth Ave 1
96301 EXPO STN EXIT B CG1DT35 Changi Sth Ave 1
96401 Honeywell Bldg Changi Business Pk Ctrl 1
97009 Changi Business Pk Ter Changi Sth Ave 1
97009 Changi Business Pk Ter Changi Sth Ave 1
96361 Aft Akzonobel Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
96309 EXPO STN EXIT E CG1DT35 Changi Sth Ave 1
96319 Yusen Logistics Changi Sth Ave 1
96221 Opp S'pore Expo Xilin Ave
96111 Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk Simei Ave
96101 Blk 3012 Simei Ave
96281 Opp Changi General Hosp Simei Ave
75059 BEF TAMPINES WEST STN DT31 Tampines Ave 1
75229 Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
75239 Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75249 Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75031 Opp Springfield Sec Sch Tampines Ave 8
75151 Opp Blk 871A Tampines Ave 8
75179 Blk 871C Tampines Ave 5
75371 Aft Tampines Ave 5 Tampines Ave 10
75291 Aft Tampines Ave 9 Tampines Ave 10
75311 Tampines Dormitory Tampines Ave 10
75361 Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5 Tampines Ave 10
75351 Bef TPE Tampines Ave 10
65191 Bef Punggol Rd TPE
65439 Aft TPE Punggol Way
65149 Soo Teck Stn PW7 Punggol Way
65401 Opp Blk 264A Punggol Ctrl
65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Changi Business Park Terminal
Passes Through Punggol West, TPE, Tampines Ave 10/5/8/1, Simei Ave
Route Length Towards Changi Biz Park: 16.1 km
Towards Punggol: 16.5 km
Traveling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
– MAN A95
–
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Punggol
Daily
05:45 – 23:30
Departure Times from Changi Business Park
Daily
05:45 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Punggol
6 – 8 mins 8 – 15 mins 10 – 12 mins 11 – 15 mins
From Changi Business Park
10 mins 10 – 12 mins 5 – 11 mins 10 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 118 was launched on 20th December 2015, and along with the launch of Service 47, marked the start of operations of the new Changi Business Park Bus Terminal.

The route benefits commuters with improved connections between Punggol, Tampines West and Changi Business Park. Prior to the launch of Service 118, existing Premium Services 593 and 744 also originate and terminate at both Punggol and Changi Business Park which operate during peak hours only and charge a $3 flat fare. Service 118 provides a cheaper alternative for Changi Business Park commuters.

Plying the TPE, Service 118 calls at the Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange, facilitating transfers to other bus services along the TPE corridor. It also serves Temasek Polytechnic and ITE College East, providing additional connectivity to students and staff. As such, Bus Service 118 encounters very high demand during the peak periods from the educational institutions it serves.

First Day (20 Dec 2015) Observations (Click to expand)

Owing to errors in scheduling, the first bus of Service 118 departed Punggol Interchange at 5:30am, earlier than the published first bus timing of 5:45am. The last buses, who were rostered for 11:45pm departing both termini (15 minutes later than the published 11:30pm last bus), were recalled back to the depot without performing the 11:45pm trip.

Service 118 offered free rides for throughout the morning and most of the afternoon due to several issues with the NOBE (fare collection system). The card readers displayed error messages when EZ-link cards were tapped, and were unable to deduct fares as a result.

While several Volvo B9TL buses were swapped out in the morning due to NOBE issues, single-deck Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were deployed to operate a few trips, before being taken out of service when the Volvo B9TL buses returned from the depot.

MRT / LRT Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Punggol Way (Aft TPE) → Punggol Temp Int
    Weekdays: 05:30, 05:45 & 05:59
    Saturdays: 05:30, 05:44, 05:58 & 06:12
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:30, 05:43, 05:56 & 06:09
Short-Trip Services:
  • Service 118A: Tampines Expressway (Aft Punggol Rd) → Simei Ave (ITE Coll East Adm Blk)
    Weekdays Morning Peak Hours
  • Service 118B: Simei Ave (Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk) → Tampines Expressway (Bef Punggol Rd)
    Weekdays Evening Peak Hours

Gallery (Go-Ahead):
Gallery (SBS Transit):
Poster Gallery:

 


Operator History:
  • 20 Dec 2015 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:
  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Punggol and Changi Business Park via Tampines. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2016 (04 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (23 Oct): Serves a new pair of bus stops (75171 / 75179) along Tampines Ave 5
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Amended to ply Changi South Ave 1 and Changi Business Park Ave 1, skipping Changi South Ave 2
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Serves an additional bus stop (65259) along Punggol Central

Past Routings

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 118

  • 23 November 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Ever Since The Introduction Of Bus Service 118 In December 2015, The Ridership Of The Bus Is Growing A Lot Through November 2019 With Many Commuters Using This Route. LTA, Please Decrease The Off Peak Frequency To Peak Frequency Around Two To Four Minutes For The Benefits Of Commuters.

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  • 3 May 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    there are many commuters using service 118
    Kindly have more buses at shorter interval waiting time to service
    this route from punggol to changi business park from 7am to 9am
    Many thanks

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