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).
||Punggol Bus Interchange ↔ Changi Business Park Terminal|
|Passes Through||Punggol West, TPE, Tampines Ave 10/5/8/1, Simei Ave, Changi Biz Park|
|Route Length||16.0 km (D1) | 16.5 km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||60 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Loyang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
|Current Depot||Loyang Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Decker Buses:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Punggol
||0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Changi Biz Pk
||0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|0630 – 0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 15 mins
|0630 – 0830: 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
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.
Service 118 is part of the 25 routes that the Go-Ahead Group took over from SBS Transit under the Loyang Bus Package as part of the Bus Contracting Model.
Amendment to better serve Expo MRT Station
As part of the Downtown Line Stage 3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 118 was amended to ply Changi Business Park Ave 1 and Changi South Ave 1 instead of Changi South Ave 2 from 21 Oct 2017. The amendment enhances connectivity to the Downtown Line and East West Line Expo Station for Changi Business Park commuters.
MRT / LRT Stations served by this route:
- Punggol Way (Aft TPE) → Punggol Int
Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs
Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs, 0612hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs, 0556hrs, 0609hrs
- Service 118A: Tampines Expressway (Aft Punggol Rd) → Simei Ave (ITE Coll East Adm Blk)
Weekdays: 0702hrs, 0724hrs, 0748hrs & 0804hrs
- Service 118B: Simei Ave (Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk) → Tampines Expressway (Bef Punggol Rd)
Weekdays: 1608hrs, 1615hrs, 1714hrs, 1734hrs
|Short Trip Service 118A & 118B History|
|Effective Date||Operating Hours||Remarks|
|10 Apr 2017||118A: 0703hrs – 0733hrs||14 – 16 min freq, 3 Trips|
|118B: 1703hrs – 1733hrs||30 min freq, 2 Trips|
|04 Sep 2017||118A: 0700hrs – 0800hrs||14 – 16 min freq, 4 Trips|
|118B: 1605hrs – 1710hrs|
|23 Apr 2018||118A: 0700hrs – 0810hrs|
|118B: 1605hrs – 1730hrs|
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.