Go-Ahead Bus Service 12

Go-Ahead Bus Service 12 is a trunk route connecting Pasir Ris and Kampong Bahru through Bugis, East Coast, Bedok South, Simei and Tampines. Like Service 2, it provides a link between Chinatown and the eastern part of Singapore, but along different routes.

Looking for Service 12e instead? Check out the article here.

New Limited Stop Express Service 12e will be introduced on 28 January 2018.
Bus Service 12 will be amended to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal from 10 March 2018.

Bus Service 12 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Upper Changi Rd East from 08 Apr 2018.


Route:

12
77009
Pasir Ris Int
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78109
Downtown East
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78081
Blk 467
Pasir Ris Dr 6
78071
Blk 446
Pasir Ris Dr 6
78069
Blk 442
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78059
Blk 210
Pasir Ris Dr 1
98099
Blk 269A
Pasir Ris Dr 1
98019
Opp Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
76249
Blk 370
Tampines Ave 7
76239
Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
Tampines Ave 7
76039
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT C
Tampines Ave 2
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Ave 2
96129
Melville Pk
Simei Rd
96189
Blk 166
Simei Rd
96199
Opp Blk 224
Simei Rd
96209
Opp Simei Green Condo
Simei Rd
95909
AFT SOMAPAH RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96039
Expo Halls 4/5/6
Upp Changi Rd East
96029
Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upp Changi Rd East
96019
Aft Simei Ave
Upp Changi Rd East
85109
Bef Bedok Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
85099
Tanah Merah Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84101
Opp Blk 49
Bedok Sth Ave 3
84071
Blk 71
Bedok Sth Rd
84081
Opp Blk 40
Bedok Sth Rd
84141
OPP LION HME FOR ELDERS
Bedok Sth Rd
84111
Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Rd
84151
Casafina
Bedok Sth Ave 1
93099
Siglap Sth CC
Upp East Coast Rd
93089
Opp Goodwill Ct
Upp East Coast Rd
93079
Opp Springvale
East Coast Rd
93069
Aft Siglap Rd
East Coast Rd
93059
Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
East Coast Rd
92159
ST. PATRICK'S SCH
East Coast Rd
92149
St. Patrick's Green
East Coast Rd
92139
Opp Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Rd
92129
The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Rd
92119
Roxy Sq
East Coast Rd
92109
Opp Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Rd
92099
One Amber
Mountbatten Rd
91079
Aft Tg Katong Rd
Mountbatten Rd
91069
Bef Walton Rd
Mountbatten Rd
91059
Katong Pk Twrs
Mountbatten Rd
91049
Bef Fort Rd
Mountbatten Rd
91091
Bef Kg Kayu Rd
Mountbatten Rd
80271
Opp Mountbatten Stn
Mountbatten Rd
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80111
Bef Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80049
Aft Sims Way
Geylang Rd
80039
Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Geylang Rd
80029
Bef Kg Bugis
Kallang Rd
01319
Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA
Kallang Rd
01219
Blk 461
Victoria St
01129
Opp Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01059
Bugis Stn Exit B
Victoria St
01119
Bugis Junction
Victoria St
01019
Bras Basah Cplx
Victoria St
04159
Aft Chijmes
Victoria St
04149
Grand Pk City Hall
Hill St
04229
High St Ctr
Hill St
04239
Clarke Quay Stn
New Bridge Rd
05059
Hong Lim Pk
New Bridge Rd
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Aft Pearl'S Hill Terr
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10041
BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10499
KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Spooner Rd
10499
KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Spooner Rd
10049
OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04142
Armenian Ch
Hill St
01012
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria St
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria St
01121
Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01211
Opp Blk 461
Victoria St
01311
Lavender Stn Exit B
Kallang Rd
80011
AFT PADANG JERINGAU
Kallang Rd
80031
Kallang Stn
Sims Ave
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Ave
80119
Aft Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80149
S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80279
Mountbatten Stn Exit B
Mountbatten Rd
91099
Bef Wilkinson Rd
Mountbatten Rd
91041
EtonHouse Pre-Sch
Mountbatten Rd
91051
Opp Santa Fe Mans
Mountbatten Rd
91061
Bet Hse No. 767/767A
Mountbatten Rd
91071
Bef Tg Katong Rd
Mountbatten Rd
92091
Opp One Amber
Mountbatten Rd
92101
Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Rd
92111
Opp Roxy Sq
East Coast Rd
92121
Opp The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Rd
92131
Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Rd
92141
Nafa Arts Kindergarten
East Coast Rd
92151
Christ Meth Ch
East Coast Rd
93051
Aft Dunbar Wk
East Coast Rd
93061
Bef Siglap Rd
East Coast Rd
93071
Crescendo Bldg
Upp East Coast Rd
93081
Opp Chiang Ct
Upp East Coast Rd
93091
Opp Siglap Sth CC
Upp East Coast Rd
84159
Opp Casafina/Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Ave 1
84119
Opp Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Rd
84149
LION HME FOR ELDERS
Bedok Sth Rd
84089
Blk 40
Bedok Sth Rd
84079
Siglap Cc/Opp Blk 71
Bedok Sth Rd
84109
Blk 50
Bedok Sth Ave 3
85091
Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
85101
Aft Bedok Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
96011
Bef Simei Ave
Upp Changi Rd East
96021
Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upp Changi Rd East
96031
Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6
Upp Changi Rd East
95901
BEF SIMEI RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96201
Simei Green Condo
Simei Rd
96191
Blk 224
Simei Rd
96181
Blk 151
Simei Rd
96121
Metta Welfare Assn
Simei Rd
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Ave 2
76031
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT B
Tampines Ave 2
76231
Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
Tampines Ave 7
76241
Blk 497D
Tampines Ave 7
98011
Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
98091
Blk 156
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78051
Blk 197
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78061
Blk 104
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78079
Blk 429
Pasir Ris Dr 6
78089
Blk 405
Pasir Ris Dr 6
78101
Opp Downtown East
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77009
Pasir Ris Int
Pasir Ris Dr 3
Technical Information
Route  Pasir Ris Bus Interchange ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Tampines Ave 2, Simei Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Bedok South Rd, East Coast Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Victoria St, Eu Tong Sen St
Route Length 25.8 km (D1) | 25.8 km (D2)
Travelling Time 105 mins
Operator Information
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 Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0530hrs  2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
0555hrs  0000hrs (Weekdays)
0625hrs  0000hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 09 – 14 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 13 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 10 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 08 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 08 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 10 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 12 plies from the East to Central Singapore, connecting the residential estates of Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei and Bedok South, along with private housing districts of East Coast and Mountbatten, to the Central areas of Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. The route serves numerous inter-town connections, supplementing Services 21 and 358 between Pasir Ris Town Centre and Pasir Ris Drive 1, and Service 38 between Bedok South, Tanah Merah and Simei. Owing to steady demand throughout the day, this service operates a majority of double-deck buses in addition to single-deck buses.

It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards. In 2014, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) was implemented on this route for a two-year trial.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 12 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Route Variant
Special Departures:
  • Sims Avenue (Kallang Stn)  Pasir Ris Interchange
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0605hrs, 0615hrs
    Saturdays: 0615hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0630hrs, 0640hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations served by this route:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Rd as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganisation, operated by Associated Bus Services.
  • 1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • ???: Relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Relocated to Somapah Ter
  • 1998: Extended from Somapah to Pasir Ris, and at the same time, shortened from Buona Vista to New Bridge Rd
  • 1989 (10 Dec): Amended to Pasir Ris Int
  • 1994: Amended to ply Victoria St / New Bridge Rd, instead of North / South Bridge Road
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd junction, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Calls at new bus stop along Mountbatten Rd (opp Blk 2)
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station.
  • 2018 (28 Jan): Route variant Limited Stop Express Service 12e introduced
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Upper Changi Rd East (Bef Simei Rd / Aft Somapah Rd)

Past Routings:


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One thought on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 12

  • 13 October 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    The bus 12 bus plate no SBS3455C whole journey keep shaking feel very uncomfortable sitting that bus

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