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.

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12
77009
Pasir Ris Int EW1
Pasir Ris Drive 3
78109
Downtown East
Pasir Ris Drive 3
78081
Blk 467
Pasir Ris Drive 6
78071
Blk 446
Pasir Ris Drive 6
78069
Blk 442
Pasir Ris Drive 1
78059
Blk 210
Pasir Ris Drive 1
98099
Blk 269A
Pasir Ris Drive 1
98019
Opp Blk 149A
Loyang Avenue
76249
Blk 370
Tampines Avenue 7
76239
Blk 390
Tampines Avenue 7
76039
Tampines East Stn Exit C DT33
Tampines Avenue 2
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Avenue 2
96129
Melville Pk
Simei Road
96189
Blk 166
Simei Road
96199
Opp Blk 224
Simei Road
96209
Opp Simei Green Condo
Simei Road
95909
Aft Somapah Rd
Upper Changi Road East
96039
Expo Halls 4/5/6 CG1DT35
Upper Changi Road East
96029
Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upper Changi Road East
96019
Aft Simei Ave
Upper Changi Road East
85109
Bef Bedok Rd
Upper Changi Road East
85099
Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG
New Upper Changi Road
84101
Opp Blk 49
Bedok South Avenue 3
84071
Blk 71
Bedok South Road
84081
Opp Blk 40
Bedok South Road
84141
Opp Lion Hme for Elders
Bedok South Road
84111
Temasek JC
Bedok South Road
84151
Casafina
Bedok South Avenue 1
93099
Siglap Sth CC
Upper East Coast Road
93089
Opp Goodwill Ct
Upper East Coast Road
93079
Opp Springvale
East Coast Road
93069
Aft Siglap Rd
East Coast Road
93059
Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
East Coast Road
92159
St. Patrick’s Sch
East Coast Road
92149
St. Patrick’s Green
East Coast Road
92139
Opp Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Road
92129
The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Road
92119
Roxy Sq
East Coast Road
92109
Opp Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Road
92099
One Amber
Mountbatten Road
91079
Aft Tg Katong Rd
Mountbatten Road
91069
Bef Walton Rd
Mountbatten Road
91059
Katong Pk Twrs
Mountbatten Road
91049
Bef Fort Rd
Mountbatten Road
91091
Bef Kg Kayu Rd
Mountbatten Road
80271
Opp Mountbatten Stn CC7
Mountbatten Road
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf CC7
Mountbatten Road
80111
Bef Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80049
Aft Sims Way
Geylang Road
80039
Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
Geylang Road
80029
Bef Kg Bugis
Kallang Road
01319
Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11
Kallang Road
01219
Blk 461
Victoria Street
01129
Opp Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria Street
01059
Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14
Victoria Street
01119
Bugis Junction EW12DT14
Victoria Street
01019
Bras Basah Cplx
Victoria Street
04159
Aft CHIJMES
Victoria Street
04149
Grand Pk City Hall
Hill Street
04229
High St Ctr
Hill Street
04239
Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5
New Bridge Road
05059
Hong Lim Pk
New Bridge Road
05049
Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
New Bridge Road
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Road
05019
Aft Duxton Plain Pk
New Bridge Road
10011
Bef Neil Rd
New Bridge Road
10041
Bef Kampong Bahru Ter
Kampong Bahru Road
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Road
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Road
10049
Opp Kampong Bahru Ter
Kampong Bahru Road
10017
Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
Eu Tong Sen Street
05013
Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19
Eu Tong Sen Street
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen Street
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
Eu Tong Sen Street
04142
Armenian Ch
Hill Street
01012
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria Street
01112
Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
Victoria Street
01121
Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria Street
01211
Opp Blk 461
Victoria Street
01311
Lavender Stn Exit B EW11
Kallang Road
80011
Aft Padang Jeringau
Kallang Road
80031
Kallang Stn EW10
Sims Avenue
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Avenue
80119
Aft Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80149
S.A. Deaf CC7
Mountbatten Road
80279
Mountbatten Stn Exit B CC7
Mountbatten Road
91099
Bef Wilkinson Rd
Mountbatten Road
91041
EtonHouse Pre-Sch
Mountbatten Road
91051
Opp Santa Fe Mansions
Mountbatten Road
91061
Bet Hse No. 767/767A
Mountbatten Road
91071
Bef Tg Katong Rd
Mountbatten Road
92091
Opp One Amber
Mountbatten Road
92101
Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Road
92111
Opp Roxy Sq
East Coast Road
92121
Opp The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Road
92131
Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Road
92141
NAFA Arts Kindergarten
East Coast Road
92151
Christ Meth Ch
East Coast Road
93051
Aft Dunbar Wk
East Coast Road
93061
Bef Siglap Rd
East Coast Road
93071
Crescendo Bldg
Upper East Coast Road
93081
Opp Chiang Ct
Upper East Coast Road
93091
Opp Siglap Sth CC
Upper East Coast Road
84159
Opp Casafina/ Temasek JC
Bedok South Avenue 1
84119
Opp Temasek JC
Bedok South Road
84149
Lion Hme For Elders
Bedok South Road
84089
Blk 40
Bedok South Road
84079
Siglap CC/Opp Blk 71
Bedok South Road
84109
Blk 50
Bedok South Avenue 3
85091
Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
New Upper Changi Road
85101
Aft Bedok Rd
Upper Changi Road East
96011
Bef Simei Ave
Upper Changi Road East
96021
Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upper Changi Road East
96031
Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6 CG1DT35
Upper Changi Road East
95901
Bef Simei Rd
Upper Changi Road East
96201
Simei Green Condo
Simei Road
96191
Blk 224
Simei Road
96181
Blk 151
Simei Road
96121
Metta Welfare Assn
Simei Road
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Avenue 2
76031
Tampines East Stn Exit B DT33
Tampines Avenue 2
76231
Opp Blk 390
Tampines Avenue 7
76241
Blk 497D
Tampines Avenue 7
98011
Blk 149A
Loyang Avenue
98091
Blk 156
Pasir Ris Drive 1
78051
Blk 197
Pasir Ris Drive 1
78061
Blk 104
Pasir Ris Drive 1
78079
Blk 429
Pasir Ris Drive 6
78089
Blk 405
Pasir Ris Drive 6
78101
Opp Downtown East
Pasir Ris Drive 3
77009
Pasir Ris Int EW1
Pasir Ris Drive 3


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px 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 Towards Kampong Bahru: 25.8 km Towards Pasir Ris: 25.7 km
Traveling 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 Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
Daily
05:30 – 23:30
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:55 – 00:00 06:25 – 00:00
Operating Frequency
  6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Pasir Ris 9 mins 9 – 14 mins 9 – 10 mins 11 – 13 mins
From Kampong Bahru 10 mins 8 – 15 mins 8 – 14 mins 10 – 14 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

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.

MRT Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Sims Ave (Kallang Stn) Pasir Ris Int
    Weekdays: 05:45, 05:55 & 06:05
    Saturdays: 06:15
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:30 & 06:40
Route Variant
  • Express 12e: Pasir Ris Int ↔ Kampong Bahru Ter
    Daily, skips East Coast Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Kallang Rd

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 11 Apr 1971 – 31 Oct 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 01 Nov 1973 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 Sep 2016 onward: 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.
  • 1974 (3 Feb): Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • 1975 (2 Mar): Amended to Sims Ave and Lor 1 Geylang with the conversion of Changi Rd and Geylang Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1975 (11 Dec): Amended to New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok Walk (present Bedok South Ave 3), Bedok Plain (present Bedok South Rd) and Bedok Highway (present Bedok South Ave 1)
  • 1979: Relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Relocated to Somapah Int
  • 1980 (28 Dec): Amended to Upp Changi Rd East, skipping Bedok Rd and Upp Changi Rd
  • 1982: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1987 (27 Sep): Amended to North Canal Rd and Eu Tong Sen St instead of Upp Circular Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Serves new staggered bus stop 04168 along North Bridge Rd
  • 1988 (23 Oct): Extended to Pasir Ris Ter and amended to New Bridge Rd Ter after switching routes with Service 32
  • 1989 (10 Dec): Amended to Pasir Ris Int
  • 1990 (22 Jul): Serves additional bus stop 04222 along Eu Tong Sen St
  • 1993 (11 Apr): Amended to Jln Sultan, Victoria St, Hill St and New Bridge Rd, skipping North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd and Upp Cross St
  • 1994 (3 Jul): Amended to Kallang Rd and Victoria St, skipping Crawford St and North Bridge Rd
  • 1997 (7 Dec): Amended to Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd with the closure of New Bridge Rd (between Upp Pickering St and Kreta Ayer Rd) for the construction of North East Line (NEL)
  • 1999: Serves new pair of bus stops 84141 & 84149 along Bedok South Rd
  • 2002 (20 Apr): Route reinstated along New Bridge Rd, skipping Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd
  • 2005 (5 Jun): Amended to southbound Sims Way
  • 2005 (2 Jul): Amended to northbound Sims Way
  • 2006 (3 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus (WAB) service
  • 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)

 

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 12

  • 30 November 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    One of the first few services to deploy MAN ND363F’s (A95) besides Service 2 and Express route variant 12e.

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  • 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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