Go-Ahead Bus Service 17

Go-Ahead Bus Service 17 is a residential service between Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and Bedok Bus Interchange, passing through Tampines, Simei and Bedok North. A shortworking-trip variant Bus Service 17A runs between Bedok Bus Interchange and Bedok North Depot.

Go-Ahead Bus Service 17 will call at a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.


Route:

17
77009
Pasir Ris Int
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78109
Downtown East
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78119
Opp Blk 479
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78221
Blk 231A CP
Pasir Ris Dr 4
78151
Blk 230
Pasir Ris Dr 4
78161
Blk 216
Pasir Ris Dr 4
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
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Ave 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Ave 2
96289
Changi General Hosp
Simei Ave
96109
Opp Blk 3012
Simei Ave
84439
Opp Blk 3014
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84599
Opp Sbst Bedok Nth Depot
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84279
Aft Bedok Nth St 5
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84269
Blk 95
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84259
Blk 88
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84229
Blk 111
Bedok Nth Rd
84349
Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok Nth Rd
84329
Blk 414
Bedok Nth Rd
84319
Blk 428
Bedok Nth Rd
84309
Kg Chai Chee CC
Bedok Nth Ave 1
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
84301
Opp Kg Chai Chee CC
Bedok Nth Ave 1
84311
Blk 521
Bedok Nth Rd
84321
Blk 516
Bedok Nth Rd
84341
Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok Nth Rd
84221
Blk 109
Bedok Nth Rd
84251
Blk 99
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84261
St. Anthony's Cano Sch
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84271
Aft Bedok Ind Pk E
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84591
Sbst Bedok Nth Depot
Bedok Nth Ave 4
84431
Blk 3014
Bedok Nth Ave 4
96101
Blk 3012
Simei Ave
96281
Opp Changi General Hosp
Simei Ave
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Ave 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Ave 2
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
78169
Opp Blk 216
Pasir Ris Dr 4
78159
Opp Blk 230
Pasir Ris Dr 4
78229
Blk 485
Pasir Ris Dr 4
78111
Blk 479
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78101
Opp Downtown East
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77009
Pasir Ris Int
Pasir Ris Dr 3
Technical Information
Route  Pasir Ris Bus Interchange ↔ Bedok Bus Interchange
Passes Through Pasir Ris Drive 4, Tampines Avenue 2 and 7, Simei Avenue, Bedok North Avenue 4, Bedok North Road
Route Length 12.6 km (D1) | 12.4 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 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:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0545hrs – 0020hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bedok 0530hrs – 0030hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 11 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 15 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 05 – 11 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins

Route History

Introduced in 1993, Service 17 is a residential route connecting Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok. It also serves housing blocks around Bedok North Road and industrial buildings around Bedok North Avenue 4 with connections to Bedok Town Centre. In Pasir Ris, this route compliments Townlink 358 for Pasir Ris Drive 4. It is the also the only route serving within Bedok Industrial Park.

Formerly a loop service under SBS Transit (looping at Bedok Int), buses would proceed to the boarding berth after alighting passengers, which eliminated rest time at Bedok and allowed buses to return to Pasir Ris more quickly. When the route was handed over to Go-Ahead from 18 Sep 2016 onwards, Service 17 was re-designated as a bi-directional service.

From November 2016 to February 2017, Go-Ahead’s BYD K9 electric bus was trialled on Service 17. Check out Go-Ahead Singapore trials BYD Electric Bus for more information.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 17 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Supplementary Service 17A

On 16 Nov 2014, existing Shortworking Trip 17A (Bedok North Depot ↺ Bedok Interchange) was converted from a peak-hour service into a full-day service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), with additional BSEP buses supplemented but no change in route.

However, when Service 17 was handed over to Go-Ahead from 18 Sep 2016 onwards, Service 17A was re-designated as a shortworking trip (Bedok Interchange → Bedok North Depot). In practice, however, there is no change in service levels. From Bedok North Avenue 4 → Bedok Int, buses will operate as Service 17.

Service 17A: Before and after the Go-Ahead takeover
Service 17A: Before and after the Go-Ahead takeover, with Off Service route in violet. There appears to be no fixed Off Service route, with some buses spotted along Changi South Lane.
Special Departures:
  • Bedok North Avenue 4 (Opp SBST Bedok Bus Pk) Bedok Int
    Reverse route of Service 17A. Operates daily and throughout Service 17’s operating hours.
Shortworking Trips:
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (SBS6408U) - Service 17A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (SBS6408U) – Service 17A
  • Service 17A: Bedok Interchange  Bedok North Ave 4 (SBST Bedok Bus Park)

 

MRT Stations Served by this route:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1993 – 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:

  • 1993: Introduced between Pasir Ris Int and Bedok Int
  • 2003: Converted to loop at Bedok Interchange
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Loops at Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial.
  • 2014 (16 Nov): Amendment of Shortworking Trip 17A under Bus Service Enhancement Programme
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Loops at the new Bedok Int
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 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.

Past Routings:


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