Go-Ahead Bus Service 2

Go-Ahead Bus Service 2 is a trunk service plying between Changi Village and Kampong Bahru, passing through Loyang Avenue, Upper Changi Road North, Simpang Bedok, Bedok, Eunos, Geylang, Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. Much of the route duplicates the East West Line between Bugis and Tanah Merah, via Sims Avenue / Geylang Road.

The route is one of the oldest in the region, with much of its original routing retained since the 1970s.

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99009
Changi Village Ter
Changi Village Rd
99131
Blk 4
Changi Village Rd
99049
Changi Golf Course
Loyang Ave
99039
St. George Chapel
Loyang Ave
99029
Aft Cranwell Rd
Loyang Ave
99019
Aft Sch Of Commando
Loyang Ave
98079
Opp Loyang Way/Soxal
Loyang Ave
98069
Aft Engine Test Facility
Loyang Ave
97099
Aft Loyang Ave
Loyang Way
97089
Opp Selarang Pk Drug Reh.
Loyang Way
97079
Opp Selarang Camp
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97069
Lloyd Leas Work Rel Camp
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97209
Changi Chapel Museum
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97059
Changi Women's Prison
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97049
Changi Prison
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97039
Bef Jln Bena
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97019
Opp Salvation Army
Upp Changi Rd Nth
96069
Mera Terr P/G
Upp Changi Rd East
96059
Changi Ct
Upp Changi Rd East
96049
UPP CHANGI STN/SUTD
Upp Changi Rd East
95909
AFT SOMAPAH RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96099
Aft Upp Changi Rd East
Upp Changi Link
96089
Opp Grace Independent Ch
Upp Changi Rd
96079
ITE Coll East Tec Blk
Upp Changi Rd
85079
Flextronic
Upp Changi Rd
85089
Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
Upp Changi Rd
85069
Bedok Mkt Pl
Bedok Rd
85059
Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
Bedok Rd
85099
Tanah Merah Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84069
Blk 55
New Upp Changi Rd
84059
Blk 65
New Upp Changi Rd
84049
Blk 27
New Upp Changi Rd
84039
Bedok Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84029
Opp Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84019
Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
83099
Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
Changi Rd
83079
Bef Siglap Plain
Changi Rd
83059
Mjd Kassim
Changi Rd
83049
Bef Lor 110 Changi
Changi Rd
83029
Aft Kg Eunos
Changi Rd
82069
Aft Lor 106 Changi
Changi Rd
82049
Joo Chiat Cplx
Changi Rd
82029
Blk 14 Mkt/FC
Geylang Rd
82109
City Plaza
Geylang Rd
81069
Opp Lor 39 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81049
Aft Lor 34 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81029
Aft Lor 28 Geylang
Geylang Rd
80089
Bef Lor 18 Geylang
Geylang Rd
80069
Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
Geylang Rd
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
01113
Bugis Stn Exit A
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
80071
Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
Sims Ave
80091
Bef Lor 23 Geylang
Sims Ave
81011
Aft Aljunied Stn
Sims Ave
81031
Blk 134
Sims Ave
81051
Sims Ville
Sims Ave
82011
Aft Tg Katong Cplx
Sims Ave
82032
Blk 416
Sims Ave
82061
Eunos Stn/ Int
Sims Ave
83011
Casa Sarina
Sims Ave East
83031
Opp Hong San Si Tp
Sims Ave East
83062
Kembangan Stn
Sims Ave East
83081
Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
Sims Ave East
84011
Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
84021
Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84031
Bedok Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
84041
Blk 221A
New Upp Changi Rd
84051
Bedok Sports Cplx
New Upp Changi Rd
84061
The Tanamera Condo
New Upp Changi Rd
85091
Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
85051
Aft Jln Chempaka Kuning
Bedok Rd
85061
Opp Bedok Mkt Pl
Bedok Rd
85081
Bef Jln Pari Burong
Upp Changi Rd
85071
Bef Changi Fire Stn
Upp Changi Rd
96071
Opp ITE Coll East Tec Blk
Upp Changi Rd
96081
Grace Independent Ch
Upp Changi Rd
96091
Aft Upp Changi Rd
Upp Changi Link
95901
BEF SIMEI RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96041
UPP CHANGI STN/OPP SUTD
Upp Changi Rd East
96051
Opp Changi Ct
Upp Changi Rd East
96061
Opp Mera Terr P/G
Upp Changi Rd East
97011
The Japanese Sch
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97031
Aft Jln Bena
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97041
Ballota Pk Condo
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97051
Opp Changi Women's Prison
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97201
Opp Changi Chapel Museum
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97061
Changi Baptist Ch
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97071
Selarang Camp
Upp Changi Rd Nth
97081
Selarang Pk Drug Reh.
Loyang Way
97091
Bef Loyang Ave
Loyang Way
98061
Opp Engine Test Facility
Loyang Ave
98071
Loyang Way/Soxal
Loyang Ave
99011
Bef Sch Of Commando
Loyang Ave
99021
Bef Cranwell Rd
Loyang Ave
99031
Opp Maranatha B-P Ch
Loyang Ave
99041
Aft Changi Golf Course
Loyang Ave
99139
Blk 5
Changi Village Rd
99009
Changi Village Ter
Changi Village Rd
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Changi Village Terminal ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Loyang Ave, Upper Changi Rd North, Simpang Bedok, Bedok, Eunos, Geylang, Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay, Chinatown
Route Length 26.1km (D1) | 26.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 100 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
Departure Times from Changi Village 0520hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & PHs)
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
0540hrs – 2400hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10  mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 18 mins
After 1900: 14 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 10 – 18 mins

Service 2 is a trunk route linking the suburban and residential areas of Changi Village, Simpang Bedok and Eunos to the central areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Bugis and Kallang. Even though a large portion of Service 2 duplicates the East West MRT Line, it continues to receive considerable demand, both during peak and off-peak periods by shuttling commuters over short distances without the hassle of entering and exiting the MRT network.

The route also offers important connections for developments along Upper Changi Road North, Loyang Avenue and Changi Village, connecting to Upper Changi and Tanah Merah MRT station. It is also the sole bus service plying along a section of Upp Changi Link and a short section Upp Changi Road (near ITE College East), with three pairs of bus stops not shared by any other bus service.

Service 2 is currently the lowest numerical value for any bus service in Singapore, after Service 1 was withdrawn in the past. Under the Bus Contracting Model, this route was bundled under the Loyang Bus Package, and was handed over from SBS Transit to Go-Ahead on 18 Sep 2016, with departure timings from Changi Village brought forward.

Special Departures:
  • Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0558hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0552hrs
  • Upper Changi Link (Aft Upp Changi Rd)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs, 0554hrs, 0606hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays AM Peak
  • New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)  Changi Village Ter
    Sundays & PH: 0620hrs
MRT Stations served
Short Trip Service
  • Bus Service 2A: Kampong Bahru Terminal → New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 0621hrs – 0807hrs, 1655hrs – 1853hrs
    Frequency:
    AM Peak: 18 – 26 mins
    PM Peak: 17 – 20 mins
Fare:

Charges Basic fares under the distance-based fare (DBF) structure. See Bus Fares for exact fares.


History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, running between Changi Point and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Road and operated by Associated Bus Services Ltd
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1975: Amended to New Changi Rd (now called New Upp Changi Rd).
  • 1980: Amended to Jln Bt Merah and Kg Bahru Rd in both directions, skipping Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd and Henderson Rd.
  • 1981: Route amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983: Route amended to Changi Village Ter
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to terminate at New Bridge Road.
  • 1994: Route straightened to Victoria St, New Bridge Rd & Eu Tong Sen St, skipping Crawford St and North / South Bridge Rd,
  • 2007: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service enhancement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Diverted to Upper Changi Link with the permanent closure of a section of Upper Changi Rd.
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. Departure timings from Changi Village (0530hrs on Weekdays & Sat, 0600hrs on Sun/PHs) brought forward to 0520hrs on Weekdays & Sat, 0545hrs on Sun/PHs
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter
  • 2018 (12 Mar): New Short Trip Service 2A launched
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Upper Changi Rd East (Bef Simei Rd / Aft Somapah Rd)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2018: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2018.
  • While road names have changed over many years of redevelopment, the general pattern of the bus route is similar

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 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. 

2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 2

  • 28 January 2017 at 9:38 AM
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    Hi good morning,

    My name is THANGARAJAN work as Auxiliary Police at AETOS Holding Pte Ltd. My base at Changi Loyang Fire Post. This morning I was waiting at bus stand 97201 for bus Number 2 around 0910 for prayer at Changi. There is bus no 2 arrived around 0920 but didn’t stop. The driver just slow down and continue his journey without stop even I stand near to pick up and dropping point at bus stand 97201. At last I hv to take bus number 29 for prayer. Please kindly advise to me why the driver didn’t stop the bus at the bus stand I state above. Appreciate for your response.

    Thank you

    Reply

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