SBS Transit Bus Service 20

SBS Transit Bus Service 20 is a loop trunk route connecting Tampines and Changi Business Park, passing through Tampines East, Simei and Expo, while incorporating an express sector between Simei Road and Changi South Avenue 1 in both directions. It is the 10th bus service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.

20
Tampines Int ↺ Changi Business Pk Ave 3 (Loop)
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76069
Blk 147
Tampines Ave 5
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Ave 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Ave 2
96129
Melville Pk
Simei Rd
96139
Blk 148
Simei St 1
96149
Simei Stn
Simei St 1
96159
Blk 254
Simei St 1
96169
Simei Stn
Simei St 3
96171
Bet Blks 227/228
Simei St 4
96291
Blk 223
Simei St 4
96209
Opp Simei Green Condo
Simei Rd
96449
SUTD
Somapah Rd
96419
EIGHTRIUM
Changi Sth Ave 1
96309
EXPO STN EXIT E
Changi Sth Ave 1
96381
Changi City Pt
Changi Sth Ave 2
96321
DBS Asia Hub
Changi Sth Ave 2
96331
Premier
Changi Sth Ave 2
96341
Aft Sunny Metal & Engrg
Changi Sth Ave 2
96351
Bef Changi Sth St 1
Changi Sth Ave 4
96361
Aft Akzonobel
Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
96371
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
96329
DHL
Changi Sth Ave 2
96389
Opp Changi City Pt
Changi Sth Ave 2
96301
EXPO STN EXIT B
Changi Sth Ave 1
96411
OPP EIGHTRIUM
Changi Sth Ave 1
96441
OPP SUTD
Somapah Rd
96201
Simei Green Condo
Simei Rd
96299
Simei Green Condo
Simei St 4
96179
Modena Condo/Opp Blk 228
Simei St 4
96161
Opp Simei Stn
Simei St 3
96151
Blk 106
Simei St 1
96141
Blk 120
Simei St 1
96131
Blk 130
Simei St 1
96121
Metta Welfare Assn
Simei Rd
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Ave 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Ave 2
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Ave 5
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Technical Information
Route  Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 2, Simei St 1/3/4, Changi South Ave 2
Route Length 18.0 km
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines 0600hrs  2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 – 11 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 13 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 15 mins

Route History

LTA/SBST Release Poster
LTA/SBST Release Poster

Introduced in 2013, Service 20 is the tenth bus route to be to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which aims to increase capacity and service levels of the islandwide bus network. The route plies between Tampines and Changi Business Park.

Service 20 connects residents in Tampines & Simei to key transport nodes at Tampines, Simei and Expo MRT stations, and also enhances inter-town connectivity, giving residents greater access to to the Changi Business Park area and Changi City Point. Its sectors within Simei estate duplicate Service 38, enhancing bus connectivity within the Simei estate.

The route runs at moderate demand throughout the day owing to residential connections and workers from Changi Business Park.

Route Amendment to Somapah Road

As part of Downtown Line Stage 3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 20 was amended to better serve Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Changi South with the new Downtown Line Expo station from 21 Oct 2017. The express sector along Xilin Ave and Upp Changi Rd East was skipped as a result. A pair of bus stops along Changi South Ave 1 (96419 Eightrium / 96411 Opp Eightrium) was later served by Service 20 from 10 Jun 2018.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Simei Road (Simei Green Condo)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs, 0624hrs, 0632hrs, 0640hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0611hrs, 0621hrs, 0632hrs, 0642hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0616hrs, 0632hrs

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


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Operator History:

  • 2013 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 2013 (09 Jun): Introduced between Tampines and Changi Business Park under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014: Double-deck buses deployed
  • 2015 (20 Dec): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Changi South Avenue 2: 96381 Changi City Point and 96389 Opposite Changi City Point
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Amended to Somapah Road as part of Downtown Line Stage 3 Bus Service Enhancements.
  • 2018 (10 Jun): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Changi South Ave 1 (96419 Eightrium & 96411 Opp Eightrium)

Past Routings:


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