SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 291

SBS Transit Feeder Service 291 is a Feeder service operating from Tampines Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 81 and Street 32, passing through Tampines Street 83, 84, 21, 23 and 33. It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Tampines Interchange twice in a single trip.

291
Tampines Int ↺ Tampines St 81 (Loop)
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
75129 Darul Ghufran Mque Tampines Ave 5
75139 Blk 863 Tampines Ave 5
75161 Blk 855 Tampines St 83
75201 Blk 835 Tampines St 83
75081 Blk 831 Tampines Ave 3
75099 Blk 897 Tampines St 81
75219 Blk 889 Tampines St 81
75109 Blk 888 Tampines Ave 3
75111 Blk 874A Tampines St 84
75169 Opp Blk 853 Tampines St 83
75131 Bet Blks 701/702 Tampines Ave 5
75121 Opp Darul Ghufran Mque Tampines Ave 5
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76191 BLK 401 Tampines Ave 7
76151 Blk 237 Tampines St 21
76401 Blk 230B Tampines St 21
76181 Blk 216 Tampines St 23
76411 Ngee Ann Sec Sch Tampines St 32
76421 Opp Blk 331 Tampines St 32
76439 Blk 351 Tampines St 33
76449 Blk 343 Tampines St 33
76459 Blk 323 Tampines St 33
76419 Blk 307A Tampines St 32
76189 Opp Blk 216 Tampines St 23
76409 Blk 259 Tampines St 21
76159 Opp Blk 237 Tampines St 21
76199 BLK 503 Tampines Ave 7
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
Note:

  • Buses with Service Number 291T displayed will end its journey at Tampines Interchange.
  • Buses will ply the East Loop directly after the West Loop. Passengers do not need to alight to continue their journey to the East Loop at Tampines Interchange. (Except for Service 291T buses)
  • Non Service 291T buses on the East Loop will continue to ply the West Loop afterwards. Passengers do not need to alight to continue their journey to the East Loop at Tampines Interchange.
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 81 & Street 32 (Loop)
Passes Through West Loop: Tampines Ave 3 / Ave 5, Tampines St 83 / St 84
East Loop: Tampines St 21 / St 23 /  St 33
Route Length 10.7 km
Travelling Time 65 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:
– Scania K230UB

Departure Times from Tampines Int
(West Loop)
0530hrs – 0050hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Tampines Int
(East Loop)
0530hrs – 0050hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 03 – 05 mins
0831-1659: 02 – 09 mins
1700-1900: 02 – 06 mins
After 1900: 04 – 12 mins

Feeder Service 291 serves residents and schools around Tampines Neighbourhoods 7 and 8 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhoods 2 and 3 on the East Loop, connecting both ends of its route to Tampines Regional Centre.

A full trip of Service 291 will first ply the West Loop followed by the East Loop, while calling at Tampines Interchange between loops. Terminating trips will display as Service 291T to indicate that the bus will no longer continue its journey after Tampines Interchange.

From Tampines Interchange, different boarding berths are used for the East (Berth B8) and West loop (Berth B9) respectively. Passengers should check the service direction before boarding the bus.

In 2014, a PPSS variant of this route, 291P, was introduced. It duplicates 291’s East Loop and operates during weekday peak hours only. The service was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Tampines MRT Station, operating hours will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by SBS Transit closer to these dates.

As part of a 3 month trial (later extended to 6 months, then 1 Year), from 31 July 2017 till 31 July 2018, most buses plying the Townlink 291 route are equipped with Wi-Fi.

The Townlink branding for Service 291 was dropped in August 2018.

Terminating Trips
Special Departures
  • Tampines Interchange → Tampines Interchange via Tampines St 32 (East Loop)
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0538hrs, 0546hrs + AM Peak & PM Peak Hours
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0538hrs, 0546hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0542hrs
  • Tampines Street 32 (Opp Blk 331) → Tampines Interchange
    0530hrs (Weekdays)

Fare: Distance fares for Feeder Bus Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares.

MRT Station Served

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