(Defunct) Peak Period Short Service 291P

Peak Period Short Service 291P is a Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) plying between Tampines Bus Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 33, via Tampines Streets 21, 23 and 32. It connects the residential estates at Tampines East to Tampines Central, as well as amenities such as Tampines Mart. PPSS 291P commenced operations on 24 Jun 2014 as the seventh (7th) PPSS to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Peak Period Short Service 291P will be withdrawn from 01 Sep 2016.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 33
Passes Through Tampines Street 21, 23
Route Length 5.4km
Travelling Time 35mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Travel GSH Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Coaches
Departure Times from Tampines Weekdays:
AM Peak: 0630hrs – 0830hrs
PM Peak: 1800hrs – 2000hrs
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: ~12 mins
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: ~12 mins
After 1930: —

Service 291P duplicates the East Loop of Townlink 291, serving between Tampines MRT and Interchange with Tampines Neighbourhoods 2 and 3. Operated using private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd, the route helps to relieve frequent overcrowding on Service 291.

Peak Period Short Services operate at least five trips per hour during Weekday AM and PM peak periods. This initiative taps on the resources of Private Bus Operators to run shorter bus services to augment the resources of the Public Transport Operators (PTOs).


With the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (GCM), PPSS 291P was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016. Additional special departures from Tampines Int plying the East Loop only during weekdays AM & PM Peak Hours were added to replace this service. More information at Changes to PPSS.

Fare: Fares for Peak Period Short Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: Service 291P′s fleet fully comprises of private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd.


Loop Service (via Tampines St 33)
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Ave 4 (Express)
  • Tampines St 21
    – Blk 237
    – Blk 230B
  • Tampines St 23
    – Blk 216
  • Tampines St 32
    – Ngee Ann Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 331
  • Tampines St 33
    – Blk 351
    – Blk 343
    – Blk 323
  • Tampines St 32
    – Blk 307A
  • Tampines St 23
    – Opp Blk 216
  • Tampines St 21
    – Blk 259
    – Opp Blk 237
  • Tampines Ave 4 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int

MRT Stations Served by this bus service:

  •  EW2   DT32 


Operator History:

  • 24 Jun 2014 – 31 Aug 2016: Travel GSH Pte Ltd


  • 2013 (23 Dec): Tender for PPSS 291P opens
  • 2014 (01 Apr): Tender for PPSS 291P awarded to Travel GSH Pte Ltd
  • 2014 (24 Jun): Introduced as a PPSS route from Tampines Int and looping at Tampines St 33 under the BSEP.
  • 2015 (17 Aug): PM Trips re-timed to 1800hrs – 2000hrs
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Service withdrawn

External Links & References:

Back to Peak Period Short Services (PPSS)
Back to Bus Services

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