SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 293

SBS Transit Feeder Service 293 is a Feeder service operating from Tampines Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 71 and Avenue 7, passing through Tampines Avenue 3, 8, 9 and Street 42. It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Tampines Interchange twice in a single trip.

Terminating Trips will be reflected as Service 293T instead of a “T” Sign on the windscreen from 12 Aug 2018.

293
Tampines Int ↺ Tampines St 71 (Loop)
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76111
Blk 945
Tampines Ave 4
76121
Opp St. Hilda's Sec Sch
Tampines Ave 4
75079
Blk 819
Tampines Ave 3
75089
Blk 827
Tampines Ave 3
75109
Blk 888
Tampines Ave 3
75151
Opp Blk 871A
Tampines Ave 8
75141
Blk 730
Tampines Ave 5
75329
Poi Ching Pr Sch
Tampines St 71
75339
Blk 734
Tampines St 71
75159
Blk 874
Tampines Ave 8
75101
Blk 880
Tampines Ave 3
75081
Blk 831
Tampines Ave 3
75071
Opp Blk 819
Tampines Ave 3
76129
St. Hilda's Sec Sch
Tampines Ave 4
76119
Opp Blk 945
Tampines Ave 4
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76191
BLK 401
Tampines Ave 7
76399
Blk 417
Tampines St 41
76369
Blk 496F
Tampines Ave 9
76359
Blk 493B
Tampines Ave 9
76279
Blk 491C
Tampines St 45
76269
Opp Blk 489A
Tampines St 45
76259
Opp Blk 487B
Tampines St 45
76239
Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
Tampines Ave 7
76311
Blk 460/Opp Tampines JC
Tampines Ave 9
76371
Blk 459
Tampines St 42
76471
BLK 444
Tampines St 42
76211
Blk 449
Tampines Ave 7
76221
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT A
Tampines Ave 7
76231
Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
Tampines Ave 7
76251
Blk 487B
Tampines St 45
76261
Blk 489B
Tampines St 45
76271
Dunman Sec Sch
Tampines St 45
76351
Blk 484
Tampines Ave 9
76361
Blk 430
Tampines Ave 9
76391
Blk 418
Tampines St 41
76199
BLK 503
Tampines Ave 7
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Note:

  • Buses with Service Number 293T 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 293T buses)
  • Non Service 293T 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  Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 71 & Avenue 7 (Loop)
Passes Through West Loop: Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 8
East Loop: Tampines Street 41, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines Street 45, Tampines Street 42
Route Length 15.0 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
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Tampines Int
0500hrs – 0045hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 04 – 06 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 04 – 08 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 04 – 08 mins
After 1900hrs: 06 – 14 mins

Route History

Feeder Service 293 serves residents and schools around Tampines Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and 9 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhood 4 on the East Loop, connecting both ends to Tampines Regional Centre.

A full trip of Service 293 will first ply the West Loop followed by the East Loop, while calling at Tampines Interchange between loops. Terminating trips will display Service 293T to indicate that the bus will no longer continue its journey after Tampines Interchange.

In 2014, a PPSS variant of this route, 293P, was introduced. It duplicates 293′s east loop and operates during peak hours only. The service was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

From Tampines Interchange, different boarding berths are used for the East (Berth B3) and West (Berth B4) loop respectively. Passengers should check the service direction before boarding the bus.

As part of the DTL3 Opening Bus Enhancements, the East Loop for Service 293 was amended to loop at Tampines Street 42 & Tampines Ave 7 from 21 Oct 2017, skipping Tampines Street 43. This enhances connectivity to Tampines East MRT Station.

The Townlink branding for Service 293 was dropped in August 2018.

Terminating Trips:

Special Departures:

  • Tampines Interchange  Tampines Interchange via Tampines Ave 7 (East Loop)
    Weekdays: 0500hrs, 0510hrs, 0520hrs + AM & PM Peak Hours
    Saturdays: 0500hrs, 0514hrs
    Sundays / PHs: 0500hrs, 0513hrs
  • Tampines Ave 7 (Tampines East Stn Exit A) → Tampines Interchange
    Weekdays: 0500hrs, 0512hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0500hrs, 0511hrs

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

Fleet: See Above.

MRT Stations Served by this bus service:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1980s – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

History:

  • 1984: Introduced as feeder Service 293, Tampines Ave 5 Ter – Tampines St 81 (Loop)
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to terminate at Tampines Int
  • 1988: Extended to serve Tampines Street 84.
  • 1996 (06 Jul): Combined with Feeder 297 to form Townlink 293
  • 1998 (01 Jan): Amended to skip Tampines St 81 & 84, serving Tampines St 71 instead
  • 2009 (26 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2014: Double-deck buses introduced
  • 2014 (24 Jun): Peak Period Short Service route variant 293P introduced
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Peak Period Short Service route variant 293P withdrawn
  • 2017 (21 Oct): East Loop amended to loop at Tampines Street 42, skipping Tampines Street 43 and serving Tampines East MRT Station
  • 2018 (12 Aug): Terminating Trips reflected as Service 293T instead of using T Plates. Townlink branding dropped, re-branded as a Feeder Bus Service.

Past Routings:

  • 1984: Tampines Ave 5 Ter, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5 Ter
  • 1987: Not available
  • 1988: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 8, Tampines St 84, Tampines St 83, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Int
  • 1996:
    West Loop: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 8, Tampines St 84, Tampines St 83, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Int
    East Loop: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 3, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines St 41, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 45, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 42, Tampines St 43, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 41, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ctrl 3, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Int
  • 1997:
    West Loop: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 8, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines St 71, Tampines Ave 8, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Int
    East Loop: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 3, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines St 41, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 45, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 42, Tampines St 43, Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 41, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ctrl 3, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Int
  • 2017: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2017.

External Links & References:

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