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.
From 05 October 2019, the daily last bus timing from Tampines will be extended to 0050hrs.
- 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.
|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|
|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 – 0050hrs (Daily)|
|0630hrs – 0830hrs: 04 – 06 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 04 – 08 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 04 – 08 mins
After 1900hrs: 06 – 14 mins
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 The service was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.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.
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.
- 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.