Peak Period Short Service 293P is a Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) from Tampines Int and looping at Tampines Street 45, passing through Tampines Street 41, Avenue 9, and Street 43. Operating during weekday peak hours, it runs alongside Townlink 293 and alleviates crowding on high-demand sectors during periods of high demand.
Peak Period Short Service 293P will be withdrawn from 01 Sep 2016.
|Route||Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 45|
|Passes Through||Tampines Street 41, Avenue 9, Street 43|
|Current Operator||Travel GSH Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private Coaches|
|Departure Times from Tampines||Weekdays:
AM Peak: 0630hrs – 0830hrs
PM Peak: 1800hrs – 2000hrs
|0630-0830: ~12 mins
1700-1930: ~12 mins
After 1930: —
Service 293P duplicates the East Loop of Townlink 293, serving between Tampines MRT and Interchange with Tampines North and Neighbourhood 4. Operated using private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd, the route helps to relieve frequent overcrowding on Service 291. It is the 7th PPSS service to be introduced along with 291P, commencing service on the same day.
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With the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (GCM), PPSS 293P was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016.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.
Fleet: Service 293P′s fleet fully comprises of private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd.
|Loop Service (via Tampines St 45)|
MRT Stations Served by this bus service:
- 24 Jun 2014 – 31 Aug 2016: Travel GSH Pte Ltd
- 2013 (23 Dec): Tender for PPSS 293P opens
- 2014 (01 Apr): Tender for PPSS 293P awarded to Travel GSH Pte Ltd
- 2014 (24 Jun): Introduced as a PPSS route from Tampines Int and looping at Tampines St 45 under the BSEP.
- 2015 (17 Aug): PM Trips re-timed to 1800hrs – 2000hrs
- 2016 (01 Sep): Service withdrawn
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