SBS Transit Feeder Service 298 is a Feeder service operating from Tampines North Bus Interchange and looping at Tampines Avenue 5, passing through Tampines Concourse, Avenue 7, Avenue 4, Street 82, Avenue 3 and Street 86. It is the seventy-ninth (79th) service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Feeder 298 was launched on 21 October 2017, in conjunction with the opening of Downtown Line 3.
↺ Tampines Ave 5 (Loop)
|Route||Tampines North Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Avenue 5 (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Tampines Concourse, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 8, Tampines St 86|
|Route Length||13.9 km|
|Travelling Time||60 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Tampines Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Tampines North
|05:15 – 00:30|
|Weekdays||10 – 12 mins||10 – 13 mins||10 – 13 mins||10 – 16 mins|
|Saturdays||13 – 14 mins||11 – 14 mins||11 – 13 mins||10 – 16 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||13 – 14 mins||11 – 14 mins||12 – 13 mins||11 – 16 mins|
|Fare||Charges distance fares capped at 3.2km for feeder services.
Bus Service 298 provides residents at Tampines North, Tampines Avenue 4, Street 82, Avenue 3 and Street 86 with greater connectivity to Tampines MRT Station, along with other amenities in the neighbourhood. The new route also benefits Tampines Polyclinic, Our Tampines Hub, St. Hilda’s Primary and Secondary School, Tampines West CC and Springfield Secondary School. This was the eleventh feeder service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
Originally introduced to start from Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, the route connects with the transport node of Tampines where further bus connections are also offered from the nearby Tampines Bus Interchange. The service continues the 29x series of route numbering used for Tampines feeder routes. It is the second feeder bus route at Tampines after Feeder 292, and the first feeder route to operate out of Tampines Concourse.
Looping at Tampines Street 86, the route serves new Build-To-Order (BTO) housing developments such as Tampines Greenforest, Tampines Greenbloom, Tampines Greenflora, Tampines Greenlace and Tampines Greenwood. It also serves The Santorini and Q Bay Residences, and Arc @ Tampines condominiums.
The service was extended to Tampines North Bus Interchange in January 2023, serving new bus stops along Tampines Street 62.
MRT Station Served:
- EW2–DT32 Tampines
- Tampines Ave 5 (Blk 871C) → Tampines North Int
- 21 Oct 2017 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.
- 2017 (Oct 21): Introduced between Tampines Concourse Int and Tampines St 86 (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Wheelchair-accessible at launch
- 2023 (08 Jan): Extended to Tampines North Int
- 2023 (10 Sep): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 875B along Tampines St 86
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