[Defunct] Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A

Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A was a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 2.

The route operated from Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and ended at Tanah Merah MRT Station, operating only on weekdays morning peak hours.

Kampong Bahru Ter
‚Üí Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10049 Opp Kampong Bahru Ter Kg Bahru Rd
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3TE17 Eu Tong Sen St
05013 Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
05023 Opp Hong Lim Pk Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04142 Armenian Ch Hill St
01012 Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria St
01113 Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14 Victoria St
01121 Stamford Pr Sch Victoria St
01211 Opp Blk 461 Victoria St
01311 Lavender Stn Exit B EW11 Kallang Rd
80011 Aft Padang Jeringau Kallang Rd
80031 Kallang Stn EW10 Sims Ave
80051 Aft Lor 1 Geylang Sims Ave
80071 Yi Xiu Fty Bldg Sims Ave
80091 Bef Lor 23 Geylang Sims Ave
81011 Aft Aljunied Stn EW9 Sims Ave
81031 Blk 134 Sims Ave
81051 Sims Ville Sims Ave
82011 Aft Paya Lebar Quarter EW8CC9 Sims Ave
82032 Blk 416 Sims Ave
82061 Eunos Stn/ Int EW7 Sims Ave
83011 Casa Sarina Sims Ave East
83031 Opp Hong San Si Tp Sims Ave East
83062 Kembangan Stn EW6 Sims Ave East
83081 Opp Perpetual Succour Ch Sims Ave East
84011 Chai Chee Ind Pk New Upp Changi Rd
84021 Blk 32 New Upp Changi Rd
84031 Bedok Stn Exit B EW5 New Upp Changi Rd
84041 Blk 221A New Upp Changi Rd
84051 Bedok Sports Cplx New Upp Changi Rd
84061 The Tanamera Condo New Upp Changi Rd
85091 Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG New Upp Changi Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal ‚Üí New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)
Passed Through Chinatown, Bugis, Kallang, Geylang, Eunos, Bedok
Route Length 15.4 km
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Former Operator Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd
(Go-Ahead Singapore)
Former Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Former Fleet Double Deck Bus:
‚Äď MAN A95
‚Äď Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 2A was a short trip service operating from Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal to Tanah Merah MRT Station along New Upper Changi Road, via Chinatown, Bugis, Kallang, Geylang, Eunos and Bedok. As a Short-Trip Service operating only during the weekday peak hours, the route supplements the existing Service 2 with additional Eastbound trips serving the commercial and residential areas along its route.

Duplicating much of the East West MRT Line, the introduction of Service 2A is a follow-up to¬†Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan’s remarks on 21 January 2018, which mentioned that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) was considering running more buses along key rail stretches, especially during peak periods.¬†This would improve the resilience of the public transport network, and act as a back-up if unexpected faults occur.

Service 2A is wheelchair-accessible at launch and was introduced on 12 March 2018, 2 days after Service 2 was amended to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal. The route takes the numbering of a former Shortworking Trip 2A, Changi Village Terminal → New Upper Changi Road (Bedok Stn), which operated during the days of SBS Transit control.

The service was discontinued on 25 September 2023 with the commencement of Short Trip Service 2B from Changi Village terminal to Bedok MRT Station.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • From Kampong Bahru Ter:

Poster Gallery

Operator History:
  • 12 Mar 2018 ‚Äď 22 Sep 2023: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd
  • 2018 (12 Mar): Launched as a short-trip service from Kg Bahru Ter to New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A) during peak hours on weekdays. Wheelchair-accessible at launch.
  • 2023 (25 Sep): Discontinued with the launch of Short Trip Service 2B. Last day of service on 22 Sep 2023.
Past Departure Timings
  • As of Dec 2020: 06:30, 06:52, 07:14, 08:31, 16:55, 17:17, 17:39, 18:34 & 18:45
  • 04 Jan 2021 – 06 Aug 2021: 06:30, 07:57 & 18:34
  • 10 Aug 2021 – 22 Sep 2023: 06:30

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4 thoughts on “[Defunct] Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A

  • 18 October 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Please stop thinking about renumbering and amending bus routes you are not the Land Transport Authority and plus IMO I don’t think it is a good idea because it is unnecessary to do that and plus all the SWT and Express you (Chan Yong Keong) just listed are newly introduced.

  • 17 March 2018 at 2:34 AM

    Thank you Mike for being on top of this!

  • 7 March 2018 at 2:47 PM

    the following bus service should amemdment and renumbered:
    1. 2A (renumbered as 2e, from Changi Village to Kg Bahru Bus Ter)
    2. 7A (renumbered as 7e, from Bedok Bus Int to Clementi)
    3. 7B (renumbered as 7M, from Clementi loop at dhoby ghaut, like 972)
    4. 147e (extend to Hougang Ctrl Bus Int or amend to Kg Bahru Bus Ter)

    • 15 March 2018 at 7:44 PM

      Good idea especially for 2e and 147e


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