Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 2, operating from Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal to Tanah Merah MRT Station, passing through Chinatown, Bugis, Kallang, Geylang, Eunos and Bedok. Bus Service 2A will begin operations on 12 March 2018.
|Bus Service 2A:
Kg Bahru Ter → New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)
|Direction 1 – From Kg Bahru Ter
|Route||Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal → New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)|
|Passes Through||Chinatown, Bugis, Kallang, Geylang, Eunos, Bedok|
|Route Length||~ 15.2 km|
|BCM Route Package||Loyang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||Go-Ahead Singapore|
|Current Depot||Loyang Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Kg Bahru||0621hrs – 0807hrs & 1655hrs – 1853hrs (Weekdays only)
No operation on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
|AM Peak: 18 – 26 mins
PM Peak: 17 – 20 mins
Service 2A is a trunk 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.
MRT Stations Served
- 2018 – Present: Go-Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.
- 2018 (12 Mar): Launched as a wheelchair-accessible bus route.