Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 2.
The route operates from Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and ends at Tanah Merah MRT Station, operating only on weekdays morning peak hours.
→ Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
|Route||Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal → New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)|
|Passes Through||Chinatown, Bugis, Kallang, Geylang, Eunos, Bedok|
|Route Length||15.4 km|
|Travelling Time||60 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Loyang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd
|Current Depot||Loyang Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
||Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
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
- EW16NE3TE17 Outram Park
- NE4DT19 Chinatown
- NE5 Clarke Quay
- EW12DT14 Bugis
- EW11 Lavender
- EW10 Kallang
- EW9 Aljunied
- EW8CC9 Paya Lebar
- EW7 Eunos
- EW6 Kembangan
- EW5 Bedok
- EW4CG Tanah Merah
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
- From Kampong Bahru Ter:
- 2018 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Loyang Bus Package.
- 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.
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
Back to Bus Service 2
4 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 2A”
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.
Thank you Mike for being on top of this!
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)
Good idea especially for 2e and 147e