Go-Ahead Bus Service 3

Go-Ahead Bus Service 3 is a trunk service connecting the residential estates of Tampines, Pasir Ris and Punggol. It is also one of the few non-loop routes in Singapore to use a bus interchange as an intermediate stop along its route (Pasir Ris Int).

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75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76059 Opp Our Tampines Hub Tampines Ave 5
76131 UOB Tampines Ctr Tampines Ave 4
76141 Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
76151 Blk 237 Tampines St 21
76161 Opp Blk 248 Tampines St 21
76171 Blk 266 Tampines St 21
76091 Blk 206 Tampines Ave 2
76101 Tampines East CC Tampines Ave 2
76031 TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT B DT33 Tampines Ave 2
76231 Opp Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76241 Blk 497D Tampines Ave 7
98011 Blk 149A Loyang Ave
98091 Blk 156 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78211 Blk 204 Pasir Ris St 21
78201 Opp Blk 242 Pasir Ris St 21
78229 Blk 485 Pasir Ris Dr 4
78111 Blk 479 Pasir Ris Dr 3
78101 Opp Downtown East Pasir Ris Dr 3
77371 Aft Pasir Ris Dr 3 Pasir Ris Dr 8
77321 Aft Pasir Ris St 53 Pasir Ris Ctrl
77021 Opp Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77011 Opp Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77069 Opp Ris Grandeur Elias Rd
77301 Blk 778 Pasir Ris St 71
77311 Bet Blks 771/772 Pasir Ris St 71
77161 Blk 741 Pasir Ris Dr 10
77281 Blk 740 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77331 Blk 747A Pasir Ris Dr 12
65191 Bef Punggol Rd TPE
65071 Opp Blk 103A Punggol Rd
65151 Cove Stn Exit B PE1 Punggol Field
65161 Meridian Stn Exit B PE2 Punggol Field
65171 Coral Edge Stn Exit B PE3 Punggol Field
65231 Riviera Stn Exit B PE4 Punggol East
65269 Blk 162B Punggol Ctrl
65279 Bet Blks 187/188 Punggol Ctrl
65289 Opp Punggol Sec/Blk 195E Punggol Ctrl
65229 Blk 298 Punggol Ctrl
65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
65221 BLK 303D Punggol Ctrl
65281 Punggol Sec/Blk 601B Punggol Ctrl
65271 Opp Blk 188 Punggol Ctrl
65261 Blk 649 Punggol Ctrl
65239 Riviera Stn Exit A PE4 Punggol East
65179 Coral Edge Stn Exit A PE3 Punggol Field
65169 Meridian Stn Exit A PE2 Punggol Field
65159 Cove Stn Exit A PE1 Punggol Field
65079 Blk 102C Punggol Rd
65199 Aft Punggol Rd TPE
77339 Aft TPE Pasir Ris Dr 12
77289 Blk 738 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77169 Opp Blk 742 Pasir Ris Dr 10
77319 Opp Blks 771/772 Pasir Ris St 71
77309 Opp Blk 778 Pasir Ris St 71
77061 Ris Grandeur Elias Rd
78049 Blk 612 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77019 Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77029 Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77329 Bef Pasir Ris St 53 Pasir Ris Ctrl
77379 Bef Pasir Ris Dr 3 Pasir Ris Dr 8
77009 Pasir Ris Int EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 3
78109 Downtown East Pasir Ris Dr 3
78119 Opp Blk 479 Pasir Ris Dr 3
78221 Blk 231A CP Pasir Ris Dr 4
78209 Blk 242 Pasir Ris St 21
78219 Opp Blk 204 Pasir Ris St 21
98099 Blk 269A Pasir Ris Dr 1
98019 Opp Blk 149A Loyang Ave
76249 Blk 370 Tampines Ave 7
76239 Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76039 TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT C DT33 Tampines Ave 2
76189 Opp Blk 216 Tampines St 23
76179 Opp Blk 266 Tampines St 21
76169 Blk 248 Tampines St 21
76159 Opp Blk 237 Tampines St 21
76149 Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
76139 Opp Century Sq Tampines Ave 4
76051 Our Tampines Hub Tampines Ave 5
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ Punggol Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Tampines Street 21, Tampines Ave 2, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Pasir Ris Dr 4, Pasir Ris Dr 12, Punggol East
Route Length Towards Punggol: 18.9 km Towards Tampines: 19.7 km
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL

Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:05 – 23:35 05:15 – 23:36 05:15 – 23:39
Service 3A – Terminates at Pasir Ris Dr 12 (Blk 747A):
Weekdays & Saturdays: 23:47 – 00:35
Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:53 – 00:35
Departure Times from Punggol
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
05:40 – 00:36 05:50 – 00:36
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Tampines 07 – 11 mins 09 – 14 mins 08 – 09 mins 12 – 14 mins
From Punggol 08 – 10 mins 09 – 15 mins 09 – 12 mins 12 – 17 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Bus Service 3 was introduced in 2002 from the merger of Feeder 294 and Townlink 357, plying between Tampines and Pasir Ris before being extended to Punggol in 2003. It is a residential trunk route serving the regional centres of Punggol, Pasir Ris and Tampines estates, and incorporating a short express sector along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) between Pasir Ris and Punggol.

As remnants of its Feeder past, Service 3 continues to be the sole service running through Tampines St 21, Pasir Ris St 21 and Pasir Ris St 71, hence linking these neighbourhoods with Tampines Regional Centre or Pasir Ris Town Centre.

Due to the lack of alternative routes along Tampines St 21, Pasir Ris St 21 and Pasir Ris St 71, this route partially takes up the role of connecting commuters to the town centre in Pasir Ris New Town and regional centre in Tampines New Town. It also complements the passenger demands of Service 83 within Punggol New Town. Between Pasir Ris Dr 12 and Punggol Rd, this route uses the Tampines Expressway (TPE) to connect to and from Pasir Ris and Punggol.

This service also plies different routing towards Punggol & Tampines around Tampines Street 21 and 23.

On 7 September 2015, double-decker buses were deployed, following years of complaints about overloading.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Aft TPE) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 05:25, 05:38, 05:51
    Saturdays: 05:25, 05:40 05:55
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:25, 05:41, 05:57
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 06:19, 06:47, 07:15
  • Pasir Ris Int → Tampines Int
    Daily: 05:15, 05:28
Short Trip Service
  • Service 3A: Tampines Interchange → Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Blk 747A)
    – Weekday Afternoons & Evening Peak Hours
    – Daily after the last bus of Service 3
    Weekdays: 15:25, 16:33, 23:47, 23:59, 00:11, 00:23, 00:35
    Saturdays: 23:47, 23:59, 00:11, 00:23, 00:35
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:53, 00:07, 00:21, 00:35
  • Service 3A (Special Departures): Pasir Ris Drive 8 (Aft Pasir Ris Dr 3) → Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Blk 747A)
    Weekdays Evening Peak Hours

Gallery (Go-Ahead Singapore):
Gallery (SBS Transit):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History
  • 07 Apr 2002 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2002 (7 Apr): Introduced by SBS Transit as Tampines – Pasir Ris Street 71 (Loop), formed by the merger of existing services 294 and 357. Route number re-used for the second time.
  • 2003 (19 Aug): Extended to loop at Punggol Central via Tampines Expressway
  • 2003 (30 Nov): Extended to terminate at Punggol (Temp) Int, now a bidirectional route
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 612 along Pasir Ris Dr 1
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial.
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along the slip road of Tampines Expressway near Punggol Flyover
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2015 (07 Sep): Start of Double-Decker bus deployments
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Route amendment due to realignment of Pasir Ris Ctrl & extension of Pasir Ris Dr 8
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. First bus brought forward from 5.15am to 5.05am from Punggol Int on Weekdays.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station.

Past Routings

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6 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 3

  • 10 December 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Hmm reading the past comments i think Service #3 ought to be updated now that the new Halus Link is opened? Make it at least pass Pasir Ris Interchange then less stops to get to Halus Link towards Punggol much faster and more efficiently? I feel this would be a more pleasant journey for commuters both on the Tampines and Punggol sides *and* making full use of newer infrastructure in between on the Pasir Ris side!

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  • 8 August 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    Stopping at Pasir Ris is no use, the stop must be skipped

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  • 26 November 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    Service 3 should serve Pasir Ris Interchange in both directions as there is no serve that directly goes to Punggol Interchange. Also make a new Berth B1A for Service 3 towards Punggol Interchange and Service 5 can relocate there and when the future two new Interchanges open, Service 3 can still call at the Interchange even if another service also goes to Punggol (which might definitely be slower)

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  • 26 November 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    I suggest that Service 3 should serve Pasir Ris Interchange in both directions, since none of the services from the Interchange passes through or travels to Punggol. Hence, I think Service 3 (Towards Tampines) should make its own Berth at Pasir Ris Interchange while Service 5 can also call at the same Berth until the future Pasir Ris Temporary Bus Interchange and later the Pasir Ris Integrated Transport Hub opens.

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  • 19 March 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    i suggest that when service 68 is introduce, service 3 should just skip pasir ris int,(towards Tampines Int) commuters should just take service 68 to tampines int

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    • 7 October 2018 at 12:34 PM
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      You need to think carefully. From Pasir Ris Int,
      Service 68 serves residents living in Pasir Ris West (Elias) and Tampines North that is headed to Tampines Int.
      Service 3, originally from Punggol, serves residents living in Pasir Ris East (Loyang) and Tampines East that is headed to Tampines Int
      Rival bus headed to Tampines Int/Tampines Concourse from Pasir Ris is Bus 81 and Bus 39.

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