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).

Go-Ahead Bus Service 3 will call at a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.


Route:

3
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76131
UOB Tampines Ctr
Tampines Ave 4
76141
Tampines Stn/Int
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
Tampines Ave 2
76231
Tampines JC/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
Punggol Field
65161
Meridian Stn Exit B
Punggol Field
65171
Coral Edge Stn Exit B
Punggol Field
65231
Riviera Stn Exit B
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
Punggol Pl
65009
Punggol Temp Int
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
Punggol East
65179
Coral Edge Stn Exit A
Punggol Field
65169
Meridian Stn Exit A
Punggol Field
65159
Cove Stn Exit A
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
Meridian JC
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
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/Opp Tampines JC
Tampines Ave 7
76039
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT C
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
Tampines Ave 4
76139
Opp Century Sq
Tampines Ave 4
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Technical Information
Route  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 19.0 km (D1) | 19.7 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines Full Route:
0505hrs  2335hrs (Weekdays)
0515hrs  2336hrs (Saturdays)
0515hrs  2339hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)Service 3A – Terminating at Pasir Ris Dr 12 (Blk 747A):
2347hrs 0035hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Punggol 0540hrs  0036hrs (Weekdays)
0550hrs  0036hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 07 – 11 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 09 – 14 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 08 – 09 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 14 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 10 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 09 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 09 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 3 was introduced in 2002 from the merger of Feeders 294 and 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 routings in the forward and reverse direction around Tampines Street 21 and 23. Commuters are advised to be aware of the bus stops served.

Service 3 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 26 Oct 2009. It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards. In 2014, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) was implemented on this route for a two-year trial. On 7 September 2015, double-decker buses were deployed, following years of complaints about overloading.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 3 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Special Departures:
  • Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Aft TPE)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
    Saturdays: 0525hrs, 0540hrs, 0555hrs
    Sunday/PHs: 0525hrs, 0541hrs, 0557hrs
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: AM Peak
  • Pasir Ris Interchange  Tampines Int
    Daily: 0515hrs, 0527hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390)  Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6406A) - Service 3A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6406A) – Service 3A
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 3A: Tampines Interchange → Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Blk 747A)
    – Weekday afternoons & evening peak
    – Daily after the last bus of Service 3
    Weekdays & Sat: 2347hrs, 2359hrs, 0011hrs, 0023hrs, 0035hrs (5 trips)
    Weekends & PHs: 2353hrs, 0007hrs, 0021hrs, 0035hrs (4 trips)

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations:

LRT Stations:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 07 Aug 2002 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 – 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.

Route History:

  • 2002 (7 Aug): 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
  • 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.

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One thought on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 3

  • 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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