SBS Transit Bus Service 31A

SBS Transit Bus Service 31A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 31.

The route operates from Tampines Bus Interchange and ends at New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A), operating only during the weekday morning peak hours during the ITE College East school term.

Tampines Int
→ Tanah Merah Stn Exit A
75009 Tampines Int B5 EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76059 Opp Our Tampines Hub Tampines Ave 5
76069 Blk 147 Tampines Ave 5
96289 Changi General Hosp Simei Ave
96109 Opp Blk 3012 Simei Ave
96119 ITE Coll East Adm Blk Simei Ave
96019 Aft Simei Ave Upp Changi Rd East
85109 Bef Bedok Rd Upp Changi Rd East
85099 Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG New Upp Changi Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange → New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 5, Simei Ave
Route Length 4.5 km
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Double-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines Weekdays (ITE School Term, except Public Holidays)
06:42 – 11:20
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Short Trip Service 31A is a trunk service operating from Tampines Bus Interchange and ends at New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A) on Weekday mornings.

As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday Morning Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 31 from Tampines Interchange/MRT to ITE College East. In addition, Service 31A buses will perform special departures of Service 31 from New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B) to Tampines Bus Interchange to supplement high demand from Tanah Merah MRT to ITE College East.

On operating afternoons & evenings, special Service 31 departures from Tanah Merah to Tampines Interchange are operated in the reverse direction of 31A, supplementing high demand from ITE College East to Tampines Interchange/MRT.

This service only operates during ITE School Term.

MRT Stations Served


Departure Timings
  • From Tampines Bus Interchange:
    Weekdays (ITE School Term, except Public Holidays): 06:42, 06:51, 06:59, 07:11, 07:21, 07:31, 07:43, 07:52, 08:02, 08:12, 08:22, 08:40, 08:50, 08:59, 09:09, 09:19, 09:41, 09:53, 10:14, 10:43, 10:55 & 11:20


Operator History:
  • 10 Jan 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed under the Tampines Bus Package, in which the negotiated contract term was extended by an undisclosed number of years from 2024.

Route History:
  • 2005 (10 Jan): Introduced as a short-trip service from Tampines Int to New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) during morning peak hours on weekdays

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