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Transitioning to Seletar Bus Package (Tranche 1)
11 March 2018 - 12 March 2018
Fourteen (14) existing SBS Transit Bus Services under the Seletar Bus Package (Negotiated Contract) will be transferred to the Seletar Bus Package (Tendered Contract) on Sunday, 11 March 2018.
The Seletar Bus Package, comprising 26 bus services and awarded to SBS Transit, will undergo 3-tranche transition period where SBS Transit assumes control of all bus routes. Tranche 1 (14 routes) includes all existing SBS Transit bus routes, whereas Tranche 2 and 3 (12 routes) are for existing SMRT bus routes.
The 14 SBS Transit Bus Services under Tranche 1 are as follows:
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|24||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Changi Airport||Trunk|
|70||Yio Chu Kang||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|70M||Yio Chu Kang||↺ Temasek Ave||Trunk||Supplementary route|
|71||Yio Chu Kang||↺ Bishan St 11||Trunk|
|76||Yio Chu Kang||Eunos||Trunk|
|130||Ang Mo Kio||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|133||Ang Mo Kio||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|135||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Siglap Link||Trunk|
|138||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Mandai Lake Rd||Trunk|
|162||Yio Chu Kang||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|162M||Yio Chu Kang||↺ Temasek Ave||Trunk||Supplementary route|
|261||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 1||Feeder|
|262||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 2||Feeder|
|265||Ang Mo Kio Depot||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 10||Townlink|
|268||Ang Mo Kio Depot||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 2||Townlink|
|269||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio St 61||Feeder|
Originally, the transitioning of the Seletar Bus Package was intended to have 5 tranches. This was reduced to 3 tranches when incumbent operator SBS Transit was awarded the contract.
For commuters, the switch from the Negotiated Contract to the Tendered Contract will have minimal impact on their commuting patterns, especially since the operators and bus fleets stay the same. However, with increased emphasis on specified EWT performance standards, bus drivers may be made to slow down to regulate the headway between buses.
Short Trip Service 265A will also be withdrawn from 12 March 2018, as part of the Seletar Bus Package transitioning. SBS Transit will operate additional trips to Bus Service 265 instead.
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