Today (04 Aug 2016), the Land Transport Authority announced the commencement dates of the Loyang Bus Package.
Go-Ahead Singapore, the successful tenderer of the Loyang Bus Package, will take over operations of 24 existing bus services in two tranches, on 4 September and 18 September. Spaced two weeks apart, the three tranches will hand Go-Ahead Singapore progressive control over Punggol Bus Interchange, followed by Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.
The implementation dates of the two tranches are as follows:
|Tranche||Implementation Date||Bus Services||No of Routes|
|1||04 Sep 2016||3, 34, 43/43M, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 118, 119, 136, 382, 386||13|
|2||18 Sep 2016||2, 6, 12, 15, 17, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403, 518||11|
*The 25th service, Bus Service 68, will be implemented in 2017. Details of the bus route will be announced at a later date.
With exactly one month before commencing bus operations, the bus company has started familiarizing bus captains with the bus routes. Go-Ahead’s training buses are often seen during off-peak hours in Punggol and Pasir Ris Bus Interchanges. Repainting of buses to the uniformed lush green SG❤Bus livery has also started.