SBS Transit granted two-year extension of Seletar Bus Package

SBS Transit has been awarded a two-year extension of the Seletar Bus Package, which the company has been operating since March 2018. With the extension commencing 11 March 2023, SBS Transit will continue operating the contract until 2025.

Under the Bus Contracting Model, bus packages are tendered out for a contract term of 5 years with an option to extend for another 2 years with good performance.

Contract Details (1st Tendered Package Term):
Contract PT202: Bus Contracting – Seletar Bus Package
Awarded Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration Seven years (Initial 5-year period with 2-year extension option exercised)
Key Dates Tender Published 6 Jun 2016 | Closed 27 Oct 2016 | Awarded 19 Apr 2017
2-year extension announced 13 May 2022
Commenced Operations 11 Mar 2018 (Tranche 1) – 14 bus routes
18 Mar 2018 (Tranche 2) – 6 bus routes
25 Mar 2018 (Tranche 3) – 6 bus routes
27 May 2018 – Service 851e
14 Dec 2020 – City Direct 668
6 Sep 2021 – City Direct 652
Bus Services 24, 70/70M, 71, 76, 130, 133, 135, 138, 162/162M, 261, 262, 265, 268, 269, 652, 668, 800, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 811, 812, 850E, 851, 851e, 852 & 860
Anchor Bus Depot Seletar Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Yio Chu Kang Bus InterchangeAng Mo Kio Bus Interchange

The Seletar Bus Package is the third set of public bus services to be put up for tender under the Bus Contracting Model, following the Bulim Bus Package and Loyang Bus Package.

The Seletar Bus Package was awarded to SBS Transit in April 2017 and commenced in March 2018 with 26 bus routes then. The two-year extension was first published by SBS Transit in its 1st Quarter 2022 Business Update announced on 13 May 2022.

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17 thoughts on “SBS Transit granted two-year extension of Seletar Bus Package

  • 24 May 2022 at 6:13 PM

    Should intake 22,72,801 & 825 and let go 850E,851,851e & 852 to TTS.

  • 21 May 2022 at 7:13 PM

    i hope Bukit Merah Bus Package will be not extension

    • 22 May 2022 at 9:36 AM

      Very hard to win

    • 22 May 2022 at 12:24 PM

      No difference if BM package gets extension or not to be honest, unlikely that LTA will ever award BM package to other operators because of cross-border services.

      • 22 May 2022 at 2:54 PM

        Right,Unless Woodlands which got only 950.This one no problem of applying permit.Like the case of Advance Coach change to Ridewell Travel.Quota still intact despite change of operators.For BM case it’s LTA goodwill that they will definitely award a new 5 years to SBST cause of the core CBS 170x.

  • 21 May 2022 at 1:47 PM

    What are the SBS transit renamed as?

  • 21 May 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Obviously it’s all about cost savings and connections.
    In case you all still wondering just look at NRF that SBST has signed and automatic the five packages will be extend from 2-3 years with a much lower fees.Karung guni operators like SBST won’t care as long cash flowing.They take from 15-30% lower than most competitors bids.SMRT bus packages like Choa Chu Kang will be greatly contested by Go Ahead and SMRT itself.I feel it’s better to abolish the BCM and make TTS & GAS combined to form a local operator and allocate permanent bus route for all rather than seeing SBST got all the stuffs.

    Go-Ahead & Tower Transit renamed as Go-Transit Ltd
    SMRT Buses renamed as Stridesbuses Ltd

    West Region.
    Tuas Terminal,Joo Koon ITH & Boon Lay ITH>Stridesbuses.

    Tengah Interchange,Bukit Batok Interchange & Majority of Choa Chu Kang Interchange>Go-Transit.

    Jurong East Interchange,Beauty World ITH & Kent Ridge Terminal>SBS Transit.

    Ghim Moh Terminal,Buona Vista Terminal,Kampong Bahru Terminal,Bukit Merah Interchange & Harbourfront Interchange>SBS Transit.

    South/Central Region.
    Shenton Way Terminal,Marina Centre Terminal,Queen Street Terminal,Saint Michael’s Terminal & Toa Payoh ITH>SBS Transit.

    Central Region.
    Bishan Interchange,Ang Mo Kio ITH & Yio Chu Kang Interchange>SBS Transit.

    North Region.
    Yishun ITH,Sembawang Interchange & Minority of Woodlands ITH>Go-Transit.

    North/Northwest Region.
    Majority of Woodlands ITH,Bukit Panjang ITH & Minority of Choa Chu Kang Interchange>Stridesbuses.

    Central/Northeast Region.
    Bidadari ITH,Serangoon ITH,Minority of Hougang Interchange,Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal & Sims Place Terminal>SBS Transit.

    Central/Eastern Region.
    Eunos Interchange,Majority of Bedok ITH,Upper East Coast Terminal,Changi Airport PTB2 & Changi Business Park Terminal>Stridesbuses.

    Eastern Region.
    Tampines Interchange,Tampines North Interchange & Minority of Bedok ITH>SBS Transit.

    Eastern/Northeast Region.
    Pasir Ris Interchange,Changi Village Terminal & Minority of Punggol Interchange>Go-Transit.

    Northeast Region.
    Majority of Punggol Interchange,Sengkang ITH,Buangkok ITH,Compassvale Interchange & Majority of Hougang Interchange>SBS Transit.

    SBS Transit>7 regions
    Stridesbuses>3 regions
    Go-Transit>3 regions

    Eastwest,Circle,Thomson-East Coast,Rapid Transit System & Cross Island Lines>Stridestrains.

    Northeast,Northsouth & Downtown Lines>SBS Transit.

    Bukit Panjang & Sengkang-Punggol LRT>Go-Transit.


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