Travel Smart Journeys Schemes

This page refers to the previous TSJ Scheme from Feb 2020 to Jul 2022.
Refer to Page 1 for the latest scheme from Mar 2023.

Travel Smart Journeys – North-East Line Scheme (Feb 2020 – Jul 2022)

From 10 February 2020, registered commuters who qualify and travel on Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 43e by tapping in at designated bus stops along the route during morning peak hours from 7.00am to 9.00am on weekdays, except public holidays can earn 150 points per trip, which is equivalent to SGD 1.50 worth of “cashback”.

To Qualify:

To be eligible for this scheme, commuters have to:

  1. Register for TSJ via the TransitLink SimplyGo Portal or mobile app, and
  2. Tapped in at least 4 weekdays (excluding public holidays) between 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. at one of the following stations in the past 30 calendar days prior to the day of registration:
    Punggol, Sengkang, Buangkok MRT station, or
    Any LRT station along the Punggol and Sengkang LRT lines
To Earn Points:

Commuters will earn 150 points (equivalent to SGD 1.50) for every qualified trip taken on Bus Service 43e.

For a trip to be qualified, commuters have to:

  • Board at designated bus stops and tap in between 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
  • Alight and tap out at designated bus stops, as follows:
Designated Boarding Stops

  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int (65009)
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Punggol Stn/Int (65259)
    – Bef Blk 264 (65409)
  • Punggol Way
    – Aft Soo Teck Stn (65141)
    – Twin Waterfalls (65431)
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Blk 286B (67591)
    – Opp Sengkang General Hosp (67411)
    – Sengkang Community Hub (67441)
  • Sengkang Ctrl
    – Blk 204C (67611)
    – Buangkok Stn Exit B (67601)
Designated Alighting Stops

  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar (70279)
    – Citipoint Ind Bldg (70269)
    – MacPherson Stn Exit B (70259)
    – CISCO Ctr (81101)
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit B (81111)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Cplx (82119)
    – CDAC Bldg (82099)
    – Aft Ipoh Lane (82089)
    – Aft Tg Katong Girls’ Sch (82079)
    – Bef Katong PO (92169)
  • Amber Rd
    – Bef Amber Gdns (92249)
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade (92041)
    – Opp Blk 72 (92051)

All boarding stops are before Service 43e’s express sector along the KPE. Similarly, all alighting stops are after Service 43e’s express sector

See Also

While no ending date is stipulated for the various schemes, the terms & conditions state that LTA can terminate the various schemes at any time.

Suspension of Scheme

With hybrid work arrangements shifting travel patterns, the Land Transport Authority suspended the TSJ scheme on 9 July 2022 to review and bring about a more tailored, refreshed scheme.

The new scheme was introduced back on 20 March 2023.


Page 1: Current Scheme (From Mar 2023)


11 thoughts on “Travel Smart Journeys Schemes

  • 22 March 2023 at 3:56 PM

    They can try and farm out Loyang and Hougang packages together and integrate both routes if GASG gets control of both packages.

  • 19 March 2023 at 12:32 AM

    Just merge 82/107 and half the problems faced by Punggol residents heading to CBD will be solved. Trust my word.

    • 19 March 2023 at 9:31 PM

      Problem is that the merged route is too long-winded and slow compared to taking NEL so may not be a viable alternative. Punggol needs a 190/972 style full day service to CBD utilising KPE and ECP.

      • 21 March 2023 at 6:57 PM

        107 travels via Upper Serangoon Road which is the most direct route from CBD to the NE region.

    • 21 March 2023 at 9:43 PM

      An 82-107 merger is unfeasible as it means that 107M has to be dealt with. Furthermore, the two services are in different packages and different operators. This supposed merger would be too long, windy and slow than to take services like 666. Not to mention that the M variant, should it exist, would be ridiculously long. Best bet is to introduce a new City Direct or to improve frequencies and fleet on 666.

  • 10 February 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Actually, I also doubt the effectiveness of this initiative, considering there is already the $0.50 discount off train journeys for passengers who start their train journeys before 0745hrs on weekdays. Which, the purpose is to encourage people to take the train before 0745hrs.

    In order for this initiative to work, the direct bus to the employment places must be comparable to taking the train to the employment places. In terms of price, and journey time.

    I understand where the government is coming from. Am not a Sengkang or Punggol resident, so I’m not eligible for this, and I don’t know whether the $1.50 discount offered is attractive, because after all, besides cost, the other considering factor is travelling time, and most importantly, whether 43e can actually substitute the MRT.

    The $0.50 discount for commuters who start their train journey before 0745hrs on weekdays is already good enough.

    The other is the City Direct bus services.

    I rather we not do anything else with regards to changing travel patterns. The above-mentioned incentive and initiative is already good enough.

    Because anything else is just for show; redundant.


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