Peak Period Short Services

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Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) are supplementary bus routes operating within selected towns, plying between MRT stations and/or bus interchanges and residential estates. They were introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to alleviate crowding, reduce waiting times and improve reliability during peak hours.

Five new Peak Period Short Services (within the housing estates of Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay, Marsiling and Woodlands) are launched progressively from second quarter of 2014, operated by private bus operators to complement the existing feeder services operated by the Public Transport Operators (PTOs).

Operation

All short bus services will run at least five trips per hour during peak periods of weekday mornings and evenings to take residents between their homes and nearby MRT stations and/or bus interchanges.

History

On 30th September 2013, the Land Transport Authority called a tender to invite private bus operators to submit their cost proposals to operate the first five new short bus services as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). The tendering process allows for the most cost-efficient operators to win the rights to operate the services. This initiative is in line with the Ministry of Transport’s announcement at the Committee of Supply 2013 to tap on the resources of private bus operators to run shorter bus services to augment the resources of the PTOs. Successful operators will have to apply for bus service licences from the Public Transport Council (PTC), which regulates bus services.

On 23rd December 2013, a tender was called for another five more PPSS routes, bringing the total number to 10 routes. These services will be launched progressively from third quarter of 2014.

Out of the five PPSS that were tendered out in September 2013, the PPSS from Woodlands Bus Interchange to Marsiling Road was not awarded as the bids submitted were either not compliant with the tender requirements or not competitively priced.

Route information

Tender 1

Service Route Operator(s) Introduction date Withdrawal date
222P Bedok MRT Stn - Chai Chee Dr (loop) ComfortDelGro Bus 29 April 2014 1 September 2016
240P Boon Lay MRT Stn - Lakeside MRT Stn (loop) Tong Tar Transport Service 22 April 2014
268P Ang Mo Kio MRT Stn - Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 Commute Solutions
BT & Tan Transport
06 May 2014
912P Woodlands Reg Int - Woodlands St 41 (loop) Commute Solutions
BT & Tan Transport
14 April 2014
913P Woodlands Reg Int - Marsiling Rd N/A Brought forward to Tender 3 N/A

Tender 2

Service Route Operator(s) Introduction date Withdrawal date
291P Tampines Int - Tampines St 32/33 (loop) Travel GSH 24 June 2014 1 September 2016
293P Tampines Int - Tampines Ave 9/St 45 (loop) Travel GSH
307P Choa Chu Kang MRT Stn - Choa Chu Kang St 62 (loop) Woodlands Transport 30 June 2014
358P Pasir Ris Int - Pasir Ris Dr 4 (loop) Travel GSH 10 June 2014 19 September 2016
359P Pasir Ris Int - Pasir Ris St 11 (loop) Loh Gim Chong Transport

Tender 3

Service Route Operator(s) Introduction date Withdrawal date
265P Ang Mo Kio Int - Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (loop) Bus-Plus Services 6 January 2015 6 January 2017
285P Clementi Int - West Coast Rd (loop) Bus-Plus Services 30 December 2014 30 December 2016
811P Yishun Temp Int - Yishun Ave 1 (loop) Bus-Plus Services 20 January 2015 20 January 2017
812P Yishun Temp Int - Yishun Ave 3 (loop) Bus-Plus Services
903P Woodlands Temp Int - Marsiling Lane (loop) Rui Feng Chartered 13 January 2015 13 January 2017
913P Woodlands Reg Int - Marsiling Rd (loop) N/A Tender not awarded N/A

Former deployments

PPSS Former Deployments