4 new bus routes for Choa Chu Kang, Punggol and Queenstown

4 new bus routes for Choa Chu Kang, Punggol and Queenstown

SINGAPORE - People staying in Choa Chu Kang, Punggol and Queenstown will be getting four new bus services. The services, introduced under the Government's Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), will be rolled out by March this year.

The latest additions follow four new bus services that were introduced between October and December last year - SBS Transit Services 41, 140 and 201, and SMRT service 990.

The Land Transport Authority said in a statement on Monday that the Government has rolled out 550 Government-funded buses under the BSEP programme as of Dec 31, 2014.

The programme, first announced in 2012, has helped to reduce crowding, improve bus frequencies and provide better connectivty for commuters, it said.

It was announced in March last year that the programme will be expanded to 1,000 buses by 2017, thus another 450 buses are in the pipeline. LTA said that priority will be given to improving the frequencies of feeder bus services during peak hours.

With the four new routes in Chua Chu Kang, Punggol and Queenstown - which details are being worked out right now - the number of new or extended bus services under the BSEP is 40. LTA has said that connectivity will be improved further "with the increase in number of new routes from 40 to 80" by 2017.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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