Five new services to beef up feeder buses in four towns

Five new services to beef up feeder buses in four towns
Passengers boarding a bus at a bus stop along Clementi Road.

SINGAPORE - Five new bus services run by private operators will augment feeder buses during peak hours in four towns soon.

These "Peak Period Short Services" (PPSS) will begin operations as follows:

» Dec 30: Service 285P in Clementi;
» Jan 6: Service 265P in Ang Mo Kio;
» Jan 13: Service 903P in Woodlands;
» Jan 20: Services 811P and 812P in Yishun.

These five services will complement feeder services 285, 265, 903, 811 and 812 to connect residents to nearby bus interchanges or MRT stations.

With these, a total of 14 PPSS would have been implemented since private bus operators were roped in last year to cope with high demand during peak hours.

The five new services will operate at least five trips per hour during morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays. More trips may be added if demand rises, the Land Transport Authority said yesterday.

Bus-Plus Services will operate four of the services - 285P, 265P, 811P and 812P. Service 285P starts from Clementi Bus Interchange, and will ply Clementi Avenue 3, Clementi Avenue 2, and loop at West Coast Road.

Service 265P starts from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange and will pass through parts of the estate, including Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

Yishun services 811P and 812P will start from the bus interchange and ply different parts of the estate each before returning to the interchange.

Rui Feng Chartered will be operating Service 903P, which starts from Woodlands Bus Interchange and goes along Woodlands Avenue 2, Riverside Road, Marsiling Road, Marsiling Lane and Marsiling Drive before heading back.


This article was first published on Dec 17, 2014.
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