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SBS Transit Bus Service 20 is a loop trunk route connecting Tampines and Changi Business Park, passing through Tampines East, Simei and Expo, while incorporating an express sector between Simei Road and Changi South Avenue 1 in both directions. It is the 10th bus service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.
^ Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3510B) – Service 20, with advert wrap for LTA’s Color Your Bus campaign
|Route||Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Tampines East, Simei, Expo|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Changi Bus Park (CGBP)|
|Current Fleet||Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
|Departure Times from T1||0600 – 2330 (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 12 – 16 mins
Introduced in 2013, Service 20 is the tenth bus route to be to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which aims to increase capacity and service levels of the islandwide bus network. The route plies between Tampines and Changi Business Park.
Service 20 connects residents in Tampines & Simei to key transport nodes at Tampines, Simei and Expo MRT stations, and also enhances inter-town connectivity, giving residents greater access to to the Changi Business Park area and Changi City Point. Its sectors within Simei estate duplicate Service 38, enhancing bus connectivity within the Simei estate.
The route runs at moderate demand throughout the day owing to residential connections and workers from Changi Business Park.
The unusual express sector of the route hints to a possible route amendment in the future when Expo Dr and Changi South Ave 1 are fully opened to traffic when Downtown Line construction works are completed.
Service 20 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 30 Sep 2013.
- Simei Road (Simei Green Condo) → Tampines Int
Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs, 0624hrs, 0632hrs, 0640hrs
Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0611hrs, 0621hrs, 0632hrs, 0642hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0616hrs, 0632hrs
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 20′s fleet uses Mercedes-Benz Citaros under the BSEP scheme. Volvo B9TLs were added to the fleet in 2014.
Route Information: (List of acronyms)
|Loop Service (via Changi Business Park Central 2)|
- 2013 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2013 (09 Jun): Introduced between Tampines and Changi Business Park under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2014: Double-deck buses deployed
- 2015 (20 Dec): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Changi South Avenue 2: 96381 Changi City Point and 96389 Opposite Changi City Point
- Refer to this article
- 2013: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2013.
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