SBST Townlink Service 291

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Route Variant Peak Period Short Service 291P will be withdrawn from 01 Sep 2016.

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SBST Townlink Service 291 is a Townlink service operating from Tampines Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 81 and Street 33, passing through Tampines Street 83, 84, 21 and 23. It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Tampines Interchange twice in a single trip.

 

 

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9491H) – Service 291

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 81 & Street 33 (Loop) 
Passes Through Tampines Street 83, 84 (West Loop), 21, 23 (East Loop)
Route Length 11.0km
Travelling Time 60 – 65 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
– Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
12-metre Single Deck bus:
– Scania K230UB
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 (West Loop) 0530 – 0045 (Daily)
Departure Times from T1 (East Loop) 0530 – 0106 (Weekdays)
0530 – 0104 (Weekends/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 03 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 03 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 03 – 10 mins
After 1930: 02 – 16 mins

Route History

Townlink Service 291 serves residents and schools around Tampines Neighbourhoods 7 and 8 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhoods 2 and 3 on the East Loop, connecting both ends of its route to Tampines Regional Centre.

A full trip of Service 291 will first ply the West Loop followed by the East Loop, while calling at Tampines Interchange between loops. Terminating trips will display red “T” sign to indicate that the bus will no longer continue its journey after Tampines Interchange.

From Tampines Interchange, different boarding berths are used for the East and West loop respectively. Passengers should check the service direction before boarding the bus.

In 2014, a PPSS variant of this route, 291P, was introduced. It duplicates 291 loop and operates during peak hours only.

During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:05am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

Special Departures:

Tampines Interchange  Tampines Interchange via Tampines St 33 (East Loop)
Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs, 0538hrs, 0546hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0542hrs

Tampines Street 32 (Opp Blk 331)  Tampines Interchange
0530hrs (Weekdays)

Peak Period Short Service Variant:

Peak Period Short Service 291P:
Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Street 32 / 33

Introduced 24 Jun 2014 , duplicates east loop of Service 291

Fare: Fares for Townlink Services are capped at 3.2km. Refer to Bus Fares

Fleet: Service 291′s fleet comprises of a mix of Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympians, and Scania K230UB buses.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Tampines Int)
WEST LOOP

Tampines Central 1
– Tampines Int (Berth 9)
Tampines Central 2

Tampines Ave 5
– Darul Ghufran Mque
– Blk 863

Tampines St 83
– Blk 855
– Blk 835

Tampines Ave 3
– Blk 831

Tampines St 81
– Blk 897
– Blk 889

Tampines Ave 3
– Blk 888
Tampines Ave 8

Tampines St 84
– Blk 874A

Tampines St 83
– Opp Blk 853

Tampines Ave 5
– Bet Blks 701/702
– Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
Tampines Central 2

EAST LOOP

Tampines Central 1
– Tampines Int (Berth 8)
Tampines Central 3

Tampines Ave 7
– Opp Tampines Reg Library
Tampines Ave 4

Tampines St 21
– Blk 237
– Blk 230B

Tampines St 23
– Blk 216

Tampines St 32
– Ngee Ann Sec Sch
– Opp Blk 331

Tampines St 33
– Blk 351
– Blk 343
– Blk 323

Tampines St 32
– Blk 307A

Tampines St 23
– Opp Blk 216

Tampines St 21
– Blk 259
– Opp Blk 237
Tampines Ave 4

Tampines Ave 7
– Tampines Reg Lib
Tampines Central 3

Tampines Central 1
– Tampines Int
Non “T” plated bus continues to west loop.

 

 

Service 291 at a glance

Operator History:

1994 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd

2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

1994: Introduced by SBS as feeder Service 291, Tampines Int – Tampines St 32/33 (Loop)

1996 (06 Jul): Combined with Service 295 to form Townlink 291

2003 (30 Nov): Extended coverage to Tampines Ave 3, Avenue 8 (express) and Tampines St 84 before turning back to Tampines St 83.

2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)

2011 (04 Jul): Reintroduction of double decker buses.

Past Routings:

1996 (West Loop): Tampines Int, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines St 83, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines St 83, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Int

2003: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2003.

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External Links & References:

TransitLink E-Guide

Back to Tampines Townlink and Feeder services
Back to Feeder, Townlink and Intratown routes
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

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