SBST Townlink Service 293

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Route Variant Peak Period Short Service 293P will be withdrawn from 01 Sep 2016.

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SBST Townlink Service 293 is a Townlink service operating from Tampines Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 71 and Street 45, passing through Tampines Avenue 3, 8, 9 and Street 42 It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Tampines Interchange twice in a single trip.

 

 

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6412G) – Service 293

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 71 & Street 45 (Loop) 
Passes Through Tampines Ave 3, 8 (West Loop), Ave 9, St 42 (East Loop)
Route Length 12.4km
Travelling Time 70 – 75mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck bus:
– Scania K230UB
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 (West Loop) 0500 – 0045 (Daily)
Departure Times from T1 (East Loop) 0500 – 0113 (Weekdays)
0500 – 0109 (Saturdays)
0500 – 0112 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 10 mins
1700-1930: 05 – 10 mins
After 1930: 06 – 12 mins

Route History

Townlink Service 293 serves residents and schools around Tampines Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and 9 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhood 4 on the East Loop, connecting both ends to Tampines Regional Centre.

A full trip of Service 293 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.

In 2014, a PPSS variant of this route, 293P, was introduced. It duplicates 293′s east loop and operates during peak hours only.

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.

Special Departures:

Tampines Interchange  Tampines Interchange via Tampines St 45 (East Loop)
0500hrs, 0510hrs, 0520hrs (Weekdays)
0500hrs, 0514hrs (Saturdays)
0500hrs, 0513hrs (Sundays/PHs)

Peak Period Short Service Variant:

Peak Period Short Service 293P:
Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Street 45

Introduced 24 Jun 2014 , duplicates east loop of Service 293

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

Fleet: Service 293′s fleet comprises of a mix of Volvo B9TLs, Olympians, and Scania K230UBs.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Tampines Int)
WEST LOOP

Tampines Int

Tampines Ctrl 1

Tampines Ctrl 2

Tampines Ave 5

Tampines Ave 4

Tampines Ave 3

Tampines Ave 8

Tampines Ave 5

Tampines St 71

Tampines Ave 8

Tampines Ave 3

Tampines Ave 4

Tampines Ave 5

Tampines Ctrl 2

Tampines Ctrl 1

Tampines Int

EAST LOOP

Tampines Int

Tampines Ctrl 3

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines St 41

Tampines Ave 9

Tampines St 45

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Ave 9

Tampines St 42

Tampines St 43

Tampines Ave 9

Tampines St 41

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Ctrl 3

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

 

 

Service 293 at a glance

Operator History:

1980s – 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:

1984: Introduced as feeder Service 293, Tampines Ave 5 Ter – Tampines St 81 (Loop)

1987 (29 Nov): Amended to terminate at Tampines Int

1988: Extended to serve Tampines Street 84.

1996 (06 Jul): Combined with Feeder 297 to form Townlink 293

1998 (01 Jan): Amended to skip Tampines St 81 & 84, serving Tampines St 71 instead

2009 (26 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)

2014: Double-deck buses introduced

Past Routings:

1984: Tampines Ave 5 Ter, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5 Ter

1987: Not available

1988: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines St 21, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines St 23, Tampines St 21, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Int

1998: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1998.

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External Links & References:

TransitLink E-Guide

http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses

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