Peak Period Short Service 291P


Route Variant Peak Period Short Service 291P will be withdrawn from 01 Sep 2016.

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Peak Period Short Service 291P is a PPSS bus route from Tampines Int and looping at Tampines Street 33, passing through Tampines Street 21 and 23. Operating during weekday peak hours, it runs alongside Townlink 291 and alleviates crowding on high-demand sectors during peak hours.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 33
Passes Through Tampines Street 21, 23
Route Length 5.4km
Travelling Time 35mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Travel GSH Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Coaches
Departure Times from T1 Weekdays:
AM Peak: 0630hrs – 0830hrs
PM Peak: 1800hrs – 2000hrs
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: ~12 mins
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: ~12 mins
After 1930: —



LTA Release Poster


2013 (23 Dec): Tender for PPSS 291P opens

2014 (01 Apr): Tender for PPSS 291P awarded to Travel GSH Pte Ltd

2014 (24 Jun): Introduced as a PPSS route from Tampines Int and looping at Tampines St 33 under the BSEP.

2015 (17 Aug): PM Trips re-timed to 1800hrs – 2000hrs

Service 291P duplicates the East Loop of Townlink 291, serving between Tampines MRT and Interchange with Tampines Neighbourhoods 2 and 3. Operated using private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd, the route helps to relieve frequent overcrowding on Service 291. It is the 7th PPSS service to be introduced along with 293P, commencing service on the same day.

Peak Period Short Services operate at least five trips per hour during Weekday AM and PM peak periods. This initiative taps on the resources of Private Bus Operators to run shorter bus services to augment the resources of the Public Transport Operators (PTOs).


Poster for 291P Retiming

Fare: Basic fares capped at 3.2km. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 291P′s fleet fully comprises of private coaches from Travel GSH Pte Ltd.

Route Information:

Loop Service
Tampines Int

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines St 21

Tampines St 23

Tampines St 32

Tampines St 33

Tampines St 32

Tampines St 23

Tampines St 21

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Int



PPSS 291P at a glance


Operator History:

Jun 2014 – Present: Travel GSH Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for Peak Period Short Services lasts for 2 years and will be renewed when it expires.


External Links & References:

Back to Peak Period Short Services (PPSS)
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

2 thoughts on “Peak Period Short Service 291P

  1. 291P buses are not suitable for public commute. The buses have narrow walking area. The stairs are steep. The elderly have trouble climbing up. Housewives with plastic bags have very little room.

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