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SBS Transit Feeder 386 is a residential feeder route connecting Punggol Bus Interchange & MRT to Edgefield Plains, looping at Punggol East. This is the thirtieth (30th) bus service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the fourth feeder service after 803. It was launched on Sunday, 17 August 2014.
Originally running from Punggol Interchange to Edgefield Plains only, this service was extended to its current route since Saturday, 14 February 2015.
|Route||Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Punggol East (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Punggol Ctrl, Edgefield Plains|
|Travelling Time||34 mins (Scheduled)|
|GCM Route Package
||Loyang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro|
|Departure Times from T1||0545 – 0035 (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 10 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 10 mins
After 1930: 12 – 15 mins
LTA/SBST Joint News Release
2014 (17 Aug): Introduced as a feeder service from Punggol to Edgefield Plains under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
2014 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
2015 (06 Feb): Original date of extension to Punggol East brought forward from 15 Feb to 14 Feb.
2015 (14 Feb): Extended to loop at Punggol East (Riveria Station)
Service 386 provides residents at Edgefield Plains and Punggol Eastwith greater connectivity to Punggol MRT Station and Bus Interchange, along with other schools and community amenities in the neighborhood. This is the thirtieth (30th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the fourth feeder service after 803.
Originally introduced on 17 August 2014 and looping at Edgefield Plains, the route has since been extended to loop at Punggol East (Riveria Station) since 14 February 2015. Free rides were offered on the day of route extension.
The stretch of Edgefield Plains which Service 386 plies is not served by existing bus routes, and is surrounded by existing and upcoming residential developments. Apart from existing housing developments around Punggol Central and Punggol Drive, the route serves new Built-to-Order (BTO) flats at the far end of Edgefield Plains, namely Waterway Banks and Waterway Ridges. Buses at Edgefield Plains will call at separate bus stops depending on their direction of travel. Passengers heading towards Punggol East should board the bus from the bus stop outside Blk 672A, while others heading towards Punggol MRT Station & Bus Interchange should board the bus from Blk 670A bus stop instead.
Launch of Service Extension
The service extension was celebrated with a lion dance performance, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Ms Penny Low, Member of Parliament (MP) for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, at the bus stop outside Punggol Plaza (Punggol Field – Opp Blk 126A) on the morning of 14 February 2015. Two buses, SBS6366G and SBS6530Z, were chartered for this event to ply the full 386 extended route with MP and residents onboard.
Punggol Central (Blk 162B) → Punggol Temp Int
Weekdays & Saturdays/Eve of PH: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 0545hrs
Fares: Fares for Feeder services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 386′s fleet comprises of BSEP Mercedes-Benz Citaros. These buses were registered with the 63XX registration plates onwards and their purchase funded by the BSEP scheme.
– Punggol Temp Int
– Blk 162B
Service 386 at a glance
2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
External Links & References:
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