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SBS Transit Bus Service 17A is a shortworking trip of Service 17, running from Bedok North Avenue 4 and looping at Bedok Bus Interchange, passing through Bedok North Road and Bedok North Avenue 1. This shortworking trip was converted into a full-day service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||Bedok North Depot ↺ Bedok Bus Interchange (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Bedok North Ave 4, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 1|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (BSEP)|
|Departure Times from T1||Daily: 0555hrs – 2300hrs|
|Frequency (TBC)||Loop Service|
|0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 20 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
Service 17A is a shortworking trip of Service 17, originally helping to ease high demand for its parent service between Bedok Interchange and Bedok North Avenue 4. It used to operate only during weekday AM and PM Peak hours, adding extra capacity to Service 17’s residential sectors within the Bedok estate.
From 16 November 2014, Service 17A was converted into a full-day service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), with additional BSEP buses supplemented but no change in route. This is the third time that an extension of service hours has been classified under the BSEP, after Service 63M and 859A.
The extension of operating hours will improve connectivity for residents in the Bedok North area to Bedok Bus Interchange and Bedok MRT Station. Access to amenities such as Bedok Polyclinic and Kampong Chai Chee CC, and schools such as Fengshan Primary, St. Anthony Canossian Primary and St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary will also be improved.
As a route variant of Service 17, this service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction. However, SBS Transit will be officially declaring the BSEP enhanced Service 17A to be wheelchair accessible from 03 December 2014. Hence this service is not wheelchair accessible from 16 November till 03 December 2014. As an interesting fact, the route is also a duplication of Feeder service 227 (Bedok Int – Bedok North Depot (Loop)), which was withdrawn in 2002.
Service 17: Pasir Ris Interchange ↺ Bedok Bus Interchange (Loop)
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 17A operates on a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Citaros under the BSEP scheme.
Route Information: (List of acronyms)
|Loop Service (via Bedok Int)|
|Bedok North Depot
Bedok North Ave 4
Bedok North Rd
Bedok North Ave 1
Bedok North Dr
|Bedok North Ave 1
Opp Kg Chai Chee CCBedok North Rd
Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok North Ave 4
Bedok North Depot
No passenger boarding and alighting is allowed within Bedok North Depot.
2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
2011 (25 Apr): Enhanced frequency between 0800hrs – 0830hrs.
2014 (16 Nov): Converted from shortworking trip to full-day bus service under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying Bedok North Depot – Bedok Interchange (Loop)
2014 (03 Dec): BSEP Route variant officially declared wheelchair accessible (WAB).
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