Peak Period Short Services (PPSS)

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Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) (Chinese: 高峰时段短程巴士) are supplementary bus routes operating within selected towns, plying between MRT stations and/or bus interchanges and residential estates. They were introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to alleviate crowding, reduce waiting times and improve reliability during peak hours.

Peak Period Short Services will run at least five trips per hour during peak periods of weekday mornings and evenings to take residents between their homes and nearby MRT stations and/or bus interchanges. This initiative is in line with the Ministry of Transport’s announcement at the Committee of Supply 2013 to tap on the resources of PBOs to run shorter bus services to augment the resources of the public transport operators (PTOs).

A first batch of five new Peak Period Short Services opened for tender on 30th Sep 2013. The Land Transport Authority inviteed private bus operators to submit their cost proposals to operate the first five new short bus services as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). The tendering process allows for the most cost-efficient operators to win the rights to operate the services.

On 23 Dec 2013, a tender was called for another five more PPSS routes, bringing the total number to 10 routes. Another six more routes were tendered on 25 Feb 2014, bringing the total to 15 routes. Among the six, one of the services was re-tendered from 30th Sep 2013.

Each contract will last for two years. The following list is sorted by date of introduction.

Service Route Operating Hours Introduction Parent Svc
912P Woodlands Int ↺ Woodlands Street 41 AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
14 Apr 2014 912/E
240P Lakeside MRT ↺
Boon Lay MRT
AM Peak: 0600 – 0730
PM Peak: 1700 – 1830
22 Apr 2014 240
222P Bedok MRT ↺
Chai Chee Drive
AM Peak: 0700 – 0900
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
29 Apr 2014 222
268P Ang Mo Kio MRT ⇄
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9
AM Peak: 0630 – 0800
PM Peak: 1800 – 1930
06 May 2014 268
358P Pasir Ris Int ↺
Pasir Ris Drive 4
AM Peak: 0630 – 0800
PM Peak: 1800 – 1930
10 Jun 2014 358
359P Pasir Ris Int ↺
Pasir Ris Street 11
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
10 Jun 2014 359
291P Tampines Int ↺
Tampines Street 32 / 33
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
24 Jun 2014 291
293P Tampines Int ↺
Tampines Street 45
AM Peak: 0630 – 0830
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
24 Jun 2014 293
307P Choa Chu Kang MRT ↺
Choa Chu Kang St 62
AM Peak: 0615 – 0815
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
30 Jun 2014 307
285P Clementi Int ↺
West Coast Rd
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
30 Dec 2014 285
265P Ang Mo Kio Int ↺
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1700 – 1900
06 Jan 2015 265
903P Woodlands Int ↺
Marsiling Lane
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1730 – 2000
13 Jan 2015 903
811P Yishun Int ↺
Yishun St 81
AM Peak: 0600 – 0800
PM Peak: 1800 – 2000
20 Jan 2015 811/E
812P
Yishun Int ↺
Yishun Ave 3
AM Peak: 0615 – 0815
PM Peak: 1715 – 1915
20 Jan 2015 812/E
913P Woodlands Int ⇄
Marsiling Road (Planned)
Not awarded -NA- 913/E

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Route Details:

Tender #1 (30 Sep 2013): 5 bus routes, 4 awarded

  1. PPSS for 268 (268P): Ang Mo Kio MRT ⇄ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9
  2. PPSS for 222 (222P): Bedok MRT ↺ Chai Chee Drive
  3. PPSS for 240 (240P): Lakeside MRT Station ↺ Jurong West Street 64
  4. PPSS for 912 (912P): Woodlands Int ↺ Woodlands Street 41
  5. PPSS for 913: [Not Awarded] Woodlands Int ⇄ Marsiling Road

Tender #2 (23 Dec 2013): 5 bus routes, all awarded

  1. PPSS for 291 (291P): Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Street 32 / 33
  2. PPSS for 293 (293P): Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Avenue 9 / Street 45
  3. PPSS for 307 (307P): Choa Chu Kang MRT ↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62
  4. PPSS for 358 (358P): Pasir Ris Int ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 4
  5. PPSS for 359 (359P): Pasir Ris Int ↺ Pasir Ris Street 11

Tender #3: (25 Feb 2014): 6 bus routes, 5 awarded

  1. PPSS for 265: Ang Mo Kio Int ↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  2. PPSS for 285: Clementi Int ↺ West Coast Rd
  3. PPSS for 811: Yishun Int ↺ Yishun St 81
  4. PPSS for 812: Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Ave 3
  5. PPSS for 903: Woodlands Int ↺ Marsiling Lane (skips Wdl Town Ctr)
  6. PPSS for 913: [Not Awarded] Woodlands Int ⇄ Marsiling Road (re-tendered from Tender #1)

Total: 15 routes

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Rollout:

Results for Tender #1 (21 Jan 2014):
First four routes were contracted to three Private Bus Operators (PBOs):

  • PPSS for 222 (222P): ComfortDelgro Bus Pte Ltd (S$1 million)
  • PPSS for 240 (240P): Tong Tar Transport Services Pte Ltd (S$1.7 million)
  • PPSS for 268 (268P): Commute Solutions LLP (S$1.17 million)
  • PPSS for 912 (912P): Commute Solutions LLP (S$1.15 million)
  • PPSS for 913: Not Awarded due to unsatisfactory bids.

Results for Tender #2 (01 Apr 2014):
Next five routes were contracted to three Private Bus Operators (PBOs):

  • PPSS for 291 (291P): Travel GSH Pte Ltd (S$1.5 million)
  • PPSS for 293 (293P): Travel GSH Pte Ltd (S$1.5 million)
  • PPSS for 307 (307P): Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd (S$1.3 million)
  • PPSS for 358 (358P): Travel GSH Pte Ltd (S$1.2 million)
  • PPSS for 359 (359P): Loh Gim Chong Transport (S$1.1 million)

Results for Tender #3 (14 Oct 2014):
Next five routes were contracted to three Private Bus Operators (PBOs):

  • PPSS for 265 (265P): Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd (S$780,000)
  • PPSS for 285 (285P): Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd (S$1.2 million)
  • PPSS for 811 (811P): Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd (S$1 million)
  • PPSS for 812 (812P): Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd (S$1 million)
  • PPSS for 903 (903P): Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd (S$1.3 million)
  • PPSS for 913: Not Awarded

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External Links:

  • Peak hour Short Service route plans #1
  • Peak hour Short Service route plans #2
  • Peak hour Short Service route plans #3

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