The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will partner the bus operators, SBS Transit Ltd and SMRT Buses Ltd, to roll out the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) from the third quarter of 2012.


List of new bus services that have been implemented under BSEP

Bus Service No.
Launch Date
Route Extension from Sengkang to Punggol
21 October 2013, Sunday
Bus Service for Yishun Ring Road
21 October 2012, Sunday
Bus Service from Hougang Central to Serangoon Central
18 November 2012, Sunday
Bus Service from Bishan to Punggol
16 December 2012, Sunday
Express 513
Bus Service from Tampines West to Central Business District (CDB)
17 December 2012, Monday
Express 850E
Bus Service from Yishun to Central Business District (CBD)
18 February 2013, Monday
Bus Service from Tampines to Changi North
17 March 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Choa Chu Kang to Central Business District (CBD)
18 March 2013, Monday
Bus Service from New Bridge Road to Telok Blangah Heights
21 April 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Tampines to Changi Business Park
9 June 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Lorong 1 Geylang to Toa Payoh
9 June 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Woodlands St 82 to Shenton Way
17 June 2013, Monday
Bus Service from Woodlands Regional Centre to Woodlands Crescent
18 August 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park to Bencoolen Street
17 November 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Yuan Ching Road, Jurong West Street 41 and Street 42 to Lakeside MRT
14 December 2013, Sunday
Bus Service from Rivervale Crescent to Sengkang MRT Station and Bus Interchange
19 January 2014, Sunday
Bus service from Yishun Interchange to Yishun Ave 6 (Loop)
16 February 2014, Monday
Bus Service from New Bridge Road to Telok Blangah Crescent/Rise
16 March 2014, Sunday
Supplementary bus service from Jurong East Interchange to Teban/Pandan Gardens
18 May 2014, Sunday
Route Extension from Stadium Walk to Rhu Cross
8 June 2014, Sunday
Supplementary Bus Service from Eunos Interchange to Circuit Road
13 July 2014, Sunday
Bus Service from Punggol Central to Edgefield Plains
17 August 2014, Sunday
Bus Service from Sembawang Interchange to Sembawang Crescent and Admiralty Link
17 August 2014, Sunday
Extension of Route and Operating Hours
24 August 2014, Sunday
Bus Service to Upper Serangoon Road/Crescent /View
14 September 2014, Sunday
Supplementary bus service from Toa Payoh Interchange to Jalan Bahagia
14 September 2014, Sunday
Bus service from Bukit Batok to Jurong East
15 November 2014, Saturday
Bus service from Kent Ridge Bus Terminal, ply West Coast Road, Clementi Avenue 2, Commonwealth Avenue West (where Clementi MRT station is located),Clementi Avenue 6 and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) to Penjuru Road, and loop around Teban Gardens Road and Pandan Gardens
23 November 2014, Sunday
Bus service from Jurong East Bus Interchange to Jalan Anak Bukit
14 December 2014,Sunday
Bus service Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal to St Wilfred Road
14 December 2014,Sunday
Service will be extended to Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS)
14 December 2014,Sunday


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Click here to view the geographical distribution of enhancements to existing bus services and new bus services.


General Information about BSEP


What is the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)?
Starting from 2012, the Government has partnered the bus operators to significantly increase bus capacity and enhance bus service levels to benefit commuters. Under the BSEP, about 40 new services will be introduced and 800 buses will be added to the existing bus fleet. Commuters will stand to benefit from the progressive rollout of the new bus services and service level enhancements over the next five years.


Click to find out more about BSEP and the considerations of the bus planners in this video.


How will commuters benefit from BSEP?
Under the BSEP, commuters can expect shorter waiting time and more comfortable journeys. About 300 of the 550 buses will be deployed to improve bus frequencies of existing basic bus services. The remaining 250 buses will be used to run new bus services.


Shorter waiting times, more comfortable journeys
By end 2014, commuters can expect about 10% more capacity on buses along busy routes during peak hours. The public transport operators (PTOs) will also be improving their bus frequencies across the board, during the peak periods.



Better connectivity with new bus services
The 40 new bus services that will be introduced progressively over the next five years represents a 15% increase, up from 261 basic bus services today. Out of the 40, about eight bus services will be parallel bus services that connect major HDB towns to the city area, making use of expressways.


When will commuters’ bus experience improve?
While around 40 new bus services are added progressively over five years, the focus of the initial years will be to improve bus service levels for existing bus services.  More of these new buses will be added to provide more capacity on existing bus services during the early years of the BSEP. However, the roll-out of these buses is dependent on the bus procurement and delivery schedule and also driver recruitment and training.


Overall, commuters can look forward to more frequent bus services and more comfortable journeys, with the new BSEP buses progressively added from September 2012 onwards.



City Direct Bus Services - Your One Ride to the CBD

Commuters travelling to the city can look forward to better connectivity between their homes and the Central Business District (CBD) with 10 new City Direct Bus Services in towns such as Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Eunos, Hougang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Sembawang, Sengkang and West Coast.

This new bus service, known as "City Direct", is operated by private bus operators and the first service has started operating on 2 September 2013, from Jurong West to the CBD. The rest of the City Direct Bus Services will be progressively launched in the other towns from January 2014.

With limited stops and the use of expressways, commuters using these services would have comparable journey time to taking a connecting bus or LRT service and transferring to the MRT into the city.

The City Direct services will make two one-way trips on weekday mornings from the respective housing estates towards the CBD. Similarly, two one-way trips will take commuters back home from the city in the evenings. More trips may be added depending on the demand for the services. The bus services will operate on weekday peak periods excluding public holidays.


Click here to view the City Direct poster.


List of City Direct Bus Services


Bus Service No.
Launch Date
Bus Service from Jurong West to Central Business District (CBD)
2 September 2013, Monday
Bus Service from Ang Mo Kio to Central Business District (CBD)
6 January 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Hillview (Bukit Batok) to Central Business District (CBD)
13 January 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Sengkang to Central Business District (CBD)
20 January 2014, Monday
Bus Service from West Coast to Central Business District (CBD)
17 February 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Sembawang to Central Business District (CBD)
17 February 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Jurong East to Central Business District (CBD)
24 February 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Eunos to Central Business District (CBD)
19 May 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Bedok to Central Business District (CBD)
9 June 2014, Monday
Bus Service from Hougang to Central Business District (CBD)
23 June 2014, Monday



Peak Period Short Services - Connecting you to nearby MRT stations and/or bus interchanges with One Bus Ride

The New Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) is part of the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP), where private bus operators are tapped to run shorter bus services to complement the existing feeder services to help alleviate crowding and reduce waiting time during peak hours.

Click here to view the Peak Period Short Services poster.

List of Peak Period Short Services

Bus Service No.
Launch Date
Bus service between Woodlands Street 41 and Woodlands Regional Interchange/MRT Station via Woodlands Ave 1, 2 and 5.
14 April 2014, Monday
Bus service between Lakeside and Boon Lay MRT Station via Boon Lay Way, Corporation Road, Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Ave and Boon Lay Drive.
22 April 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Chai Chee Drive, Chai Chee Street and Bedok MRT Station via New Upper Changi Road.
29 April 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 and Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and 4.
6 May 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Pasir Ris Drive 1, 3, 4 and 6, Pasir Ris Street 41 and Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.
10 June 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Street 11 and 51, Pasir Ris Drive 1 and Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.
10 June 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Tampines Street 21, 23, 32 and 33, Tampines Avenue 7 and Tampines Bus Interchange.
24 June 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Tampines Avenue 7 and 9, Tampines Street 41, 42, 43 and 45 and Tampines Bus Interchange.
24 June 2014, Tuesday
Bus service between Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Choa Chu Kang Drive, Choa Chu Kang North 5 and 6, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, Yew Tee and Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
30 June 2014, Monday