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New peak-period bus services in Pasir Ris, Tampines, Choa Chu Kang

Five new bus services will ply existing feeder bus routes during peak hours to alleviate crowding, reduce waiting times and improve reliability, LTA said.

SINGAPORE: Five new bus services will be introduced during peak hours to alleviate crowding, reduce waiting times and improve reliability, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday (June 2).

The five new Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) – 358P and 359P in Pasir Ris, 291P and 293P in Tampines, and 307P in Choa Chu Kang – will start operations next month. The exact start dates are:

10 June 2014 : Service 358P in Pasir Ris;
10 June 2014 : Service 359P in Pasir Ris;
24 June 2014 : Service 291P in Tampines;
24 June 2014 : Service 293P in Tampines; and
30 June 2014 : Service 307P in Choa Chu Kang

The PPSS will overlay existing feeder bus services 291, 293, 307, 358 and 359, LTA added in its statement.

All five services will charge distance-based fares, and will operate at least five trips per hour during morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays. More trips may be added based on demand, LTA said.

The new services bring the total number of PPSS to nine.

The PPSS initiative is in line with the Ministry of Transport’s announcement at the Committee of Supply 2013 to tap on the resources of private bus operators to operate short bus routes, to provide commuters with additional options to get to major transport nodes, the statement said.

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