Go-Ahead Singapore Launches Second Tranche of Bus Services 

18 September 2016 - Go-Ahead Singapore today commenced operations of the remaining 11 of 24 existing public bus services under the Loyang Bus Package. The services are 2, 6, 15, 17, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403 and 518, covering areas including Bedok, Changi, Loyang and Orchard. The company has also assumed responsibility for managing the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.

The 11 services are part of the Government's bus contracting mode. The first bus to enter commuter service was a Mercedes Citaro from Bedok on Service 17. 

Go-Ahead Singapore now operates 24 bus services, with a 25th to be launched in 2017. Approximately 700 bus captains are employed and the vehicle fleet is just under 400 buses, all of which are based at Loyang Depot.  

David Cutts, Deputy Chairman, who oversaw the launch, commented: "Our staff have worked hard to reach this point and are dedicated to providing a quality service. I would also like to thank the LTA, NTWU and SBS Transit for working closely with us on the transition." 

Service 17, one of Go-Ahead Singapore’s 11 routes to begin service under the second tranche of its bus service launch, pulls into Pasir Ris Interchange

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About Go-Ahead Singapore

Go-Ahead Singapore is a new bus operating company devoted to delivering safe, reliable and friendly services for commuters in Singapore. From September 2016, it has begun operating 24 bus routes and another one from 2017 in the Loyang district for a period of five years under the new Bus Contracting Model. These services will operate out of the Loyang Bus Depot, and serve areas including Pasir Ris, Punggol, Changi, Tampines, Bedok and Sengkang. In addition, Go-Ahead Singapore will manage the Pasir Ris and Punggol bus interchanges.

Go-Ahead Singapore is a subsidiary of The Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading public transport providers with more than a billion passenger journeys made on its services each year.