The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is putting more buses on the road to help commuters get around. Under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), LTA partners public bus operators to significantly increase bus capacity and enhance bus service levels to benefit commuters.
From the original 550 buses, the BSEP has expanded by another 450 buses, bringing the total to 1,000 new Government-funded buses. The expanded BSEP will also provide more resources to double the number of new routes from 40 announced previously to 80. Bus crowdedness and waiting times will also be progressively improved, especially during peak periods. Bus commuters will enjoy a shorter waiting time and more space on board. Majority of the BSEP improvements will be implemented by end 2016.
More Information about BSEP
- Check out this video to find out how commuters have been benefiting since the BSEP was launched in 2012.
- Click to find out the considerations of the bus planners in this video.
List of new bus services that have been implemented under BSEP
New supplementary service from Hougang Ave 1 to Serangoon (loop)
Click here to search the Interactive Map for details on the bus service route information.
Click here to view the geographical distribution of enhancements to existing bus services and new bus services.
City Direct Bus Services - Your One Ride to the CBD
This new bus service, known as "City Direct", is operated by private bus operators and it provides commuters with better connectivity between their homes and the Central Business District (CBD).
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.
More commuters in the heartlands will enjoy direct journeys to the Central Business District (CBD) with the implementation of five new City Direct Services (CDS) from February and March 2016. This brings the total number of CDS to 20.
These services will operate on weekday morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays.
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.