Go-Ahead takes over its remaining 11 routes, with one more to come in 2017

New public transport operator Go-Ahead Singapore rolled out its remaining 11 bus services on Sunday (Sept 18) morning, and took over management of the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.
New public transport operator Go-Ahead Singapore rolled out its remaining 11 bus services on Sunday (Sept 18) morning, and took over management of the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI

SINGAPORE - New public transport operator Go-Ahead Singapore rolled out its remaining 11 bus services on Sunday (Sept 18) morning, and took over management of the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.

Bus services 2, 6, 12, 15, 17, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403 and 518 hit the roads two weeks after Go-Ahead rolled out its first 13 service routes on Sept 4.

Go-Ahead will launch its 25th bus service in 2017.

In a statement, Go-Ahead deputy chairman David Cutts thanked the Land Transport Authority, National Transport Workers' Union and incumbent bus operator SBS Transit for helping Go-Ahead take over the routes.

"Our staff have worked hard to reach this point and are dedicated to providing a quality service," said Mr Cutts. The fleet of around 400 buses is helmed by 700-odd bus drivers.

Last November, the British firm won a $497.7 million contract for the five-year rights to bus routes in the eastern part of the island, under the Loyang Bus Package of the new government bus contracting model.

 

The contract gives Go-Ahead the rights to routes for areas including Pasir Ris, Punggol, Changi, Tampines, Bedok and Sengkang.

The services run out of the Loyang Bus Depot, and Go-Ahead Singapore also assumes management of the Pasir Ris and Punggol bus interchanges.