WHAT IS THE TRIAL ABOUT?
The On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) trial is an initiative by LTA to evaluate the feasibility of operating public bus services with routes and schedules based on real-time commuter demand, instead of following fixed routes and pre-determined timetables.
Using a mobile application, commuters will be able to book an ODPB ride by requesting to be picked up and dropped off at any bus stop within defined areas in Joo Koon, Marina-Downtown and from the Central Business District (CBD) to Bedok and Tampines via the Geylang corridor during the designated hours.
LOCATIONS OF THE ODPB TRIAL
Two public transport operators will be involved in the six-month period. SBS Transit Ltd will commence its weekday services from 17 December 2018 at two locations: Joo Koon and Marina-Downtown. The operational hours are as follows:
|Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays)
(from 17 December 2018)
|Joo Koon||11am – 3pm||8.30pm – 11.30pm|
|Marina-Downtown||11am – 3pm||8.30pm – 11.45pm|
SMRT Buses Ltd will commence the night ODPB service from 4 January 2019, in one direction from the CBD to Bedok and Tampines via the Geylang corridor. The operational hours are as follows:
|Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays
(from 4 January 2019)
|CBD to Bedok & Tampines||11.30pm – 2am|
Watch the video to find out more about the ODPB: