Shuttle Bus Services

RP Shuttle Bus Services

Republic Polytechnic (RP) students who live in the eastern and north-eastern parts of Singapore have no direct MRT to Woodlands. During the morning peak periods, public buses are usually very crowded when nearing bus-stops outside Sengkang and Tampines MRTs.

In recognition of this, RP offers one-way shuttle bus services on weekdays to ferry students from Sengkang and Tampines MRT stations to RP. These free shuttle bus services are only available during the morning peak periods of the academic term and exclude weekends, public holidays, polytechnic examination periods, study periods and school vacation periods.

Shuttle Bus Service at a Glance

What?

COMPLIMENTARY one-way shuttle bus services for RP students.


Where?

Near Sengkang and Tampines MRT stations.

How?

Simply present your student card. This service is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.


When?

For AY2019 Semester 1, bus services will start on 15 April 2019.

Operating Period

These are the operating periods for Semester 1 of Academic Year 2019.

Teaching Weeks Mon, 15 April 2019 to Friday, 7 June 2019 
26 April, 1 May and 5 June are Public Holidays, no shuttle bus services are available
8 weeks
Teaching Weeks Mon, 1 July 2019 to Tuesday, 13 August 2019 
9 August is a Public Holiday, no shuttle bus services are available
6.5 weeks

*Note: Dates are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.


Pickup Points

During the semester RP students can take the one-way shuttle bus services to RP from the following locations. They need to show their valid student cards when boarding the bus.

Sengkang MRT Station


sengkang shuttle bus

Pick-up Point: Taxi Stand near Exit C of Sengkang MRT station.

Alighting Point: Bus stop directly in front of the Republic Polytechnic Centre.

Travel Route: The buses will ply from Sengkang Square, Sengkang East Way, Sengkang East Road, TPE, SLE into Woodlands Ave 2. There are no stops in between.

Estimated Service Timings:

      1st Bus  2nd Bus 3rd  Bus 4th Bus 5th Bus
  Estimated Departure (from Sengkang MRT station)  7:10 am 7:15 am 7:20 am 7:25 am 7:25 am
  Estimated Arrival  7:45 am  7:50 am  7:55 am 8:00 am  8:00 am

*Arrival timings may vary due to adverse traffic conditions. 

Do take note:
  • The shuttle buses will arrive 5 - 10 minutes before departure time for students to start boarding. The buses will depart when they are full.
  • The shuttle buses are 46-seaters and for the safety of passengers, no standing is allowed on the bus.
  • Students are advised to not wait beyond the last scheduled bus; and should consider taking public transport instead.

Tampines MRT station


tampines shuttle bus

Pick-up Point: Taxi-stand near Exit B of Tampines MRT station, along Tampines Central 4. 

Alighting Point: Bus stop directly in front of the Republic Polytechnic Centre. 

Travel Route: The bus will ply from Tampines Central 4, Central 1, Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Avenue 5, TPE, SLE into Woodlands Ave 2. There are no stops in between. 

Estimated Service Timings:

1st Bus 2nd Bus 3rd Bus 4th Bus 5th Bus
*Estimated Departure (from Tampines MRT station) 6:45 am 6:50 am 6:55 am 7:00 am 7:05 am
*Estimated Arrival (at RP) 7:30 am 7:40 am 7:45 am 7:50 am 7:55 am

*Arrival timings may vary due to adverse traffic conditions. 

Do take note: 
  • The shuttle buses will arrive 5 -10 minutes before departure time for student to start boarding. The buses will depart when they are full.
  • The shuttle buses are 46-seaters and for the safety of passengers, no standing is allowed on the bus.
  • Students are advised to not wait beyond the last scheduled bus; and should consider taking public transport instead.
 

For more information

To find out more about the RP shuttle bus services or to share some feedback, please contact our Office of Student Support.