Shuttle Bus Services

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Shuttle Bus Services will resume from Sem 2, AY2020

  • All students are required to wear face mask, and turn on TraceTogether App/Token at all times.

  • No students is allowed to board the bus if he/she is not wearing face mask or did not turn on TraceTogether App/Token.

  • We would require students to scan a QR code and enter their particulars, for contact tracing by RP. Alternatively, students can fill in the Contact Tracing Form here.

  • Students are to refrain from talking on board and while waiting for bus, to prevent spread of droplets.

  • Students who are not well should not board the bus.

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 e-student card and TraceTogether app. This service is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.


When?

Lesson days in AY2020 Semester 2.

Operating Period 

Shuttle Bus service is available in Semester 2 of Academic Year 2020.


Teaching Weeks Monday, 19 October 2020 – Monday, 7 December 2020
13 November is non-school day, no shuttle bus service available
7 weeks
Teaching Weeks Monday, 4 January 2021 – Tuesday, 16 February 2021
1 January, 11  & 12 February are non-school days, no shuttle bus service available
6 weeks

Notes:
1. Dates are correct at the 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. Students need to show their e-student cards and TraceTogether App 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
  Estimated Departure (from Sengkang MRT station) 7:15 am 7:25 am 7:35 am
  Estimated Arrival 7:50 am 8:00 am 8:10 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 or at the departure time.
  • The shuttle buses are 40-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
*Estimated Departure (from Tampines MRT station) 6:50 am 7:00 am 7:10 am 7:20 am
*Estimated Arrival (at RP) 7:40 am 7:50 am 8:00 am 8:10 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 40-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.