Shuttle Bus Services

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Announcements:

Shuttle Bus Services are temporarily unavailable from 26 July 2021 due to the pandemic measures.

Please visit this site regularly on updates to the shuttle bus services.


When taking the Shuttle bus:

  • Show your electronic student pass (from RP Connect App) when boarding.

  • Scan a QR code (to be provided by the bus coordinator) and enter your particulars, for contact tracing by RP, Alternatively, students can fill in the Contact Tracing Form here.

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

  • 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.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to catch the earlier buses, to avoid bunching of students catching the last few buses.

  • Students who did not queue or jump queue will not be allowed to board the bus.

  • Students engaing in any misconduct are subject to disciplinary actions and the punitive actions to be imposed may include dismissal, suspension and/or other penalties.

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 AY2021 Semester 1 and 2.

Operating Period 

Bus Services not available currently

 

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:  

 From May   1st Bus   2nd Bus 
Estimated Departure (from Sengkang MRT station) 7:15 am 7:25 am
Estimated Arrival 7:55 am 8:05 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 45-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.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to catch the earlier buses, to avoid bunching of students catching the last few buses.

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:  
From May  1st Bus   2nd Bus  3rd Bus 
Estimated Departure (from Tampines MRT station) 7:00 am 7:10 am 7:15 am
Estimated Arrival
7:45 am 7:55 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 student to start boarding. The buses will depart when they are full.
  • The shuttle buses are 45-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.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to catch the earlier buses, to avoid bunching of students catching the last few buses.