Group will continue to operate buses from Loyang bus depot until at least 2023


Go-Ahead Group has won a two-year extension to its contract with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to continue operating around 450 buses in the Loyang region of the city state.

The extension, granted on the basis of strong operational performance, will begin in September 2021 and run until September 2023. This follows the initial five-year contract which saw the Group’s entry into the Singapore bus market in September 2016.

Go-Ahead says it has drawn on its experience as the largest bus operator in London to export best practice to the Singaporean operations. Colleagues from Go-Ahead London who have spent time working with Go-Ahead Singapore have, similarly, brought back skills and knowledge that are now adding value to the group’s UK operations.

In its four years of operation, Go-Ahead Singapore has introduced a series of new services on behalf of the LTA, has helped improve customer satisfaction and has applied innovative IT systems which improve efficiency of drivers and engineers.

“Our experienced management team has led the delivery of remarkable performance on behalf of the LTA in recent years and has played an important part in Singapore’s response to the COVID-19 crisis,” said David Brown, the group’s chief executive.

Andrew Thompson, managing director of Go-Ahead Singapore, added: “Today’s announcement is the result of much hard work by the 1,000 colleagues based at Loyang Depot. We are grateful to the Authority for the trust they have put in us and will continue to serve passengers with a safe and reliable bus network.”

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