Transtar Travel and Tours took delivery of 10 Scania K-series coaches.
Painted in the Transtar Cross-border livery, these buses were officially handed over by Scania Singapore at Travel Malaysia 2017, held at Singapore Expo last week. Specifically, Transtar acquired five units of the Scania K250IB and five units of the Scania K360IB.
The expansion to the existing bus fleet will enable the company to introduce two new cross-border bus routes.
The first cross-border bus route TS3 will be introduced in December 2017, providing direct service from Marina Square, Marina Bay, Chinatown and Orchard areas to Johor Bahru through Woodlands Checkpoint.
Cross-border bus route TS6, which plies between Buona Vista and Gelang Patah Sentral (GP Sentral) bus terminal, will be introduced in April 2018. TS6 provides convenient cross-border connection from Buona Vista, One-north, Kent Ridge, Clementi and Tuas to the west of Johor Bahru, through Second Link.
The new link will bring great convenience to commuters travelling between Tuas and Johor Bahru by bus. Currently, as walk-ins to Tuas Checkpoint is prohibited, commuters from Tuas will have to travel back to Boon Lay or Jurong East, to get on to the cross-border bus services provided by Causeway Link.
Source: TTR Weekly