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VENGA SUBRAMANIAM

18/Nov/2021

TRANSPORT operator ComfortDelGro Corporation, ComfortDelGro: C52 0% through its wholly-owned private bus company ComfortDelGro Bus, is set to to operate Singapore’s largest electrified private bus fleet after winning a S$30 million contract to operate the shuttle bus service at the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus.

In a press statement on Thursday (Nov 18), the transport operator said the multi-year contract is for the electrification of the university’s entire fleet of shuttle service buses.

The NUS electric buses, which will begin operations from third quarter of 2022, will continue to serve the 8 existing shuttle bus routes within the campus covering NUS Kent Ridge campus, University Town as well as NUS Bukit Timah campus daily from 7 am to 11 pm, including public holidays.

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They will be wheelchair accessible and equipped with smart features such as a telematics system, an anti-fatigue system as well as a forward collision and side collision warning system, ComfortDelGro noted.

Chief executive of ComfortDelGro Bus, Stephen Chow said the tender to operate the fleet is in line with the sustainability goals of both ComfortDelGro Bus and NUS.

“We are not new to providing the NUS shuttle service as we have been doing so for nearly 2 decades. But, to prepare us for the transition towards electrification, we had in July this year trialled an electric bus as part of the NUS shuttle service and that has given us insights as to how we can better manage when the entire fleet will be electrified next year,” he added.