SBS Transit Service 8

SBS Transit Service 8 is a trunk route connecting Tampines and Toa Payoh through Kaki Bukit and MacPherson. Along with Service 28 and 31, it is one of three services plying between Tampines and Toa Payoh.

SBST Volvo Olympian (SBS9510L) – Service 8, with advert wrap for NEA

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Kaki Bukit, Ubi, MacPherson, PIE
Route Length 18.0km (D1) | 17.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Volvo Olympian
Volvo B10M Mark IV

Scania K230UB
Shifts Weekdays: Changi 8AM-8PM / 3E / 7S; Braddell 6AM-6PM / 4S (28 buses)
Saturdays: Changi 5AM-4PM / 2E / 3T; Braddell 6AM-5PM / 2T (18 buses)
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2300 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2300 (Saturday)
0600 – 2300 (Sunday/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 05 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 05 – 08 mins
After 1930: 08 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 08 mins
After 1930: 08 – 16 mins

Introduced in 1989, Service 8 is an inter-town route serving between Toa Payoh and Tampines, passing through MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines Ave 7. The route serves a unique catchment of both residents (of Toa Payoh, Kaki Bukit and Tampines) and workers heading to the industrial estates (around Ubi and MacPherson), leading to high patronage throughout the day. Double-deck buses make up the bulk of the fleet, but single-deck buses are more common during weekends.

Due to close proximity to future Downtown Line (Stage 3) stations, demand will likely be affected by the opening of the new line, scheduled for 2017.

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 8′s fleet has a majority of Volvo Olympians as well as minority of other buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Eunos Link
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Eunos Link
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Int
Service 8 at a glance

Service 8 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 1989: Re-introduced between Pasir Ris and Toa Payoh
  • 1992: Amended to ply from Tampines to Toa Payoh
  • 1995: Amended with the opening of Temasek Polytechnic to ply:
    – (Direction 1) Tampines Ave 1, (Ave 10), Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd instead of Tampines Ave 1, Bedok Reservoir Rd.
    – (Direction 2) Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, (Tampines Ave 10), Ave 1 instead of Bedok Reservoir Rd, Tampines Ave 1.
  • 2011 (04 Sep): No longer calls at the bus stop after Moonstone Lane along Serangoon Rd due to the closure of Whampoa North.

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References:

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