SBS Transit Service 9

SBS Transit Service 9 is a circular trunk route connecting Bedok and Changi Airfreight Center through Simpang Bedok, Simei, Tampines and Loyang Avenue. It is one of three daily trunk services to Changi Airfreight Center (formerly known as Changi Airport Cargo Complex).

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9338T) – Service 9

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airfreight Center
Passes Through Simpang Bedok, Simei, Tampines, Loyang Avenue
Route Length 32.4km
Travelling Time 130mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Scania K230UB

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Shifts Weekdays: 7AM-7PM / 1E / 11S / 2T (20 buses)
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 17 mins
After 1930: 13 – 20 mins

History:

  • Original route between Lor 1 Geylang and Changi Point
  • 1981: Amended via Loyang Ave and Loyang Way due to breakup of Upp Changi Rd for Changi Airport construction. Integrated with 391 and extended to loop at Changi Airport Cargo Complex.
  • 1987: Amended via Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd, Tampines St 31, Ave 2, Ave 7, Loyang Ave. Skipped Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd and Loyang Way in both directions.
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to Bedok Int, amended to Simpang Bedok
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Terminates at Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange. Amended to call at the bus stops outside Bedok Station in both directions.

Service 9 is a popular inter-town route between Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Loyang and Changi Village. The sector between Simei and Changi Airfreight Terminal experiences high weekday peak demand from the factories and offices at Changi, in addition to resident commute between estates.

Changi Airfreight Center is a restricted area and only staff with valid passes are allowed to enter. Auxiliary police officers will board the bus to check for staff passes at the Police Pass Office along Airline Road. Visitors who do not have a pass are to alight and re-board the bus after it returns from completing its loop within the Airfreight Center (at a separate bus stop). Upon tapping out of the bus, the exit reader will display “Ride Suspended”. It will resume the journey when one taps onboard the same service after the bus comes out of the Airfreight Center. Cash-paying passengers will still have to pay a full fare to their journey after they board the bus.

Special Departures:

  • Airport Cargo Road (Airfreight Ter Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays, Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • 9A: Bedok Int → Loyang Avenue (Blk 149A)
    Weekdays PM Peak only

Fare: See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 9′s fleet has a majority of Volvo Olympians as well as minority of other buses.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Airport Cargo Rd)
  • Bedok Temp Int
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Simei Ave
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei Rd
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Loyang Ave
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Airline Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airline Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Loyang Ave
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei Ave
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Temp Int
Service 9 at a glance

Service 9 at a glance

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Operator History:

  • Pre-1980s – 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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References:

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