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).

This service will be wheelchair accessible from 03 December 2014.

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

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airfreight Center (Loop) WAB_logo_20px
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
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 20 mins

Route History

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 heavy resident commute between estates. As such, a bulk of the fleet is comprised of double-deck buses.

Changi Airfreight Centre 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 Centre (at a separate bus stop opposite Police Pass Office).

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 Centre. Cash-paying passengers will still have to pay a full fare to their journey after they board the bus.

Alongside Services 19 and 89, Service 9 is one of three daily trunk services to Changi Airfreight Center (formerly known as Changi Airport Cargo Complex).

Special Departures:

  • Airport Cargo Road (Airfreight Ter Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays, Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 370)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0645hrs

Shortworking Trips:

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

Fare: See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 9′s fleet consists a mix of Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympian, Volvo B10M, Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses.

Route Information:
(Roads located within Changi Airfreight Centre are indicated in red)

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

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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History:

  • ~1978: Introduced between Lor 1 Geylang and Changi Point
  • 1983 (25 Jun): Integrated with Services 391 and 395, extended to loop at Changi Airport Cargo Complex as part of the 1983 Changi Airport Bus Plan
  • 1988: Amended to Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd / Tampines St 31, Ave 2, Ave 7, Loyang Ave, deleting existing sectors along Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd and Loyang Way.
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to Bedok Int, amended to Simpang Bedok
  • 1995 (15 Nov): Amended to Simei Ave and St 3, serving Simei estate
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Terminates at Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange. Amended to call at the bus stops outside Bedok Station in both directions.
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Terminates at the new Bedok Bus Interchange.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Service 9

  1. Pingback: Service 9 | Public Buses SG

  2. timothymok

    On 15th November 1995, amended to ply Simei Estate.

    Its amended route was:
    Direction 1:
    Upper Changi Rd East, Simei Ave, Simei St 3, Simei Rd instead of Upper Changi Rd East, Simei Rd.

    Direction 2:
    Simei Rd, Simei St 3, Simei Ave, Upper Changi Rd East instead of Simei Rd, Upper Changi Rd East.

    In 1998, amended to Bedok Rd and Upp Changi Rd.

    Its amended route was:
    Direction 1:
    New Upper Changi Rd, Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd, Simei Ave.

    Direction 2:
    Simei Ave, Upp Changi Rd, Bedok Rd, New Upper Changi Rd.

    Introduced in 1978 as a service between Lor 1 Geylang and Changi Point.

    Reply

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