SBS Transit Bus Service 10

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SBS Transit Bus Service 10 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and Kent Ridge, passing through East Coast, Old Airport, Shenton Way and Pasir Panjang. During weekday peak hours, a fast-forward route variant (Service 10e) is also operated.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Kent Ridge Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Simpang Bedok, Upper East Coast, East Coast, Tanjong Katong, Shenton Way, HarbourFront, Telok Blangah, Pasir Panjang
Route Length 31.9km (D1) | 32.0km (D2)
Travelling Time Peak hours: 135mins
AM Off-Peak: 120mins
PM Off-Peak: 105mins
First/Last trips: 85mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0500 – 2300 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 0000 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0615 – 0000 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 15 mins
After 1930: 11 – 19 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 14 mins
After 1930: 14 – 19 mins

Route History

Service 10 is a trunk route spanning East and West, connecting the housing estates and suburbs of Tampines, Upper East Coast, East Coast and Pasir Panjang with the City areas of HarbourFront, Shenton Way and Nicoll Highway. Much of its current route has been retained ever since the 1970s.

Weekday peak-hour demand is strong, with many residents at East Coast and Old Airport relying on this service and its Fast-Forward variant (10e) to commute between home and the Shenton Way business district. Demand between Kent Ridge and the CBD is weaker. Before the opening of the Circle Line Stage 4/5, this service was highly popular for students of NUS, commuting between HarbourFront and Kent Ridge.

Off-peak demand is moderate to weak, mostly from shuttling residents between HarbourFront, East Coast, Upper East Coast and Tampines. Weekend frequencies are generally poor as SBS Transit adds resources preferentially to Service 14, which also plies East Coast but connects to the Orchard shopping district.

Service 10 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 26 Mar 2012. It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards.

Trivia: Service 10 is one of only three trunk routes to start at 5:00am (alongside Service 119 and 154), but the only one to start at 5:00am daily.

Special Departures:

  • Mountbatten Road (Mountbatten Voc Sch)  Tampines Interchange
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0625hrs, 0634hrs

Route Variants: 

  • SBS Transit Fast Forward 10e
    Bedok Road ⇄ Anson Rd / Shenton Way

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 10′s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TLs, with a minority of other bus models. Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were added under the BSEP scheme, one in 2013 and a second in 2014.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Simei Ave
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • Upp East Coast Rd
  • East Coast Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Dunman Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • Nicoll Highway
  • Collyer Quay
  • Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
  • Keppel Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
  • Clementi Rd
  • Kent Ridge Ter
  • Kent Ridge Ter
  • Clementi Rd
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Keppel Rd
  • Anson Rd
  • Robinson Rd
  • Fullerton Rd
  • Esplanade Dr
  • Nicoll Highway
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
  • Dunman Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • East Coast Rd
  • Upp East Coast Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Simei Ave
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Int

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 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:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Rd/Upper Changi Road and Prince Edward Rd, via East Coast Rd and operated by Associated Bus Services. Later extended to Shipyard Rd (Jurong Industrial Estate) that same year.
  • 1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • ???: Terminus relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km
  • 1978: Amended to Jurong Bus Interchange, near Jurong Port Road and Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
  • 1979: Amended to Bedok Interchange from Chai Chee Ter
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Extended to Somapah Interchange, near the current Singapore Expo (Upp Changi Rd 15.5km)
  • 1984: Extended to Tampines Ave 5 (Roadside) Terminal.
  • 1987 (25 Nov): Extended to Tampines Bus Interchange.
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Shortened to Clementi Int with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1994: Amended to ply Tanjong Katong Road, Dunman Road and Old Airport Road instead of the full stretch of Mountbatten Road.
  • 1999 (07 Mar): Shortened to Kent Ridge Terminal.
  • 1999-2001: Amended to Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge), skipping Empress Place
  • 2004 (20 Apr) to 2004 (06 Dec): Diverted via Kallang Road due to the collapse of Nicoll Highway.
  • 2006 (19 Mar) to 2008 (28 Dec): Diverted via Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd in both directions due to the construction of Dakota MRT Station.
  • 2005 (19 Sep): Introduction of peak-hour variant Fast-Forward 10e.

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 1999: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1999.

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External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide

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References:

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