SBS Transit Bus Service 8

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SBS Transit Bus 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.

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
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

Route History

Introduced in 1990, 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.

Special Departures:

Macpherson Rd (Bef Davidson Rd) → Tampines Int
Weekdays: 0606hrs

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

Fleet: Service 8′s fleet has a majority of Volvo B9TL Wrights 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

Kim Keat Link

Lor 6 Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh Int

Toa Payoh Int

Lor 6 Toa Payoh

Kim Keat Link

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

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:

1990: Introduced by SBS Transit as a trunk service, plying Pasir Ris – Toa Payoh

1992: Shortened to Tampines – 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.

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

2011: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2011.

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External Links:

TransitLink E-Guide

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References:

http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 8

  1. SBS Transit Service 8 was re-introduced on 1 March 1990 from Pasir Ris to Toa Payoh.

    Amended on 18 September 1995 for Temasek Polytechnic version.

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