SBS Transit Bus Service 18

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Bus Service 18 will be extended to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange from 18 December 2016.

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SBS Transit Bus Service 18 is a residential route between Tampines and Bedok, serving Bedok Reservior and Bedok North Road. It loops within Bedok Bus Interchange.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Bedok Bus Interchange (Loop) 
Passes Through Tampines Avenue 2/7, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok North Avenue 2
Route Length 14.5km
Travelling Time 70mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0515 – 0000 (Mon-Sat)
0545 – 0000 (Sun/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 13 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 16 – 18 mins
After 1930: 12 – 18 mins

Route History

Originally introduced as Bedok – Tampines St 22 (Loop) in 1984 before being extended to Tampines Interchange in 1988, Service 18 is a supplementary residential route connecting Tampines and Bedok. It was amended to Bedok North Street 2 with the opening of Bedok Temporary Interchange to increase bus connectivity for residents in the area.

This route has limited demand due to duplication with many other services along the Bedok-Tampines stretch, e.g. 28, 67, 168. However, it serves as a direct route for residents along Tampines Ave 2 to Bedok without bus transfers. The route formerly operated with high-capacity articulated buses before they were sold off in 2003.

Service 18 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 07 Mar 2011.

Special Departures:

Bedok North Drive (Bedok Int)  Tampines Interchange
Weekdays, Sat: 0530hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs

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

Route Information:

Loop Service (Tampines Interchange via Bedok Interchange)
Tampines Int

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Ave 2

Tampines Ave 1

Bedok Reservoir Rd

Bedok North Ave 3

Bedok North Rd

Bedok North Ave 2

Bedok North Int

Bedok Int

Bedok Int

Bedok North Ave 2

Bedok North Rd

Bedok North Ave 3

Bedok Reservoir Rd

Tampines Ave 1

Tampines Ave 2

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Int

Operator History:

1984 – 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:

1984: Introduced as Bedok – Tampines St 22 (Loop)

1988: Extended to Tampines Int and made to loop at Bedok. Deleted sectors (Tampines Street 22) covered by Service 292.

2011 (07 Mar): Designated Wheelchair Accessible Bus Service (WAB)

2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok North Rd / Bedok North Ave 2 with the opening of Bedok Temporary Int

2014 (30 Nov): Amended to the new Bedok Int, skips bus stop along Bedok North Interchange (Blk 204)

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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