Resorts World Sentosa RWS8

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With effect from 1 July 2016 (Friday), Tong Tar Transport Service Pte Ltd has taken over operations of RWS8 from SMRT Buses Ltd. Route variant RWS8 Staff was withdrawn on 1 July 2016. More details at our new site, Land Transport Guru

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Resorts World Sentosa RWS8 is a shuttle route between operated by SMRT Buses. It runs between Resorts World Sentosa and HarbourFront, looping at Telok Blangah Road. A staff variant (RWS8 Staff) is also operated, which serves more areas within the RWS basement.

SMRT Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SMB158P) - Service RWS8

SMRT Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SMB158P) – Service RWS8

Route Information
Route Resorts World Sentosa ↺ Telok Blangah Road (Loop)
Passes Through Sentosa Gateway
Route Length 7.0km
Travelling Time 20mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses / Hui Leong Bus Transport Services
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck bus
MAN NL323F
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Private Buses
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 13 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 07 mins
After 1930: 05 – 07 mins

History:

  • 2010 (09 Jan): Introduced between Resorts World Sentosa and HarbourFront, weeks ahead of the resort’s opening date.

Service RWS8 is a shuttle route between Resorts World Sentoa (RWS) and Harbourfront, ferrying commuters to and from RWS. The route bridges the connections between many modes of transport available from HarbourFront (Buses and MRT) to RWS located on Sentosa Island. The route charges a flat fare of $2.00, inclusive of Sentosa admission fee.


^ Boarding queue at Telok Blangah Road (VivoCity)

The service is operated on a contract awarded to SMRT Buses, and patrons of RWS rely on the route as the main connection between HarbourFront MRT and RWS on a daily basis. The number “8” was most likely chosen on auspicious grounds.

Formerly operating on a full OC500LE fleet, it now uses various buses from Ang Mo Kio Depot. Well known to be the ‘slackest route to drive’, the timetable offers a 10-minute layover between 20-minute trips. During special days and festive events, more buses will be added to cope with increase in passenger demand.

Route variants

  • RWS8 (Staff): Telok Blangah Road ↺ Universal Studios (Back of House)
    Currently contracted to SMRT and subcontracted to other private bus operators (like Hui Leong bus). This service only calls at 14121 HarbourFront Stn. Employee passes must be presented at boarding.

Fare: A flat fare of $2.00 for inbound trip (inclusive of Sentosa admission charges), paid by EZ-Link Card or Cash. Outbound rides from Resorts World Sentosa are free. Concessionary fares are not applicable to this service.

Fleet: Service RWS8′s fleet comprises of a mix of MAN NL323F, Mercedes-Benz OC500LEs and Citaros.

Route Information: (Service RWS8)

Loop Service
  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Telok Blangah Road
    – VivoCity
    – HarbourFront Stn
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa

Special Departures:

  • RWS Basement Vivocity (Telok Blangah Road)
    Weekends & Public Holiday Nights

On weekend and public holiday nights, private coaches by Hui Leong Bus Transport Services will also be deployed on RWS8, ferrying passengers on the free sector from RWS Basement to Vivocity only. This helps ease the outflow of people from Sentosa in addition to the SMRT Buses deployed on RWS8 which does the full loop.

Service RWS8 at a glance

Service RWS8 at a glance

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Service RWS8 Staff is mainly operated by Hui Leong Bus Transport Services, with some daily scheduled crossover trips by SMRT Buses from RWS8. The RWS Employee is required to show his/her RWS Staff Pass before boarding this service from HarbourFront Station bus stop along Telok Blangah Road.

Fare: Free

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Telok Blangah Road
    – HarbourFront Stn
    Sentosa Gateway 
  • RWS Basement 1
    – USS Wardrobe
  • RWS Basement 2
    – Casino Wardrobe
    – Central Wardrobe
    – Hard Rock Hotel
    – Ballroom
    Sentosa Gateway 
  • Telok Blangah Road
    -HarbourFront Stn

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4 thoughts on “Resorts World Sentosa RWS8

  1. Pingback: Resorts World Sentosa RWS8 | Public Buses SG

  2. “On weekend and public holiday nights, private coaches by Hui Leong Bus Transport Services will also be deployed on RWS8, ferrying passengers on the free sector from RWS Basement to Vivocity only. This helps ease the outflow of people from Sentosa in addition to the SMRT Buses deployed on RWS8 which does the full loop.”, does “free sector” mean that when we board the NORMAL RWS8 from RWS to Vivocity, we do not have to pay the $2 fare?

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