Chinatown Direct CT28 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running from New Bridge Road Terminal and looping at Clementi Avenue 4 via Chinatown. It is one of three Chinatown Direct services in operation, and only operates during the Chinese New Year period.
CT28 will operate from 16 Jan 2016 – 7 Feb 2016
|Route||New Bridge Road Bus Terminal ↺ Clementi Avenue 4|
|Passes Through||Clementi Avenue 2, AYE, CTE, Chinatown|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Any 3 BBDEP/ARBP buses
|Departure Times from T1||Operates during Chinese New Year Period Only. See below for timings.|
|Departure Times from looping point||Operates during Chinese New Year Period Only. See below for timings.|
After 1930: –
2016 Operating Hours
|Chinatown Direct CT28||Weekdays||Saturdays||Sundays||Lunar New Year Eve||Chinese New Year Public Holidays|
|18 – 22 Jan,
25 – 29 Jan,
1 – 5 Feb
|16, 23, 30 Jan,
|17, 24, 31 Jan||7 Feb||8, 9 Feb|
|From Clementi Avenue 4|
|First Bus||1000hrs||1000hrs||1000hrs||1000hrs||Not In Service|
|From New Bridge Rd Terminal|
|First Bus||1100hrs||1100hrs||1100hrs||1100am||Not In Service|
- 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Clementi Avenue 4 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
- 2008 (21 Jul): Downgraded from daily service to pre-Chinese New Year period service only. Converted to loop at Clementi Avenue 4 (previously bi-directional)
Chinatown Direct CT28 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT8 and CT18, connecting residential estates in Clementi with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the AYE and CTE, the route offers fast and direct connection for commuters who would otherwise have to rely on feeder buses and transfers between MRT lines to reach Chinatown.
Originally using the red-background destination signs for easy distinction, they have been phased out on newer buses with electronic route displays. Due to severely insufficient demand, CT28 was converted to operate only during the pre-CNY period from July 2008, but still experiences low demand during its operational days.
- Clementi Avenue 4 (Bet Blks 315/318) → New Bridge Road Terminal
Operating Days Only: 1000hrs, 1030hrs, 1100hrs
- 2009: 16 Jan to 25 Jan
- 2010: 05 Feb to 13 Feb
- 2011: 24 Jan to 02 Feb
- 2012: 01 Jan to 22 Jan
- 2013: 19 Jan to 09 Feb
- 2014: 11 Jan to 30 Jan
- 2015: 31 Jan to 18 Feb
- 2016: 16 Jan to 07 Feb
|Card / Cash fares for Chinatown Direct services|
|Adult, PWD*, WTCS**||$2.00|
|*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholders
|Loop Service (via Clementi Ave 4)|
* – Route length is calculated starting from New Bridge Road Ter.