Chinatown Direct CT8

Chinatown Direct CT8 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 and New Bridge Road Terminal via Chinatown. It is one of three Chinatown Direct services in operation.


^ SBS Transit Scania K230UB (SBS8982P) – Service CT8

Route Information
Route Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 ↔ New Bridge Road Bus Terminal WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio MRT, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 16.8km (D1) | 16.5km (D2)
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Shifts
Departure Times from T1 1000 – 1636 (Weekdays)
0959 – 2023 (Saturdays)
0959 – 2014 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 1056 – 1656 (Weekdays)
1056 – 2156 (Sat/Sun/PH)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: 15 – 36 mins
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: 20 – 35 mins
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –

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Extension of operating hours (2015):

Operating hours for Chinatown Direct CT8 will be extended on various days leading up to the Lunar New Year period as such:

Operation hours of Chinatown Direct services  leading up to Lunar New Year 2015

Operation hours of Chinatown Direct services leading up to Lunar New Year 2015

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SBST Release poster

SBST Release poster

History:

  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares, and no route amendments so far.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Chinatown Direct CT8 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT18 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Ang Mo Kio with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the 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.

Currently, CT8 is the most successful of Chinatown Direct routes, with high commuter traffic throughout the day. Frequency has been stepped up since its introduction in 2005.

Originally using the green-background destination signs, they have been phased out in favour of electronic route displays installed on wheelchair-accessible buses. Despite starting and ending at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, buses running on CT8 currently use Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange as a layover point. No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Terminal.

For more information, visit the Chinatown Direct article.

Card / Cash fares for Chinatown Direct services
Child (Card) Free
Student &
Senior Citizen
$1.10
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $2.00
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholders

Fleet: CT8′s fleet comprises Scania K230UB buses which perform trips of Townlink 268 during Weekday peak hours.

Route Limitations: None. Uses single-deck buses due to insufficient demand.

Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6:

  • Weekdays: 10:04 10:19 10:44 11:09 11:31 11:53 12:28 13:03 13:38 13:58 14:18 14:53 15:29 16:04 16:40
  • Saturday**: 10:03 10:33 11:03 11:33 12:03 12:40 13:17 13:53 14:30 15:06 15:42 16:16 16:51 17:25 17:55 18:25 18:55 19:25 19:56 20:27
  • Sunday/PH: 10:03 10:33 11:03 11:35 12:07 12:39 13:13 13:47 14:22 14:55 15:29 16:02 16:32 17:05 17:35 18:05 18:37 19:10 19:43 20:18

Departure Times from New Bridge Road Ter:

  • Weekdays: 10:56 11:32 12:07 12:43 13:19 13:56 14:31 15:08 15:45 16:21 16:56
  • Saturday**: 10:56 11:26 11:56 12:26 13:00 13:33 14:07 14:41 15:15 15:49 16:22 16:55 17:27 17:59 18:31 19:04 19:37 20:10 20:44 21:20 21:56
  • Sunday/PH: 10:56 11:26 11:56 12:26 12:58 13:30 14:02 14:34 15:07 15:39 16:11 16:44 17:17 17:50 18:22 18:55 19:27 20:00 20:32 21:00 21:28 21:56

** – Includes Christmas Eve and New Years’ Day

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Central Expressway (CTE)
  • Havelock Road
  • New Bridge Rd
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Upp Cross St
  • Central Expressway (CTE)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
Chinatown Direct CT8 at a glance

Chinatown Direct CT8 at a glance

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Gallery:

SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O405 () - Chinatown Direct CT8

SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O405 DM (SBS543B) – Chinatown Direct CT8, circa 2010

SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O405 () - Chinatown Direct CT8

SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O405 DM CAC (SBS3798M) – Chinatown Direct CT8, circa 2009

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External Links:

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References:

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