SBS Transit Bus Service 10

SBS Transit Bus Service 10 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and Kent Ridge, passing through East Coast, Old Airport, Shenton Way and Pasir Panjang. During weekday peak hours, a fast-forward route variant (Service 10e) is also operated.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 10: Tampines ↔ Kent Ridge
Direction 1
Towards Kent Ridge
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int 
    EW2DT32
  • Tampines Central 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Simei Ave
    – Changi General Hosp
    – Opp Blk 3012
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Flextronic
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
  • Bedok Rd
    – Bedok Mkt Pl
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
    – Opp Man Fatt Lam Tp
    – Opp Excelsior Gdns
    – Aft Bedok Meth Ch
    – Eastwood Ctr
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Bedok Camp 2
    – Opp Kew Green Condo
    – Temasek Sec Sch
    – Aft Bedok Sth Ave 3
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – Aft Sennett Rd
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
    – Aft Siglap Rd
    – Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
    – St. Patrick’s Sch
    – St. Patrick’s Green
    – Opp Katong Omega Apt
    – The Holy Family Ch
    – Roxy Sq
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp Katong Shop Ctr
    – One Amber
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
  • Dunman Rd
    – Bef Old Airport Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8
    – Blk 22
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Natl Stadium
    – Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Suntec City
    – Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp AXA Twr EW15
  • Keppel Rd
    – Opp Customs Port Br HQ
    – Opp Former Railway Stn
    – Keppel Workshop
    – Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
    – Opp Keppel DP Blk 517
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity NE1CC29
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Labrador Pk Stn CC27
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn/FC CC26
    – Aft Pasir Panjang Stn
    – Aft Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Opp Gloria Man
    – Opp S’pore Science Pk II
    – Opp Luxe Ville
    – The Crystal Tabernacle Ch
    – Opp Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Opp Pasir Panjang PO
    – Aft Palm Green Condo
  • Clementi Rd
    – Kent Ridge Ter
  • Clementi Rd
    – Kent Ridge Ter
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Aft Clementi Rd
    – Bef Pasir Panjang PO
    – Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Jamiyah Halfway Hse
    – Whitehaven
    – S’pore Science Pk II
    – Gloria Man
    – Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Horizon Residences
    – Bef Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Bef Pasir Panjang Stn
    – Opp Currency Hse CC26
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd CC27
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
    – Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Keppel Rd
    – Keppel DP Blk 517
    – Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
    – Former Railway Stn
    – Customs Port Br HQ
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge CC3
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Opp Natl Stadium
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Blk 39
    – Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8
  • Dunman Rd
    – Aft Old Airport Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp One Amber
    – Katong Shop Ctr
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Roxy Sq
    – Opp The Holy Family Ch
    – Katong Omega Apt
    – NAFA Arts Kindergarten
    – Christ Meth Ch
    – Aft Dunbar Wk
    – Bef Siglap Rd
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Crescendo Bldg
    – Opp Chiang Ct
    – Opp Siglap Sth CC
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
    – The Summit
    – Aft Parbury Ave
    – Opp Temasek Sec Sch
    – Kew Green Condo
    – Opp Bedok Camp 2
  • Bedok Rd
    – Country Pk
    – Excelsior Gdns
    – Man Fatt Lam Tp
    – Aft Jln Chempaka Kuning
    – Opp Bedok Mkt Pl
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Bef Jln Pari Burong
    – Bef Changi Fire Stn
  • Simei Ave
    – Blk 3012
    – Opp Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int 
    EW2DT32
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
Passes Through Simpang Bedok, Upper East Coast, East Coast, Tanjong Katong, Shenton Way, HarbourFront, Telok Blangah, Pasir Panjang
Route Length 31.7 km (D1) | 31.7 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 – 135 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Tampines 0500 – 2300 (Daily)
Departure Times from Kent Ridge
0600 – 0000 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0615 – 0000 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 15 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 20 mins

Route History

Service 10 is a trunk route spanning East and West, connecting the housing estates and suburbs of Tampines, Upper East Coast, East Coast and Pasir Panjang with the City areas of HarbourFront, Shenton Way and Nicoll Highway. Much of its current route has been retained ever since the 1970s.

Weekday peak-hour demand is strong, with many residents at East Coast and Old Airport relying on this service and its Fast-Forward variant (10e) to commute between home and the Shenton Way business district. Demand between Kent Ridge and the CBD is weaker. Before the opening of the Circle Line Stage 4/5, this service was highly popular for students of NUS, commuting between HarbourFront and Kent Ridge.

Off-peak demand is moderate to weak, mostly from shuttling residents between HarbourFront, East Coast, Upper East Coast and Tampines. Weekend frequencies are generally poor as SBS Transit adds resources preferentially to Service 14, which also plies East Coast but connects to the Orchard shopping district.

Service 10 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 26 Mar 2012. It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards.

Trivia: Service 10 is one of only three trunk routes to start at 5:00am (alongside Service 119 and 154), but the only one to start at 5:00am daily.

Special Departures:

  • Mountbatten Road (S.A. Deaf)  Tampines Interchange
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0625hrs, 0634hrs

MRT Stations Served:

Route Variants: 

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Rd Ter and Prince Edward Rd Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (16 Jun): Extended to Shipyard Rd Ter
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • 1974: Amended to Upp Changi Rd 13.3km Ter
  • 1974 (08 Dec): Amended to skip Market St
  • 1976 (15 Feb): Calls at a staggered bus stop outside Overseas Union Finance along Robinson Rd
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Amended to Jurong Int
  • 1979: Relocated to Upp Changi Rd 15.5km Ter
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Amended to Somapah Int
  • 1981 (11 Oct): Calls at a staggered bus stop outside Tunas Bldg along Anson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Intl Plaza
  • 1984 (27 Apr): Extended to Tampines Ave 5 Terminal
  • 1986 (07 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop before Bedok South Ave 3 along Upp East Coast Rd
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
  • 1988 (03 Jan): Calls at a staggered bus stop opposite Treasury Bldg along Shenton Way, skipping the bus stop opposite Marina House
  • 1988 (23 Oct): Skips a pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Shortened to Clementi Int with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Amended to ply Tg Katong Rd, Dunman Rd and Old Airport Rd instead of Mountbatten Rd under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 8
  • 1994 (29 May): Calls at 2 new pairs of bus stops outside The Concourse, outside Golden Mile Twr and outside and opposite Suntec City along Nicoll Highway
  • 1997: Calls at an additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1999 (07 Mar): Shortened to Kent Ridge Ter with the introduction of Service 188
  • 2000: Amended to ply Esplanade Dr, skipping Connaught Dr/Empress Pl
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd to facilitate the reinstatement works for the collapsed Nicoll Highway
  • 2004: Calls at a new bus stop before Changi Fire Stn along Upp Changi Rd
  • 2004 (06 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Nicoll Highway, skipping Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Calls at the bus stop outside Fullerton Square along Fullerton Rd and an additional bus stop opposite AIA Tower along Robinson Rd with the abolition of the bus stop outside Clifford Ctr along Collyer Quay
  • 2005 (19 Sep): Introduction of peak-hour variant Fast-Forward 10e
  • 2006 (19 Mar): Amended to ply Guillemard Rd with the partial closure of Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd to facilitate the construction of Dakota MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside VivoCity along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2008 (07 Dec): Skips the bus stop opposite Temenggong D Mosque along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2008 (29 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd, skipping Guillemard Rd
  • 2012 (26 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)

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