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  EW2  DT32 
  • Tampines Central 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Tampines Stadium
    – 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
    – Fairview Ct
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – East Coast Ville
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
    – Aft Siglap Rd
    – Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
    – St. Patrick’s Sec 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
    – Blk 62  CC8 
    – Blk 22  CC7 
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp Mountbatten Voc Sch
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Natl Stadium
    – Nicoll Highway Stn  CC5 
    – Suntec City
    – One Raffles Link  CC3 
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront  EW14  NS26
  • 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  NE1  CC29 
    – HarbourFront Stn  NE1  CC29 
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
    – Telok Blangah Stn  CC28 
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Opp PSA Bldg  CC27 
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn  CC26 
    – Aft PSA Wharves G3
    – Redwood West
    – Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn  CC25 
    – Opp Gloria Man
    – Opp S’pore Science Pk II
    – Opp The Longhouse
    – 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
    – Westvale
    – S’pore Science Pk II
    – Gloria Man
    – Haw Par Villa Stn  CC25 
    – Opp Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Redwood West
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Opp PSA Wharves G3
    – Opp Currency Hse  CC26 
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – PSA Bldg  CC27 
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn  NE1  CC29 
    – Opp VivoCity  NE1  CC29 
  • 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 The Ogilvy Ctr
    – Opp AIA Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq  EW14  NS26 
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – The Concourse  CC5 
    – Opp Natl Stadium
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Mountbatten Voc Sch
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Blk 39  CC7 
    – 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
    – Ocean Apts
    – 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
    – Opp Fairview Ct
    – 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
    – Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int  EW2  DT32

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)
Traveling 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 (Mountbatten Voc Sch)  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/Upper Changi Road and Prince Edward Rd, via East Coast Rd and operated by Associated Bus Services. Later extended to Shipyard Rd (Jurong Industrial Estate) that same year.
  • 1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • ???: Terminus relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km
  • 1978: Amended to Jurong Bus Interchange, near Jurong Port Road and Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
  • 1979: Amended to Bedok Interchange from Chai Chee Ter
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Extended to Somapah Interchange, near the current Singapore Expo (Upp Changi Rd 15.5km)
  • 1984: Extended to Tampines Ave 5 (Roadside) Terminal.
  • 1987 (25 Nov): Extended to Tampines Bus Interchange.
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Shortened to Clementi Int with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1994: Amended to ply Tanjong Katong Road, Dunman Road and Old Airport Road instead of the full stretch of Mountbatten Road.
  • 1999 (07 Mar): Shortened to Kent Ridge Terminal.
  • 1999-2001: Amended to Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge), skipping Empress Place
  • 2004 (20 Apr) to 2004 (06 Dec): Diverted via Kallang Road due to the collapse of Nicoll Highway.
  • 2006 (19 Mar) to 2008 (28 Dec): Diverted via Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd in both directions due to the construction of Dakota MRT Station.
  • 2005 (19 Sep): Introduction of peak-hour variant Fast-Forward 10e.

Past Routings:

External Links:

References:

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