Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518A is an Express service running from Pasir Ris Interchange to Bayfront Avenue, passing through Moulmein, Orchard, and Marina Bay. It is a peak hour route variant of Express 518.
Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go-Ahead Singapore) took over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 18 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package.
|Route||Pasir Ris Bus Interchange → Bayfront Avenue (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)|
|Passes Through||Tampines, Moulmein, Orchard, Marina Bay|
|Route Length||32.7 km|
|Travelling Time||85 mins|
|Current Operator||Go-Ahead Singapore|
|Current Depot||Loyang Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||Single Deck bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
|Departure Times from Pasir Ris
||Weekdays at 0700hrs and 0730hrs|
|AM Peak: 30 mins|
Express Bus Service 518A is a unidirectional route variant of Express 518, connecting the residential estate of Pasir Ris to the City areas, such as Moulmein, Orchard Road, Marina Center and Bayfront. It incorporates a express sector from Loyang Avenue to Moulmein Road via the TPE, PIE and CTE.
The route offers a quicker alternative route for passengers at Pasir Ris heading to the city, by skipping long sectors within Tampines and Bedok North, hence reducing travel time and overcrowding on the parent Express 518. Two trips are operated on weekday mornings.
Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions.
Departure Timings from Pasir Ris:
- Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0700hrs, 0730hrs
- Express Bus Service 518: Pasir Ris Interchange ↺ Bayfront Avenue
MRT Stations served by this route:
- Pasir Ris
- Dhoby Ghaut
- Bras Basah
- Bencoolen (U/C)
- 26 Dec 2005 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
- 18 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.
- 2005 (26 Dec): Introduced as Pasir Ris Int – Suntec City (Loop), Service 518 extended to ply Pasir Ris Drive 12 on the same day.
- 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to serve Bayfront and Marina Bay.
- 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. Operating hours revised from 0700hrs – 0735hrs to 0700hrs – 0730hrs.
- Refer to this article
- 2010: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2010.
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