SBS Transit Bus Service 8

SBS Transit Bus Service 8 is a trunk route connecting Tampines and Toa Payoh through Kaki Bukit and MacPherson. Along with Service 28 and 31, it is one of three services plying between Tampines and Toa Payoh.

Bus Service 8 will call at a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2 from 12 Feb 2017.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 8: Tampines ↔ Toa Payoh
Direction 1
Towards Toa Payoh
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int   EW2  DT32 
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
    – Blk 423
    – Blk 449
    – Opp Blk 230  DT33 
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – SAFRA Tampines  DT31 
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
    – Tropica Condo
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Bedok North Rd (Express)
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Opp Kaki Bt Ctr
    – Blk 629
    – Blk 609
    – Blk 121
    – Opp Blk 646
  • Eunos Link
    -Blk 311
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 302  DT27 
    – Bef Ubi Rd 3  DT27 
    – Blk 3024
    – Blk 3026
    – Aztech Bldg
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
    – Le Crescendo
  • MacPherson Rd
    – MacPherson Green Condo
    – Aft Jln Belangkas
    – Opp Jln Muhibbah
    – Cencon Bldg
    – Gulab Bldg
    – Bef Siemens Ctr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp St. Andrew’s Jnr Sch
    – Opp Blk 195
  • Kim Keat Link (Express)
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Stadium
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int  NS19 
  • Toa Payoh Lor 6
    – Toa Payoh Int  NS19 
    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stadium
  • Kim Keat Link (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Aft Blk 195
    – St. Andrew’s Jnr Sch
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Aft Tai Thong Cres
    – Opp Gulab Bldg
    – Opp Cencon Bldg
    – Aft Jln Muhibbah
    – Bef Davidson Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
    – Citipoint Ind Cplx
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 3019
    – Blk 3021
    – Blk 3023
    – Aft Ubi Rd 3  DT27 
    – Automobile Megamart  DT27 
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 637
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Aft Kaki Bt Ctr
  • Bedok North Rd (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Tropica Condo
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
    – Opp SAFRA Tampines  DT31 
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 229  DT33 
    – Blk 230E
    – Blk 233
    – Bef Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Ctrl 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int   EW2  DT32 
Technical Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Kaki Bukit, Ubi, MacPherson, PIE
Route Length 18.0km (D1) | 17.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian
12-metre Single Deck Buses:

Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Tampines 0530 – 2300 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2300 (Saturday)
0600 – 2300 (Sunday/PHs)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 04 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 08 mins
After 1900: 08 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 08 mins
After 1930: 07 – 16 mins

Introduced in 1990, Service 8 is an inter-town route serving between Toa Payoh and Tampines, passing through MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines Ave 7. The route serves a unique catchment of both residents (of Toa Payoh, Kaki Bukit and Tampines) and workers heading to the industrial estates (around Ubi and MacPherson), leading to high patronage throughout the day. Double-deck buses make up the bulk of the fleet, but single-deck buses are more common during weekends.

Due to close proximity to future Downtown Line (Stage 3) stations, demand will likely be affected by the opening of the new line, scheduled for 2017.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Macpherson Rd (Bef Davidson Rd) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0606hrs

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

Fleet: See Above


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Route Package.

History:

  • 1990: Introduced by SBS Transit as a trunk service, plying Pasir Ris – Toa Payoh
  • 1992: Shortened to Tampines – Toa Payoh
  • 1995: Amended with the opening of Temasek Polytechnic to ply:
    – (Direction 1) Tampines Ave 1, (Ave 10), Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd instead of Tampines Ave 1, Bedok Reservoir Rd.
    – (Direction 2) Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, (Tampines Ave 10), Ave 1 instead of Bedok Reservoir Rd, Tampines Ave 1.
  • 2011 (04 Sep): No longer calls at the bus stop after Moonstone Lane along Serangoon Rd due to the closure of Whampoa North.
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Serves a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2.

Past Routings:


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