SBS Transit Bus Service 9

SBS Transit Bus Service 9 is a circular trunk route connecting Bedok and Changi Airfreight Center through Simpang Bedok, Simei, Tampines and Loyang Avenue. It is one of three daily trunk services to Changi Airfreight Center (formerly known as Changi Airport Cargo Complex).

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9338T) – Service 9
Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airfreight Center (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Simpang Bedok, Simei, Tampines, Loyang Avenue
Route Length 32.4km
Travelling Time 130mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 20 mins

Route History

Service 9 is a popular inter-town route between Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Loyang and Changi Village. The sector between Simei and Changi Airfreight Terminal experiences high weekday peak demand from the factories and offices at Changi, in addition to heavy resident commute between estates. As such, a bulk of the fleet is comprised of double-deck buses.

Changi Airfreight Centre is a restricted area and only staff with valid passes are allowed to enter. Auxiliary police officers will board the bus to check for staff passes at the Police Pass Office along Airline Road. Visitors who do not have a pass are to alight and re-board the bus after it returns from completing its loop within the Airfreight Centre (at a separate bus stop opposite Police Pass Office).

Upon tapping out of the bus, the exit reader will display “Ride Suspended”. It will resume the journey when one taps onboard the same service after the bus comes out of the Airfreight Centre. Cash-paying passengers will still have to pay a full fare to their journey after they board the bus.

Alongside Services 19 and 89, Service 9 is one of three daily trunk services to Changi Airfreight Center (formerly known as Changi Airport Cargo Complex).

Special Departures:

  • Airport Cargo Road (Airfreight Ter Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0618hrs, 0637hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 370)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0625hrs, 0631hrs, 0642hrs, 0652hrs, 0708hrs
    Saturdays: 0628hrs
SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6126H) – Service 9A

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 9A: Bedok Interchange → Loyang Avenue (Blk 149A)
    Weekdays PM Peak only

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 9′s fleet consists a mix of Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympian  and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses.

Route Information:
(Roads located within Changi Airfreight Centre are indicated in red)

Loop Service (via Airport Cargo Rd)
  • Bedok Int
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Simei Ave
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei Rd
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Loyang Ave
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Airline Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airline Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Loyang Ave
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei Ave
  • Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Rd
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Int
Service 9 at a glance
Service 9 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1979 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 1979: Introduced by SBS between Geylang Fringe Car Park and Changi Point
  • 1983 (25 Jun): Integrated with Services 391 and 395, extended to loop at Changi Airport Cargo Complex as part of the 1983 Changi Airport Bus Plan
  • 1988: Amended to Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd / Tampines St 31, Ave 2, Ave 7, Loyang Ave, deleting existing sectors along Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd and Loyang Way.
  • 1992: Shortened to Bedok Int
  • 1995 (15 Nov): Amended to Simei Ave and St 3, serving Simei estate
  • 1998: Amended into Simpang Bedok via Bedok Rd and Upp Changi Rd
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Terminates at Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange. Amended to call at the bus stops outside Bedok Station in both directions.
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Terminates at air-conditioned Bedok Bus Interchange.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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