SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT18

Chinatown Direct CT18 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Bedok North Avenue 3 and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, via Bedok Reservoir and Chinatown. It is one of two (formerly three) Chinatown Direct services in operation.

Bus Service CT18 will be amended to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal from 10 March 2018.


Route
Chinatown Direct CT18: Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ Kampong Bahru
Direction 1
From Bedok North Ave 3
Direction 2
From Kampong Bahru
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Blk 403

    – Blk 506
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Waterfront Key
    – Aft Waterfront Waves
    – Waterfront Isle
    – Blk 716
    – Blk 713
    – Blk 703
    – Blk 629
    – Blk 609
    – Blk 121
    – Opp Blk 646
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Mans
  • PIE (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Havelock Rd (Express)
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Chinatown Pt  NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3

    – Bef Neil Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd (Express)
  • Spooner Rd
    – Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Spooner Rd
    – Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Kg Bahru Rd (Express)
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Cplx NE4DT19
  • Upp Cross St (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Eunos
    – Blk 322
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 745
    – Opp Blk 716
    – Opp Waterfront Isle
    – Opp Waterfront Waves
    – Opp Waterfront Key
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
    – Blk 109
    – Bet Blks 139/140

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, PIE, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 19.2 km (D1) | 19.8 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bedok North Ave 3
1005hrs – 1635hrs (Weekdays)
1004hrs – 2005hrs (Saturdays)
1005hrs – 2006hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru 1058hrs – 1658hrs (Weekdays)
1100hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
28 – 38 mins 27 – 32 mins

Chinatown Direct CT18 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT8 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Bedok and Bedok Reservoir with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the PIE and CTE, the route offers fast and direct connection for commuters who would otherwise have to rely on feeder buses and transfers between MRT lines to reach Chinatown.

Originally using the purple-background destination signs for easy distinction, they have been mostly phased out in favour of electronic route displays on newer buses.

Despite starting and ending at Bedok North Ave 3, buses running on CT18 currently use Bedok Bus Interchange as a layover point.

Departure Timings

Timetable effective from 10 March 2018

From Blk 403, Bedok North Ave 3
Weekdays 10:05, 10:43, 11:21, 11:59, 12:29, 12:59, 13:31, 14:03, 14:31, 14:59, 15:27, 16:01, 16:35
Saturdays 10:04, 10:39, 11:14, 11:49, 12:23, 12:53, 13:23, 13:53, 14:23, 14:53, 15:23, 15:53, 16:23, 16:53, 17:23, 17:53, 18:26, 18:59, 19:32, 20:05
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:05, 10:34, 11:04, 11:34, 12:06, 12:41, 13:16, 13:46, 14:16, 14:46, 15:14, 15:42, 16:11, 16:40, 17:09, 17:39, 18:09, 18:39, 19:08, 19:37, 20:06
From Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Weekdays 10:58, 11:28, 11:59, 12:29, 13:00, 13:27, 13:54, 14:21, 14:53, 15:25, 15:56, 16:27, 16:58
Saturdays 11:00, 11:33, 12:07, 12:40, 13:14, 13:46, 14:18, 14:47, 15:16, 15:46, 16:16, 16:46, 17:15, 17:44, 18:15, 18:47, 19:19, 19:50, 20:22, 20:55, 21:27, 22:00
Sundays / Public Holidays 11:00, 11:31, 12:02, 12:33, 13:05, 13:37, 14:06, 14:35, 15:04, 15:33, 16:03, 16:32, 17:02, 17:32, 18:02, 18:31, 19:00, 19:29, 19:58, 20:28, 20:59, 21:30, 22:00
MRT Stations Served
Fares

Flat Fare.

Card / Cash fares for Chinatown Direct services
Child (card) Free
Student &
Senior Citizen
$1.10
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $2.00
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholdersBus Concession Passes not applicable

 

 


Gallery

Operator History
  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Bedok North Avenue 3 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter
External Links
References

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