Chinatown Direct CT18

Chinatown Direct CT18 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Bedok North Avenue 3 and New Bridge Road Terminal via Bedok Reservoir and Chinatown. It is one of three Chinatown Direct services in operation.

Route Information
Route Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ New Bridge Road Bus Terminal WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Bedok Resevioir, PIE, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 18.3km (D1) | 18.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 50mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 1002 – 1632 (Weekdays)
1001 – 2002 (Saturdays)
1002 – 2003 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 1058 – 1658 (Weekdays)
1100 – 2200 (Saturdays)
1100 – 2200 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: 30 – 37 mins
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: 27 – 34 mins
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –

 

SBST Release poster
SBST Release poster

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)

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 CT8 currently use Bedok Bus Interchange as a layover point. No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Terminal.

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 cardholders

Fleet: See above.

Departure Times from T1:
Weekdays: 10:05 10:40 11:15 11:52 12:24 12:56 13:28 13:59 14:29 14:59 15:29 16:02 16:35
Saturday**: 10:06 10:42 11:18 11:50 12:22 12:53 13:24 13:53 14:22 14:51 15:20 15:49 16:19 16:49 17:19 17:52 18:26 18:59 19:33 20:07
Sunday/PH: 10:05 10:38 11:11 11:43 12:15 12:47 13:18 13:49 14:17 14:45 15:13 15:41 16:09 16:38 17:07 17:36 18:06 18:36 19:06 19:36 20:06

Departure Times from T2:
Weekdays: 10:58 11:27 11:56 12:25 12:53 13:21 13:50 14:20 14:49 15:18 15:51 16:25 16:58
Saturday**: 11:00 11:33 12:06 12:38 13:11 13:43 14:16 14:47 15:17 15:48 16:18 16:48 17:18 17:49 18:20 18:51 19:21 19:51 20:21 20:52 21:23 22:00
Sunday/PH: 11:00 11:31 12:02 12:33 13:04 13:35 14:06 14:36 15:06 15:36 16:06 16:36 17:05 17:34 18:03 18:32 19:01 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bedok Temp Int
  • Bedok North Ave 3
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Jln Eunos
  • Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
  • Central Expressway (CTE)
  • Havelock Road 
  • New Bridge Rd
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Upp Cross St
  • Central Expressway (CTE)
  • Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
  • Jln Eunos
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Bedok North Ave 3
  • Bedok Temp Int
Chinatown Direct CT18 at a glance
Chinatown Direct CT18 at a glance

** – Includes Christmas Eve, New Years’ Day and Chinese New Year period.

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Gallery:

SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV DM () - Chinatown Direct CT18
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV DM (SBS987D) – Chinatown Direct CT18
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIII () - Chinatown Direct CT18
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIII (SBS857X) – Chinatown Direct CT18

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