SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT8

Chinatown Direct CT8 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal (New Bridge Road Terminal till 9 Mar 2018) via Chinatown. It is one of two (formerly three) Chinatown Direct services in operation.

Bus Service CT8 will be amended to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal from 10 March 2018.


Route
Chinatown Direct CT8: Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 ↔ New Bridge Road
Direction 1
From Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Direction 2
From New Bridge Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Cmty Hosp
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 622
    – Blk 641
    – Bet Blks 152/155
    – Blk 163
    – Blk 110
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
    – Blk 129
    – Blk 700B
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
    – Blk 586
    – Blk 570
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Blk 465
    – Blk 475
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Havelock Rd (Express)
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Chinatown Pt  NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Ter 
    EW16NE3
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Ter EW16NE3
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Cplx NE4DT19
  • Upp Cross St (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Express)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Blk 409A
    – Blk 443
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 452
    – Blk 427
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
    – Blk 324
    – Blk 209
    – Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 258
    – Blk 170
    – Opp Blk 155
    – Blk 612
    – Opp Blk 622
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
    – Ang Mo Kio Community Hosp

Note:

  • No boarding at New Bridge Rd Ter

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 ↔ New Bridge Road Bus Terminal
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio MRT, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 16.8 km (D1) | 16.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
1004hrs – 1640hrs (Weekdays)
1003hrs – 2027hrs (Saturdays)
1003hrs – 2018hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from New Bridge Rd 1056hrs – 1656hrs (Weekdays)
1056hrs – 2156hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
13 – 36 mins 20 – 24 mins

Chinatown Direct CT8 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT18 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Ang Mo Kio with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the 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.

Currently, CT8 is the most successful of Chinatown Direct routes, with high commuter traffic throughout the day. Frequency has been stepped up since its introduction in 2005.

Originally using the green-background destination signs, they have been phased out in favour of electronic route displays installed on wheelchair-accessible buses. Despite starting and ending at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, buses running on CT8 use Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange as a layover point. From 10 Mar 2018, the layover point will be changed to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.

No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Terminal.

Departure Timings

Timetable effective till 9 Mar 2018

From Opp Ang Mo Kio Cmty Hosp, Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Weekdays 10:04, 10:17, 10:42, 11:07, 11:32, 11:57, 12:31, 13:05, 13:38,  13:58, 14:18, 14:54, 15:29, 16:04, 16:40
Saturdays 10:03, 10:33, 11:03, 11:33, 12:03, 12:40, 13:17, 13:54, 14:31, 15:08, 15:43, 16:18,
16:53, 17:24, 17:55, 18:26, 18:56, 19:26, 19:56, 20:27
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:03, 10:33, 11:03, 11:33, 12:03, 12:37, 13:11, 13:49, 14:27, 15:02, 15:36, 16:12, 16:45, 17:18,
17:48, 18:18, 18:48, 19:18, 19:48, 20:18
From New Bridge Road Bus Terminal
Weekdays 10:56, 11:30, 12:04, 12:34, 12:54, 13:14, 13:46, 14:18, 14:42, 15:06, 15:33, 16:01, 16:28, 16:56
Saturdays 10:56, 11:27, 11:59, 12:30, 13:02, 13:38, 14:14, 14:50, 15:26, 16:02, 16:37, 17:12, 17:48, 18:24, 18:54,
19:24, 19:54, 20:24, 20:54, 21:25, 21:56
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:56, 11:25, 11:54, 12:23, 12:58, 13:33, 14:08, 14:43, 15:19, 15:54, 16:29, 17:05, 17:41, 18:11, 18:41,
19:11, 19:41, 20:11, 20:41, 21:06, 21:31, 21:56
MRT Stations Served
Fare

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 cardholders

Bus Concession Passes not applicable

 


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Operator History
  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

Route History
  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Change of non-revenue terminating point to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot from Yio Chu Kang Int.
    Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter

External Links
References

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One thought on “SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT8

  • 17 August 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Why doesn’t it use DD during CNY since there’s no route limitation (according to your information)?

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