(Defunct) SBS Transit Midnight F1 Service EW5

SBS Transit Midnight F1 Service EW5 is a special midnight service operating from Bedok Interchange. The ad-hoc route compliments the extension of train operating hours during the F1 period, serving the bus interchange with connections to the surrounding housing estates.

From 2016, the special ad-hoc bus service will no longer be operated as part of the Full Transition to the Bus Contracting Model. The last day of operation for this service was on 20 Sep 2015.

SBST Route Diagram from 2012
SBST Route Diagram from 2012
Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ New Upper Changi Road
Passes Through Chai Chee St, Chai Chee Dr, Bedok Nth Ave 3, Nth Rd, St 3
Route Length 7.1km
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Fleet Single-decker buses
Departure Times from T1 (2015)
18 Sep: 0125hrs, 0155hrs
19 – 20 Sep: 0115hrs, 0135hrs
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: —
After 1930: 20 – 30 mins


  • 2008 (26 Apr): Introduced as Bedok Int – New Upper Changi Road (Loop)

Service EW5 serves residents of Bedok and Chai Chee with bus connections from Bedok Int to surrounding housing estates after feeder buses have ceased to operate. The ad-hoc route operates only during Formula 1 period, complimenting the extension of train operating hours. Exact operating dates will be released by SBS Transit closer to the date of operation, which is usually the Friday, Saturday and Sunday during which the race takes place.

This service duplicates sectors of 222 & 225W.

As this service is ad-hoc, bus stops that service serves do not have the operating details printed on the bus service information board or its service number placed on the bus stop pole. Instead, a temporary poster is put up on the bus stops this service serves.

The route will operate in addition to Nite Owl 4N and NightRider NR7, both of which operate on Friday and Saturday nights.


On 01 Sep 2016, the public bus industry completed its full transition into the Bus Contracting Model. Under the Bus Contracting Model, public bus operators can only operate bus services in route packages as set out by the Land Transport Authority. The F1 Special Ad-hoc Bus Services by SBS Transit are not part of any bus route packages. As such, the service will no longer be allowed to be operated by public bus operators.

Operating Dates:

Year Operating Dates Departure Times:
2008 26 – 28 Sep 0100hrs, 0130hrs, 0200hrs
2009 25 – 27 Sep 0100hrs, 0130hrs, 0200hrs
2010 24 – 26 Sep 0120hrs, 0150hrs
2011 23 – 25 Sep Fri & Sun: 0115hrs, 0130hrs
Sat: 0130hrs, 0145hrs
2012 21 – 23 Sep 0120hrs, 0135hrs
2013 20 – 22 Sep 0115hrs, 0135hrs
2014 19 – 21 Sep Fri: 0125hrs, 0155hrs
Sat & Sun: 0115hrs, 0135hrs
2015 18 – 20 Sep Fri: 0125hrs, 0155hrs
Sat & Sun: 0115hrs, 0135hrs

Fare: Charges a flat fare of $1.50 per passenger, regardless of mode of payment (cash/card). Concessionary travel is not applicable.

Fleet: Uses any available bus from the depot.

Route Information:

Loop Service
SBST Route details from 2014
SBST Route details from 2014

Operator History:

  • 26 Sep 2008 – 20 Sep 2015: SBS Transit Ltd


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