SBS Transit Bus Service 10 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and Kent Ridge, passing through East Coast, Old Airport, Shenton Way and Pasir Panjang. During weekday peak hours, an express route variant (Service 10e) is also operated.
Service 10 is a trunk route spanning East and West, connecting the housing estates and suburbs of Tampines, Upper East Coast, East Coast and Pasir Panjang with the City areas of HarbourFront, Shenton Way and Nicoll Highway. Much of its current route has been retained ever since the 1970s.
Weekday peak-hour demand is strong, with many residents at East Coast and Old Airport relying on this service and its Express variant (10e) to commute between home and the Shenton Way business district. Demand between Kent Ridge and the CBD is weaker. Before the opening of the Circle Line Stage 4/5, this service was highly popular for students of NUS, commuting between HarbourFront and Kent Ridge.
Off-peak demand is moderate to weak, mostly from shuttling residents between HarbourFront, East Coast, Upper East Coast and Tampines. Weekend frequencies are generally poor as SBS Transit adds resources preferentially to Service 14, which also plies East Coast but connects to the Orchard shopping district.
Upper East Coast Road (Siglap Sth CC) → Kent Ridge Ter
Weekdays: 07:43 & 07:52
Esplanade Drive (Esplanade Bridge) → Tampines Int
Express Bus Service 10e Bedok Road ⇄ Anson Rd / Shenton Way
Weekdays Morning & Evening Peak hours, except Public Holidays
11 Apr 1971 – 31 Oct 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
01 Nov 1973 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
01 Nov 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.
1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Rd/Upp Changi Rd and Prince Edward Rd under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
1971 (16 Jun): Extended to Shipyard Rd Ter
1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
1974: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
1974 (08 Dec): Amended to ply the extension of Robinson Rd, skipping Market St
1976 (15 Feb): Serves new staggered bus stop 03071 along Robinson Rd
1978 (01 Jun): Amended to Jurong Int
1979: Relocated to Upp Changi Rd 15.5km
1980 (15 Jun): Amended to Somapah Int
1981 (11 Oct): Serves new staggered bus stop 03222 along Anson Rd
1984 (27 Apr): Extended to temporary terminal along Tampines Ave 5
1986 (07 Dec): Serves new bus stop 94041 along Upp East Coast Rd
1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
1988 (03 Jan): Serves new staggered bus stop 03217 along Shenton Way
1988 (23 Oct): Skips bus stops 76051 & 76059 along Tampines Ave 5
1990 (01 Jul): Shortened to Clementi Int with the closure of Jurong Int
1992 (28 Jun): Amended to Tg Katong Rd, Dunman Rd and Old Airport Rd instead of Mountbatten Rd under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 8
1994 (29 May): Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops (80151/80159 & 80161/80169) along Nicoll Highway
1997: Serves additional pair of bus stops (76051 & 76059) along Tampines Ave 5
1999 (07 Mar): Shortened to Kent Ridge Ter with the introduction of Service 188
2000: Amended to ply Esplanade Dr, skipping Connaught Dr/Empress Pl
2004 (20 Apr): Amended to Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd to facilitate the reinstatement works for the collapsed Nicoll Highway
2004: Serves new bus stop 85071 along Upp Changi Rd
2004 (06 Dec): Amended to reinstated Nicoll Highway
2005 (02 Jul): Serves merged bus stop 03011 along Fullerton Rd and additional bus stop 03031 along Robinson Rd with the abolition of the original bus stop 03011 along Collyer Quay
2005 (19 Sep): Introduction of peak-hour variant Fast-Forward 10e
2006 (19 Mar): Amended to Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd, Guillemard Camp Rd with the partial closure of Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd to facilitate the construction of Dakota MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
2006 (29 Oct): Serves new bus stop 14141 along Telok Blangah Rd
2008 (07 Dec): Abolition of bus stop 14111 along Telok Blangah Rd
2008 (29 Dec): Amended to reinstated Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd
2012 (26 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)