SBS Transit Bus Service 14 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Clementi, passing through Bedok North, East Coast, Mountbatten, Orchard, Jalan Bukit Merah and Dover. Along with Service 7 and 196, it is one of three services plying between Bedok and Clementi, but uses the longest route.
Bus Service 14 skips Dover Road & Dover Avenue to serve Buona Vista MRT Station along North Buona Vista Road and Commonwealth Avenue West from 9 Sep 2018.
||Bedok Bus Interchange ↔ Clementi Bus Interchange
|Passes Through||Bedok North, East Coast, Mountbatten, Orchard, Bukit Merah, AYE, Dover|
|Route Length||34.2 km (D1) | 33.6 km (D2)|
|Traveling Time||140 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bedok Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Bedok
||0530hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
|Departure Times from Clementi
||0540hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 10 – 19 mins
|0630-0830: 13 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 12 – 16 mins
Spanning East to West, Service 14 is a long trunk route serving important connections along many portions of its route. From Bedok, the route first heads eastbound towards Tanah Merah, then turning into Bedok Road, serving East Coast, Mountbatten and Nicoll Highway before reaching the Orchard Road district. It then continues westbound through River Valley, Jalan Bukit Merah, Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Dover Road before reaching Clementi. At over 30km without express sectors, the route takes at least two hours of travelling in either direction.
On the Eastern side, Service 14 connects residents of Bedok North with Tanah Merah MRT station, and plies the whole stretch of Upper East Coast and East Coast, connecting residents to the Orchard Road shopping district. On the Western side, Service 14 offers a quick connection between Jalan Bukit Merah and Dover/Clementi, plying along the AYE. It also connects residents to the Orchard Road district via River Valley and Paterson.
Demand for Service 14 is generally high throughout the day, owing to a steady flow of inter-town commuters and its highly popular sectors between Orchard Road and Bukit Merah or East Coast, due to under-coverage of existing bus routes. Double-deck buses make up the bulk of the fleet. During Sundays and Public Holidays, Service 14A operates from Bedok to Grange Road to relieve heavy demand on Service 14.
On regular weekdays, its route variant Express 14e provides faster travel between Bedok North Ave 3 and Orchard Road, operating City-bound trips during the morning peak hours and Bedok-bound trips during the evening peak hours.
September 2018 Amendment to Buona Vista MRT
From Sunday, 09 September 2018, Bus Service 14 will be amended via North Buona Vista Road and Commonwealth Avenue West, serving Buona Vista MRT Station while skipping Dover Road and Dover Avenue.
In addition to the route amendment, the first bus from Clementi Bus Interchange will depart 5 minutes earlier at 5.40am daily.
The Special Departure of Service 14 from Bus Stop 19071 – Dover Road – Opp ACS Independent at 0547hrs on Weekdays towards Bedok will be replaced by another Special Departure from Bus Stop 11511 – Alexandra Road – Alexandra Hospital towards Bedok at 0556hrs on Weekdays.
MRT Stations Served:
- EW5 Bedok
- EW4CG Tanah Merah
- CC7 Mountbatten
- CC5 Nicoll Highway
- CC3 Esplanade
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- CC2 Bras Basah
- DT21 Bencoolen
- NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut
- NS23 Somerset
- NS22 Orchard
- EW21CC22 Buona Vista
- EW22 Dover
- EW23 Clementi
- Nicoll Highway (Suntec City) → Clementi Int
- Alexandra Road (Alexandra Hospital) → Bedok Int
- East Coast Road (Christ Meth Ch) → Bedok Int
Weekdays: 0605hrs, 0615hrs, 0625hrs, 0635hrs, 0640hrs, 0645hrs
Saturdays: 0605hrs, 0620hrs, 0635hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0615hrs, 0630hrs
Short Trip Service:
- Service 14A: Bedok Interchange → Grange Road (National Youth Council)
Sundays & Public Holidays: 0816hrs – 1637hrs
14 – 16 mins frequency
- Express 14e: Bedok North Avenue 3 ⇄ Orchard Road
Weekdays morning and evening peak hours
Bus Service 14e operates during the peak hours, offering faster connections between Orchard and East Coast by skipping stops along Mountbatten Road. Although there is a second express sector along Bedok South Avenue 3, this sector is less heavily utilized; bulk of the demand is between Orchard and East Coast.
- 1970s – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
- 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
- 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.
- 1974: Introduced between Upp Changi Rd and Mei Chin Rd. Terminus relocated twice to Upp Changi Rd 13.3km and 15.5km
- 1979: Extended to Jln Bt Merah via Napier Rd, Holland Rd, Queensway, Jln Bt Merah, Henderson Rd & Bt Merah Ctrl, skipping Mei Chin Rd
- 1980: Amended to Somapah Ter and Bt Merah Int
- 1988: Extended to Changi Village Ter with the closure of Somapah Terminal.
- 1992 (29 Mar): Amended to ply Bt Merah Central in both directions
- 1992: Shortened to Bedok Interchange instead of Changi Village Terminal. (amended to serve Bt Merah Ctrl?)
- 1993: Integration with svc 92. National Stadium sector removed, route between Orchard and Clementi replacing Service 92’s lost sectors. Service 14’s lost sectors replaced by Service 123.
- 2004 (20 Apr) to 2004 (06 Dec): Diverted via Kallang Road due to Nicoll Highway Collapse
- 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
- 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
- 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to the new Clementi Int
- 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to the new Bedok Int, skips bus stop along Bedok North Interchange (Blk 204)
- 2018 (09 Sep): Amended to serve Buona Vista MRT Station, skipping Dover Road and Dover Avenue. First bus from Clementi daily starts earlier at 5.40am instead of 5.45am.
- Refer to this article
- 2018: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1993.