SBS Transit Bus Service 18

SBS Transit Bus Service 18 is a residential route between Tampines Concourse and Bedok, serving Tampines Streets 34 / 33 / 32, Bedok Reservoir and Bedok North Road. It loops within Bedok Bus Interchange.

18
Tampines Concourse Int ↺ Bedok Int (Loop)
75019
Tampines Concourse Int EW2DT32
Tampines Concourse
76559
Aft Tampines Stn Exit E EW2DT32
Tampines Central 1
76191
Blk 401
Tampines Avenue 7
76201
Blk 423
Tampines Avenue 7
76211
Blk 449
Tampines Avenue 7
76221
Tampines East Stn Exit A DT33
Tampines Avenue 7
76231
Opp Blk 390
Tampines Avenue 7
76469
East Spring Sec Sch
Tampines Street 34
76439
Blk 351
Tampines Street 33
76449
Blk 343
Tampines Street 33
76459
Blk 323
Tampines Street 33
76419
Blk 307A
Tampines Street 32
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Avenue 2
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Avenue 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Avenue 2
75059
Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
75069
Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Road
75349
The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Road
84209
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
84349
Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok North Road
84331
Opp Blk 416
Bedok North Avenue 2
84009
Bedok Int EW5
Bedok North Drive
84339
Blk 416
Bedok North Avenue 2
84341
Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok North Road
84521
Blk 506
Bedok North Avenue 3
84201
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
75341
Opp The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Road
75061
Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Road
75051
Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Avenue 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Avenue 2
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Avenue 2
76411
Ngee Ann Sec Sch
Tampines Street 32
76451
Blk 324
Tampines Street 33
76441
Opp Blk 345
Tampines Street 33
76431
Blk 333
Tampines Street 33
76461
Eden Condo
Tampines Street 34
76239
Blk 390
Tampines Avenue 7
76229
Opp Tampines East Stn DT33
Tampines Avenue 7
76219
Blk 230E
Tampines Avenue 7
76209
Blk 233
Tampines Avenue 7
76199
Blk 503
Tampines Avenue 7
76551
Tampines Stn Exit D EW2DT32
Tampines Central 1
75019
Tampines Concourse Int EW2DT32
Tampines Concourse


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange ↺ Bedok Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Street 34/33/32, Tampines Ave 2, Bedok North Ave 3, Bedok North Avenue 2
Route Length 18.8 km
Traveling Time 71 113 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines Concourse Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:05 – 00:00 05:35 – 00:00
Departure Times from Bedok Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:25 – 00:34 05:25 – 00:33 05:55 – 00:33
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 11 13 mins 12 15 mins 14 17 mins 12 15 mins
Saturdays 11 13 mins 12 15 mins 15 16 mins 12 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 11 14 mins 11 18 mins 14 16 mins 12 14 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Originally introduced as Bedok – Tampines Ave 2 (Loop) in 1984 before being extended to Tampines Interchange in 1987 and Tampines Concourse Interchange in 2016, Service 18 is a supplementary residential route connecting Tampines and Bedok. It was amended to Bedok North Street 2 with the opening of Bedok Temporary Interchange to increase bus connectivity for residents in the area.

This route has limited demand due to duplication with many other services along the Bedok-Tampines West stretch, e.g. 28, 67, 168. However, it serves as a direct route for residents in Tampines East such as Tampines Street 33 and Tampines Ave 2 to Bedok without bus transfers. The route formerly operated with high-capacity articulated buses before they were sold off in 2003.

Service 18 was amended to serve Tampines Streets 32, 33, 34 as part of the Downtown Line 3 – Bus Service Enhancements from 21 Oct 2017. The route amendment provides a direction connection for Tampines Street 32, 33 & 34 residents to Tampines East MRT Station as well as provide alternative travel options to Tampines & Bedok apart from Service 291 and Service 28.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Bedok Int Tampines Concourse Int
    Weekdays: 05:25 & 18:04
    Saturdays: 05:25
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 05:55

Gallery:

Operator History
  • 25 Aug 1984 – 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.

History:
  • 1984 (25 Aug): Introduced as Bedok – Tampines Ave 2 (Loop)
  • 1985 (03 Nov): Amended to loop at Tampines St 22
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Extended to Tampines Int and made to loop at Bedok. Deleted sectors (Tampines Street 22) covered by Service 292
  • 1999: Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops (75349/75341) along Bedok Reservoir Rd and (84209/84201) along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2006: Skips abolished pair of bus stops (84539/84531) along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2011 (07 Mar): Designated Wheelchair Accessible Bus Service (WAB)
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok North Rd / Bedok North Ave 2 and Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub, skips bus stop along Bedok North Interchange (Blk 204)
  • 2016 (18 Nov): Extended to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Amended to Tampines Street 34 / 33 / 32 with the opening of Downtown Line 3. Operating hours revised.

Past Routings

 

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 18

  • 5 October 2017 at 12:20 AM
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    Why not extended to eunos(via chai chee and changi road) or loop at marine parade (via chai chee, siglap road and marine parade road). Less duplication.

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  • 15 June 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    This service not so crowded as compare to the old route of 18 in the past. Suggest to extend to Sengkang Interchange as the Tampines Interchange buses too pack. Also can assist the bus route 27 which very crowded. Perfer double decker bus after extend route.

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    • 13 November 2016 at 10:10 AM
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      Isn’t Sengkang Interchange to far?

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