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 Nth Dr (Loop)
75019 Tampines Concourse Int Tampines Concourse
76559 AFT TAMPINES STN EXIT E EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76191 BLK 401 Tampines Ave 7
76201 Blk 423 Tampines Ave 7
76211 Blk 449 Tampines Ave 7
76221 TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT A DT33 Tampines Ave 7
76231 Opp Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76469 East Spring Sec Sch Tampines St 34
76439 Blk 351 Tampines St 33
76449 Blk 343 Tampines St 33
76459 Blk 323 Tampines St 33
76419 Blk 307A Tampines St 32
76109 Blk 302 Tampines Ave 2
76099 Blk 285 Tampines Ave 2
76089 The Holy Trinity Ch Tampines Ave 2
76079 Blk 101 Tampines Ave 2
75059 BEF TAMPINES WEST STN DT31 Tampines Ave 1
75069 Bedok Reform Trg Ctr Bedok Reservoir Rd
75349 The Clearwater Condo Bedok Reservoir Rd
84209 Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84349 Fengshan Pr Sch Bedok Nth Rd
84331 Opp Blk 416 Bedok Nth Ave 2
84009 Bedok Int EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
84339 Blk 416 Bedok Nth Ave 2
84341 Opp Fengshan Pr Sch Bedok Nth Rd
84521 Blk 506 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84201 BEDOK RESVR STN EXIT A DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
75341 Opp The Clearwater Condo Bedok Reservoir Rd
75061 Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr Bedok Reservoir Rd
75051 TAMPINES WEST STN EXIT B DT31 Tampines Ave 1
76071 Blk 141 Tampines Ave 2
76081 Opp The Holy Trinity Ch Tampines Ave 2
76091 Blk 206 Tampines Ave 2
76101 Tampines East CC Tampines Ave 2
76411 Ngee Ann Sec Sch Tampines St 32
76451 BLK 324 Tampines St 33
76441 OPP BLK 345 Tampines St 33
76431 BLK 333 Tampines St 33
76461 Eden Condo Tampines St 34
76239 Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76229 OPP TAMPINES EAST STN DT33 Tampines Ave 7
76219 Blk 230E Tampines Ave 7
76209 Blk 233 Tampines Ave 7
76199 BLK 503 Tampines Ave 7
76551 TAMPINES STN EXIT D EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
75019 Tampines Concourse Int 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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