Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518

Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518 is an Express service running from Pasir Ris Interchange and looping at Bayfront Avenue, passing through Tampines, Bedok North, Moulmein, Orchard, Suntec City and Bayfront. A uni-directional morning peak route variant, Express 518A, is also operated.

518
Pasir Ris Int ↺ Bayfront Ave (Loop)
77009 Pasir Ris Int EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77191 Blk 500A Pasir Ris Dr 3
77201 Pasir Ris Elias CC Pasir Ris Dr 3
77211 Blk 626 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77251 Blk 713 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77261 Blk 717 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77271 Aft Pasir Ris St 72 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77289 Blk 738 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77239 Blk 643 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77249 Blk 640 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78049 Blk 612 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77019 Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77029 Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77039 Bef Pasir Ris Stn EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77049 Pasir Ris Town Pk Pasir Ris Dr 1
77059 Blk 425 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78069 Blk 442 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78059 Blk 210 Pasir Ris Dr 1
98099 Blk 269A Pasir Ris Dr 1
98019 Opp Blk 149A Loyang Ave
76249 Blk 370 Tampines Ave 7
76239 Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76039 TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT C DT33 Tampines Ave 2
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
75229 Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
75239 Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75249 Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75259 Tropica Condo Tampines Ave 1
84459 Bet Blks 705/706 Bedok Nth Rd
84539 BEDOK NTH STN EXIT B DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
50129 Opp Tan Tock Seng Hosp Moulmein Rd
50119 St. Joseph Instn Jnr Moulmein Rd
50069 Hotel Royal Newton Rd
40189 Newton Stn Exit B NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40179 Env Bldg Scotts Rd
09219 Far East Plaza Scotts Rd
09047 Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09037 Opp Mandarin Orchard NS22 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
03509 Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03519 Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
84451 BEDOK NTH STN EXIT A DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
75251 Opp Tropica Condo Tampines Ave 1
75241 Opp Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75231 Opp Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75221 Opp Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
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
76031 TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT B DT33 Tampines Ave 2
76231 Opp Blk 390 Tampines Ave 7
76241 Blk 497D Tampines Ave 7
98011 Blk 149A Loyang Ave
98091 Blk 156 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78051 Blk 197 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78061 Blk 104 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77051 Blk 115 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77041 Blk 541 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77031 Blk 528C/Pasir Ris Stn EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77021 Opp Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77011 Opp Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77241 Opp Blk 640 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77231 Tampines Meridian Jc Pasir Ris Dr 1
77281 Blk 740 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77279 Aft Pasir Ris Ind Dr 1 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77269 Opp Blk 717 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77259 Opp Blk 713 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77219 Opp Blk 626 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77209 Opp Pasir Ris Elias CC Pasir Ris Dr 3
77199 Opp Blk 500A Pasir Ris Dr 3
77009 Pasir Ris Int EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 3

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Pasir Ris Bus Interchange ↺ Bayfront Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Pasir Ris Dr 1, Tampines Ave 2, Bedok North Rd, Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Orchard Rd, Suntec City, Marina Bay Sands
Route Length 59.6 km
Traveling Time 155 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Pasir Ris Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:00 – 22:00 07:00 – 22:00
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 17 – 20 mins 15 – 20 mins 15 – 20 mins 13 – 20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

Express Service 518 connects the residential estates of Pasir Ris and Tampines to the City areas of Moulmein, Orchard Road, Marina Centre and Bayfront. It incorporates a express sector from Bedok North Road to Moulmein Road via PIE and CTE, and another express sector via ECP, KPE and PIE from Bayfront back to Bedok. The route is popular among residents in Pasir Ris and Tampines as a fast bus connection between home and City, and double-deck buses were introduced to the fleet in 2014.

In 1997, the route numbered Express 503 was introduced by SBS as a unidirectional peak-hour Express service between Tampines Int and Temasek Ave/Anson Rd, operating City-bound trips in the morning and return trips in the evening. It was later renumbered Express 505 in 1999, converted to a full day service and extended at both ends to start from Pasir Ris Int and loop at Telok Blangah Rd. Finally, it was renumbered to Express 518 in 2000 and shortened to loop at Marina Centre. The route has not seen any major amendments since, except for the 2012 amendment which extended it to loop at Bayfront.

A peak hour variant, Express 518A, operates during Weekday Morning Peak Hours with two departures from Pasir Ris Int which terminates at Bayfront. These trips skip the Tampines and Bedok North sectors of the route, allowing for faster commute from Pasir Ris to the City.

Amendment to KPE

Service 518 was planned to be amended to ply the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) between Bayfront and Bedok North on the first day of Go-Ahead operations (18 Sep 2016), reportedly specified in official route information such as the TransitLink E-Guide website. However, Go-Ahead service guide lists the old express routing via Bedok North, and buses have been following the old routing in the early days of Go-Ahead operations. Go-Ahead formally began using the amended route via KPE on Friday, 23 September 2016.

MRT Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 370) Pasir Ris Intvia Bayfront Avenue
    Weekdays Morning Peak Hours
  • Moulmein Road (Opp Tan Tock Seng Hosp)  Pasir Ris Int, via Bayfront Avenue
    Daily, after the last Full Trip bus of Service 518 (~23:00 – 00:00)
Peak Hour Variant:
  • Express Bus Service 518A: Pasir Ris Int → Bayfront Avenue (Bayfront Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays, 07:00 & 07:30
    Express from Loyang Ave to Moulmein Rd, skipping Tampines / Bedok North

Gallery (Go-Ahead)
Gallery (SBS Transit)
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 2000 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 Sep 2016 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:
  • 2000 (03 Sep): Re-numbered from Service 505 as a service between Pasir Ris Int and Temasek Ave (Loop)
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop outside Orchard Emerald along Orchard Rd
  • 2005 (26 Dec): Amended to ply Pasir Ris Dr 3, Pasir Ris Dr 12 and Pasir Ris Dr 1, skipping Elias Rd
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, skipping Raffles Blvd and Republic Blvd
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Serves new bus stop (78049) along Pasir Ris Dr 1
  • 2012 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (23 Sep): Amended to ply KPE and PIE towards Pasir Ris Int, skipping Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Rd and Bedok North Ave 1
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Serves a new pair of bus stops (76031 /76039)along Tampines Ave 2 and a new bus stop (84539) along Bedok North Rd
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings

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5 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518

  • 4 February 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    By the way, is it good to serve a few towns with one route?
    I cant imagine how long does it take for Pasir Ris people to get onto the Highway.

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  • 26 December 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    The longest bus Service for Go Ahead Singapore with double Decker Buses. Its really fun to take the longer Trunk / Express routes that passes through the Expressway. This service has to be my best double Decker Bus service for Go Ahead Singapore.

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  • 25 December 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    Bus Service 518 should serve full double-deck buses everyday and reduce the frenquenctly to between 5 and 15 minutes.

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  • 11 June 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    I was waiting for 518 at the Suntec busstop (02151). At 2.40pm, the bus passed the bus stop without stopping. This is not the first time. Please provide sufficient training to the drivers. Thank you.

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  • 2 February 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    I waited for bus 518 at bus stop 76249. The bus arrived at about 1:23pm today. It stopped and opened the door to allow passenger to board about 2 bus stops away and when I flagged the bus at the bus stop, the driver just ignored me and drive away out of the bus stop. Is this the right practice? Can the bus not pass the bus stop and merely stop far from the bus stop?

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