Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518




Operator History:

  • 1997 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 Sep 2016: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

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


  • 1997 (05 May): Introduced as Express 503, unidirectional peak-hour service:
    Tampines Int – Temasek Ave (AM Peak); Anson Rd – Tampines Int (PM Peak)
  • 1999 (Sep): Renumbered Express 505, Pasir Ris Int – Jln Bukit Merah/Telok Blangah Rd (Loop)
  • 2000 (Sep): Renumbered Express 518, operating as Pasir Ris Int ↺ Marina Ctr via Orchard Rd
  • 2005 (26 Dec): Extended to ply Pasir Ris Drive 12. During peak hours, Service 518 will cease operaing and be replaced with two new route variants 518A and 518B, each serving different parts of Service 518’s estern catchment as such:
    – 518A: Pasir Ris Int to Loyang Ave → Marina Centre (Loop)
    – 518B: Tampines Ave 7 to Tampines Ave 1 →  Marina Centre (Loop).
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to serve the Bayfront areas. Service 518A amended to AM Peak unidirectional service terminating at Bayfront Ave, Service 518B withdrawn on the same day. Service 518 to operate during peak hours to cover Service 518B.
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (25 Aug) Double-decker Volvo B9TL Wright buses added.
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
  • 2016 (23 Sep): Route amended to ply via KPE & PIE on its return journey.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station and a new bus stop at Bedok North MRT Station.

Past Routings:

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518

  • 11 June 2019 at 6:17 PM

    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.

  • 2 February 2019 at 2:00 PM

    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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