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
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77191
Blk 500A
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77201
Aft Blk 601
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 Ctrl
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
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
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
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
Scotts Rd
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
03509
Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS
Bayfront Ave
03519
Bayfront Stn Exit A
Bayfront Ave
84451
BEDOK NTH STN EXIT A
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
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
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
Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl
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
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 Blk 601
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77199
Opp Blk 500A
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77009
Pasir Ris Int
Pasir Ris Dr 3
Technical Information
Route  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 59.9 km
Travelling Time 155 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0600hrs – 2200hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0700hrs – 2200hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 17 – 20 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 15 – 20 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 15 – 20 mins
After 1900hrs: 13 – 20 mins

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 the Weekdays AM Peak with two departures from Pasir Ris Int terminating at Bayfront. These trips skip the Tampines and Bedok North sectors of the route, allowing for faster commute from Pasir Ris to the City.

Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 518 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station as well as a new bus stop at Bedok North MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

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 by this route:
Special Departures:
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 370) Pasir Ris Intvia Bayfront Avenue
    Weekdays AM Peak
  • Moulmein Road (Opp Tan Tock Seng Hosp)  Pasir Ris Int, via Bayfront Avenue
    Daily, after the last Full Trip bus of Service 518 (~2300hrs – 2400hrs)
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6534M) - Service 518A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6534M) – Service 518A
Peak Hour Variants:
  • Express Bus Service 518A: Pasir Ris Interchange → Bayfront Avenue (Bayfront Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays, 0700hrs and 0730hrs.
    Express from Loyang Ave to Moulmein Rd, skipping Tampines / Bedok North

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares.

 

 


 

Service 518/A at a glance
Service 518/A at a glance

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Express Bus Service 518

  • 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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