SBS Transit Bus Service 8

SBS Transit Bus Service 8 is a trunk route connecting Tampines and Toa Payoh through Kaki Bukit and MacPherson. Along with Service 28 and 31, it is one of three services plying between Tampines and Toa Payoh.

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75009 Tampines Int 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
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
84481 Aft Bedok Ind Pk C Bedok Reservoir Rd
84491 Blk 629 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72079 Blk 609 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72069 Blk 121 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72029 Opp Blk 646 Bedok Reservoir Rd
71099 Blk 311 Eunos Link
71139 Blk 302 Ubi Ave 2
71129 UBI STN EXIT A DT27 Ubi Ave 2
71149 Blk 3024 Ubi Ave 2
71159 Blk 3026 Ubi Ave 2
71169 Aztech Bldg Ubi Ave 2
70261 Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar Paya Lebar Rd
70271 Le Crescendo Paya Lebar Rd
70149 MacPherson Green Condo MacPherson Rd
70139 Aft Jln Belangkas MacPherson Rd
70129 Opp Jln Muhibbah MacPherson Rd
70119 Cencon Bldg MacPherson Rd
70109 Gulab Bldg MacPherson Rd
60219 Bef Siemens Ctr MacPherson Rd
60089 Opp St. Andrew'S Village Jln Toa Payoh
52089 Opp Blk 195 Jln Toa Payoh
52321 Toa Payoh Stadium Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52501 Toa Payoh Swim Cplx Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009 Toa Payoh Int NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009 Toa Payoh Int NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52509 Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52329 Opp Toa Payoh Stadium Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52081 Aft Blk 195 Jln Toa Payoh
60081 St. Andrew'S Village Jln Toa Payoh
60211 Aft Tai Thong Cres MacPherson Rd
70101 Bef Jln Wangi MacPherson Rd
70111 Opp Cencon Bldg MacPherson Rd
70121 Aft Jln Muhibbah MacPherson Rd
70131 Bef Davidson Rd MacPherson Rd
70279 Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar Paya Lebar Rd
70269 Citipoint Ind Cplx Paya Lebar Rd
71161 Blk 3019 Ubi Ave 2
71151 Blk 3021 Ubi Ave 2
71141 Blk 3023 Ubi Ave 2
71121 UBI STN EXIT B DT27 Ubi Ave 2
71131 Automobile Megamart Ubi Ave 2
71091 Blk 637 Eunos Link
72021 Blk 646 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72061 Blk 122 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071 Blk 133 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499 Blk 140 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84489 Opp Bedok Ind Pk C Bedok Reservoir 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
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
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Tampines Ave 2, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Ubi Ave 2, MacPherson Rd, Jln Toa Payoh
Route Length Towards Toa Payoh: 17.8 km Towards Tampines: 17.4 km
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 23:00 05:45 – 23:00 06:00 – 23:00
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
Daily
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
From Tampines 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 4 – 7 mins 4 – 13 mins 6 – 8 mins 7 – 14 mins
Saturdays 9 – 10 mins 8 – 12 mins 12 – 14 mins 13 – 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 11 – 14 mins 9 – 11 mins 10 – 13 mins 12 – 14 mins
From Toa Payoh
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 5 – 7 mins 5 – 14 mins 6 – 7 mins 6 – 16 mins
Saturdays 9 – 13 mins 8 – 12 mins 10 – 14 mins 12 – 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 14 mins 8 – 11 mins 9 – 15 mins 12 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Introduced in 1990, Service 8 is an inter-town route serving between Toa Payoh and Tampines, passing through MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines Ave 7. The route serves a unique catchment of both residents (of Toa Payoh, Kaki Bukit and Tampines) and workers heading to the industrial estates (around Ubi and MacPherson), leading to high patronage throughout the day. Double-decker buses make up the bulk of the fleet, but single-deck buses are more common during weekends.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • MacPherson Rd (Bef Davidson Rd) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 06:06

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Operator History
  • 01 Mar 1990 – 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 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Route Package.

History
  • 1990 (01 Mar): Introduced by SBS Transit as a trunk service, plying Pasir Ris – Toa Payoh
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to Tampines Int under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 10
  • 1995 (18 Sep): Amended with the opening of Temasek Polytechnic to Tampines Ave 1, Tampines Ave 10 and Bedok North Rd Extension
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to temporary Toa Payoh Int
  • 1999: Serves new bus stops 52501 and 52509 along Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • 2000: Serves new bus stops 75251 and 75259 along Tampines Ave 1
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Int
  • 2011 (04 Sep): No longer calls at the bus stop after Moonstone Lane along Serangoon Rd due to the closure of Whampoa North
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Serves a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2.
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station.

Past Routings

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