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
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
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
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
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
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
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
Opp Gulab Bldg
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
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
Aft 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
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
76229
OPP TAMPINES EAST STN
Tampines Ave 7
76219
Blk 230E
Tampines Ave 7
76209
Blk 233
Tampines Ave 7
76199
BLK 503
Tampines Ave 7
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Kaki Bukit, Ubi, MacPherson, PIE
Route Length 18.0km (D1) | 17.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Tampines 0530 – 2300 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2300 (Saturday)
0600 – 2300 (Sunday/PHs)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 04 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 08 mins
After 1900: 08 – 14 mins
0630 – 0830: 05 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 08 mins
After 1900: 07 – 16 mins

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-deck buses make up the bulk of the fleet, but single-deck buses are more common during weekends.

Due to close proximity to future Downtown Line (Stage 3) stations, demand will likely be affected by the opening of the new line, scheduled for 21 Oct 2017.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 8 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Macpherson Rd (Bef Davidson Rd) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0606hrs

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See Above


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 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: Introduced by SBS Transit as a trunk service, plying Pasir Ris – Toa Payoh
  • 1992: Shortened to Tampines – Toa Payoh
  • 1995: Amended with the opening of Temasek Polytechnic to ply:
    – (Direction 1) Tampines Ave 1, (Ave 10), Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd instead of Tampines Ave 1, Bedok Reservoir Rd.
    – (Direction 2) Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, (Tampines Ave 10), Ave 1 instead of Bedok Reservoir Rd, Tampines Ave 1.
  • 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:


External Links:

References:

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