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 EW2DT32
Tampines Central 1
76191
Blk 401
Tampines Avenue 7
76201
Blk 423
Tampines Avenue 7
76211
Blk 449
Tampines Avenue 7
76221
Tampines East Stn Exit A DT33
Tampines Avenue 7
76039
Tampines East Stn Exit C DT33
Tampines Avenue 2
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Avenue 2
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Avenue 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Avenue 2
75059
Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
75229
Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Avenue 1
75239
Temasek Poly
Tampines Avenue 1
75249
Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Avenue 1
75259
Tropica Condo
Tampines Avenue 1
84481
Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
Bedok Reservoir Road
84491
Blk 629
Bedok Reservoir Road
72079
Blk 609
Bedok Reservoir Road
72069
Blk 121
Bedok Reservoir Road
72029
Opp Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Road
71099
Blk 311
Eunos Link
71139
Blk 302
Ubi Avenue 2
71129
Ubi Stn Exit A DT27
Ubi Avenue 2
71149
Blk 3024
Ubi Avenue 2
71159
Blk 3026
Ubi Avenue 2
71169
Aztech Bldg
Ubi Avenue 2
70261
Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Road
70271
Le Crescendo
Paya Lebar Road
70149
MacPherson Green Condo
MacPherson Road
70139
Aft Jln Belangkas
MacPherson Road
70129
Opp Jln Muhibbah
MacPherson Road
70119
Cencon Bldg
MacPherson Road
70109
Gulab Bldg
MacPherson Road
60219
Bef Siemens Ctr
MacPherson Road
60089
Opp St. Andrew’s Village
Jalan Toa Payoh
52089
Opp Blk 195
Jalan Toa Payoh
52321
Toa Payoh Stadium
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52501
Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int NS19
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int NS19
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52509
Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52329
Opp Toa Payoh Stadium
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52081
Aft Blk 195
Jalan Toa Payoh
60081
St. Andrew’s Village
Jalan Toa Payoh
60211
Aft Tai Thong Cres
MacPherson Road
70101
Bef Jln Wangi
MacPherson Road
70111
Opp Cencon Bldg
MacPherson Road
70121
Aft Jln Muhibbah
MacPherson Road
70131
Bef Davidson Rd
MacPherson Road
70279
Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Road
70269
Citipoint Ind Cplx
Paya Lebar Road
71161
Blk 3019
Ubi Avenue 2
71151
Blk 3021
Ubi Avenue 2
71141
Blk 3023
Ubi Avenue 2
71121
Ubi Stn Exit B DT27
Ubi Avenue 2
71131
Automobile Megamart
Ubi Avenue 2
71091
Blk 637
Eunos Link
72021
Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Road
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Road
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Road
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Road
84489
Opp Bedok Ind Pk C
Bedok Reservoir Road
75251
Opp Tropica Condo
Tampines Avenue 1
75241
Opp Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Avenue 1
75231
Opp Temasek Poly
Tampines Avenue 1
75221
Opp Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Avenue 1
75051
Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Avenue 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Avenue 2
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Avenue 2
76031
Tampines East Stn Exit B DT33
Tampines Avenue 2
76229
Opp Tampines East Stn DT33
Tampines Avenue 7
76219
Blk 230E
Tampines Avenue 7
76209
Blk 233
Tampines Avenue 7
76199
Blk 503
Tampines Avenue 7
75009
Tampines Int EW2DT32
Tampines Central 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:
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: 0606hrs

Gallery

 


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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