[Defunct] SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT18

Chinatown Direct CT18 was a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Bedok North Avenue 3 and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, via Bedok Reservoir and Chinatown. It was one of two Chinatown Direct services in operation before its withdrawal in June 2022.

Service CT18 will be discontinued from 30 June 2022. The service had been suspended since 15 April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CT18
84211 Blk 403 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84521 Blk 506 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84201 Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84609 Waterfront Key Bedok Reservoir Rd
84639 Aft Waterfront Waves Bedok Reservoir Rd
84619 Waterfront Isle Bedok Reservoir Rd
84629 Blk 716 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84479 Blk 713 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84469 Blk 703 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
72019 Eunos Mansions Jln Eunos
05049 Chinatown Stn Exit E NE4DT19 New Bridge Rd
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
10011 Bef Neil Rd New Bridge Rd
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05013 Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
72011 Blk 322 Jln Eunos
72021 Blk 646 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72061 Blk 122 Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071 Blk 133 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499 Blk 140 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84461 Opp Blk 701 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84471 Blk 745 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84621 Opp Blk 716 Bedok Reservoir Rd
84611 Opp Waterfront Isle Bedok Reservoir Rd
84631 Opp Waterfront Waves Bedok Reservoir Rd
84601 Opp Waterfront Key Bedok Reservoir Rd
84209 Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84529 Blk 109 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84219 Bet Blks 139/140 Bedok Nth Ave 3
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, PIE, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length Towards Kampong Bahru: 19.2 km Towards Bedok Nth Ave 3: 19.8 km
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Former Fleet Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bedok North Ave 3
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
10:05 – 16:35 10:04 – 20:05 10:05 – 20:06
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
10:58 – 16:58 11:00 – 22:00
Operating Frequency
From Bedok Nth Ave 3
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 28 – 39 mins
Saturdays 31 – 34 mins 31 mins 31 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 29 – 35 mins 29 mins 29 mins
From Kampong Bahru
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 27 – 32 mins
Saturdays 30 – 32 mins 30 – 32 mins 32 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 29 – 32 mins 29 mins 31 mins
Fare Information
Fare Flat Fare. Transfer benefits from distance fares & monthly concession passes are not applicable.
Cash / Card Fares Adult, PWD, WTCS Senior Citizen Student Child (card)
$2.00 $1.10 $1.10 Free
Note PWD – Persons with Disabilities
WTCS – WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholders

 

Chinatown Direct CT18 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT8 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Bedok and Bedok Reservoir with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the PIE and CTE, the route offers fast and direct connection for commuters who would otherwise have to rely on feeder buses and transfers between MRT lines to reach Chinatown prior to the opening of Downtown Line Stage 3.

Originally using the purple-background destination signs for easy distinction, they have been phased out in favour of electronic route displays on newer buses.

Despite starting and ending at Bedok North Ave 3, buses running on CT18 used Bedok Bus Interchange as a layover point.

During the Chinese New Year festive period, operating hours will be adjusted.

The service was suspended from 15 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation in Singapore. It continued to remain suspended until its discontinuation on 30 June 2022. The last day of operations was on 14 April 2020.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Timetable effective from 10 March 2018

From Blk 403, Bedok North Ave 3
Weekdays 10:05, 10:43, 11:21, 11:59, 12:29, 12:59, 13:31, 14:03, 14:31, 14:59, 15:27, 16:01, 16:35
Saturdays 10:04, 10:39, 11:14, 11:49, 12:23, 12:53, 13:23, 13:53, 14:23, 14:53, 15:23, 15:53, 16:23, 16:53, 17:23, 17:53, 18:26, 18:59, 19:32, 20:05
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:05, 10:34, 11:04, 11:34, 12:06, 12:41, 13:16, 13:46, 14:16, 14:46, 15:14, 15:42, 16:11, 16:40, 17:09, 17:39, 18:09, 18:39, 19:08, 19:37, 20:06
From Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Weekdays 10:58, 11:28, 11:59, 12:29, 13:00, 13:27, 13:54, 14:21, 14:53, 15:25, 15:56, 16:27, 16:58
Saturdays 11:00, 11:33, 12:07, 12:40, 13:14, 13:46, 14:18, 14:47, 15:16, 15:46, 16:16, 16:46, 17:15, 17:44, 18:15, 18:47, 19:19, 19:50, 20:22, 20:55, 21:27, 22:00
Sundays / Public Holidays 11:00, 11:31, 12:02, 12:33, 13:05, 13:37, 14:06, 14:35, 15:04, 15:33, 16:03, 16:32, 17:02, 17:32, 18:02, 18:31, 19:00, 19:29, 19:58, 20:28, 20:59, 21:30, 22:00

 


Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 21 Jan 2005 – 29 Jun 2022: SBS Transit Ltd
Route History
  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Bedok North Avenue 3 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
  • 2006: Skips a pair of abolished bus stops outside and opposite Bedok Green Sec Sch along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter
  • 2020 (15 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice
  • 2022 (30 Jun): Service discontinued; last day of operations on 14 April 2020
Past Routings
Year Route
Direction 1 Direction 2
2005 Bedok Nth Ave 3, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, PIE, CTE, Havelock Rd, New Bridge Rd and New Bridge Rd Ter. New Bridge Rd Ter, Eu Tong Sen St, Upp Cross St, CTE, PIE, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Rd and Bedok Nth Ave 3.
2018 Bedok Nth Ave 3, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, PIE, CTE, Havelock Rd, New Bridge Rd, Kampong Bahru Rd, Spooner Rd and Kampong Bahru Ter. Kampong Bahru Ter, Spooner Rd, Kampong Bahru Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Upp Cross St, CTE, PIE, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Rd and Bedok Nth Ave 3.

 


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