SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT8

Chinatown Direct CT8 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal via Chinatown. It is one of two (formerly three) Chinatown Direct services in operation.


Route
CT8
55159
Opp Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp
Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
55149
BLK 622
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55139
BLK 641
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54209
BET BLKS 152/155
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54199
BLK 163
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54189
BLK 110
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54221
Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54231
Blk 129
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54241
Blk 700B
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54261
Ang Mo Kio Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54271
Blk 586
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54281
Blk 570
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54389
Blk 465
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54379
Blk 475
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Aft Pearl'S Hill Terr
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
Eu Tong Sen St
05012
Bef Pearl'S Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
54371
Blk 409A
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54381
Blk 443
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54289
Blk 452
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54279
Blk 427
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54269
Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54248
Blk 324
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54239
Blk 209
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54229
Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54181
BLK 258
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54191
BLK 170
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54201
OPP BLK 155
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55131
BLK 612
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55141
OPP BLK 622
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55151
Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp
Ang Mo Kio Ave 9

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio MRT, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 17.7 km (D1) | 17.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 50 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
1004hrs – 1640hrs (Weekdays)
1003hrs – 2027hrs (Saturdays)
1003hrs – 2018hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru 1056hrs – 1656hrs (Weekdays)
1056hrs – 2156hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
11 – 36 mins 20 – 35 mins

Chinatown Direct CT8 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT18 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Ang Mo Kio with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the 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.

Currently, CT8 is the most successful of Chinatown Direct routes, with high commuter traffic throughout the day. Frequency has been stepped up since its introduction in 2005.

Originally using the green-background destination signs, they have been phased out in favour of electronic route displays installed on wheelchair-accessible buses. Despite starting and ending at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, buses running on CT8 use Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange as a layover point. From 10 Mar 2018, the layover point will be changed to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.

Departure Timings

 

From Opp Ang Mo Kio Cmty Hosp, Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Weekdays 10:04, 10:15, 10:41, 11:07, 11:33, 11:59, 12:35, 13:08, 13:38,  13:58, 14:18, 14:53, 15:28, 16:04, 16:40
Saturdays 10:03, 10:30, 11:01, 11:32, 12:03, 12:39, 13:15, 13:52, 14:28, 15:05, 15:41, 16:17,
16:54, 17:25, 17:55, 18:25, 18:56, 19:26, 19:57, 20:27
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:03, 10:33, 11:03, 11:33, 12:03, 12:36, 13:12, 13:48, 14:21, 14:54, 15:27, 16:01, 16:35, 17:09,
17:41, 18:12, 18:43, 19:14, 19:46, 20:18
From Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Weekdays 10:56, 11:31, 12:04, 12:34, 12:54, 13:14, 13:46, 14:18, 14:42, 15:06, 15:29, 15:58, 16:27, 16:56
Saturdays 10:56, 11:29, 12:02, 12:33, 13:04, 13:41, 14:18, 14:55, 15:31, 16:07, 16:42, 17:17, 17:50, 18:23, 18:56,
19:26, 19:56, 20:26, 20:56, 21:26, 21:56
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:56, 11:27, 11:58, 12:29, 13:00, 13:32, 14:09, 14:46, 15:18, 15:50, 16:22, 16:58, 17:34, 18:06, 18:38,
19:10, 19:42, 20:14, 20:39, 21:05, 21:31, 21:56
MRT Stations Served
Fare

Flat Fare.

Card / Cash fares for Chinatown Direct services
Child (Card) Free
Student &
Senior Citizen
$1.10
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $2.00
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholdersBus Concession Passes not applicable

 


Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Change of non-revenue terminating point to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot from Yio Chu Kang Int.
    Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter

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One thought on “SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT8

  • 17 August 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Why doesn’t it use DD during CNY since there’s no route limitation (according to your information)?

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