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 Chinatown Direct services in operation.

Chinatown Direct Services will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 15 April 2020.

 

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 Aft Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit A NS16 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 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
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 NS16 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
Route Overview
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 Towards Kampong Bahru: 17.7 km Towards AMK Ave 9: 17.6 km
Traveling 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 Bus:
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
10:04 – 16:40 10:03 – 20:27 10:03 – 20:18
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
10:56 – 16:56 10:56 – 21:56
Operating Frequency
From AMK Ave 9
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 11 – 36 mins
Saturdays 27 – 37 mins 30 – 31 mins 30 – 31 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 30 – 36 mins 31 – 32 mins 32 mins
From Kampong Bahru
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 20 – 35 mins
Saturdays 31 – 37 mins 33 mins 30 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 31 – 37 mins 32 mins 25 – 32 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 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. The 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 used Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange as a layover point until March 2018, where it was changed to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.

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

MRT Stations Served
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

 


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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

Past Routing


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2 thoughts 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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    • 7 January 2020 at 3:07 PM
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      There is insufficent demand on this service.

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