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Chinatown Direct Bus Services for the Chinese New Year

The operating hours of the Chinatown Direct Bus Services will be temporarily changed in the lead up to the Chinese New Year. The two services - CT8 which plies between Ang Mo Kio and Chinatown and CT18 between Bedok and Chinatown - will also be affected by road closures due to the Chinese New Year festive celebrations.

1. CHANGE IN OPERATING HOURS
On three consecutive weekends starting from this Saturday, 19 January 2019, there will be some changes to the schedules of their first and last buses.

The first bus of CT8 will depart from Ang Mo Kio 14 minutes earlier than usual at 9.49am. There is no change in the first bus timing for CT18.

On Saturdays, the last bus of both services leaving the heartlands will also be extended by about 37 minutes to an hour while the last bus back from Chinatown will be at 12.30am, which is about two-and-a-half hours later than usual.

The first and last bus timings are as follows with changes marked in bold:

 
Date (2019) TO
CHINATOWN
FROM
CHINATOWN
Spooner Road – Kampong Bahru Terminal (10499)
CT8
From Ang Mo Kio
CT18
From Bedok
CT8
To Ang Mo Kio
CT18
To Bedok
Saturdays
19 January, 26 January & 2 February
First Bus 9.49am 10.04am 10.56am 11.00am
Last Bus 9.04pm 9.03pm 12.30am
Sundays
20 January, 27 January & 3 February
First Bus 9.49am 10.05am 10.56am 11.00am
Last Bus 8.18pm 8.06pm 9.56pm 10.00pm

There is no change in their operating hours on weekdays.

On the eve of Chinese New Year, 4 February 2019, their operating hours will be significantly extended as follows:

Date (2019) TO
CHINATOWN
FROM
CHINATOWN
Spooner Road – Kampong Bahru Terminal (10499)
CT8
From Ang Mo Kio
CT18
From Bedok
CT8
To Ang Mo Kio
CT18
To Bedok
Monday
4 February
First Bus 9.49am 10.05am 10.56am 10.58am
Last Bus 11.04pm 11.03pm 1.55am

There will be no Chinatown Direct Bus Services in operation on the first two days of the Lunar New Year, 5 and 6 February 2019. From Thursday, 7 February 2019, they will resume their normal operating hours.

2. BUS STOPS SKIPPED DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES
The Chinatown Direct Services will be affected by road closures for the Chinese New Year festive celebrations, resulting in four bus stops being skipped along their regular routes:

Road Name Bus Stop Skipped
Eu Tong Sen Street (05012) Before Pearl’s Hill Terrace
(05013) People's Park Complex
New Bridge Road (05039) New Bridge Centre
(05049) Chinatown Point

The affected dates are:
  • Sunday, 20 January 2019, 1.00pm to 11.59pm for the Chinese New Year Official Opening Ceremony
  • Monday, 4 February 2019, 5.00pm to Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 3.00am for the Chinese New Year Countdown Celebration, and
  • Sunday, 17 February 2019, 2.00pm to 11.59pm for the Chingay Night Fiesta @ Chinatown

Please refer to the attached poster for details.