SBS Transit Bus Service 39

SBS Transit Bus Service 39 is a trunk service plying between Tampines Concourse and Yishun, passing through Pasir Ris, TPE, Jln Kayu, SLE and Khatib. It is one of many services along the TPE / SLE corridor.

Bus Service 39 will call at a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 39: Tampines Concourse ↔ Yishun
Direction 1
Towards Yishun
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int
    EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ctrl 8 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
    – Tampines East Stn Exit B DT33
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
    – Blk 497D
  • Loyang Ave
    – Blk 149A
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 156
    – Blk 197
    – Blk 104
    – Blk 115
    – Blk 541
    – Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl EW1
    – Opp Blk 571
    – Opp Blk 515
    – Opp Blk 640
    – Meridian JC
    – Blk 740
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Blk 747A
  • TPE
    Bef Punggol Rd
  • Jln Kayu
    – Aft Seletar Camp G
  • TPE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft SLE
    – Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
    – Bef Yishun Ave 1
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – Bef Khatib Stn NS14
    – Blk 790
    – Blk 763
    – Bef Yishun Stn NS13
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int
    NS13
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int
    NS13
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Khatib Stn NS14
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft Yishun Ave 1
    – Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
    – LP 94
  • SLE (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • Jln Kayu
    – Bef Seletar Camp G
  • TPE
    Aft Punggol Rd
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Aft TPE
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 738
    – Blk 643
    – Blk 640
    – Blk 612
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 571
    – Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl EW1
    – Pasir Ris Town Pk
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 442
    – Blk 210
    – Blk 269A
  • Loyang Ave
    – Opp Blk 149A
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 370
    – Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Tampines East Stn Exit C DT33
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1 (Express)
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int
    EW2DT32

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange ↔ Yishun Temp Int
Passes Through Pasir Ris, TPE, Jln Kayu, SLE, Khatib
Route Length 26.3 km (D1) | 26.9 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck bus:
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines Concourse
0530 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0600 – 2330 (Weekends/PHs)
Departure Times from Yishun
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 10 mins
After 1900: 14 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 39 provides direct links between Pasir Ris / Tampines and Yishun, with an express sector along Tampines and Seletar Expressways. Most of the demand comes from Pasir Ris, as the only bus service to Yishun. From Tampines, SMRT Service 969 serves as a faster route to Yishun, skipping Pasir Ris and Jalan Kayu completely.

The route also caters to inter-town demand between Pasir Ris town and Tampines Avenue 2.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 39 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Extension to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange

Service 18 & 39 Relocation Poster
Service 18 & 39 Relocation Poster

As part of the Bus Service Enhancements with the opening of Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, Bus Service 39 was extended to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange from 18 December 2016. There was no change in bus stops for Service 39.

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: Service 39 consists of Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaros. Additional Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were added under the BSEP scheme. Double-deck buses began operating on the route from 02 Jun 2015 onwards.


Gallery:

Route Map


Operator History:

  • 2003 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 2003: Introduced by SBS Transit between Tampines and Yishun. The first SBS service in Yishun since 1995.
  • 2004 (25 Jul): Calls at an additional pair of bus stops at Jln Kayu (Outside Seletar Camp Gate)
  • 2011 (21 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2014 (05 Oct): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (02 Jun): Start of Double-decker buses deployment
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2016 (18 Dec): Extended to Tampines Concourse Int
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station

Past Routings:

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