SBS Transit Bus Service 40

SBS Transit Bus Service 40 is a residential trunk route running from Bedok Interchange and looping at MacPherson Estate, going via Siglap Road, East Coast, Paya Lebar and Aljunied.


Route
Bus Service 40: Bedok ↺ Merpati Rd (Loop)
From Bedok Looping at Merpati Rd
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Opp Blk 32
    – Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
  • Siglap Rd
    – Flamingo Valley
    – Opp Cheviot Hill
    – Aft Elite Pk Ave
  • East Coast Rd
    – Aft Siglap Rd
    – Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – St. Patrick’s Green
    – Opp Katong Omega Apt
    – The Holy Family Ch
    – Roxy Sq
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp Katong Shop Ctr
    – One Amber
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Aft Dunman Rd
    – Aft Queen of Peace Ch
  • Geylang Rd
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp KH Plaza
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Opp Blk 105
    – Opp Blk 125
  • Merpati Rd
    – Aft Jln Anggerek
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit A DT25
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 77
    – Blk 36
    – MacPherson Sec Sch
    – ITE MacPherson Campus 1
  • Pipit Rd
    – Blk 90
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 79 FC
  • Mattar Rd
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit B DT25
    – MacPherson Pr Sch
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Blk 125
    – Blk 102
    – Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Sims Ave
    – Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Cplx
    – CDAC Bldg
    – Aft Ipoh Lane
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp One Amber
    – Katong Shop Ctr
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Roxy Sq
    – Opp The Holy Family Ch
    – Katong Omega Apt
    – NAFA Arts Kindergarten
    – Christ Meth Ch
    – Aft Dunbar Wk
    – Bef Siglap Rd
  • Siglap Rd
    – Bef Elite Pk Ave
    – Bef Siglap Dr
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Merpati Rd (Loop)
Passes Through Siglap Road, East Coast Rd, Tg Katong Rd, Aljunied Rd
Route Length 23.4 km
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB

Departure Times from Bedok
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831 – 1659: 13 – 18 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 – 18 mins
After 1900: 18 – 20 mins

 Route History

Service 40 serves MacPherson Estate, Tanjong Katong, East Coast and Siglap Road with connections to nearby MRT stations along the East-West Line, namely Aljunied and Bedok. With multiple services duplicating its route across various sections of route, Service 40 fulfills more of a supplementary route and operating at low frequencies throughout the day. It is also the only bus service to serve the full stretch of Siglap Road daily.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Merpati Rd (Aft Jln Anggerek)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0557hrs, 0609hrs

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


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Operator History:
  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Rationalization between Telok Kurau and Prince Edward Rd, operated by United Bus Company
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1975: Amended to Kampong Chai Chee (Chai Chee Ter)
  • 1983: Shortened to MacPherson Estate.
  • 1985: Extended to Bedok Int due to the closure of Chai Chee Ter.
  • 1992 (Jun): Plies Telok Kurau Rd & Siglap Rd after merging with service 158 (then Bedok – Toa Payoh)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Amended to call at MacPherson Sec Sch, Circuit Rd instead of Kong Hwa Sch, Circuit Rd due to reopening of Circuit Link
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