SBS Transit Bus Service 42

SBS Transit Bus Service 42 is a residential trunk route, serving the landed housing areas of Kembangan and Siglap with connections to Kembangan MRT.


Route
Bus Service 42: Kembangan ↺ Fidelio Street (Loop)
From Kembangan Looping at Fidelio St
  • Jln Kembangan
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
  • Lengkong Tiga
    – Kg Kembangan CC
    – Blk 102
  • Lengkong Empat
    – Grosvenor View
    – Hua Yu Mans
  • Jln Selamat
    – Aft Jln Paras
  • Taman Kembangan
    – Bef Jln Kembangan
  • Jln Kembangan
    – Opp Kembangan Stn EW6
  • Sims Ave East
    – Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
  • Fidelio St
    – Bef Jln Khairuddin
    – Opera Est Pr Sch
    – Aft Swan Lake Ave
    – Bef Tosca St
    – Aft Carmen St
    – Opp Opera Est Pr Sch
  • Siglap Rd
    – Flamingo Valley
  • Siglap Dr
    – Bef Carlton Ave
    – Bef Frankel Ave
  • Frankel Ave
    – Aft Bethesda Frankel Ch
    – Bef Frankel Dr
    – Bef Frankel Terr
  • Jln Kembangan
    – Kembangan Stn EW6

 

Technical Information
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Jalan Kembangan (Kembangan Stn) ↺ Fidelio Street (Loop)
Passes Through Lengkong Empat, Taman Kembangan, Siglap Rd, Frankel Ave
Route Length 5.8 km
Traveling Time 25 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 Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Kembangan
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 19 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 15 mins
After 1900: 08 – 18 mins

Route History

Service 42 is a residential route serving the private residential estates of Kembangan, Siglap and Opera Estate, connecting them to Kembangan MRT station along the East-West Line. Formerly known as M2, it was renumbered to Service 42 only in 1997.

The route operates in a continuous loop fashion, with drivers taking a short break at Jalan Kembangan (Kembangan MRT) while passengers may board or alight, or stay onboard for the next journey.  Buses terminating at Jalan Kembangan will display a terminating signage. It is one of the few bus routes not operating from a bus interchange or terminal.

Formerly operating with Dennis Dart midibuses, they were retired in 2011 and replaced by standard 12-metre buses. A BSEP fleet addition in 2014 saw the addition of a third bus to the fleet.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Fidelio St (Bef Tosca St) → Jln Kembangan (Kembangan Stn)
    Weekdays: 0600hrs

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:
  • 1989 – 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:
  • 1989: Introduced as Service M2, Jln Kembangan – Opera Estate (Loop)
  • 1993: Serves Siglap Drive and Frankel Avenue in one direction, following the conversion of Siglap Drive and Cheriot Hill to one way traffic
  • 1997: Renumbered to Service 42, loop service between Kembangan MRT station and Fidelio St.
  • 2014: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
Past Routings:
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