SBS Transit Bus Service 140

SBS Transit Bus Service 140 is a residential trunk route from Lorong 1 Geylang and looping at St. Wilfred Road, passing through Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer, Serangoon Road and St. George’s Road.

This is the thirty-fifth (35th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), launched on 14th December 2014.

140
Lor 1 Geylang Ter ↺ St. Wilfred Rd (Loop)
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80319
Geylang West CC
Upp Boon Keng Rd
80309
Aft Geylang West CC
Upp Boon Keng Rd
80299
Opp Blk 82
Geylang Bahru
60229
Blk 68
Geylang Bahru
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60191
Blk 7
Boon Keng Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60241
Blk 1
St. George'S Rd
60251
Blk 15
St. Wilfred Rd
60249
Blk 14
St. George'S Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60221
BLK 73/GEYLANG BAHRU STN
Geylang Bahru
80291
Blk 82
Geylang Bahru
80301
Bef Blk 19
Upp Boon Keng Rd
80311
Blk 3B
Upp Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
Technical Information
Route Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal ↺ St. Wilfred Road (Loop)
Passes Through Upp Boon Keng Rd, Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd, Serangoon Rd, St. George’s Rd
Route Length 8.2 km
Travelling Time 35 – 47 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Lor 1 Geylang
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 14 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 14 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 15 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 15 mins

Bus Service 140 enhances connectivity for residents of Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer and St George’s Estate, connecting to key transport nodes, such as Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Kallang and Boon Keng MRT stations, for transfers to other bus services or rail lines, along with other amenities in the vicinity. It is the thirty-fifth (35th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

The route serves St. George’s Estate, a small residential area without bus connections prior to Bus Service 140,  calling at three new bus stops within the estate (a pair along St. George’s Road, and one along St. Wilfred Road). It will also provide residents of Geylang Bahru with a direct service to Boon Keng MRT, currently not served by existing services.

Former bus service 20 from Sims Place used to loop at St. Wilfred Road before being withdrawn.

In April 2016, a Volvo B10M Mk4 (DM3500 body) was deployed on the bus service, an unusual move as the result of transitioning of buses to the Bus Contracting Model. Buses registered under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme were transferred to bus services tendered out under the BCM. SBS2798U, a former permanent bus of Bus Service 119, was swapped with a Mercedes-Benz Citaro from Bus Service 140.

Bus Service 140 serves the following amenities along the route:

  • Schools:
    • Bendeemer Primary School
    • Bendeemer Secondary School
  • Geylang West Community Centre
  • Kolam Ayer Community Centre
  • Kallang Community Centre
  • Jalan Besar Town Council Main Office
  • Kallang Basin Swimming Complex
  • St. Wilfred Squash & Tennis Centre
  • Ministry Of Manpower Services Centre

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • St. Wilfred Road (Blk 15)  Lorong 1 Geylang Ter
    Daily: 0600hrs

 


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Operator History
  • 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Sengkang – Eunos Bus Package.

History
  • 2014 (14 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Lorong 1 Geylang Ter and St. Wilfred Road (Loop).
  • 2015 (30 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
Past Routings

 


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