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 EW10 Lor 1 Geylang
80101 Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C EW10 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 NE9 Bendemeer Rd
60191 Blk 7 Boon Keng Rd
60121 Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9 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 DT24 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 EW10 Lor 1 Geylang
80009 Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10 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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