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.

39
75019
Tampines Concourse Int
Tampines Concourse
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76069
Blk 147
Tampines Ave 5
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Ave 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Ave 2
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Ave 2
76031
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT B
Tampines Ave 2
76231
Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
Tampines Ave 7
76241
Blk 497D
Tampines Ave 7
98011
Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
98091
Blk 156
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78051
Blk 197
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78061
Blk 104
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77051
Blk 115
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77041
Blk 541
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77031
Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77021
Opp Blk 571
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77011
Opp Blk 515
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77241
Opp Blk 640
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77231
Meridian JC
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77281
Blk 740
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77331
Blk 747A
Pasir Ris Dr 12
65191
Bef Punggol Rd
TPE
68119
Aft Seletar Camp G
Jln Kayu
55281
Aft SLE
Lentor Ave
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Ave 2
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Ave 2
59671
Bef Yishun Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Ave 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Ave 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
55289
LP 94
Lentor Ave
68111
Bef Seletar Camp G
Jln Kayu
65199
Aft Punggol Rd
TPE
77339
Aft TPE
Pasir Ris Dr 12
77289
Blk 738
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77239
Blk 643
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77249
Blk 640
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78049
Blk 612
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77019
Blk 515
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77029
Blk 571
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77039
Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77049
Pasir Ris Town Pk
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77059
Blk 425
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78069
Blk 442
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78059
Blk 210
Pasir Ris Dr 1
98099
Blk 269A
Pasir Ris Dr 1
98019
Opp Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
76249
Blk 370
Tampines Ave 7
76239
Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
Tampines Ave 7
76039
TAMPINES EAST STN EXIT C
Tampines Ave 2
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Ave 2
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Ave 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Ave 2
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Ave 5
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75019
Tampines Concourse Int
Tampines Concourse
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:

External Links & References:

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