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
40
Bedok Int ↺ Merpati Rd (Loop)
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
84029
Opp Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84019
Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
83249
Flamingo Valley
Siglap Rd
83239
Opp Cheviot Hill
Siglap Rd
93119
Aft Elite Pk Ave
Siglap Rd
93069
Aft Siglap Rd
East Coast Rd
93059
Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
East Coast Rd
92159
ST. PATRICK'S SCH
East Coast Rd
92149
St. Patrick's Green
East Coast Rd
92139
Opp Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Rd
92129
The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Rd
92119
Roxy Sq
East Coast Rd
92109
Opp Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Rd
92099
One Amber
Mountbatten Rd
92161
Aft Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
82071
Opp Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
82081
Aft Dunman Rd
Tg Katong Rd
82091
Aft Queen Of Peace Ch
Tg Katong Rd
82109
City Plaza
Geylang Rd
81069
Opp Lor 39 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81049
Aft Lor 34 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81029
Aft Lor 28 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81231
Opp Kh Plaza
Aljunied Rd
81081
Opp Aljunied Stn
Aljunied Rd
81091
Opp Blk 105
Aljunied Rd
70011
Opp Blk 125
Aljunied Rd
70151
Aft Jln Anggerek
Merpati Rd
70161
OPP MATTAR STN EXIT A
Merpati Rd
70171
Blk 77
Circuit Rd
70181
Blk 36
Circuit Rd
70191
OPP BLK 66
Circuit Rd
70201
OPP MACPHERSON STN EXIT D
Circuit Rd
70211
Blk 90
Pipit Rd
70221
Blk 79 FC
Circuit Rd
70231
OPP MATTAR STN EXIT B
Mattar Rd
70241
MacPherson Pr Sch
Mattar Rd
70019
Blk 125
Aljunied Rd
81099
Blk 102
Aljunied Rd
81089
Aljunied Stn
Aljunied Rd
81011
Aft Aljunied Stn
Sims Ave
81031
Blk 134
Sims Ave
81051
Sims Ville
Sims Ave
82119
Tg Katong Cplx
Tg Katong Rd
82099
CDAC Bldg
Tg Katong Rd
82089
Aft Ipoh Lane
Tg Katong Rd
82079
Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
92169
Bef Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
92091
Opp One Amber
Mountbatten Rd
92101
Katong Shop Ctr
Mountbatten Rd
92111
Opp Roxy Sq
East Coast Rd
92121
Opp The Holy Family Ch
East Coast Rd
92131
Katong Omega Apt
East Coast Rd
92141
Nafa Arts Kindergarten
East Coast Rd
92151
Christ Meth Ch
East Coast Rd
93051
Aft Dunbar Wk
East Coast Rd
93061
Bef Siglap Rd
East Coast Rd
93111
Bef Elite Pk Ave
Siglap Rd
83231
Bef Siglap Dr
Siglap Rd
84011
Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
84021
Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
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 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
    – Opp Blk 66
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit D CC10DT26
  • 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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