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, Tanjong Katong and Aljunied.

40
Bedok Int ↺ Merpati Rd (Loop)
84009 Bedok Int EW5 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 EW9 Aljunied Rd
81091 Sims Urban Oasis Aljunied Rd
70011 Opp Blk 125 Aljunied Rd
70151 Aft Jln Anggerek Merpati Rd
70161 OPP MATTAR STN EXIT A DT25 Merpati Rd
70171 Blk 77 Circuit Rd
70181 Blk 36 Circuit Rd
70191 OPP BLK 66 Circuit Rd
70201 OPP MACPHERSON STN EXIT D CC10DT26 Circuit Rd
70211 Blk 90 Pipit Rd
70221 Blk 79 FC Circuit Rd
70231 OPP MATTAR STN EXIT B DT25 Mattar Rd
70241 Aft Grace Baptist Ch Mattar Rd
70019 Blk 125 Aljunied Rd
81099 Blk 102 Aljunied Rd
81089 Aljunied Stn EW9 Aljunied Rd
81011 Aft Aljunied Stn EW9 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 EW5 Bedok Nth Dr

 

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: 14 – 18 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 – 19 mins
After 1900: 18 – 19 mins

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.


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Operator History:
  • 11 Apr 1971 – 05 Dec 1971: Singapore Traction Company Pte Ltd
  • 06 Dec 1971 – 31 Oct 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 01 Nov 1973 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 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 Singapore Traction Company
  • 1971 (06 Dec): Operations transferred to United Bus Company
  • 1973 (01 Jul): Extended to Kg Chai Chee Ter
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1974 (01 Dec): Extended to Upp Changi Rd (near Track 6)
  • 1974 (08 Dec): Amended to ply the extended Robinson Rd, skipping Market St
  • 1975 (16 Nov): Amended to Chai Chee Ter
  • 1976 (15 Feb): Serves new staggered bus stop (03071) along Robinson Rd
  • 1976 (14 Mar): Serves new staggered bus stop (02027) along Connaught Dr
  • 1979 (14 Oct): Amended to ply Lor Sarina and Sims Ave East (towards Chai Chee) with the conversion of Changi Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1984 (10 Jun): Shortened to MacPherson Estate.
  • 1985 (08 Sep): Extended to Bedok Int due to the closure of Chai Chee Ter.
  • 1992 (03 May): Amended to Siglap Rd after merging with Service 158 (then Bedok – Toa Payoh) under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 7
  • 2003: Serves new bus stop (82089) along Tg Katong Rd
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Change in stopping point to bus stop 70381 along Circuit Rd
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Reversal of change in stopping point to bus stop 70191 due to reopening of Circuit Link
Past Routings:

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