SBS Transit Bus Service 42

SBS Transit Bus Service 42 is a residential trunk route, serving the landed housing areas of Kembangan and Siglap with connections to Kembangan MRT.

Kembangan Stn
↺ Fidelio St (Loop)
83321 Kembangan Stn EW6 Jln Kembangan
83331 Kg Kembangan CC Lengkong Tiga
83341 Blk 102 Lengkong Tiga
83351 Grosvenor View Lengkong Empat
83361 Hua Yu Mansions Lengkong Empat
83371 Aft Jln Paras Jln Selamat
83381 Bef Jln Kembangan Taman Kembangan
83329 Opp Kembangan Stn EW6 Jln Kembangan
83081 Opp Perpetual Succour Ch Sims Ave East
83251 Bef Jln Khairuddin Fidelio St
83261 Opera Est Pr Sch Fidelio St
83271 Aft Swan Lake Ave Fidelio St
83281 Bef Tosca St Fidelio St
83279 Aft Carmen St Fidelio St
83269 Opp Opera Est Pr Sch Fidelio St
83249 Flamingo Valley Siglap Rd
83229 Bef Carlton Ave Siglap Dr
83219 Bef Frankel Ave Siglap Dr
83181 Aft Bethesda Frankel Ch Frankel Ave
83191 Bef Frankel Dr Frankel Ave
83201 Bef Frankel Terr Frankel Ave
83321 Kembangan Stn EW6 Jln Kembangan
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jalan Kembangan (Kembangan Stn) ↺ Fidelio Street (Loop)
Passes Through Lengkong Empat, Taman Kembangan, Siglap Rd, Frankel Ave
Route Length 5.8 km
Traveling Time 25 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 Bus
– Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Kembangan
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 – 12 mins 10 – 14 mins 11 – 14 mins 10 – 13 mins
Saturdays 10 – 12 mins 9 – 16 mins 12 – 16 mins 8 – 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 8 – 12 mins 8 – 15 mins 9 – 14 mins 9 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Service 42 is a residential route serving the private residential estates of Kembangan, Siglap and Opera Estate, connecting them to Kembangan MRT station along the East-West Line. The service was renumbered from Service M2 in 1997.

The route operates in a continuous loop fashion, with drivers taking a short break at Jalan Kembangan (Kembangan MRT) while passengers may board or alight, or stay onboard for the next journey. It is one of the few bus routes not operating from a bus interchange or terminal.

At the end of Fidelio Street, buses perform a 3-point turn at the junction with Aida Street.

Formerly operating with Dennis Dart midibuses, they were retired in 2011 and replaced by standard 12-metre buses. A BSEP fleet addition in 2014 saw the addition of a third bus to the fleet. It currently operates with a fleet of 4 buses.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Fidelio St (Bef Tosca St) → Jln Kembangan (Kembangan Stn)
    Weekdays: 06:00


Operator History:
  • 1989 – 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. 

  • 1989 (05 Nov): Introduced as Service M2 – Jln Kembangan and Fidelio St (Loop)
  • 1993 (30 Oct): Amended to ply Sims Ave East towards Fidelio St, skipping Frankel Ave and Siglap Dr
  • 1994 (11 Sep): Amended to ply Taman Kembangan, skipping Jln Lapang
  • 1997 (05 Oct): Renumbered to Service 42
  • 2014 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings

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