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
Technical Information
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:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Kembangan
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 14 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

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. Formerly known as M2, it was renumbered to Service 42 only 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.

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.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Fidelio St (Bef Tosca St) → Jln Kembangan (Kembangan Stn)
    Weekdays: 0600hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.



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: Introduced as Service M2, Jln Kembangan – Opera Estate (Loop)
  • 1993: Serves Siglap Drive and Frankel Avenue in one direction, following the conversion of Siglap Drive and Cheriot Hill to one way traffic
  • 1997: Renumbered to Service 42, loop service between Kembangan MRT station and Fidelio St.
  • 2014: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
Past Routings:

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