SBS Transit Bus Service 38

SBS Transit Bus Service 38 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and Bedok, passing through Tampines East, Simei, Tanah Merah and Bedok South.

SBST Volvo B10 MkIV Strider () - Service 38

SBST Volvo B10M MkIV Strider (SBS1955P) – Service 38

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Bedok Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines East, Simei, Tanah Merah, Bedok South
Route Length 11.3km (D1) | 11.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 55mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0515 – 0040 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 0040 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 14 mins
After 1930: 12 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 10 mins
After 1930: 11 – 17 mins

Service 38 was formed with the merger of two feeder routes, and provides inter-town links between Bedok South, Simei and Tampines East.

From Bedok South Road, Service 38 provides  a quicker route to Bedok Interchange as compared to Feeder 229, and compliments Service 12 with connections to Tanah Merah MRT, Simei and Tampines East. Along with Service 20, Service 38 links up most of Simei estate with Simei MRT.

Special Departures:

  • New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs, 0528hrs
    Saturday: 0520hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0520hrs, 0529hrs, 0539hrs, 0548hrs
  • Bedok South Rd (Blk 40)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs
    Saturday: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn)  Bedok Int
    Daily: 0530hrs

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 38 consists of Scania K230UBs and Volvo B10M MkIVs.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 1
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei St 4
  • Simei Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd East
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok South Ave 3
  • Bedok South Rd
  • Bedok Temp Int
  • Bedok Temp Int
  • Bedok South Rd
  • Bedok South Ave 3
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd East
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 4
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei St 1
  • Simei Rd
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Int
Service 38 at a glance

Service 38 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2002 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 2002 (07 Apr): Introduced between Tampines and Bedok, following merger of feeder services 220 and 290.
  • 2011 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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