SBS Transit Bus Service 43M

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SBS Transit Bus Service 43M is a trunk service plying between Punggol Interchange and looping at Serangoon Central, passing through Sengkang East Road, Buangkok MRT, Buangkok Green and Yio Chu Kang Road. It is a route variant of Service 43, introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and launching on Sunday, 16 November 2014.

Service 43M will call at an additional bus stop (63149 Boundary Rd – Serangoon Stadium) from 24 Jan 2016.
^ SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6498J) – Service 43M, with advert wrap for the Downtown Line 2

Route Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange ↺ Serangoon Central (Loop) 
Passes Through Sengkang East Rd, Buangkok MRT, Buangkok Green, Yio Chu Kang Rd
Route Length 18.7km
Travelling Time 70mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro 
Departure Times from T1 Daily: 0550hrs – 2305hrs
Frequency (TBC) Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 20 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 20 mins
1700-1930: 11 – 20 mins
After 1930: 13 – 20 mins

Route History

Service 43M is a supplementary route of Service 43, duplicating its parent service between Punggol Bus Interchange and Serangoon Central. It relieves demand and improves reliability of bus services for commuters along Service 43’s most crowded stretches of route. It will be launched on Sunday, 16 November 2014.

The service operates daily from 5.50am to 11.05pm, serving residential areas around Punggol Way, Sengkang East Road, Sengkang Central, Buangkok Green, Yio Chu Kang Road and Serangoon Central. It will provide better access to key transport nodes such as Punggol and Serangoon Bus Interchanges, Punggol, Buangkok and Serangoon MRT Stations, amenities such as Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre, Serangoon Sports & Recreation Centre and NEX as well as schools such as Hougang Secondary and Hougang Primary.

 

 

LTA/SBST Joint News Release

Shortworking trip 43A, which plied from Buangkok Green to Serangoon Central, was withdrawn after the introduction of 43M due to duplicating sectors.

While Service 43M serves Boundary Road, it skips the bus stop outside Serangoon Stadium (63149 S’goon Stadium) as its parent Service 43 does not serve that stretch of road. All bus stops along Service 43M’s route are also served by Service 43.

Service 43M will call at an additional bus stop (63149 Boundary Rd – Serangoon Stadium) from 24 Jan 2016 in which the service skips the bus stop completely previously.

Route variants:

Service 43: Punggol Bus Interchange ↔ Upper East Coast Bus Terminal

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

Fleet: See Above.

Route Information: (List of acronyms)

Loop Service (via Serangoon Central)
Punggol Temp Int

Punggol Pl (express)

Punggol Ctrl (express)

Punggol Way

Sengkang East Rd

Compassvale Dr (express)

Sengkang Central

Buangkok Dr

Buangkok Green

Yio Chu Kang Rd

Yio Chu Kang Link

Boundary Rd

Serangoon Central

Yio Chu Kang Link

Yio Chu Kang Rd

Buangkok Green

Buangkok Dr

Sengkang Central

Compassvale Dr (express)

Sengkang East Rd

Punggol Way

Punggol Ctrl (express)

Punggol Pl (express)

Punggol Temp Int

 

 

Service 43m at a glance

Operator History:

2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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History:

2014 (16 Nov): Introduced between Punggol Int and Serangoon Ctrl under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)

2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

2014 (07 Dec): Calls at a pair of new bus stops along Punggol Central (Blk 264 / Opp Blk 264)

2015 (30 Aug): Calls at a pair of new bus stops along Punggol Way

2016 (24 Jan): Calls at 63149 Boundary Rd – Serangoon Stadium

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Gallery:

 

 

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3435K) – Service 43M

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External Links & References:

TransitLink E-Guide

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