SBS Transit Bus Service 140 is a residential trunk route from Lorong 1 Geylang and looping at St. Wilfred Road, passing through Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer, Serangoon Road and St. George’s Road.
This is the thirty-fifth (35th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), launched on 14th December 2014.
^ SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (SBS6515T) – Service 140
|Route||Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal ↺ St. Wilfred Road (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Upp Boon Keng Rd, Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd, Serangoon Rd (Boon Keng MRT), St. George’s Rd|
|Travelling Time||45mins (estimated)|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro|
|Departure Times from T1||0600 – 2330 (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 11 – 12 min
0831-1659: 12 – 16 min
1700-1930: 12 – 18 min
After 1930: 14 – 18 min
Service 140 enhances connectivity for residents of Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer and St George’s Estate, connecting to key transport nodes, such as Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Kallang and Boon Keng MRT stations, for transfers to other bus services or rail lines, along with other amenities in the vicinity. It is the thirty-fifth (35th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The route serves St. George’s Estate, a small residential area currently without bus connections, and calling at three new bus stops within the estate (a pair along St. George’s Road, and one along St. Wilfred Road). It will also provide residents of Geylang Bahru with a direct service to Boon Keng MRT, currently not served by existing services.
In addition, it will enhance inter-town connectivity by providing residents with convenient access to key amenities including markets in Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru and Upper Boon Keng, St. Wilfred Sports Complex, Geylang West and Kolam Ayer Community Centres and schools such as Bendemeer Primary and Bendemeer Secondary.
Residents from the St. George’s Estate as well as students from Bendemeer Secondary used to walk up to 400m to the nearest bus stop along Serangoon Road prior to the introduction of this service.
Former bus service 20 from Sims Place used to loop at St. Wilfred Road before being withdrawn.
Special Departures (TBC):
- St. Wilfred Road (Blk 15) → Lorong 1 Geylang Ter
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Service 140 offered free rides on Sunday, 14 December 2014, the first day of operation.
Fleet: Service 140′s fleet comprises Mercedes-Benz Citaros under the BSEP scheme.
|Loop Service (via St. Wilfred Road)|
- 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2014 (14 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Lorong 1 Geylang Ter and St. Wilfred Road (Loop).
- 2015 (30 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 2014: No significant route changes since 2014.
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-Guide
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