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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Dennis Dart (Duple Metsec) [10]

While Dart buses are common in Hong Kong or the UK, it is considered a rarity in Singapore. Singapore Bus Services only purchased 10 of these 9.4m midibuses with Cummins 6BT engine (5,883cc), and they were placed on 2 suburban routes going through landed property. They were fitted with Allison AT545 automatic transmission, a unique feature in the entire fleet, had Sutrak air-conditioning and could carry 53 passengers each.

The Dennis Dart was in service between 1994 and 2011. After being taken out of service 92 (formerly M1, Ghim Moh to Science Park II) in 2010, the remaining fleet operated on Service 42 (formerly M2) till their end of lifespan a year later, serving the landed estate of Kembangan.

Despite its size, the Dennis Darts were not the smallest SBS buses in that era; that title went to the Nissan Civilian minibuses that were introduced by Singapore Bus Services in 1990. Furthermore in 1992, 5 Mercedes-Benz 811Ds were purchased for the two above-mentioned suburban services. These 811D minibuses were bodied by Asia Coach, had an interior similar to the B10M Mark III fleet, and were fully retired by 2003.