SGBuses.com - Empower Bus Enthuasists' Future

A Singapore Bus Enthusiast website since 2004 with photos and information about SG Bus (consisting of SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Go Ahead Singapore and Tower Transit Singapore under Transperth-based GCM/BCM), public buses abroad, as well as railway photography. All photos are licensed under CC by-sa 3.0.

We currently have over 50,000 photographs in our collection. Do check out our YouTube channel as well, which has over 3,300 videos.

Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Volvo B10M (Mark IV, 14.5m, Duple Metsec) "Superlong" [10]

The Volvo B10M-70 "Superlong" was first introduced in 1995 by Singapore Bus Services (SBS), and was registered SBS997A. (The next two regos were articulated buses, which have since been sold and exported after a decade of service) It is the "Big Brother" to the Mark IV DM batch, bearing close resemblance to their exterior and interior save for the fact that it received an Mobitec dot-matrix display rather than plastic signage.

This bus was fitted with a Volvo THD102KF engine (9,600cc) with 4-speed ZF 4HP 500 automatic transmission. Air-conditioning was supplied by Sutrak. It measured at an impressive length of 14.5m and had three axles. Due to difficulties in maneuvering such a long vehicle on the roads, the routes it could ply was severely limited. The bus was last deployed on Route 87 and was withdrawn by October 2012.

In April 1996, SBS introduced a longer 19m articulated Volvo B10MA bus, registered SBS998Y which ultimately was unsuccessful. After the trial of another O405G articulated bus in the late 90s which was also unsuccessful, SBS Transit made no further purchases of any bus longer than the standard 12m length.