SBS Transit Bus Service 139M

SBS Transit Bus Service 139M is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Interchange and looping at Jalan Bahagia, passing through Balestier Road and Jalan Rajah. It is a route variant of Service 139, introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and launched on Sunday, 14 September 2014.


Route
Bus Service 139M: Toa Payoh ↺ Jalan Bahagia (Loop)
From Toa Payoh Looping at Jalan Bahagia
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Balestier Rd
    Bef Jln Dusun
    Zhongshan Mall
  • Jln Rajah
    Blk 102
    Blk 105
  • Whampoa Rd
    Blk 114
  • Jln Bahagia
    Blk 29
    Bet Blks 33/34
  • Jln Rajah
    Curtin S’pore
    Opp Blk 102
  • Ah Hood Rd
    Opp EASB
  • Balestier Rd
    Aft Irrawaddy Rd
  • Thomson Rd
    Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    Trellis Twrs
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19

 

Technical Information
Route  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Bahagia (Loop)
Passes Through Jln Toa Payoh, Balestier Rd, Jln Rajah
Route Length 7.9 km
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0535hrs – 2300hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2300hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 10 – 19 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 12 – 20 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 20 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 18 mins

 

Service 139M provides residents of St. Michael’s Estate and Balestier Road with greater connectivity to Toa Payoh MRT and Interchange, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. The route serves HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Town Park, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, HomeTeamNS – JOM@Balestier and Whampoa CC. This bus service is introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the third M-suffixed service under the BSEP.

The service duplicates Service 139, relieving demand and improving reliability of bus services for commuters along 139’s most crowded stretches of route. With Service 139 operating at low headway during most parts of the day, 139M will enhance connections along the high demand sectors between Toa Payoh and St. Michael’s Estate.

As a route variant of Service 139, this service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction. Short Trip Service 139A has been withdrawn after the introduction of 139M due to duplication.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variants
  • Service 139: Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

 

 


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Operator History
  • 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package.

History
  • 2014 (14 Sep): Introduced between Toa Payoh Int and St. Michael’s Estate under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)

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