SBS Transit Bus Service 159

SBS Transit Bus Service 159 is a trunk service plying between Sengkang Interchange and Toa Payoh Interchange, passing through Buangkok, Hougang Avenue 9, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Ang Mo Kio MRT, Lorong Chuan, and Lorong 4 Toa Payoh.


Route
Bus Service 159: Sengkang ↔ Toa Payoh
Direction 1
From Sengkang
Direction 2
From Toa Payoh
  • Sengkang Sq
    – Sengkang Int NE16STC
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Sengkang Stn NE16STC
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Sengkang Community Hub NE16STC
    – Blk 201 CP
    – Aft Sengkang East Ave
    – Bef Buangkok Dr
  • Buangkok Green
    – Blk 565
    – Blk 579
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Opp Blk 913
    – Blk 687
  • Hougang Ave 9
    – Blk 665
    – Blk 946A
    – Regentville
  • S’goon Nth Ave 5
    – Blk 531
    – Blk 538
  • S’goon Nth Ave 6
    – Opp Seagate
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Aft Seagate
    – Techplace 2
    – Aft Blk 5000
    – Bef CTE
    – Opp ITE Coll Ctrl
    – Blk 538
    – Blk 502
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 504
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
    – Blk 422
    – Blk 420
    – Opp Christ The King Ch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Golden Hill Est
  • Lor Chuan
    – St. Gabriel’s Pr Sch
    – Bef Braddell Rd
  • Braddell Rd
    – ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd
    – Blk 219
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 1
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 56
    – Opp Chung Hwa Free Clinic
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Chung Hwa Free Clinic
    – Jackson Sq
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Blk 147
    – BCA Acad
  • Lor Chuan
    – Aft Braddell Rd
    – New Tech Pk
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Golden Hill Est
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 332
    – Blk 354
    – Blk 346
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
    – Opp Blk 504
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Nanyang Poly
    – Opp Blk 538
    – ITE Coll Ctrl
    – Aft CTE
    – Opp AMK Ind Pk 2
    – Opp Techplace 2
    – Aft AMK Ind Pk 2
  • S’goon Nth Ave 6
    – Yio Chu Kang Amenity Ctr
  • S’goon Nth Ave 5
    – Ban Teck Han Bldg
    – Opp Blk 531
  • Hougang Ave 9
    – Hougang 1
    – Bet Blks 930/931
    – Blk 917
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Blk 919
    – Blk 913
  • Buangkok Green
    – Opp Blk 579
    – Opp Blk 565
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Aft Buangkok Dr
    – Bef Sengkang East Ave
    – Blk 301D
    – Blk 323B
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Opp Sengkang Stn/Blk 260A NE16STC
  • Compassvale Rd
    – Blk 240 NE16STC
  • Sengkang Sq
    – Sengkang Int NE16STC

 

Technical Information
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Sengkang Bus Interchange Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Buangkok, Hougang Ave 9, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Ang Mo Kio MRT, Lorong Chuan, Braddel Rd, Lor 4 Toa Payoh
Route Length 15.3 km (D1) | 16.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Volvo B10BLE
Departure Times from Sengkang
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0553hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays)
0552hrs – 2345hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 06 – 16 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 13 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 09 – 13 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 07 – 15 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 10 – 14 mins

 

Service 159 is a residential route connecting the estates of Sengkang, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Lorong Chuan and Toa Payoh. The service offers unique inter-town connections for residents of Hougang Avenue 9 and Lorong Chuan, as well as linking ITE College Central with Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang MRT stations. Demand for this route is moderate throughout the day, with additional high demand during ITE school hours compensated with Short Trip Services 159A and 159B.

Route limitations: No double-decker buses due to low height clearance at Braddel Flyover.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0546hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int)  Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs, 0632hrs, 1649hrs, 1755hrs, 1913hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0600hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 1252hrs, 1346hrs, 1443hrs, 1602hrs, 1704hrs
  • Serangoon North Avenue 6 (Yio Chu Kang Amenity Ctr) → Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 1817hrs, 1907hrs, 2001hrs
Short Trip Services
  • Service 159A: AM Peak: Sengkang Int → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)
    0614 – 0906, Weekdays excluding school holidays
  • Service 159A: AM Off-Peak: Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE Coll Ctrl) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)
    1100 – 1659, Weekdays excluding school holidays
  • Service 159B: Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)
    0637 – 1056, Weekdays excluding school holidays

Service 159A helps relieve demand from Sengkang, Buangkok and Hougang to Ang Mo Kio MRT. Service 159B was introduced to relieve demand for the new ITE College Central campus at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.


 

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Operator History
  • 1979 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package. 

History
  • 1977 (25 Apr): Introduced between Toa Payoh Town Ctr Ter and Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (loop)
  • 1980 (06 Jan): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ter at Ctrl 2
  • 1983 (10 Apr): Amended to loop at Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 1984 (03 Jun): Amended to ply express sectors along Central Expressway (CTE) towards Ang Mo Kio Int with the partial closure of Lor Chuan to facilitate the construction of Braddell Viaduct
  • 1989 (05 Mar): Amended to ply Lor Chuan towards Ang Mo Kio Int, skipping express sectors along CTE
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 1999: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Toa Payoh Swim Cplx along Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • 2001 (18 Feb): Extended to Sengkang Ter
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to loop at Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub from Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2005: Reverted back to bi-directional operations
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (07 Jan): Introduction of AM Peak shortworking trip 159B and AM Offpeak return trips of 159A with the opening of ITE College Central
  • 2015 (30 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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