SMRT Bus Service 167

SMRT Bus Service 167 is a trunk route between Sembawang Interchange and Bukit Merah Interchange, passing through Canberra Link, Sembawang Road, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Connaught Drive / St Andrews Road, Shenton Way, Cantonment Road and Jalan Bukit Merah.


Route:

Bus Service 167: Sembawang ↔ Bukit Merah
Direction 1
From Sembawang
Direction 2
From Bukit Merah
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Canberra Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Canberra Link
    – Blk 589D
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Aft Canberra Rd
    – Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Aft Jln Kemuning
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 101
    – Blk 713
    – Khatib Camp
    – Opp Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Sembawang Air Base
    – Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Bef Spiritual Grace Presby Ch
    – Aft The Springside
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Springleaf Nature Pk
    – Aft Springleaf Rd
    – Aft SLE
    – Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef Tagore Dr
    – Bef Tagore Rd
    – Meadows @ Peirce
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Faber Gdn
    – Flame Tree Pk
    – Aft Windsor Pk Rd
    – Opp Thomson Plaza
    – Bef Jln Todak
    – Thomson CC
    – Shunfu Est
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Home
  • Thomson Rd
    – Mt Alvernia Hosp
    – Aft Toa Payoh Rise CC17
    – SLF Cplx
    – Opp S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp Old Police Acad
    – Thomson Flyover
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novena Lodge
    – Novena Stn Exit B NS20
  • Newton Rd
    – Hotel Royal
    – Newton Life Ch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
    – Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
    – Raffles Hotel CC3 EW13NS25
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Cantonment Link
    – Blk 16
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Maritime Hse
  • Neil Rd
    – Blk 3
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 149
    – Blk 140
    – Blk 111
    – Blk 104
    – Opp Blk 120
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 119
    – Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 149
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Opp Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Opp Maritime Hse
    – Opp Southpoint
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza EW15
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr DT18
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge CC3
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Link (Express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
    – Old Police Acad
    – S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp SLF Cplx
    – Aft Andrew Rd CC17
    – MacRitchie Resvr
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – St. Theresa’s Home
    – Opp Shunfu Est
    – Bef Thomson Ridge
    – Bef Thomson Plaza
    – Bef Windsor Pk Rd
    – Opp Flame Tree Pk
    – Opp Faber Gdn
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Meadows @ Peirce
    – Opp Tagore Rd
    – Aft Tagore Dr
    – Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef SLE
    – Bef Springleaf Rd
    – Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Forest Hills Condo
    – Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
    – Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Aft Sembawang Air Base
    – Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Khatib Camp
    – Opp Blk 713
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Opp Blk 115B
    – Opp Jln Kemuning
    – Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Bef Canberra Rd
  • Canberra Link
    – Opp Blk 589D
  • Canberra Rd
    – Aft Admiral Hill
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Canberra Link, Sembawang Rd, Thomson, Newton, Dhoby Ghaut, Shenton Way, Cantonment Rd, Jln Bukit Merah
Route Length 30.4 km (D1) | 29.9 km (D2)
Travelling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Sembawang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 15 – 16 mins
After 1900: 13 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 16 mins
After 1900: 12 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 167 is an inter-town trunk route connects housing estates around Sembawang, Yishun and Bukit Merah, and the suburban areas of Upper Thomson and Thomson, with connections to the City areas of Novena, Orchard Road, Padang and Shenton Way. Along with Service 980, it serves the full stretch of Upper Thomson Road and connects to the city, and compliments Service 196 between Bukit Merah and the Central Business District.

Demand for this route remains moderate to low throughout the day owing to the presence of duplicate routes and low-density developments along much of its route. However, peak hour demand is high especially between Sembawang and the City.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand.

MRT Stations Served:

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

 


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1983: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1983 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Original route between Her Majesty’s (HM) Royal Dockyard (Rotherham Gate Terminal) in Admiralty and New Bridge Rd, operating as Service 160A by United Bus Company
  • 1971 (10 Aug): Amended to ply Dunearn Rd, Bt Timah Rd, Newton Circus and Balmoral Rd
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Renumbered to Service 167
  • 1974 (24 Feb): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Blvd with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way road, skipping Orchard Rd
  • 1976 (22 Aug): Amended to Admiralty Rd West Ter and Tanjong Pagar Ter (Lim Teck Kim Rd)
  • 1980 (20 Jan): Amended to Anson Rd Ter
  • 1983 (03 Apr): Operated by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS)
  • 1985 (13 Jan): Extended to World Trade Centre Ter
  • 1987 (27 Sep): Amended to ply the extended Eu Tong Sen St towards Admiralty Rd West Ter to facilitate the first stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St towards Admiralty Rd West Ter to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Calls at a staggered bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Blvd, skipping the bus stop opposite Orchard Stn & Calls at a new bus stop outside Newton Stn along Scotts Rd
  • 1990 (21 Feb): Skips the bus stop opposite Jasmine Rd along Upp Thomson Rd
  • 1992 (20 Sep): Extended to Sembawang Rd End Ter (to replace withdrawn 161) and Bukit Merah Int (to replace withdrawn 850). Also extended to Bt Merah Int and amended to ply Cecil St/Shenton Way under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 9, skipping Eu Tong Sen St/South Bridge Rd and Tg Pagar Rd
  • 1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
  • 1994: Amended to ply Orchard Turn
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Amended to ply Canberra Rd and Canberra Link
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop outside Orchard Emerald along Orchard Rd
  • 2004 (10 May): Operated by SMRT Buses
  • 2005 (03 May): Calls at an additional bus stop outside Victoria Concert Hall along Empress Pl
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Shortened to Sembawang Int. New service 882 to replace lose sectors to Sembawang Rd End from Sembawang.
  • 2006 (18 Feb): Calls at an additional bus stop after Hosp Dr along Eu Tong Sen St
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at a relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (01 May): Amended to ply Esplanade Dr with the partial closure of Fullerton Rd (Main Article)
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Skips the bus stop before Hospital Dr along Kg Bahru Rd
  • 2018 (26 Mar): Start of Double-Decker bus operations

Past Routings:

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  • 27 March 2018 at 5:02 AM
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    Double deckers deployment on weekdays recently

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