SMRT Bus Service 169

SMRT Bus Service 169 operates between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchanges, passing through Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands Industrial Park, Yishun MRT and Upper Thomson Road.

Route Information
Route Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Admiralty Rd West, Yishun, Sembawang Rd, Upper Thomson
Route Length 23.9km (D1) | 23.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN NL323F

Departure Times from Woodlands 0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 03 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 09 mins
After 1930: 08 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 169 is both a residential and an industrial route, serving the housing estates of Woodlands, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio (and the private estates of Upper Thomson) with connections to Woodlands Regional, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio Town Centres. The route also serves Woodlands Industrial Park and various industries along Senoko and Admiralty Road West, providing connections to Woodlands and Yishun.

As an inter-town route, demand is moderate throughout the day. Peak hour demand is very high due to workers commuting to and from the industrial areas. The route operates a relatively large split-shift fleet along with the deployment of Shortworking Trip 169A to cater for high passenger loading. Students of Republic Polytechnic (RP) also rely on the route to and from Woodlands Regional Interchange.

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 buses are deployed due to high demand during peak periods. SMRT’s Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses appeared on the route since Oct 2014.

SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB227Z) - Service 169A
SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB227Z) – Service 169A

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 169AWoodlands Temporary Interchange → Yishun Avenue 2 (Aft NorthPoint Shop Ctr)
    Weekdays AM Peak only

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 169′s fleet comprises Mercedes-Benz O405G, MAN NL323F and Alexander Dennis Enviro500 buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Woodlands Temp Int
  • Woodlands Ave 2
  • Woodlands Ave 9
  • Woodlands Ave 8
  • Admiralty Rd West
  • Admiralty Rd East
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Yishun Ave 3
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Int
  • Ang Mo Kio Int
    Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Yishun Ave 3
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Admiralty Rd East
  • Admiralty Rd West
  • Woodlands Ave 8
  • Woodlands Ave 9
  • Woodlands Ave 2
  • Woodlands Temp Int
Service 169 at a glance
Service 169 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1976 – 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 2016. 

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History:

  • 1976 (23 Aug): Introduced between Admiralty Dr and Sembawang Rd (Dieppe Barracks)
  • 1977 (31 Jan): Extended to Ang Mo Kio (Ave 3)
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ter at Ctrl 2
  • 1981 (29 Nov): Amended to Woodlands Int, plying Admiralty Rd instead of Marsiling Dr and Admiralty Rd West
  • 1983 (10 Apr): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 1983 (05 Jun): Handed over to TIBS.
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Amended to terminate at Woodlands Regional Interchange via Woodlands Ave 8, Ave 9 and Ave 2.
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Amended to serve Yishun New Town via Yishun Ave 3 and Ave 2, and amended to ply Admiralty Rd East and Sembawang Rd instead of Canberra Rd, merging with Service 857.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the BSEP scheme
  • 2014 (01 Oct): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses introduced.
  • 2015 (11 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:

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Gallery:

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