SBS Transit Bus Service 129

SBS Transit Bus Service 129 is a trunk service plying between Tampines Concourse and Saint Michael’s, passing through Tampines Avenue 1, Bartley Road East, Toa Payoh estate and Whampoa estate. It is the seventieth (70th) Bus Service launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and was launched as part of the Bus Service Enhancements with the opening of Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange on 18 December 2016.

129
75019
Tampines Concourse Int
Tampines Concourse
76559
AFT TAMPINES STN EXIT E
Tampines Ctrl 1
76191
BLK 401
Tampines Ave 7
76149
Opp Tampines Stn/Int
Tampines Ave 4
76139
Opp Century Sq
Tampines Ave 4
76111
Blk 945
Tampines Ave 4
76121
Opp St. Hilda's Sec Sch
Tampines Ave 4
76281
East View Pr Sch
Tampines Ave 4
75229
Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Ave 1
75239
Temasek Poly
Tampines Ave 1
75249
Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Ave 1
75259
Tropica Condo
Tampines Ave 1
62071
BARTLEY STN EXIT A
Bartley Rd
62081
Opp Bartley Chr Ch
Bartley Rd
62091
Opp Gambir Ridge
Bartley Rd
66069
Bef Braddell Flyover
Braddell Rd
52069
Comfortdelgro Corp Ltd
Braddell Rd
52059
Blk 219
Braddell Rd
52361
Blk 1
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52449
Toa Payoh Police Ctr
Lor 1 Toa Payoh
52179
Braddell Stn/Blk 106
Lor 1 Toa Payoh
52209
Blk 101C CP
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52199
Blk 84B
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52189
Toa Payoh Stn
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52079
Opp Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
50161
Bef Jln Dusun
Balestier Rd
50171
Zhongshan Mall
Balestier Rd
52401
Blk 102
Jln Rajah
52411
Blk 105
Jln Rajah
52451
Blk 114
Whampoa Rd
52129
Blk 29
Jln Bahagia
52049
Blk 19
Jln Tenteram
52119
Opp Blk 65
Jln Tenteram
52499
St. Michael's Ter
Whampoa Rd
52499
St. Michael's Ter
Whampoa Rd
52451
Blk 114
Whampoa Rd
52129
Blk 29
Jln Bahagia
52049
Blk 19
Jln Tenteram
52119
Opp Blk 65
Jln Tenteram
52419
Curtin S'pore
Jln Rajah
52409
Opp Blk 102
Jln Rajah
52479
Opp EASB
Ah Hood Rd
50169
Aft Irrawaddy Rd
Balestier Rd
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Rd
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
52181
Opp Toa Payoh Stn
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52191
Blk 138B
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52201
Blk 121
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52171
Braddell Stn/Blk 107
Lor 1 Toa Payoh
52441
Blk 202
Lor 1 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52051
BLK 147
Braddell Rd
52061
BCA Academy
Braddell Rd
66061
Aft Lynwood Gr
Braddell Rd
62099
Gambir Ridge
Bartley Rd
62089
Bartley Chr Ch
Bartley Rd
62079
AFT BARTLEY STN EXIT B
Bartley Rd
75251
Opp Tropica Condo
Tampines Ave 1
75241
Opp Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Ave 1
75231
Opp Temasek Poly
Tampines Ave 1
75221
Opp Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Ave 1
76289
Opp East View Pr Sch
Tampines Ave 4
76129
St. Hilda's Sec Sch
Tampines Ave 4
76119
Opp Blk 945
Tampines Ave 4
76131
UOB Tampines Ctr
Tampines Ave 4
76141
Tampines Stn/Int
Tampines Ave 4
76199
BLK 503
Tampines Ave 7
76551
TAMPINES STN EXIT D
Tampines Ctrl 1
75019
Tampines Concourse Int
Tampines Concourse
Technical Information
Route  Tampines Concourse Bus InterchangeSaint Michael’s Bus Terminal
Passes Through Tampines Avenue 1, Bartley Road East, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Whampoa Road
Route Length 20.3 km (D1) | 20.7 km (D2)
Travelling Time 62 – 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines Concourse 0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s 0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 12 min
0830 – 1600: 15 min
1600 – 1900: 12 – 15 min
After 1900: 12 – 15 min
0630 – 0830: 12 min
0830 – 1600: 15 min
1600 – 1900: 12 – 15 min
After 1900: 12 – 15 min
Bus Service 129 Route Poster
Bus Service 129 Route Poster

Bus Service 129 is a trunk service from Tampines Concourse to Saint Michael’s. Apart from benefitting residents in the Tampines, Bartley, Toa Payoh and Whampoa estates, Service 129 opens up a new corridor between Tampines and Toa Payoh / Bishan with a semi-express sector along the Bartley Road / Bartley Road East viaducts; the first bus service to do so.

The route also complements existing bus services for the heavily-utilized sector between Tampines Central and Temasek Polytechnic, such as Services 8, 15, 23 and 69.

Red and white plates are used to help commuters boarding from Whampoa Road, Jalan Bahagia and Jalan Tenteram, as buses in both directions (towards Saint Michael’s and towards Tampines Concourse) call at the same bus stops. Apart from the destination display of the bus before boarding, commuters can check the service plate colour displayed on the windscreen. Red Plate buses head towards Tampines Concourse while White Plate buses head towards Saint Michael’s.

Bus Service 129 also serves the following amenities along its route:

  • Schools:
    • St. Hilda Secondary School
    • St. Hilda Primary School
    • East View Primary School
    • Junyuan Primary School
    • Temasek Polytechnic
    • Maris Stella High School
    • BCA Academy
    • Beatty Secondary School
    • Global Indian International School (Balestier Campus)
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Tampines 1
    • Tampines Mall
    • Century Square
    • Our Tampines Hub
    • Toa Payoh Central
    • Zhongshan Mall
  • Tampines Regional Library
  • Tampines Polyclinic
  • Tampines North Community Centre
  • SAFRA Tampines
  • HomeTeamNS @ Balestier
  • Whampoa Community Centre
MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Braddell Rd (Blk 219) St. Michael’s Terminal
    Daily: 0600hrs
  • Tampines Ave 1 (Opp Tropica Condo) → Tampines Concourse Interchange
    Daily: 0600hrs, 0613hrs, 0626hrs

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


Route Information

Bus Service 129: Tampines Concourse ↔ Saint Michael’s
 Direction 1
Towards Saint Michael’s
White Plate
 Direction 2
Towards Tampines Concourse
RED Plate
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Aft Tampines Stn Exit E EW2DT32
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 401
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
    – Opp Century Sq
    – Blk 945
    – Opp St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    – East View Pr Sch DT31
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
    – Tropica Condo
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Bartley Rd East (Express)
  • Bartley Rd
    – Bartley Stn Exit A CC12
    – Opp Bartley Chr Ch
    – Opp Gambir Ridge
  • Braddell Rd
    – Bef Braddell Flyover
    – ComfortDelgro Corp Ltd
    – Blk 219
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 1
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Police Ctr
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 106 NS18
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 101C CP
    – Blk 84B
    – Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Jln Datoh (Express)
  • Balestier Rd
    – Bef Jln Dusun
    – Zhongshan Mall
  • Jln Rajah
    – Blk 102
    – Blk 105
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Blk 114
  • Whampoa Dr (Express)
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
  • Jln Tenteram
    – Blk 19
    – Opp Blk 65
  • Jln Bahagia (Express)
  • Kim Keat Rd (Express)
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Saint Michael’s Terminal
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Saint Michael’s Terminal
    – Blk 114
  • Whampoa Dr (Express)
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
  • Jln Tenteram
    – Blk 19
    – Opp Blk 65
  • Jln Bahagia (Express)
  • 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 2 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19
    – Blk 138B
    – Blk 121
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 107 NS18
    – Blk 202
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Blk 147
    – BCA Academy
    – Aft Lynwood Gr
  • Bartley Rd
    – Gambir Ridge
    – Bartley Chr Ch
    – Aft Bartley Stn Exit B CC12
  • Bartley Rd East (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Tropica Condo
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Opp East View Pr Sch DT31
    – St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 945
    – UOB Tampines Ctr
    – Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 503
  • Tampines Ctrl 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Stn Exit D EW2DT32
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int

Note:

  • Bus Service 129 towards both Saint Michael’s and Tampines Concourse duplicates along Whampoa Road, Jalan Bahagia & Jalan Tenteram. Check the bus destination before boarding.
    – Buses displaying the Red 129 Plate head towards Tampines Concourse
    – Buses displaying the White 129 Plate head towards Saint Michael’s.

Operator History:
  • 18 Dec 2016 onwards: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2016 (18 Dec): Launched under the BSEP. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2017 (28 May): Calls at a pair of Bus Stops along Bartley Rd (Bus Stops 62091 & 62099)

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External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 129

    • 18 December 2016 at 2:10 PM
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      Not really, 139M does not go to Kim Keat Rd via Jalan Tentaram.

      Reply
  • 28 November 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Thumbs up! One of the few long trunk bus services under BSEP.
    Noticed that BSEP SBS routes are generally longer as compared to SMRT ones.

    Reply

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