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.

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75019 Tampines Concourse Int Tampines Concourse
76559 AFT TAMPINES STN EXIT E EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76191 BLK 401 Tampines Ave 7
76149 Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 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 Junyuan Pr Sch DT31 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 CC12 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 NS18 Lor 1 Toa Payoh
52209 Blk 101C CP Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52199 Blk 84B Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52189 Toa Payoh Stn NS19 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 NS19 Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52191 Blk 138B Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52201 Blk 121 Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52171 Braddell Stn/Blk 107 NS18 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 CC12 Bartley Rd
62079 AFT BARTLEY STN EXIT B CC12 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 Blk 801 DT31 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 EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
76199 BLK 503 Tampines Ave 7
76551 TAMPINES STN EXIT D EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
75019 Tampines Concourse Int Tampines Concourse

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.
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:
Scania K230UB
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 distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Operator History:
  • 18 Dec 2016 – Present: 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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4 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 129

  • 29 May 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    How do I find the bus schedule for the day? I remember there is a bus schedule on the old SBS transit website

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

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  • 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.

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