SBS Transit Bus Service 139M is a supplementary service plying between Toa Payoh Interchange and looping at Jalan Bahagia, passing through Balestier Road and Jalan Rajah. It is a route variant of Service 139, introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and launched on Sunday, 14 September 2014.
↺ Jln Bahagia (Loop)
|Route||Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Bahagia (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Jln Toa Payoh, Balestier Rd, Jln Rajah|
|Route Length||7.9 km|
|Travelling Time||35 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bishan–Toa Payoh Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)|
|Current Fleet||Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
|Departure Times from Toa Payoh
||Weekdays||Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays|
|05:35 – 23:00||05:45 – 23:00|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|Weekdays||9 – 18 mins||13 – 28 mins||11 – 32 mins||14 – 28 mins|
|Saturdays||12 – 24 mins||11 – 26 mins||14 – 27 mins||13 – 29 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||13 – 23 mins||11 – 27 mins||12 – 28 mins||11 – 30 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Service 139M provides residents of St. Michael’s Estate and Balestier Road with greater connectivity to Toa Payoh MRT and Interchange, along with other amenities in the neighbourhood. The route serves HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Town Park, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, HomeTeamNS – JOM@Balestier and Whampoa CC. This bus service is introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the third M-suffixed service under the BSEP.
The service duplicates Service 139, relieving demand and improving the reliability of bus services for commuters along 139’s most crowded stretches of the route. With Service 139 operating at low headway across most of the day, 139M enhances connections along the high-demand sectors between Toa Payoh and St. Michael’s Estate.
Short Trip Service 139A, plying Toa Payoh Int → Kim Keat Rd (Opp Jumbo Ind Bldg) during weekday evening peak hours, was discontinued following the introduction of Service 139M owing to duplication.
Service 139M was withdrawn on Sunday, 11 December 2022, with the last day of operations being the day before (Saturday, 10 December 2022). The withdrawal of Bus Service 139M came amidst ongoing rationalization of the bus network, with existing Bus Services 129 and 139 also connecting Toa Payoh–Whampoa along the same route.
Short Trip Service 139A was reintroduced to supplement weekday evening peak demand from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange to Whampoa. This time, the short trip service was terminated at Jalan Bahagia (Bet Blks 33/34) instead of Kim Keat Road.
MRT Station Served
- NS19 Toa Payoh
- Service 139: Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
- 14 Sep 2014 – 10 Dec 2022: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2014 (14 Sep): Introduced between Toa Payoh Int and St. Michael’s Estate under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2022 (11 Dec): Service withdrawn, replaced by Short Trip Service 139A during weekday evening peak hours. Last day of service on 10 Dec 2022.
- 2014: Toa Payoh Int, Lor 2 Toa Payoh, Jln Toa Payoh, Jln Datoh, Balestier Rd, Jln Rajah, Kim Keat Rd, Whampoa Rd, Whampoa Dr, Jln Bahagia, Kim Keat Rd, Jln Rajah, Ah Hood Rd, Balestier Rd, Thomson Rd, Jln Toa Payoh, Lor 2 Toa Payoh, Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Toa Payoh Int.