SBS Transit Bus Service 159

SBS Transit Bus Service 159 is a trunk service plying between Sengkang Interchange and Toa Payoh Interchange, passing through Buangkok, Hougang Avenue 9, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Ang Mo Kio MRT, Lorong Chuan, and Lorong 4 Toa Payoh.

159
67009
Sengkang Int
Sengkang Sq
67409
Sengkang Stn
Sengkang East Way
67441
Sengkang Community Hub
Sengkang East Rd
67271
Blk 201 CP
Sengkang East Rd
67461
Aft Sengkang East Ave
Sengkang East Rd
67451
Bef Buangkok Dr
Sengkang East Rd
64621
Blk 565
Buangkok Green
64461
Blk 579
Buangkok Green
64619
Opp Blk 913
Hougang Ave 4
64609
Blk 687
Hougang Ave 4
64479
Blk 665
Hougang Ave 9
64489
Blk 946A
Hougang Ave 9
64499
Regentville
Hougang Ave 9
66539
Blk 531
S'goon Nth Ave 5
66529
Blk 538
S'goon Nth Ave 5
66519
Opp Seagate
S'goon Nth Ave 6
66459
Aft Seagate
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54659
Techplace 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54509
Aft Blk 5000
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54499
Bef CTE
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54489
Opp Ite Coll Ctrl
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54479
Blk 538
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54359
Blk 502
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54349
Blk 504
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54399
Ang Mo Kio Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54101
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66091
Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66029
St. Gabriel's Pr Sch
Lor Chuan
66019
Bef Braddell Rd
Lor Chuan
52069
Comfortdelgro Corp Ltd
Braddell Rd
52059
Blk 219
Braddell Rd
52361
Blk 1
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52279
Blk 56
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52259
Opp Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52501
Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52509
Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52251
Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52271
Jackson Sq
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52051
BLK 147
Braddell Rd
52061
BCA Academy
Braddell Rd
66011
Aft Braddell Rd
Lor Chuan
66021
New Tech Pk
Lor Chuan
66099
Opp Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54109
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54391
Aft Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54341
Opp Blk 504
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54351
Nanyang Poly
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54471
Opp Blk 538
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54481
Ite Coll Ctrl
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54491
Aft CTE
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54501
Opp AMK Ind Pk 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54651
Opp Techplace 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66451
Aft AMK Ind Pk 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66511
Yio Chu Kang Amenity Ctr
S'goon Nth Ave 6
66521
Ban Teck Han Bldg
S'goon Nth Ave 5
66531
Opp Blk 531
S'goon Nth Ave 5
64491
Hougang 1
Hougang Ave 9
64481
Bet Blks 930/931
Hougang Ave 9
64471
Blk 917
Hougang Ave 9
64601
Blk 919
Hougang Ave 4
64611
Blk 913
Hougang Ave 4
64469
Opp Blk 579
Buangkok Green
64629
Opp Blk 565
Buangkok Green
67459
Aft Buangkok Dr
Sengkang East Rd
67469
Bef Sengkang East Ave
Sengkang East Rd
67279
Blk 301D
Sengkang East Rd
67449
Blk 323B
Sengkang East Rd
67401
Opp Sengkang Stn/Blk 260A
Sengkang East Way
67181
Blk 240
Compassvale Rd
67009
Sengkang Int
Sengkang Sq
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sengkang Bus Interchange Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Buangkok, Hougang Ave 9, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Ang Mo Kio MRT, Lorong Chuan, Braddel Rd, Lor 4 Toa Payoh
Route Length 15.3 km (D1) | 16.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Sengkang
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0553hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays)
0552hrs – 2345hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 06 – 16 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 13 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 09 – 13 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 07 – 15 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 10 – 14 mins

 

Service 159 is a residential route connecting the estates of Sengkang, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Lorong Chuan and Toa Payoh. The service offers unique inter-town connections for residents of Hougang Avenue 9 and Lorong Chuan, as well as linking ITE College Central with Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang MRT stations. Demand for this route is moderate throughout the day, with additional high demand during ITE school hours compensated with Short Trip Services 159A and 159B.

Route limitations: No double-decker buses due to low height clearance at Braddel Flyover.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0546hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int)  Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs, 0632hrs, 1649hrs, 1755hrs, 1913hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0600hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 1252hrs, 1346hrs, 1443hrs, 1602hrs, 1704hrs
  • Serangoon North Avenue 6 (Yio Chu Kang Amenity Ctr) → Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 1817hrs, 1907hrs, 2001hrs
Short Trip Services
  • Service 159A: AM Peak: Sengkang Int → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)
    0614 – 0906, Weekdays excluding school holidays | 12 – 25 min frequency
  • Service 159A: AM Off-Peak: Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE Coll Ctrl) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)
    1100hrs – 1749hrs, Weekdays excluding school holidays
  • Service 159B: Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)
    0638hrs – 0827hrs, Weekdays excluding school holidays | 03 – 55 min frequency

Service 159A helps relieve demand from Sengkang, Buangkok and Hougang to Ang Mo Kio MRT. Service 159B was introduced to relieve demand for the new ITE College Central campus at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.


 

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Operator History
  • 1979 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package. 

History
  • 1977 (25 Apr): Introduced between Toa Payoh Town Ctr Ter and Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (loop)
  • 1980 (06 Jan): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ter at Ctrl 2
  • 1983 (10 Apr): Amended to loop at Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 1984 (03 Jun): Amended to ply express sectors along Central Expressway (CTE) towards Ang Mo Kio Int with the partial closure of Lor Chuan to facilitate the construction of Braddell Viaduct
  • 1989 (05 Mar): Amended to ply Lor Chuan towards Ang Mo Kio Int, skipping express sectors along CTE
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 1999: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Toa Payoh Swim Cplx along Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • 2001 (18 Feb): Extended to Sengkang Ter
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to loop at Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub from Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2005: Reverted back to bi-directional operations
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (07 Jan): Introduction of AM Peak shortworking trip 159B and AM Offpeak return trips of 159A with the opening of ITE College Central
  • 2015 (30 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 159

  • 17 June 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    I’m taking this 159 from Hougang one to Toa Payoh at 950 am bus no sbs6821j . I do not know where the bus is driving at such a slow and crawling speed that it take almost 45 min for me to reach Toa Payoh Blk 1.

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