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.

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67009 Sengkang Int NE16STC Sengkang Sq
67409 Sengkang Stn NE16STC 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 Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B NS16 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 NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009 Toa Payoh Int NS19 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 NS16 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 NE16STC Sengkang East Way
67181 Blk 240 Compassvale Rd
67009 Sengkang Int NE16STC 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
0630 – 0830: 07 – 14 mins
0831 – 1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700 – 1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins
0630 – 0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 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 Braddell Flyover.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B) → 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, 0625hrs, 1650hrs, 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: Sengkang Int → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B)
    Weekdays: 0625hrs, 0636hrs, 0647hrs, 0658hrs, 0717hrs, 0730hrs, 0749hrs, 0803hrs, 0817hrs, 0831hrs, 0852hrs, 0905hrs
  • Service 159A (Special Departures): Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE Coll Ctrl) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B)
    Weekdays: 1147hrs, 1201hrs, 1307hrs, 1321hrs, 1335hrs, 1349hrs, 1403hrs, 1504hrs, 1510hrs, 1518hrs, 1524hrs, 1532hrs, 1538hrs, 1546hrs, 1552hrs, 1705hrs, 1719hrs, 1733hrs, 1747hrs
  • Service 159B: Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)
    Weekdays: 0640hrs, 0654hrs, 0658hrs, 0716hrs, 0734hrs, 0827hrs

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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