SMRT Bus Service 167 is a trunk route between Sembawang Interchange and Bukit Merah Interchange, passing through Canberra Link, Sembawang Road, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Connaught Drive / St Andrews Road, Shenton Way, Cantonment Road and Jalan Bukit Merah.
Tower Transit will be operating this bus service from 3 Oct 2021, under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.
Service 167 is an inter-town trunk route connects housing estates around Sembawang, Yishun and Bukit Merah, and the suburban areas of Upper Thomson and Thomson, with connections to the City areas of Novena, Orchard Road, Padang and Shenton Way. Along with Service 980, it serves the full stretch of Upper Thomson Road and connects to the city, and compliments Service 196 between Bukit Merah and the Central Business District.
Demand for this route remains moderate to low throughout the day owing to the presence of duplicate routes and low-density developments along much of its route. However, peak hour demand is high especially between Sembawang and the City.
03 Oct 2021 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.
1974 (03 Feb): Re-numbered from Service 160A as a service between Rotherham Gate Ter and New Bridge Rd Ter under 1974 Bus Rationalisation
1974 (24 Feb): Amended to ply Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd and Paterson Rd towards Rotherham Gate Ter with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way traffic
1976 (23 Aug): Amended to Admiralty Rd West Ter and Tg Pagar Ter
1980 (20 Jan): Amended to Anson Rd Ter
1983 (03 Apr): Operations transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS)
1985 (13 Jan): Extended to World Trade Centre Ter
1987 (27 Sep): Amended to ply the extended Eu Tong Sen St towards Admiralty Rd West Ter to facilitate the first stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St towards Admiralty Rd West Ter to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
1987 (13 Dec): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Blvd, skipping the bus stop opposite Orchard Stn; Serves new bus stop outside Newton Stn along Scotts Rd
1990 (21 Feb): Skips abolished bus stop opposite Jasmine Rd along Upp Thomson Rd
1992 (20 Sep): Integrated with Services 161 and 850, extended to Sembawang Rd End Ter, extended to Bt Merah Int and amended to ply Cecil St/Shenton Way under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 9, skipping Eu Tong Sen St/South Bridge Rd and Tg Pagar Rd
1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
1995: Amended to ply Orchard Turn
2001 (11 Feb): Amended to ply Canberra Rd and Canberra Link
2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop outside Orchard Emerald along Orchard Rd
2005 (03 May): Serves additional bus stop outside Victoria Concert Hall along Empress Pl
2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
2005 (20 Nov): Amended to Sembawang Int
2006 (18 Feb): Serves additional bus stop after Hosp Dr along Eu Tong Sen St
2006 (29 Oct): Serves relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
2016 (01 May): Amended to ply Esplanade Dr with the partial closure of Fullerton Rd
2017 (26 Nov): Skips abolished bus stop before Hospital Dr along Kg Bahru Rd
2019 (22 Dec): Serves new bus stop before Adana @ Thomson along Upp Thomson Rd
2020 (08 Nov): Bus Stop 51041 (Opp SLF Cplx) temporarily merged with Bus Stop 51031 (S’pore Polo Club) along Thomson Road to facilitate construction of North-South Corridor
2020 (27 Dec): Serves a new pair of bus stops Opp Canberra Dr & Bef Canberra Dr along Sembawang Rd
2021 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package