SMRT Express Bus Service 167e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 167, plying between Sembawang and Shenton Way throughout the day. It passes through Sembawang Road, Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah and Raffles Place, skipping parts of Upper Thomson, Thomson Rd and Connaught Dr. The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route.
Express Bus 167e started operations on Sunday, 25 November 2018.
||[Dir 1]: Sembawang Bus Interchange → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[Dir 2]: Anson Road (Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C) → Sembawang Bus Interchange
|Passes Through||Sembawang Rd, Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah, Raffles Place|
|Route Length||30.8 km (D1) | 30.3 km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||50 – 80 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP)|
|Current Fleet||12 metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22 (Euro 6)
|Departure Times from Sembawang
||0600hrs – 2200hrs (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Anson Road
||0730hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|Weekdays AM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
|Weekdays PM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
Express Bus Service 167e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Sembawang MRT, Canberra Road and Sembawang Road, linking them with the Central areas of Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah, Raffles Place and Shenton Way. Operating throughout the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 167, and charges Express Fares as a result. Buses layover at Shenton Way Bus Terminal.
In between Sembawang Road and Newton, the bus plies an express sector along the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Central Expressway (CTE) and Moulmein Road in both directions. The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during morning peak towards Shenton Way & evening peak towards Sembawang. At all other times, the express bus service operates on 30-minute intervals.
Express 167e is the ninth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Express 960e, as well as the fifth limited-stop service to operate daily (after 12e, 147e, 851e and 960e).
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The bus route was first revealed in LTA’s “Hacks to Travel Smart” poster at Sembawang MRT Station in July 2018, which stated “Trunk Bus 167e” as an alternative for a more comfortable commute to the city.
MRT Stations Served
- NS11 Sembawang
- NS21DT11 Newton
- NS22 Orchard
- NS23 Somerset
- NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut
- DT21 Bencoolen
- CC2 Bras Basah
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- CC3 Esplanade
- EW14NS26 Raffles Place
- DT18 Telok Ayer
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.
- 2018 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.
- 2018 (25 Nov): Introduced between Sembawang and Shenton Way. Wheelchair accessible at launch.