SMRT Express Bus Service 167e

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.

167e
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58151
Bef Sembawang Stn
Canberra Rd
58331
Blk 589D
Canberra Link
58029
The Nautical
Sembawang Rd
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Rd
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57089
Blk 713
Sembawang Rd
57079
Khatib Camp
Sembawang Rd
57069
Opp Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Rd
57059
Opp Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Rd
57049
Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Rd
57039
SPIRITUAL GRACE PRESBY CH
Sembawang Rd
57029
Aft The Springside
Sembawang Rd
57019
Springleaf Nature Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
56099
Aft Springleaf Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
50069
Hotel Royal
Newton Rd
40129
Newton Life Ch
Newton Rd
40189
Newton Stn Exit B
Scotts Rd
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03223
Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
Anson Rd
03151
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
03021
Prudential Twr
Cecil St
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Rd
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Rd
40121
Opp Newton Life Ch
Newton Rd
50061
Opp Hotel Royal
Newton Rd
56091
Bef Springleaf Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
57011
Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
57021
Forest Hills Condo
Sembawang Rd
57031
Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57041
Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Rd
57051
Aft Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Rd
57061
Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Rd
57071
Opp Khatib Camp
Sembawang Rd
57081
Opp Blk 713
Sembawang Rd
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Rd
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
58021
Opp The Nautical
Sembawang Rd
58339
Opp Blk 589D
Canberra Link
58159
Aft Admiral Hill
Canberra Rd
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[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
Operator Information
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 167e Launch Poster (Updated)
Express 167e Launch Poster (Updated)

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 12e147e851e and 960e).

Departure Timings
Route Preview
Route Preview (Click to expand)

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.

Route Variants:
MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery

Operator History:
  • 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.

Route History
  • 2018 (25 Nov): Introduced between Sembawang and Shenton Way. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

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12 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 167e

  • 29 April 2019 at 11:39 PM
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    167e Express – faster journey, shorter time to destination ?
    Not true ! It take almost same time with normal 167
    Reason : always found bus driver stopping n stay at each / most bus stop for 2 to 5 mins for nothing, dragging & wasting the time before moving the next stop ! Why ?
    Express ? Cost more and wasting time for nothing!

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  • 7 February 2019 at 4:07 PM
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    Honestly, after taking service 167e for countless times, I realized that this service should skip Newton Road (Newton MRT), Scotts Road (Orchard MRT) and Orchard Road (Somerset MRT). This service should ply Buyong Road once out from the CTE and turn to Dhoby Ghaut station directly. This applies for both directions.

    Trust me, by doing so, it saves a whole lot of time. If you were to take this Express service especially during peak hours, you will realize that it waste a lot of time at Orchard area given the heavy traffic congestions. It makes no difference as compared to the parent service 167. And some bus captains tend to drive slowly along the stretch of Orchard Road all the way leading to Moulmein Road before entering the CTE.

    Also, if this service operates at a 30 minutes interval, by driving at a constant speed, it is impossible to catch up with the front bus. Therefore, there is no need to slow down if the bus is punctual, as per schedule.

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  • 26 November 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    It takes longer then bus 640 which only cost $1.10 🤦‍♀️

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  • 8 November 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    If only 167e should go around Sembawang neighborhood more than that will encourage more to take the bus instead of going direct to the station…

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    • 18 November 2018 at 9:18 PM
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      Useless comment and redundant stops. Once again, let me make clear of the fact that it is supposed to be an Express service, meaning, it SHOULD not go around the neighbourhood and only calls at major landmarks/main roads.
      Crowds = delay the “express” people wanted. What for is the express for if its going to stop at every single stop and in the end save only 5 to 10 minutes?

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  • 8 November 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    If only 167 would go into sembawang stn (bus stop 58211), blk 357C (bs 58319), bet blks 415/416 (bs 58429) and blk 502A (bs 58119) before heading its usual 167 way. Then at least there more people boarding around sembawang rather than from the bus interchange itself . oh well, let see the crowd then….

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    • 6 January 2019 at 8:18 AM
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      167e are require to follow their parent route when it starts from sembawang. So if you want them to serve bus stop that is not from their parent route, trust me, 100% not going to happen.

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