SMRT Bus Service 169

SMRT Bus Service 169 operates between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchanges, passing through Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands Industrial Park, Yishun MRT and Upper Thomson Road.

Bus Service 169 calls at an additional pair of bus stops (Visionaire / Opp Visionaire) along Canberra Link from 27 May 2018.


Route
Bus Service 169: Woodlands ↔ Ang Mo Kio
Direction 1
From Woodlands
Direction 2
From Ang Mo Kio
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • W’lands Ave 2
    – Opp Blk 802
  • W’lands Ave 9
    – Republic Poly
    – Opp Blk 872
    – Opp Blk 757A CP
    – Opp Blk 773
    – Aft W’lands Ind Pk E6
  • W’lands Ave 8
    – Bef W’lands Ind Pk E7
    – Bef Admiralty Rd West
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Bef British American Tobacco
    – Opp Sumitomo Bakelite S’pore
    – W’lands Sunny Food
    – Sunshine Bakery
    – Sembawang Camp
    – Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3
    – Sembawang Corp Industries
    – Sembawang Drug Rehab Ctr
  • Admiralty Rd East
    – Aft Wellington Rd
    – Aft Queen’s Ave
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Opp Durban Rd
    – Opp Blk 592C
    – Opp Blk 590C
  • Canberra Link
    – Opp Visionaire
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sapphire
    – Darul Makmur Mque
    – Blk 220
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
  • Yishun Ave 3
    – Blk 776
    – Khatib Camp
    – Opp Blk 722
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Khatib Camp
    – Opp Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Sembawang Air Base
    – Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Bef Spiritual Grace Presby Ch
    – Aft The Springside
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Springleaf Nature Pk
    – Aft Springleaf Rd
    – Aft SLE
    – Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef Tagore Dr
    – Bef Tagore Rd
    – Meadows @ Peirce
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Blk 248
    – Blk 246
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Mayflower Sec Sch
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
    – Blk 129
    – Blk 700B
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 322
    – Blk 209
    – Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
    – Opp Mayflower Sec Sch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Blk 246
    – Opp Blk 248
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Opp Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Meadows @ Peirce
    – Opp Tagore Rd
    – Aft Tagore Dr
    – Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef SLE
    – Bef Springleaf Rd
    – Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Forest Hills Condo
    – Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
    – Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Aft Sembawang Air Base
    – Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Khatib Camp
  • Yishun Ave 3
    – Blk 722
    – Opp Khatib Camp
    – Blk 773
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Blk 763
    – Yishun Stn NS13
    – Blk 154
    – Opp Darul Makmur Mque
    – Yishun Sapphire
  • Canberra Link
    – Visionaire
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Blk 590C
    – Blk 592C
    – Aft Durban Rd
  • Admiralty Rd East
    – Aft Pakistan Rd
    – Opp Auckland Rd
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Opp Sembawang Drug Rehab Ctr
    – Opp Sembawang Corp Industries
    – Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort
    – Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8
    – Opp Sunshine Bakery
    – Opp W’lands Sunny Food
    – Sumitomo Bakelite S’pore
    – Opp British American Tobacco
  • W’lands Ave 8
    – Givaudan S’pore
    – Aft W’lands Ind Pk E7
  • W’lands Ave 9
    – Aft Gambas Ave
    – Blk 774
    – Blk 759
    – Blk 872
    – Blk 808
  • W’lands Ave 2
    – Blk 803
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Admiralty Rd West, Yishun Ave 2, Sembawang Rd, Upper Thomson
Route Length 23.8km (D1) | 22.9km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 08 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900: 10 mins
0630-0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 08 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 07 mins
After 1900: 07 – 11 mins

 

Service 169 is both a residential and an industrial route, serving the housing estates of Woodlands, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio (and the private estates of Upper Thomson) with connections to Woodlands Regional, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio Town Centres. The route also serves Woodlands Industrial Park and various industries along Senoko and Admiralty Road West, providing connections to Woodlands and Yishun.

As an inter-town route, demand is moderate throughout the day. Peak hour demand is very high due to workers commuting to and from the industrial areas. The route operates a relatively large split-shift fleet along with the deployment of Shortworking Trip 169A to cater for high passenger loading. Students of Republic Polytechnic (RP) also rely on the route to and from Woodlands Regional Interchange.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses buses are deployed due to high demand during peak periods. SMRT’s Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses appeared on the route since Oct 2014.

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

MRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
  • Service 169AWoodlands Temporary Interchange → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays: 0701hrs & 0718hrs

 


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Operator History
  • 1976 – 1983: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1983 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History
  • 1976 (23 Aug): Introduced between Admiralty Rd Ter and Sembawang Rd (Dieppe Barracks)
  • 1977 (31 Jan): Extended to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Ter
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Central 2 Ter
  • 1981 (29 Nov): Amended to Woodlands Int and amended to ply Admiralty Rd, skipping Marsiling Dr
  • 1983 (10 Apr): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 1983 (05 Jun): Handed over to TIBS.
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Amended to terminate at Woodlands Regional Interchange via Woodlands Ave 8, Ave 9 and Ave 2.
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Amended to serve Yishun New Town via Yishun Ave 3 and Ave 2, and amended to ply Admiralty Rd East and Sembawang Rd instead of Canberra Rd, merging with Service 857.
  • 2000: Calls at an additional bus stop opposite Blk 324 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • 2002 (24 Mar): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Temp Int
  • 2003: Calls at the bus stop outside Blk 923 along Yishun Ave 2, skipping the bus stop outside Northpoint Shop Ctr
  • 2004 (10 May): Operated by SMRT Buses
  • 2007 (28 Apr): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2013: Service improvement under the BSEP scheme
  • 2014 (01 Oct): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses introduced.
  • 2015 (11 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2018 (27 May): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Canberra Link (Visionaire / Opp Visionaire)

Past Routings:

 

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