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.

169
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
46271 Opp Blk 802 Woodlands Ave 2
46269 Republic Poly Woodlands Ave 9
46451 Opp Blk 872 Woodlands Ave 9
46461 Opp Blk 757A CP Woodlands Ave 9
46471 Opp Blk 773 Woodlands Ave 9
46481 Aft Woodlands Ind Pk E6 Woodlands Ave 9
46721 Bef W'Lands Ind Pk E7 Woodlands Ave 8
46711 Bef Admiralty Rd West Woodlands Ave 8
47071 Bef British American Tobacco Admiralty Rd West
47821 Opp Sumitomo Bakelite S'pore Admiralty Rd West
47811 W'Lands Sunny Food Admiralty Rd West
47801 Sunshine Bakery Admiralty Rd West
58141 Sembawang Camp Admiralty Rd West
58161 Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3 Admiralty Rd West
58171 Sembawang Corp Industries Admiralty Rd West
58181 Sembawang Drug Rehab Ctr Admiralty Rd West
58191 Aft Wellington Rd Admiralty Rd East
58201 Aft Queen'S Ave Admiralty Rd East
58069 Opp Durban Rd Sembawang Rd
58059 Opp Blk 592C Sembawang Rd
58049 Opp Blk 590C Sembawang Rd
58269 OPP VISIONAIRE Canberra Link
58541 Opp Canberra Stn NS12 Canberra Link
59529 Opp Yishun Sapphire Yishun Ave 2
59259 Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59099 Blk 220 Yishun Ave 2
59073 Opp Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59069 Opp Blk 757 Yishun Ave 2
59339 Blk 776 Yishun Ave 3
59549 Khatib Camp Yishun Ave 3
59559 Opp Blk 722 Yishun Ave 3
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
56089 Aft SLE Upp Thomson Rd
56079 Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56069 Bef Tagore Dr Upp Thomson Rd
56059 Bef Tagore Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56049 Meadows @ Peirce Upp Thomson Rd
56039 Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56029 Bef Sembawang Hills Fc Upp Thomson Rd
56019 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Upp Thomson Rd
56261 Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54061 Blk 244 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54211 MAYFLOWER SEC SCH Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54221 Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54231 Blk 129 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54241 Blk 700B Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54009 Ang Mo Kio Int NS16 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54009 Ang Mo Kio Int NS16 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54247 Blk 322 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54239 Blk 209 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54229 Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54219 OPP MAYFLOWER SEC SCH Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54069 Opp Blk 244 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
56269 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
56011 Bef Adana at Thomson Upp Thomson Rd
56021 Opp Sembawang Hills Fc Upp Thomson Rd
56031 Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56041 Opp Meadows @ Peirce Upp Thomson Rd
56051 Opp Tagore Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56061 Aft Tagore Dr Upp Thomson Rd
56071 Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56081 Bef SLE Upp Thomson 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
59551 Blk 722 Yishun Ave 3
59541 Opp Khatib Camp Yishun Ave 3
59331 Blk 773 Yishun Ave 3
59061 Blk 763 Yishun Ave 2
59079 Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59091 Blk 154 Yishun Ave 2
59251 Opp Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59521 Yishun Sapphire Yishun Ave 2
58549 Canberra Stn NS12 Canberra Link
58261 VISIONAIRE Canberra Link
58041 Blk 590C Sembawang Rd
58051 Blk 592C Sembawang Rd
58061 Aft Durban Rd Sembawang Rd
58209 Aft Pakistan Rd Admiralty Rd East
58199 OPP AUCKLAND ROAD WEST Admiralty Rd East
58189 Opp Sembawang Drug Rehab Ctr Admiralty Rd West
58179 Opp Sembawang Corp Industries Admiralty Rd West
58169 Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort Admiralty Rd West
58149 Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8 Admiralty Rd West
47809 Opp Sunshine Bakery Admiralty Rd West
47819 Opp W'Lands Sunny Food Admiralty Rd West
47829 Sumitomo Bakelite S'pore Admiralty Rd West
47079 Opp British American Tobacco Admiralty Rd West
46719 Givaudan S'pore Woodlands Ave 8
46729 Aft W'Lands Ind Pk E7 Woodlands Ave 8
46489 Aft Gambas Ave Woodlands Ave 9
46479 Blk 774 Woodlands Ave 9
46469 Blk 759 Woodlands Ave 9
46459 Blk 872 Woodlands Ave 9
46261 Blk 808 Woodlands Ave 9
46279 Blk 803 Woodlands Ave 2
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
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 23.7km (D1) | 23.0km (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)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP)
Current Fleet 18-metre Articulated Bus
MAN A24
Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 02 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 09 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 07 mins
After 1900: 10 mins
0630 – 0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 09 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 07 mins
After 1900: 06 – 10 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 Short Trip Services 169A & 169B 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 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.

MRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
  • Service 169A: Woodlands Temp Int → Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays: 0701hrs & 0718hrs
  • Service 169B: Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Ave 8 (Bef Admiralty Rd West)
    Weekdays: 0702hrs & 0735hrs

Gallery

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)
  • 2019 (25 Feb): New Short Trip 169B introduced
  • 2019 (2 Nov): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Canberra Link (Canberra Stn / Opp Canberra Stn)
  • 2019 (22 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop along Upper Thomson Road (Bef Adana @ Thomson)

Past Routings of Service 169

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5 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 169

  • 9 April 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Really need to compliment SMB5899B. It’s seats r smooth

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  • 16 March 2020 at 3:54 AM
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    Only 3 duties park at Ang Mo Kio depot which is the 1st,2nd and 3rd bus that starts from AMK Int

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  • 4 November 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Bus 169 should be operated by SBS Transit as:
    -Both interchanges bus 169 serves have SBS Transit services serving it as well.
    – The number is SBS-friendly.

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    • 2 February 2020 at 5:57 AM
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      Like that 61,67,75,167,167e,171,172,176,178,180,184,187,188/e/R,190,300,301,302 & 307 all give SBST follow your logic ah?Then Yishun svc give back to SMRT ah?

      Reply

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