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 a new pair of bus stops at Canberra MRT Station from 2 Nov 2019.

169
46009
Woodlands Temp Int
Woodlands Square
46271
Opp Blk 802
Woodlands Avenue 2
46269
Republic Poly
Woodlands Avenue 9
46451
Opp Blk 872
Woodlands Avenue 9
46461
Opp Blk 757A CP
Woodlands Avenue 9
46471
Opp Blk 773
Woodlands Avenue 9
46481
Aft W’lands Ind Pk E6
Woodlands Avenue 9
46721
Bef W’lands Ind Pk E7
Woodlands Avenue 8
46711
Bef Admiralty Rd West
Woodlands Avenue 8
47071
Bef British American Tobacco
Admiralty Road West
47821
Opp Sumitomo Bakelite S’pore
Admiralty Road West
47811
W’lands Sunny Food
Admiralty Road West
47801
Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Road West
58141
Sembawang Camp
Admiralty Road West
58161
Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3
Admiralty Road West
58171
Sembawang Corp Industries
Admiralty Road West
58181
Police Drv Circuit
Admiralty Road West
58191
Aft Wellington Rd
Admiralty Road East
58201
Aft Queen’s Ave
Admiralty Road East
58069
Opp Durban Rd
Sembawang Road
58059
Opp Blk 592C
Sembawang Road
58049
Opp Blk 590C
Sembawang Road
58269
Opp Visionaire
Canberra Link
58541
Opp Canberra Stn
Canberra Link
59529
Opp Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Avenue 2
59259
Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59099
Blk 220
Yishun Avenue 2
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Avenue 2
59339
Blk 776
Yishun Avenue 3
59549
Khatib Camp
Yishun Avenue 3
59559
Opp Blk 722
Yishun Avenue 3
57079
Khatib Camp
Sembawang Road
57069
Opp Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Road
57059
Opp Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Road
57049
Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Road
57039
Spiritual Grace Presby Ch
Sembawang Road
57029
Aft The Springside
Sembawang Road
57019
Springleaf Nature Pk
Upper Thomson Road
56099
Aft Springleaf Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56089
Aft SLE
Upper Thomson Road
56079
Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56069
Bef Tagore Dr
Upper Thomson Road
56059
Bef Tagore Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56049
Meadows @ Peirce
Upper Thomson Road
56039
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56029
Bef Sembawang Hill FC
Upper Thomson Road
56019
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Upper Thomson Road
56261
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 2
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
54061
Blk 244
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
54211
Mayflower Sec Sch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54221
Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54231
Blk 129
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54241
Blk 700B
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54009
Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54009
Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54247
Blk 322
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54239
Blk 209
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54229
Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54219
Opp Mayflower Sec Sch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54069
Opp Blk 244
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
56269
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 2
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
56021
Opp Sembawang Hill FC
Upper Thomson Road
56031
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56041
Opp Meadows @ Peirce
Upper Thomson Road
56051
Opp Tagore Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56061
Aft Tagore Dr
Upper Thomson Road
56071
Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd
Upper Thomson Road
56081
Bef SLE
Upper Thomson Road
56091
Bef Springleaf Rd
Upper Thomson Road
57011
Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
Upper Thomson Road
57021
Forest Hills Condo
Sembawang Road
57031
Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
Sembawang Road
57041
Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Road
57051
Aft Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Road
57061
Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Road
57071
Opp Khatib Camp
Sembawang Road
59551
Blk 722
Yishun Avenue 3
59541
Opp Khatib Camp
Yishun Avenue 3
59331
Blk 773
Yishun Avenue 3
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Avenue 2
59079
Yishun Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59091
Blk 154
Yishun Avenue 2
59251
Opp Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59521
Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Avenue 2
58549
Canberra Stn
Canberra Link
58261
Visionaire
Canberra Link
58041
Blk 590C
Sembawang Road
58051
Blk 592C
Sembawang Road
58061
Aft Durban Rd
Sembawang Road
58209
Aft Pakistan Rd
Admiralty Road East
58199
Opp Auckland Rd West
Admiralty Road East
58189
Opp Police Drv Circuit
Admiralty Road West
58179
Opp Sembawang Corp Industries
Admiralty Road West
58169
Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort
Admiralty Road West
58149
Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8
Admiralty Road West
47809
Opp Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Road West
47819
Opp W’lands Sunny Food
Admiralty Road West
47829
Sumitomo Bakelite S’pore
Admiralty Road West
47079
Opp British American Tobacco
Admiralty Road West
46719
Givaudan S’pore
Woodlands Avenue 8
46729
Aft W’lands Ind Pk E7
Woodlands Avenue 8
46489
Aft Gambas Ave
Woodlands Avenue 9
46479
Blk 774
Woodlands Avenue 9
46469
Blk 759
Woodlands Avenue 9
46459
Blk 872
Woodlands Avenue 9
46261
Blk 808
Woodlands Avenue 9
46279
Blk 803
Woodlands Avenue 2
46009
Woodlands Temp Int
Woodlands Square


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 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)

Past Routings of Service 169

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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 169

  • 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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