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
W'Lands Temp Int
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
59529
Opp Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Ave 2
59259
Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Ave 2
59099
Blk 220
Yishun Ave 2
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
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 Hill FC
Upp Thomson Rd
56019
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Upp Thomson Rd
56261
Blk 248
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54061
Blk 246
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
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54009
Ang Mo Kio Int
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 246
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
56269
Opp Blk 248
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
56021
Opp S'wang Hill 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
Yishun Ave 2
59091
Blk 154
Yishun Ave 2
59251
Opp Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Ave 2
59521
Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Ave 2
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
W'Lands Temp Int
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 23.8km (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

 


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)

Past Routings:

 

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