SBS Transit Bus Service 139M is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Interchange and looping at Jalan Bahagia, passing through Balestier Road and Jalan Rajah. It is a route variant of Service 139, introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and launched on Sunday, 14 September 2014.
^ SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6479P) – Service 139M, with advert wrap for LTA’s Color Your Bus campaign
|Route||Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Bahagia (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Jln Toa Payoh, Balestier Rd, Jln Rajah|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)|
|Current Fleet||Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro|
|Departure Times from T1||Weekdays & Sat: 5:35am – 11:00pm
Sundays/PHs: 5:45am – 11:00pm
|0630-0830: 10 – 19 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 20 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 20 mins
After 1930: 12 – 18 mins
- 2014 (14 Sep): Introduced between Toa Payoh Int and St. Michael’s Estate under the BSEP.
Service 139M provides residents of St. Michael’s Estate and Balestier Road with greater connectivity to Toa Payoh MRT and Interchange, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. The route serves HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Town Park, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, HomeTeamNS – JOM@Balestier and Whampoa CC. This bus service is introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the third M-suffixed service under the BSEP.
The service duplicates Service 139, relieving demand and improving reliability of bus services for commuters along 139’s most crowded stretches of route. With Service 139 operating at low headway during most parts of the day, 139M will enhance connections along the high demand sectors between Toa Payoh and St. Michael’s Estate.
As a route variant of Service 139, this service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction. Shortworking trip 139A bas been withdrawn after the introduction of 139M due to duplication.
- Service 139: Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 139M’s fleet comprises of BSEP Mercedes-Benz Citaros. These buses were registered with the 63XX registration plates onwards and their purchase funded by the BSEP scheme.
|Loop Service (via Jalan Bahagia)|
- 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2014 (14 Sep): Introduced between Toa Payoh Int and St. Michael’s Estate under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
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