SMRT Service 825 / Premium 529

SMRT Bus Service 825 and Premium Service 529 are both Lentor Estate shuttle services between Yio Chu Kang Int and the private estates around Lentor. Both services ply the same route, but operate at different times. They are operated by SMRT’s charter subsidary Busplus.

Premium Bus Service 529 will be withdrawn from 31 Dec 2016. The last day of operations will be on 30 Dec 2016.

Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 825 SMRT Premium Bus Service 529
Route Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Lentor Loop
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
Route Length 5.7 km
Travelling Time 22 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package
Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package (Bus Service 825)
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd (Using Bus Plus buses)
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
Service 825:
Weekdays:
0630 – 2045
Saturdays: 0630 – 1425
Premium 529:
Saturday:
1500 – 2000
Frequency Loop Service Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 20 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 13 mins
After 1930: 09 – 10 mins
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: 25 mins
1700-1930: 25 mins
After 1930: 25 mins

Premium 529 and SMRT Bus Service 825 both serve Lentor Estate residents with connections to Yio Chu Kang MRT, but charge different fares based on different operating hours. While 825 operates on regular weekdays and Saturday mornings, 529 operates on Saturday afternoons and charges higher fares.

Bus Service 825 will serve the upcoming Lentor Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station.

Premium Bus Service 529 will be discontinued and withdrawn after 31 Dec 2016. The last day of operations for Premium 529 will be on 31 Dec 2016. Thereafter, there will not be any public bus service serving Lentor Estate on Saturday afternoons, after the regular operating hours of Bus Service 825.

Fare:

  • Service 825 charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.
  • Premium 529 charges a flat fare of $2.70 per ride.

Route:

Premium 529 / Service 825 – Yio Chu Kang Int – Lentor Loop (Loop)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int  NS15 
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Castle Green
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Seasons Pk
  • Lentor Dr
    – Thomson Gr
  • Lentor Loop
    – Aft Florissa Pk
  • Lentor Rd
    – Opp Fudu Walk P/G
  • Lentor Loop (Express)
  • Lentor St (Express)
  • Lentor Cres (Express)
  • Lentor St (Express)
  • Lentor Loop
    – Aft Lentor St
    – Bef Bullion Pk
    – Countryside Gdn P/G
    – Aft Lentor Gr
  • Lentor Dr
    – Opp Thomson Gr
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Seasons Pk
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Opp Castle Grn
    – Yio Chu Kang Stn
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int  NS15 

MRT Stations served by this route:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 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.

Route History:

  • 1990s: Introduced between  Springleaf Garden and Yio Chu Kang (loop)
  • 1995: Amended to start from Yio Chu Kang Ter
  • 1996/7: Shortened to Lentor Estate
  • 2007 (12 Mar): Extended to ply Lentor Way and Lentor Vale
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Premium 529 renumbered from the Lentor Estate service as a service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Lentor Loop (loop), plying the same route of Service 825 during Saturday afternoons and evenings.
  • ??: Fare revision for Premium 529 from $2.20 to $2.70
  • 2016 (31 Dec): Last day of operations for Premium 529; service withdrawn after 31 Dec 2016.

Past Routings:


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One thought on “SMRT Service 825 / Premium 529

  • 21 June 2016 at 11:03 PM
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    Will be back to SMRT buses if they lose Yishun under the Seletar bus package

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