Go-Ahead Bus Service 85

Go-Ahead Bus Service 85 is a trunk service plying between Punggol Temp Int and Yishun Int, passing through Punggol East, Sengkang East, Sengkang West, Jln Kayu, TPE/SLE and Khatib. It is among several bus services plying the TPE-SLE corridor, which connects North, Northeast and East towns, namely Woodlands, Yishun, Sengkang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi Airport.


Route
Bus Service 85: Punggol ↔ Yishun
Direction 1
From Punggol
Direction 2
From Yishun
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int 
    NE17PTC
  • Punggol Central
    – Blk 303D
    – Punggol Sec/Blk 601B
    – Opp Blk 188
    – Blk 649
  • Punggol East
    – Riviera Stn Exit A PE4
    – Aft Punggol Field
  • Sengkang East Dr
    – Opp Blk 157A
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 122C
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Bakau Stn/Blk 122F SE3
    – Blk 119D
  • Compassvale Dr
    – Opp Blk 225A
    – Blk 204 CP
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Blk 323B NE16STC
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 325 CP
    – Blk 317B
    – Opp Hockey Stadium
  • Sengkang West Way
    – Opp Blk 471A
    – Blk 432A
    – Bef Jln Kayu
  • Jln Kayu
    – Jln Kayu Shophouse
    – Bef TPE
  • TPE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft SLE
    – Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
    – Bef Yishun Ave 1
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – Bef Khatib Stn NS14
    – Blk 790
    – Blk 763
    – Bef Yishun Stn NS13
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Khatib Stn NS14
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft Yishun Ave 1
    – Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
    – LP 94
  • SLE (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • Jln Kayu
    – Aft TPE
    – Opp Jln Tari Lilin
    – Aft Abundant Grace Ch
  • Sengkang West Way
    – Aft Lor Tanggam
    – Opp Blk 432A
    – Blk 471A
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Hockey Stadium
    – Blk 326 CP
    – Blk 333B
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Sengkang Community Hub NE16STC
  • Compassvale Dr
    – Opp Blk 204 CP
    – Blk 225A
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Nth Spring Pr Sch SE3
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 158C
  • Sengkang East Dr
    – Blk 160
  • Punggol East
    – Waterwoods
    – Riviera Stn Exit B PE4
  • Punggol Central
    – Blk 162B
    – Bet Blks 187/188
    – Opp Punggol Sec/Blk 195E
    – Blk 298
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int 
    NE17PTC

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange ↔  Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Punggol East, Sengkang East, Sengkang West, Jln Kayu, TPE/SLE, Khatib
Route Length 18.1 km (D1) | 18.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time ~65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Punggol
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 16 – 18 mins

 

Route History

Bus Service 85 is an inter-town route connecting Punggol and Sengkang towns to Yishun, while plying an express sector along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE). While it shares a similar routing with SMRT Service 965 by connecting Sengkang and Yishun, service 85 provides higher coverage of Sengkang and Punggol towns, while service 965 offers connections from Punggol Road (Blk 298A / Blk 190C) for bus transfers, as well as a faster route to Sengkang Interchange.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT / LRT Stations Served

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Operator History:

  • 01 Jan 2006 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:

  • 2006 (01 Jan): Introduced between Punggol Int and Yishun Int via Sengkang Town
  • 2010 (23 May) Amended to serve Jln Kayu, Sengkang West Way & Sengkang East Way in both directions, between Sengkang East Rd and TPE. However, it continues to ply its existing route via Sengkang East Rd & TPE towards Yishun on Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) from 0600 to 0900 hours as a one-directional route from Punggol to Yishun known as Service 85#, after which from 0915 hours, the service reverts back to Service 85.
  • 2011 (31 Jul): Calls at 3 additional pairs of bus stops along Sengkang West Way.
  • 2012 (19 Nov): Amended to serve Sengkang East Way and Sengkang West Way, and Service 85# was withdrawn, with the new Service 85 plying the same route as Service 85#.
  • 2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (22 Jun): Start of Double Decker Volvo B9TL deployments
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. Weekday first bus timings brought forward from 6.00am to 5.30am.
  • 2016 (25 Sep): Calls at an additional pair of bus stops (65521 Waterwoods & 65529 Aft Punggol Field) along Punggol East

Past Routings:

 

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 85

  • 13 December 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    On 13 December at 4 05pm, when i was at bus stop 59069 opp blk 757 waited for 15 min long for bus 85 going back to punggol yet the bus 85 driver just drove pass us even have 4 passengers waving frantically at him. He just drove off even though he saw us.
    This is totally unacceptable. Most of the bus drivers will slow down yet this driver just simply drove off.

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  • 7 September 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    Hope all buses are double deckers. More busses coming up from Sengkang west way and Punggol. Thanks

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