Go-Ahead Bus Service 85

Go-Ahead Bus Service 85 is a trunk service plying between Punggol 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 Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange  Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Punggol East, Sengkang East, Sengkang West, Jln Kayu, TPE/SLE, Khatib
Route Length 18.2km (D1) | 18.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 65mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet Double Deck Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro

Departure Times from Punggol
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Weekends / PHs)
Departure Times from Yishun 0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0530-0830: 09 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 10 mins
After 1900: 15 – 18 mins
0530-0830: 10 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 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). It is currently the only bus service along Sengkang West Way. 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 fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See above. Volvo B9TL double-decker buses were deployed from 22 Jun 2015.


Route Information:

Direction 1
Towards Yishun
Direction 2
Towards Punggol
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int   NE17  PTC 
  • Punggol Central
    – Opp Blk 293
    – Punggol Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 188
    – Blk 649
  • Punggol East
    – Opp Blk 166A   PE4
    – Aft Punggol Field
  • Sengkang East Dr
    – Opp Blk 154A
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 122C
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Blk 122F   SE3 
    – Blk 119D
  • Compassvale Dr
    – Opp Blk 225A
    – Blk 204 CP
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Blk 323B
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 325 CP
    – Blk 317B
    – Opp Hockey Stadium
  • Sengkang West Way
    – Bef Fernvale Link
    – 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
    – Aft Northpoint Shop Ctr   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
    – Aft Fernvale Link
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Hockey Stadium
    – Blk 326 CP
    – Blk 333B
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Opp Blk 323B
  • Compassvale Dr
    – Opp Blk 204 CP
    – Blk 225A
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Opp Blk 121   SE3 
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 158C
  • Sengkang East Dr
    – Blk 160
  • Punggol East
    – Waterwoods
    – Blk 166A   PE4 
  • Punggol Central
    – Blk 162B
    – Bet Blks 187/188
    – Edgefield Pr Sch
    – Blk 298
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int   NE17  PTC 

MRT Stations served by this route:

LRT Stations served by this route:


Gallery:


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:


External Links & References:

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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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