SMRT Bus Service 851

SMRT Bus Service 851 is a trunk route between Yishun Temp Interchange and Bukit Merah Interchange, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Thomson, Rochor Canal, City Hall, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru.

 

Route Information
Route Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Thomson, Rochor Canal, City Hall, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru.
Route Length 24.0km (D1) | 23.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– 
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
MAN NL323F
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2340 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0540 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 13 mins
After 1930: 11 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 10 mins
After 1930: 12 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 851 is an inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Thomson, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru with connections to the City areas, namely Chinatown, Bras Basah and Rochor Canal. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates, as well as between housing estates and the City. As such, it benefits from high demand throughout the day, with high capacity articulated buses deployed on a daily basis.

The route shares its popular Tiong Bahru – Bras Basah connection with Service 33, but is otherwise non-duplicative from the City to the North. It also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 852 and 853/# between Yishun – Marymount and Yishun – Ang Mo Kio respectively.

Introduced in 1985 by Trans-Island, the route has not undergone any amendments since.

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: See above

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yishun Temp Int
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Lentor Ave
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Marymount Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Keng Lee Rd
  • Kg Java Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Sungei Rd
  • Ophir Rd
  • North Bridge Rd
  • South Bridge Rd
  • Upp Cross St
  • New Bridge Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Henderson Rd
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Hill St
  • Victoria St
  • Rochor Rd
  • Rochor Canal Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Kg Java Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Marymount Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Lentor Ave
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Yishun Temp Int
Service 851 at a glance
Service 851 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

  • 1985 (17 Feb): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Central and Bukit Merah.
  • 1987 (23 Aug): Amended to Yishun Int
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Start of Double-Decker bus deployments.

Past Routings:

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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 851

  • 20 December 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Service 851 have Alexander Dennis Enviro 500. I saw 3 of them. First, (I’m not exactly sure when) I saw SMB 3586S on social media(In Instagram). Secondly, this afternoon around 12:25pm at Henderson Road block 116 I saw SMB 3591B. ( currently, from service 985) Thirdly, around 6:45pm at Tiong bahru plaza(opposite) I saw SMB 5075L. All 3 were heading towards Bukit Merah Bus Interchange.

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