SBS Transit Bus Service 851

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

Route Variant Limited-Stop Express Bus Service 851e was launched on 27 May 2018.


Route
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Bus Service 851: Yishun ↔ Bukit Merah
Direction 1
From Yishun
Direction 2
From Bukit Merah
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Yishun Stn Exit E NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Khatib Stn NS14
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft Yishun Ave 1
    – Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
    – Lentor Flyover
    – Opp Bullion Pk Condo
    – Opp Countryside Est
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Opp Castle Green
    – Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
    – Anderson JC
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib
    – Courts Ang Mo Kio
    – Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque
    – Aft Blk 304
  • Marymount Rd
    – Blk 254
    – Blk 260
    – Whitley Sec Sch
    – Marymount View
    – Opp Marymount Stn CC16
    – Aft Bishan St 21
    – Bef Marymount Convent Sch
  • Thomson Rd
    – Aft Toa Payoh Rise CC17
    – SLF Cplx
    – Opp S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp Old Police Acad
    – Thomson Flyover
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novena Lodge
    – Novena Stn NS20
    – Opp United Sq
  • Keng Lee Rd
    – Parish of Christ Ch
  • Kg Java Rd
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn NE7DT12
  • Sungei Rd
    – Opp Rochor Stn DT13
  • Ophir Rd
    – Opp Rochor Ctr
  • Nth Bridge Rd
    – Parkview Sq EW12DT14
    – Bugis Cube
    – Cosmic Insurance Bldg
    – Aft City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25
    – Opp The Treasury
  • Sth Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx NE4DT19
  • New Bridge Rd
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
  • Outram Rd
    – Opp Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 18
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
  • Henderson Rd
    – Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 116
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
    – Opp Blk 116
    – Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Pk
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Blk 1
  • Outram Rd
    – Bef Outram Flyover
    – Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Ctr NE4DT19
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
  • Hill St
    – Old Hill St Police Stn
  • Victoria St
    – Cath of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25
    – St. Joseph’s Ch
    – Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
  • Rochor Rd
    – Fu Lu Shou Cplx EW12DT14
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn DT13
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12
  • Kg Java Rd
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Opp Parish of Christ Ch
  • Thomson Rd
    – United Sq
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
    – Old Police Acad
    – S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp SLF Cplx
    – Aft Andrew Rd CC17
  • Marymount Rd
    – Opp Marymount Convent Sch
    – Bef Marymount Lane
    – Marymount Stn CC16
    – Blk 319
    – Opp Whitley Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 263A CP
    – Opp Blk 254
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Blk 207
    – Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
    – Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Opp Anderson JC
    – Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
    – Castle Green
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Countryside Est
    – Bullion Pk Condo
    – Aft Lentor Flyover
    – 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 Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Thomson Rd, New Bridge Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Tiong Bahru Rd
Route Length 24.0 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Traveling Time 86 – 102 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Yishun
0530hrs – 2340hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0540hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 09 mins
After 1900: 08 – 12 mins

Service 851 is a trunk 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 buses deployed on a daily basis.

The route shares its popular Tiong Bahru – Bras Basah connection with Service 33, and also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 852 and 853/# between Yishun–Marymount and Yishun–Ang Mo Kio respectively.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variant
Special Departures
  • Marymount Rd (Blk 260) → Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs

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


Gallery (SBS Transit)

Operator History
  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 24 Mar 2018: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 25 Mar 2018 onwards: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Seletar Bus Package.

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.
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Operations transferred to SBS Transit as part of the Seletar Bus Package
  • 2018 (27 May): Route variant Express 851e launched
Past Routings
External Links

More pictures (SMRT Buses) on Page 2

Ding Dong Bell

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 851

  • 26 March 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    Congrats to SBS TRANSIT for taking over service 851

    But I am disappointed that majority of bus fleet consists of single deckers and hardly any double deckers to be seen!!

    Please try to deploy more double deckers as what formerly Smrt buses did!!

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  • 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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