SBS Transit Bus Service 852

SBS Transit Bus Service 852 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temp Interchange and Bukit Batok Interchange, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Lornie, Bukit Timah and Bukit Batok East.

SBS Transit has taken over operations of Bus Service 852 on 25 March 2018 as part of the Seletar Bus Package


Route
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Bus Service 852: Yishun ↔ Bukit Batok
Direction 1
From Yishun
Direction 2
From Bukit Batok
  • 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
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Home
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp MacRitchie Resvr
  • Lornie Rd
    – Bef Andrew Rd
    – LP 57
    – Bef Wallace Way
    – Aft Lornie Wk
  • Adam Rd
    – Opp SICC
    – Aft The Japanese Assn
    – Opp S’pore Bible Coll
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Bef Crown Ctr
    – Coronation Plaza
    – Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Chinese High Sch
    – Opp Natl JC
    – Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – Sixth Ave Ctr
    – Aft Maple Ave
    – The Tessarina
    – The Nexus
    – King Albert Pk Stn DT6
    – King Albert Pk
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch
    – Beauty World Stn Exit B DT5
    – Woh Hup Bldg
    – Bt Regency
  • Old Jurong Rd
    – YWMA Kindergarten
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Opp Autobacs
    – Blk 288C
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Keming Pr Sch
    – Blk 229
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Bt Batok Int NS2
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Bt Batok Int NS2
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Blk 231
    – Blk 283
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Ch of St. Mary
    – Autobacs
  • Old Jurong Rd
    – Opp YWMA Kindergarten
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Aft Bt Timah Fire Stn
    – Southaven II
  • Jln Anak Bt
    – Opp Beauty World Ctr DT5
    – Opp Bt Timah Plaza
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp King Albert Pk Stn DT6
    – Hua Guan Gdn
    – Opp The Nexus
    – Aft Swiss Club Rd
    – Opp Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – Aft Jln Naga Sari
    – Natl JC
    – Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Opp Coronation Plaza
  • Adam Rd
    – S’pore Bible Coll
    – Opp The Japanese Assn
    – Bef SICC
  • Lornie Rd
    – Aft SICC
    – Aft Wallace Way
    – LP 52
    – Opp Andrew Rd
  • Thomson Rd
    – MacRitchie Resvr
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – St. Theresa’s Home
  • Marymount Rd
    – 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 Batok Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Lornie Rd, Bt Timah Rd, Bt Batok East Ave 3
Route Length 24.2 km (D1) | 23.7 km (D2)
Traveling Time 65 – 79 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 A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Yishun
0520hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
0540hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 13 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins

Service 852 is a trunk route linking Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Marymount, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. By largely duplicating existing bus services but with less catchment areas, Service 852 fulfills a supplementary role by providing more travel options for commuters. Demand is generally moderate to low during off-peak hours, and buses operate at low frequencies, but the route continues to benefit residents and students along the Bukit Timah academic belt with connections to outlying housing estates.

The route shares its Bukit Batok – Bukit Timah connection with Service 157 and 174, and its Bukit Timah – Ang Mo Kio connection with Service 74, but does not serve Ang Mo Kio MRT station (and hence taking on less demand). It also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 851 and 853/# between Yishun – Marymount and Yishun – Ang Mo Kio respectively.

Introduced in 1985 as Yishun Int – Jurong Int, the route was shortened to Boon Lay Int in 1990 and finally shortened to Bukit Batok Int in its present form in 1996, after the opening of the Woodlands MRT extension.

MRT Stations Served

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 (08 Dec): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Int and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Shortened to Bukit Batok Int after the opening of Woodlands MRT extension.
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Operations transferred to SBS Transit as part of the Seletar Bus Package
Past Routings
External Links

More pictures (SMRT Buses) on Page 2

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 852

  • 15 May 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    When SBS Transit takes over in 2018, it will be more than 17 years since SBS had a route going to Bukit Batok.

    >BUKIT BATOK

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