SMRT Bus Service 853 / 853#

SMRT Bus Service 853 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temporary Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Geylang Bahru. During Sundays and Public Holidays, Service 853 will ply an extended route terminating at Upper East Coast Terminal instead, via Geylang, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade, and is denoted as Service 853# or 853C.



Route
Service 853 Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 853: Yishun ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang
Direction 1
From Yishun
Direction 2
From Lor 1 Geylang
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ctrl 1
    – Yishun Polyclinic
  • Yishun Ctrl 2
    – Yishun Community Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – 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
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 700B
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 422
    – Blk 420
    – Opp Christ The King Ch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Golden Hill Est
  • Lor Chuan
    – Cardiff Residence
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 230
    – Opp Blk 257
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 206
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13
    – Blk 403
    – Aft Sunshine Lodge
    – Aft Bartley Rd
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit A NE11
    – Opp Woodleigh Pk
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit B NE10
    – Sant Ritz
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Opp Blk 66 DT24
    – Blk 16
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Bef Kallang Pl
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C EW10
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10

 

  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
    – Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C EW10
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Opp Kallang Pl
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Chubb S’pore
    – Bef Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 68 DT24
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – Blk 54
  • Whampoa East (Express)
  • S’goon Rd
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – 18 Woodsville
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit C NE10
    – Blk 103
    – Aft Woodleigh Pk
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11
    – Bef Braddell Rd
    – Aft Sommerville Rd
    – Aft Wolskel Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit H NE12CC13
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 261
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 257A
    – Blk 233
  • Lor Chuan
    – Blk 307
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Golden Hill Est
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 332
    – Blk 354
    – Blk 346
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 322
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – 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
  • Yishun Ctrl 2
    – Opp Yishun Community Hosp
  • Yishun Ctrl 1
    – Opp Yishun Polyclinic
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
Service 853# Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 853#: Yishun ↔ Upper East Coast
Direction 1
From Yishun
Direction 2
From Upper East Coast
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ctrl 1
    – Yishun Polyclinic
  • Yishun Ctrl 2
    – Yishun Community Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – 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
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 700B
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 422
    – Blk 420
    – Opp Christ The King Ch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Golden Hill Est
  • Lor Chuan
    – Cardiff Residence
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 230
    – Opp Blk 257
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 206
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13
    – Blk 403
    – Aft Sunshine Lodge
    – Aft Bartley Rd
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit A NE11
    – Opp Woodleigh Pk
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit B NE10
    – Sant Ritz
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Opp Blk 66 DT24
    – Blk 16
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Bef Kallang Pl
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C EW10
  • Sims Ave
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Cplx
    – CDAC Bldg
    – Aft Ipoh Lane
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
    – Opp Laguna Pk
    – Hua Xin Ct
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Eastern Lagoon II
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
    – The Summit
    – Aft Parbury Ave
    – Opp Temasek Sec Sch
    – Kew Green Condo
    – Upp East Coast Ter

 

  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Upp East Coast Ter
    – Opp Kew Green Condo
    – Temasek Sec Sch
    – Aft Bedok Sth Ave 3
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – Aft Sennett Rd
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Opp Eastern Lagoon II
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Lagoon Pk
    – Victoria Sch
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
    – Blk 57
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Aft Dunman Rd
    – Aft Queen of Peace Ch
  • Geylang Rd
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
    – Bef Lor 18 Geylang
    – Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
    – Aft Sims Way
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C EW10
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Opp Kallang Pl
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Chubb S’pore
    – Bef Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 68 DT24
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – Blk 54
  • Whampoa East (Express)
  • S’goon Rd
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – 18 Woodsville
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit C NE10
    – Blk 103
    – Aft Woodleigh Pk
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11
    – Bef Braddell Rd
    – Aft Sommerville Rd
    – Aft Wolskel Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit H NE12CC13
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 261
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 257A
    – Blk 233
  • Lor Chuan
    – Blk 307
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Golden Hill Est
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 332
    – Blk 354
    – Blk 346
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 322
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – 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
  • Yishun Ctrl 2
    – Opp Yishun Community Hosp
  • Yishun Ctrl 1
    – Opp Yishun Polyclinic
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13

 

Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 853 SMRT Bus Service 853#
Route WAB_logo_20px Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
Passes Through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade
Route Length 19.1 km (D1) | 19.5 km (D2) 30.4 km (D1) | 31.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 mins 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single-Deck Buses:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Yishun 0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays) 0540 – 2330 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Lorong 1 Geylang 0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Upper East Coast 0600 – 2330 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 – 12 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 18 mins
Direction 1
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 11 – 13 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 09 – 14 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 12 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 15 mins
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 14 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 08 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 11 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 18 mins
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 12 – 18 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 12 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 13 – 15 mins

 

Service 853 is an inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Geylang Bahru. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates as an alternative to the MRT network, serving Yishun, Ang Mo Kio and Serangoon Town Centres. As such, it benefits from moderate to high demand throughout the day, but high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed as wheelchair-accessible rigid buses are capable of coping with daily loads.

While plying between Yishun and Lorong 1 Geyang on regular weekdays and Saturdays, Service 853 plies an extended route between Yishun and Upper East Coast on Sundays and Public Holidays, denoted as Service 853# or 853C, but still operating as Service 853. The extended route skips Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, but serves the housing estates of Marine Parade (and private estates around Tanjong Katong and Upper East Coast), connecting them to the Geylang Road district and further destinations up North. The service is also the only SMRT service at Upper East Coast Bus Terminal.

The route shares long duplicating sectors with both Services 851 and 852 between Yishun – Ang Mo Kio, but is otherwise non-duplicative from Ang Mo Kio to Lorong 1 Geylang. Weekend route 853# compliments existing Services 13 and 43 along Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast sectors.

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

Operator History
  • 1987 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History
  • 1987 (20 Jan): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Ctrl and Lorong 1 Geylang Ter. Amended to Yishun Int on 23 Aug 1987.
  • 1987 (21 Jun): Alternate routing 853C (or 853#) introduced, to operate on Sundays & Public Holidays between Yishun Int and Marine Parade Ter
  • 2001 (16 Sep): 853# amended to loop at Siglap Link following closure of Marine Parade Terminal
  • 2001 (09 Dec): 853# extended to Upp East Coast Terminal
  • 2003 (04 May): Amended to ply Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd and Whampoa East instead of Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 2011 (13 Feb): 853 & 853# amended to ply Yishun Ctrl 2 in both directions, serving KTPH
  • 2013 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (23 Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Amended to serve Yishun Temp Polyclinic via Yishun Ctrl and Yishun Ctrl 1
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016

Past Routings:

 

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