SMRT Bus Service 856

SMRT Bus Service 856 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temporary Interchange and Woodlands Temporary Interchange, passing through Sembawang, Senoko Industrial Estate, Woodlands Centre and Marsiling MRT.

Bus Service 856 is wheelchair-accessible from 17 Sep 2017


Route:

Bus Service 856: Yishun ↔ Woodlands
Direction 1
Towards Woodlands
Direction 2
Towards Yishun
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ave 5
    – Blk 741
    – Blk 101
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Opp Blk 115B
    – Opp Jln Kemuning
    – Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Bef Canberra Rd
  • Canberra Rd
    – Blk 311
    – Bef Sembawang Stn NS11
    – Blk 351 CP
    – Blk 424A CP
    – Aft Assyafaah Mque
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort
    – Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8
    – Opp Sunshine Bakery
  • Senoko Ave
    – Aft Senoko Way
  • Senoko Dr
    – Lian Beng Engrg
    – Aft Senoko Cres
  • Senoko Rd
    – Aft Senoko Dr
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Opp British American Tobacco
    – Nth Tech
    – Bef W’lands Ind Pk E4
    – W’lands Auto Hub
    – Aft View Rd
    – Opp Khalsa Cres Drug Rehab Ctr
  • Admiralty Rd
    – Aft W’lands Waterfront Pk
    – Aft Riverside Rd
    – Marsiling Lane Mkt/FC
    – Marsiling CC
  • W’lands Ctr Rd
    – Opp W’lands Town Gdn
    – Marsiling Pr Sch
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Marsiling Stn NS8
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • W’lands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn NS8
  • W’lands Ctr Rd
    – Opp Blk 144
    – W’lands Town Gdn
    – W’lands Train Checkpt
    – Opp Blk 1A
  • Admiralty Rd
    – Blk 23
    – Opp Marsiling Lane Mkt/FC
    – Aft Marsiling Lane
    – Bef W’lands Waterfront Pk
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Khalsa Cres Drug Rehab Ctr
    – Bef Keramat Rd
    – Opp W’lands Auto Hub
    – Aft W’lands Ind Pk E4
    – Aft Attap Valley Rd
    – Bef British American Tobacco
  • Senoko Rd
    – Aft Senoko Cres
  • Senoko Dr
    – Bef Senoko Cres
    – Bef Senoko Ave
  • Senoko Ave
    – Bef Senoko Way
  • Admiralty Rd West
    – Sunshine Bakery
    – Sembawang Camp
    – Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3
  • Canberra Rd
    – Bef Assyafaah Mque
    – Blk 508 CP
    – Blk 502A
    – Aft Admiral Hill
    – Opp Blk 311
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Aft Canberra Rd
    – Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Aft Jln Kemuning
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 101
  • Yishun Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 701A
    – Blk 145
    – Blk 151
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Sembawang, Senoko Industrial Estate, Woodlands Centre, Marsiling MRT
Route Length 15.4 km (D1) | 16.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 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 Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
18-metre Articulated Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
Departure Times from Yishun 0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2350hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 05 – 06 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 mins
After 1900: 06 – 11 mins
0630 – 0830: 05 – 06 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 07 mins
After 1900: 06 – 12 mins

Route History

Service 856 is both a residential and industrial route, linking the industrial areas of Admiralty Road West and Senoko with Yishun, Sembawang, Marsiling and Woodlands estates. The route also provides residential connections between Woodlands Bus Interchange and Woodlands Town Centre, as well as between Sembawang and Yishun. As such, it benefits from moderate to high demand throughout the day, with high demand during the peak hours, and thus high-capacity buses are deployed on a daily basis.

During peak hours, Service 981 compliments the service by strengthening bus connections between Sembawang MRT/Int and industrial areas around Admiralty Road West and Senoko.

By duplicating Service 950 from Woodlands Bus Interchange to Woodlands Centre Road, the route also encounters exceptionally high demand from cross-border commuters heading from Woodlands/Marsiling to Woodlands Checkpoint, where passengers are often unable to board Service 950 along en-route bus stops as Service 950 is often filled to capacity at Woodlands Bus Interchange. 

MRT Stations Served:

Short-Trip Service:

  • Service 856A: Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Ctr Rd (W’lands Train Checkpt)
    Fridays except Public Holidays: 1751hrs – 1934hrs | 4 Trips | 30 – 42 minute frequency
    Caters to evening peak cross-border commuters heading to Woodlands Checkpoint

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 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:

  • 1988 (18 Dec): Introduced between Yishun Int and Woodlands Int
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Extended to Woodlands Regional interchange
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Amended to ply Canberra Rd instead of Sembawang Rd, Admiralty Rd East and West.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (18 May): Start of Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Double Decker bus deployment
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2017 (08 Sep): Short-Trip Service 856A introduced
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


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