SMRT Bus Service 859

SMRT Bus Service 859 is a trunk route linking Sembawang Bus Interchange and Yishun Temporary Interchange, passing through Admiralty Link, Sembawang Crescent, Sembawang Road and Yishun Avenue 5.


Route
Bus Service 859: Sembawang ↺ Yishun
From Sembawang Looping at Yishun
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Opp Sun Plaza NS11
  • Sembawang Way
    – Opp Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Canberra Rd
    – Blk 351 CP
    – Blk 424A CP
  • Admiralty Lane (Express)
  • Admiralty Lk
    – Opp Blk 491
    – Blk 404A CP
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 405
  • Admiralty Dr
    – Bet Blks 357/359
  • Sembawang Cres
    – Blk 335
    – Sembawang Sec Sch
    – Bet Blks 325/326
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 328
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Canberra Rd
    – 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
  • Yishun Ave 5
    – Blk 741
    – Blk 701
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Opp Blk 115B
    – Opp Jln Kemuning
    – Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Bef Canberra Rd
  • Canberra Rd
    – Blk 311
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Blk 309
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 317
  • Sembawang Cres
    – Opp Blk 325
    – Opp Sembawang Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 336A CP
  • Admiralty Dr
    – Blk 474
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 478
  • Admiralty Lk
    – Blk 482A CP
    – Blk 491
  • Admiralty Lane (Express)
  • Canberra Rd
    – Blk 508 CP
    – Blk 502A
  • Sembawang Way
    – Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Sun Plaza NS11
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange  Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty Link, Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Rd, Yishun Ave 5
Route Length 16.9 km
Travelling Time 70 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 18-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Sembawang
0545hrs – 0000hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 0000hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)
After 2314 hours (Daily), buses leaving Sembawang Int will terminate at Yishun Temp Int.
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

Service 859 is a residential trunk route linking many parts of Sembawang Estate with Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations, as well as various neighbourhood amenities. It is one of few bus routes to serve residents within the small Sembawang estate. By making one round around the Sembawang estate before terminating at Sembawang Int, passengers can board the bus at to appropriate bus stops along Sembawang Drive or Sembawang Vista if they intend to head towards Yishun directly.

As a residential route, demand is moderate to high throughout the day, but high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed as rigid buses cope well with loading levels. From 17 Aug 2014, two new supplementary route variants, Services 859A and 859B, were introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). As a result, early morning downroutes from Sembawang Vista (Blk 309) and Shortworking Trip 859A ceased to operate.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Temp Int → Sembwang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
Route Variants
  • Service 859ASembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Admiralty Link (Loop)
    Counter-clockwise loop via Canberra Rd, Sembawang Dr, Sembawang Cres
  • Service 859B: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
    Clockwise loop via Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Dr, Canberra Rd

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1999 – 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
  • 1999 (04 Apr): Introduced by TIBS as Yishun Int – Sembawang Dr (Loop)
  • 2000 (09 Jan): Amended to serve Sembawang Dr, Admiralty St
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Extended to Sembawang Interchange via Sembawang Vista, Canberra Road, Admiralty Lane, Admiralty Link, Sembawang Drive, Admiralty Drive, Sembawang Crescent.
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Amended to ply along Sembawang Way.
  • 2007 (01 Oct): Shortworking trips 859A introduced from Sembawang Int to Sembawang Vista (Opp Blk 315) between 0015 to 0050 daily.
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (17 Aug): Extension of operating hours for service 859A (to full day) and introduction of new supplementary service 859B which operates a counter-clockwise route opposite to 859A.
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int and converted to Loop Service from Sembawang

Past Routings:

 

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