Tower Transit Bus Service 825

Tower Transit Bus Service 825 is a Lentor Estate shuttle service between Yio Chu Kang Interchange/MRT and the private estates around Lentor. This service is operated by minibuses. It does not operate on Sundays / Public Holidays.

Tower Transit operates this bus service from 3 Oct 2021, under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.

825
Yio Chu Kang Int
↺ Lentor Loop (Loop)
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int B4 NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55171 Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55029 Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55349 Lentor Stn Exit 5 TE5 Lentor Dr
55339 Aft Florissa Pk Lentor Loop
55351 Opp Fudu Wk P/G Lentor Rd
55371 Aft Lentor St Lentor Loop
55381 Bef Bullion Pk Lentor Loop
55361 Countryside Gdn P/G Lentor Loop
55331 Aft Lentor Gr Lentor Loop
55341 Lentor Stn Exit 3 TE5 Lentor Dr
55021 Opp Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55179 Opp Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55189 Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Lentor Loop (Loop)
Passes Through Lentor Drive, Lentor Rd
Route Length
5.7 km
Travelling Time 22 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Mandai Bus Depot
Current Fleet 7.3-metre Minibus
BYD C6
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
Saturdays (except Public Holidays)
06:30 – 20:45 06:30 – 14:25
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service
9 – 10 mins 10 – 20 mins 9 – 15 mins 9 – 11 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Bus Service 825 serves landed houses and condominiums within Lentor Estate, connecting residents to and from Yio Chu Kang MRT/Bus Interchange, as well as Lentor MRT Station. It operates only on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Outside of Service 825’s operating hours, there are no bus services serving within Lentor Estate and residents have to walk in from Yio Chu Kang Road.

Service 825 is a unique example of a public bus route operated with minibuses, which are registered as “Excursion Buses”.

The BYD C6 buses are leased from BYD (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and operated by Tower Transit (formerly SMRT Buses) on this bus service.

Previously, SMRT operated Premium Bus Service 529 which plied the exact same route as Service 825 but charged Premium fares, operating during Saturday afternoons and evenings. It was discontinued and withdrawn after 31 Dec 2016.

MRT Stations Served

Gallery (SMRT Buses)

 

Poster Gallery / Misc:

Operator History:
  • 1988 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 02 Oct 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 03 Oct 2021 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

History:
  • 1988 (17 Aug): Introduced between Yishun Int and Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 as a peak hour one-directional service during weekday and Saturday mornings
  • 1990: Amended to start from Yio Chu Kang Ter, shortened to start from Springleaf Rd and enhanced to operate during off peak hours on weekdays and Saturdays, operating between Springleaf Rd and Yio Chu Kang Ter during morning peak hours and between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Springleaf Ave during evening peak hours.
  • 1995 (10 Jul): Amended to loop at Springleaf Rd from Yio Chu Kang Ter
  • 1997 (15 Dec): Shortened to loop at Lentor Loop from Yio Chu Kang Ter and amended to ply Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 and Lentor Dr before plying Lentor Rd and Lentor Loop, skipping Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
  • 1998: Serves new bus stop after Florissa Pk along Lentor Loop
  • 2007 (12 Mar): Amended to ply the western loop of Lentor Loop, Lentor Way and Lentor Vale
  • 2008 (09 Jun): Serves new bus stop before Bullion Park along Lentor Loop
  • 2019 (17 Oct): Wheelchair-Accessible Bus Service with the deployment of BYD C6 Electric Buses
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

Past Routings

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11 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 825

  • 13 September 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    When it transfers to Tower Transit, it’s going to be an interesting case of fleet.

    Reply
  • 5 September 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    I got a feeling this service will be extended to Sembawang in future.

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