SMRT Bus Service 825

SMRT Bus Service 825 is a Lentor Estate shuttle service between Yio Chu Kang Interchange/MRT and the private estates around Lentor. The service is operated only with minibuses.

Bus Service 825 is wheelchair-accessible from 17 October 2019.

825
Yio Chu Kang Int ↺ Lentor Loop (Loop)
55509
Yio Chu Kang Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55171
CASTLE GREEN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55029
SEASONS PK
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55349
Thomson Gr
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
Opp Thomson Gr
Lentor Dr
55021
OPP SEASONS PK
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55179
OPP CASTLE GREEN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55189
Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55509
Yio Chu Kang Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Lentor Loop (Loop)
Passes Through Lentor Drive, Lentor Road
Route Length 5.7 km
Traveling Time 22 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 Mitsubishi Rosa
BYD C6
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
0630hrs – 2045hrs (Weekdays)
0630hrs – 1425hrs (Saturdays)
No Operation on Sundays & Public Holidays
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 11 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 20 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900hrs: 09 – 10 mins

SMRT Bus Service 825 serves landed houses and condominiums within Lentor Estate, connecting residents to and from Yio Chu Kang MRT and Bus Interchange. 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 Mitsubishi Rosa buses are from SMRT’s charter division Strides Transportation (formerly Bus-Plus), while the BYD C6 buses are leased from BYD (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Bus Service 825 will serve the upcoming Lentor MRT Station along the Thomson-East Coast Line.

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 It was discontinued and withdrawn after 31 Dec 2016.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 Station Served

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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.

Route History:

  • 1990s: Introduced between  Springleaf Garden and Yio Chu Kang (loop)
  • 1995: Amended to start from Yio Chu Kang Ter
  • 1996/7: Shortened to Lentor Estate
  • 2007 (12 Mar): Extended to ply Lentor Way and Lentor Vale
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Premium 529 renumbered from the Lentor Estate service as a service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Lentor Loop (loop), plying the same route of Service 825 during Saturday afternoons and evenings.
  • ??: Fare revision for Premium 529 from $2.20 to $2.70
  • 2016 (31 Dec): Last day of operations for Premium 529; service withdrawn after 31 Dec 2016.
  • 2019 (17 Oct): Wheelchair-Accessible Bus Service with the deployment of BYD C6 Electric Buses

Past Routings:


 

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7 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 825

  • 19 October 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    Wonder if 825 was holding up the tender for Senbawang bus package. Now it has attained WAB status, so LTA can call for tender immediately. Hopefully SBST loses, as its underpayment of 5 drivers who are suing the company with M Ravi’s help has made headlines.

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  • 17 October 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    No need to use minibus for bus 825, use normal SMRT buses la! SMRT minibuses can use for MRT early closures/late opening.

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    • 18 October 2019 at 8:51 PM
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      There’s some roads in Lentor estate that are really narrow. The service U-turns at a 2-lane road junction, something which normal 12m buses are unable to do. Maneuvering in such narrow roads are also not easy.

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    • 20 October 2019 at 9:15 AM
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      Mini buses has less passengers capacity to carry much as a regular bus and plus,the circle line mrt holds 931 people per train.In addition,They chose the DD(Double Decker)to operate the mrt early closure and besides,early closures/late opening are rush hour so DD is the best option.Why use this mini buses where they usually carry about 20 to 50 passengers(depends whether they allow you to stand in the bus)where a DD can carry 90 to 130.You can say but bus service 284(one of the shortest bus route ever in sg which the length of the route is 1.7km),yeah but tbh,it depends on what the operator thinks buses should be put in.They can also choose what bus to operate.How about bus service 902(which the travel length is 1.1km),well,if it loops around a poly school,then they will be more people(considering most of the passenger might be poly student)so they use single deckers for the route.Bus 825 use mini bus cause of how much people ride on the bus on peak and non peak hour.For sure the bus operator knows what they are doing.

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  • 21 June 2016 at 11:03 PM
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    Will be back to SMRT buses if they lose Yishun under the Seletar bus package

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    • 10 March 2019 at 1:45 PM
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      I think Yishun will only operate some busses under Seletar.

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      • 21 October 2019 at 5:55 AM
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        No need for PC plate la..Give to SBST better as started at Yio Chu Kang..LTA so messy.
        Can exchange 852 for this service

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