Bus Service 85 is an inter-town route connecting Punggol and Sengkang towns to Yishun, while plying an express sector along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE). While it shares a similar routing with SMRT Service 965 by connecting Sengkang and Yishun, service 85 provides higher coverage of Sengkang and Punggol towns, while service 965 offers connections from Punggol Road (Blk 298A / Blk 190C) for bus transfers, as well as a faster route to Sengkang Interchange.
Sengkang East Way (Blk 122C) → Yishun Int
Weekends & Public Holidays: 05:45
Sengkang East Rd (Blk 323B) → Yishun Int
Weekdays: 07:08, 07:28
Sengkang West Way (Aft Lor Tanggam) → Punggol Temp Int
Short Trip Service
Service 85A: Yishun Int → Sengkang East Rd (Sengkang Community Hub)
Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 18:06 & 18:45
Gallery (SBS Transit):
01 Jan 2006 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
04 Sep 2016 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Loyang Bus Package.
2006 (01 Jan): Introduced between Punggol Temp Int and Yishun Int
2010 (23 May): Amended to ply Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way and Jln Kayu, except during weekday morning peak hours towards Yishun Int. (original uni-directional route towards Yishun Int during weekday moring peak hours denoted as Service 85#)
2011 (31 Jul): Serves 3 new pairs of bus stops along Sengkang West Way
2012 (19 Nov): Amended to ply Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way and Jln Kayu permanently
2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
2015 (22 Jun): Start of Double Decker bus deployments
2016 (04 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. Weekday first bus timings brought forward from 6.00am to 5.30am.
2016 (25 Sep): Serves a new pair of bus stops (65521 / 65529) along Punggol East