SBS Transit Bus Service 851

SBS Transit Bus Service 851 is a trunk route between Yishun Bus Interchange and Bukit Merah Bus Interchange, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Thomson, Rochor Canal, City Hall, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru.

851
59009 Yishun Int B5 NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59069 Opp Blk 757 Yishun Ave 2
59059 Blk 608 Yishun Ave 2
59049 Opp Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59039 Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59029 Aft Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59019 Aft Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
55269 Opp Bullion Pk Condo Lentor Ave
55259 Opp Countryside Est Lentor Ave
55249 Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd Lentor Ave
55179 Opp Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55189 Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55209 Opp Blk 646 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54059 Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54049 Courts Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54039 Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54019 Blk 307A Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
53169 Blk 254 Marymount Rd
53159 Blk 260 Marymount Rd
53149 Whitley Sec Sch Marymount Rd
53139 Marymount View Marymount Rd
53129 Opp Marymount Stn CC16 Marymount Rd
53119 Aft Bishan St 21 Marymount Rd
51089 Bef Marymount Convent Sch Marymount Rd
51059 Aft Toa Payoh Rise Thomson Rd
51049 SLF Cplx Thomson Rd
51039 Opp S'pore Polo Club Thomson Rd
51029 Opp Old Police Academy Thomson Rd
51019 Thomson Flyover Thomson Rd
50059 Opp Thomson Med Ctr Thomson Rd
50049 Opp Novena Lodge Thomson Rd
50038 Novena Stn NS20 Thomson Rd
50029 Opp United Sq Thomson Rd
50019 Parish Of Christ Ch Keng Lee Rd
40109 Opp KK Women & Child Hosp Kg Java Rd
40019 Little India Stn NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
07539 Opp Rochor Stn DT13 Sungei Rd
07589 Ch of Our Lady of Lourdes Ophir Rd
01139 Parkview Sq Nth Bridge Rd
01039 Bugis Cube Nth Bridge Rd
01029 Opp National Library Nth Bridge Rd
04168 Aft City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 Nth Bridge Rd
04249 Opp The Treasury Nth Bridge Rd
05029 Boat Quay Sth Bridge Rd
05131 Opp Hong Lim Cplx NE4DT19 Upp Cross St
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
06011 Opp Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
10141 Blk 18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10171 Opp Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10359 Aft Tiong Bahru Rd Henderson Rd
10349 Blk 116 Henderson Rd
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
10009 Bt Merah Int B3 Bt Merah Ctrl
10341 Opp Blk 116 Henderson Rd
10351 Bef Tiong Bahru Rd Henderson Rd
10179 Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10169 Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10149 Blk 1 Tiong Bahru Rd
06049 Bef Outram Flyover Outram Rd
06029 Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05022 Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04223 Old Hill St Police Stn Hill St
04151 Cath Of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25 Victoria St
01013 St. Joseph's Church Victoria St
01112 Opp Bugis Stn Exit C EW12DT14 Victoria St
07551 Fu Lu Shou Cplx Rochor Rd
07531 Rochor Stn DT13 Rochor Canal Rd
40011 Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
40101 Kk Women & Children Hosp Kg Java Rd
50011 Opp Parish Of Christ Ch Kg Java Rd
50021 United Sq/Bef Novena Stn NS20 Thomson Rd
50031 Opp Novena Ch NS20 Thomson Rd
50041 Novena Lodge Thomson Rd
50051 Thomson Med Ctr Thomson Rd
51011 Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr Thomson Rd
51021 Old Police Academy Thomson Rd
51031 S'pore Polo Club Thomson Rd
51051 Aft Andrew Rd Thomson Rd
51081 Opp Marymount Convent Sch Marymount Rd
53111 Bef Marymount Lane Marymount Rd
53121 Marymount Stn CC16 Marymount Rd
53131 Blk 319 Marymount Rd
53141 Opp Whitley Sec Sch Marymount Rd
53151 Opp Blk 263A CP Marymount Rd
53161 Opp Blk 254 Marymount Rd
54011 Blk 207 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54031 Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54041 Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54051 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55201 Aft Blk 648 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181 Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55171 Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55241 Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd Lentor Ave
55251 Countryside Est Lentor Ave
55261 Bullion Pk Condo Lentor Ave
59011 Bef Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
59021 Bef Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59031 Opp Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59041 Bef Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59051 Blk 790 Yishun Ave 2
58991 Blk 767 Yishun Ave 2
59009 Yishun Int NS13 Yishun Ave 2
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, Lentor Ave, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Marymount Rd, Thomson Rd, Nth Bridge Rd / Victoria St, New Bridge Rd / Eu Tong Sen St, Tiong Bahru Rd
Route Length Towards Bukit Merah: 23.4 km Towards Yishun: 23.1 km
Travelling Time 86 – 102 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck Bus
–
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yishun
Daily
05:30 – 23:40
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
Daily
05:40 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Yishun
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 8 – 9 mins 8 – 12 mins 9 – 12 mins 12 – 13 mins
Saturdays 9 – 10 mins 7 – 11 mins 8 – 11 mins 11 – 13 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 10 – 11 mins 9 – 10 mins 10 – 11 mins 10 – 12 mins
From Bukit Merah
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 9 – 10 mins 9 – 12 mins 8 – 9 mins 11 – 12 mins
Saturdays 12 mins 8 – 10 mins 10 – 11 mins 10 – 13 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 12 – 13 mins 9 – 12 mins 8 – 10 mins 10 – 12 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 851 is a trunk route serving between the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Thomson, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru with connections to the City areas, namely Chinatown, Bras Basah and Rochor Canal. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates, as well as between housing estates and the City.

The route shares its popular Tiong Bahru – Bras Basah connection with Service 33, and also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 852 and 853/853M between Yishun–Marymount and Yishun–Ang Mo Kio respectively.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Marymount Rd (Blk 260) → Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 05:45
Route Variant
  • Express 851e: Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ New Bridge Road / Eu Tong Sen Street
    Daily

Gallery (SBS Transit)
Poster Gallery
Gallery (SMRT Buses)

Operator History
  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 24 Mar 2018: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 25 Mar 2018 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Seletar Bus Package.

History
  • 1985 (17 Feb): Introduced between Yishun Central Ter and Bt Merah Int
  • 1987 (06 Apr): Skips abolished bus stop before College Rd along Outram Rd
  • 1987 (23 Aug): Amended to Yishun Int
  • 1987 (27 Sep): Amended to ply the extended Eu Tong Sen St towards Yishun Int to facilitate the first stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Serves new staggered bus stop opposite Peninsula Plaza along North Bridge Rd, skipping the bus stop outside St Andrew’s Cathedral
  • 1988 (20 Mar): Amended to ply Upp Cross St and New Bridge Rd, skipping Neil Rd
  • 1990 (22 Jul): Serves additional bus stop outside Ellenborough Market along Eu Tong Sen St
  • 1997 (07 Dec): Amended to ply South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd with the partial closure of New Bridge Rd to facilitate the construction of Chinatown MRT station on the North East MRT Line
  • 2001 (18 Feb): Serves the bus stop outside Novena Stn along Thomson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Novena Church
  • 2002 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Upp Cross St and the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd
  • 2003: Skips a pair of bus stops near LP 94 and opposite LP 91 along Lentor Ave
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Operations transferred to SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Skips a pair of abolished bus stops under and after Lentor Flyover along Lentor Ave
  • 2020 (08 Nov): Bus Stop 51041 (Opp SLF Cplx) temporarily merged with Bus Stop 51031 (S’pore Polo Club) along Thomson Road to facilitate construction of North-South Corridor

Past Routings


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7 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 851

  • 28 July 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    The correct way should be: The route shares its popular Tiong Bahru – Bras Basah connection with Service 33 and 63, and also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 852 and 853/853M between Yishun–Marymount and Yishun–Ang Mo Kio respectively.

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  • 6 June 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    I saw a Mercedes Benz Chitra o on 851 today

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  • 31 October 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    I saw a man a95 at United square on 851

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  • 26 March 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    Congrats to SBS TRANSIT for taking over service 851

    But I am disappointed that majority of bus fleet consists of single deckers and hardly any double deckers to be seen!!

    Please try to deploy more double deckers as what formerly Smrt buses did!!

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    • 21 March 2021 at 11:16 PM
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      Back then, SMRT 851 also like that, SMRT also have majority of single decker buses and few double decker buses/bendies back then. SBS Transit currently have 7 double decker buses, otherwise Yishun would also favour themselves by taking 851e

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  • 20 December 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Service 851 have Alexander Dennis Enviro 500. I saw 3 of them. First, (I’m not exactly sure when) I saw SMB 3586S on social media(In Instagram). Secondly, this afternoon around 12:25pm at Henderson Road block 116 I saw SMB 3591B. ( currently, from service 985) Thirdly, around 6:45pm at Tiong bahru plaza(opposite) I saw SMB 5075L. All 3 were heading towards Bukit Merah Bus Interchange.

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