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.

Bus Service 851 serves the new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub from 8 September 2019.

 

851
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Avenue 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Avenue 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
55279
Lentor Flyover
Lentor Avenue
55269
Opp Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Avenue
55259
Opp Countryside Est
Lentor Avenue
55249
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Avenue
55179
Opp Castle Green
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55189
Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55209
Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54059
Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54049
Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54039
Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54019
Aft Blk 304
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
53169
Blk 254
Marymount Road
53159
Blk 260
Marymount Road
53149
Whitley Sec Sch
Marymount Road
53139
Marymount View
Marymount Road
53129
Opp Marymount Stn
Marymount Road
53119
Aft Bishan St 21
Marymount Road
51089
Bef Marymount Convent Sch
Marymount Road
51059
Aft Toa Payoh Rise
Thomson Road
51049
SLF Cplx
Thomson Road
51039
Opp S’pore Polo Club
Thomson Road
51029
Opp Old Police Acad
Thomson Road
51019
Thomson Flyover
Thomson Road
50059
Opp Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Road
50049
Opp Novena Lodge
Thomson Road
50038
Novena Stn
Thomson Road
50029
Opp United Sq
Thomson Road
50019
Parish of Christ Ch
Keng Lee Road
40109
Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
Kampong Java Road
40019
Little India Stn Exit A
Bukit Timah Road
07539
Opp Rochor Stn
Sungei Road
07589
Ch of Our Lady of Lourdes
Ophir Road
01139
Parkview Sq
North Bridge Road
01039
Bugis Cube
North Bridge Road
01029
Opp Natl Library
North Bridge Road
04168
Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
North Bridge Road
04249
Opp The Treasury
North Bridge Road
05029
Boat Quay
South Bridge Road
05131
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Upper Cross Street
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Road
05019
Aft Duxton Plain Pk
New Bridge Road
06011
Opp Outram Pk Stn
Outram Road
06051
Blk 55
Tiong Bahru Road
10141
Blk 18
Tiong Bahru Road
10151
Ctrl Green Condo
Tiong Bahru Road
10161
Opp Tiong Bahru Stn
Tiong Bahru Road
10171
Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Road
10359
Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Road
10349
Blk 116
Henderson Road
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bukit Merah Central
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bukit Merah Central
10341
Opp Blk 116
Henderson Road
10351
Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Road
10179
Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Road
10169
Tiong Bahru Stn
Tiong Bahru Road
10149
Blk 1
Tiong Bahru Road
06049
Bef Outram Flyover
Outram Road
06029
Outram Pk Stn
Outram Road
05012
Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen Street
05022
Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D
Eu Tong Sen Street
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen Street
04223
Old Hill St Police Stn
Hill Street
04151
Cath of The Good Shepherd
Victoria Street
01013
St. Joseph’s Ch
Victoria Street
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria Street
07551
Fu Lu Shou Cplx
Rochor Road
07531
Rochor Stn
Rochor Canal Road
40011
Little India Stn
Bukit Timah Road
40101
KK Women & Child Hosp
Kampong Java Road
50011
Opp Parish of Christ Ch
Kampong Java Road
50021
United Sq/Bef Novena Stn
Thomson Road
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Road
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Road
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Road
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Road
51021
Old Police Acad
Thomson Road
51031
S’pore Polo Club
Thomson Road
51041
Opp SLF Cplx
Thomson Road
51051
Aft Andrew Rd
Thomson Road
51081
Opp Marymount Convent Sch
Marymount Road
53111
Bef Marymount Lane
Marymount Road
53121
Marymount Stn
Marymount Road
53131
Blk 319
Marymount Road
53141
Opp Whitley Sec Sch
Marymount Road
53151
Opp Blk 263A CP
Marymount Road
53161
Opp Blk 254
Marymount Road
54011
Blk 207
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54031
Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54041
Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54051
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55201
Opp Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55171
Castle Green
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Avenue
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Avenue
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Avenue
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
Lentor Avenue
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Avenue 2
58991
Blk 767
Yishun Avenue 2
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Thomson Rd, New Bridge Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Tiong Bahru Rd
Route Length 23.5 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Traveling 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:
– MAN A22
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Yishun
0530hrs – 2340hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0540hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 09 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins

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. As such, it benefits from high demand throughout the day, with high capacity buses deployed on a daily basis.

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
Route Variant
Special Departures
  • Marymount Rd (Blk 260) → Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery (SBS Transit)

Operator History
  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 24 Mar 2018: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 25 Mar 2018 onwards: 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 by TIBS between Yishun Central and Bukit Merah.
  • 1987 (23 Aug): Amended to Yishun Int
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Start of Double-Decker bus deployments.
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Operations transferred to SBS Transit as part of the Seletar Bus Package
  • 2018 (27 May): Route variant Express 851e launched
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub
Past Routings

More pictures (SMRT Buses) on Page 2

Ding Dong Bell

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5 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 851

  • 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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  • 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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