SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e

SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 851, plying between Yishun and Outram Park at selected hours daily. It passes through Khatib, Ang Mo Kio, Little India, Bugis and Chinatown, skipping Lentor, Marymount and Thomson. The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route. It was introduced on Sunday, 27 May 2018.

851e
59009 Yishun Int 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
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
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
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 Junction 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
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
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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[Dir 1]: Yishun Bus Interchange → New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk)
[Dir 2]: 
Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) → Yishun Bus Interchange
Passes Through Khatib, Ang Mo Kio, Little India, Bugis
Route Length 21.2 km (D1) | 20.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 60 – 64 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 Decker Bus
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs — 1830hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Eu Tong Sen Street
1230hrs — 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
Weekdays:
0600 – 0700: 30 mins
0701 – 0900: 20 mins
0901 – 1830: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
0600 – 1830: 30 mins
Weekdays:
1230 – 1700: 30 mins
1701 – 1900: 20 mins
1901 – 2330: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
1230 – 2330: 30 mins
Service 851e Route Launch Poster
Service 851e Route Launch Poster

Bus Service 851e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Yishun, Khatib and Ang Mo Kio, linking them with the Central areas of Little India, Bugis, Chinatown and Outram Park. Operating during selected hours in the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 851, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Ang Mo Kio and Little India, the bus plies an express sector along the Central Expressway (CTE) in both directions. In addition, it does not call at bus stops along Lentor Avenue.  The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during the peak hours and 30-minute intervals during the off-peak hours.

Service 851e is the sixth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 974, as well as the third limited-stop service to operate daily (after 12e and 147e). The use of the lowercase e as the route suffix has its origins from Fast-Forward services introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, which are limited-stop services operating only during the peak hours. However, unlike other limited-stop routes introduced by SBS Transit in the past, this service carries the Express classification.

The scheduled run-time for Service 851e between Yishun and Outram Park is about 15 minutes faster than Service 851.

Bus Service 851e performs layovers at Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal in between City-bound and Yishun-bound trips.

Reduction in Operating Hours:

Along with several other express services, operating hours for Express 851e will be revised from 9 February 2020. Trips from Yishun Bus Interchange will operate till 6:30pm, while trips from Eu Tong Sen Street only start operations at 12:30pm.

 

Departure Timings:

Route Variants:
MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery

Operator History
  • 2018 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

Route History

Past Routings


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14 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e

  • 27 May 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Hope that bus 851e will go to opp United square and Thomson flyover

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    • 15 October 2020 at 4:00 PM
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      The purpose for 851e is to provide direct connection for Yishun residents to Rochor, City Hall/Chinatown and Bukit Merah directly without a need to wait to get into destination very long. That’s why 851e plies CTE until Little India.

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      • 15 October 2020 at 4:01 PM
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        But unfortunately 851e doesn’t go Bukit Merah I mean, but it’s still provide fast connection to Little India and City Hall/Chinatown. You don’t know 851e acts like how TIBS 520 used to ply back then?

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  • 26 May 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Can’t it serve the whole stretch from yishun temporary bus interchange to bukit merah bus interchange? Sadly the route doesn’t include my neighborhood.

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    • 15 October 2020 at 4:03 PM
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      851e was meant to be a direct express connection for Yishun residents to Chinatown, City Hall and Little India, which is partially how TIBS 520 used to operate until it withdrawn in 2003 due to poor and weak demand.

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  • 26 May 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    This bus service should either extend to bt merah bus int or loop at new bridge rd after calling bus stop, opp pearl’s ctr.

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  • 16 May 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    My, SBS Transit should have introduced a regular 850 that operates daily, too! And make 850E a Fast-Forward service.

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    • 14 January 2019 at 6:39 AM
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      850E itself is a express service, so you can’t make it more faster.

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  • 15 May 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    This service should have been introduced years or even decade ago during Tibs/ SMRT era. Why only now?

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    • 16 May 2018 at 10:35 PM
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      Hope the bus 851E can extend to the bus stop at Outram MRT station bus stop B06011 because there are quite a number of staff living in Yishun/Khatib and Ang Mo kio working there in SGH compound.

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    • 15 October 2020 at 4:04 PM
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      You don’t know that Limited express services (excluding 147e which withdrawn) are all introduced in 2018 for full-day at that time.

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