SMRT Bus Service 853 / 853#

SMRT Bus Service 853 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temporary Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Geylang Bahru. During Sundays and Public Holidays, Service 853 will ply an extended route terminating at Upper East Coast Terminal instead, via Geylang, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade, and is denoted as Service 853# or 853C.

853
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59669
Yishun Polyclinic
Yishun Ctrl 1
59619
Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Ave 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
55279
Lentor Flyover
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
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55209
Anderson JC
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
54241
Blk 700B
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54101
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66091
Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66031
Cardiff Residence
Lor Chuan
66041
Blk 230
Boundary Rd
66051
Opp Blk 257
Boundary Rd
66379
Blk 206
S'goon Ctrl
62139
S'Goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413
Upp S'goon Rd
62129
Blk 403
Upp S'goon Rd
62119
Aft Sunshine Lodge
Upp S'goon Rd
61049
Aft Bartley Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
61039
Woodleigh Stn Exit A
Upp S'goon Rd
61029
Opp Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61019
Opp Blk 101
Upp S'goon Rd
60269
Potong Pasir Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
60209
Sant Ritz
Upp S'goon Rd
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60221
BLK 73/GEYLANG BAHRU STN
Geylang Bahru
60039
Opp Blk 66
Kallang Bahru
60029
Blk 16
Kallang Bahru
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60021
Chubb S'pore
Kallang Bahru
60031
BEF GEYLANG BAHRU STN
Kallang Bahru
60229
Blk 68
Geylang Bahru
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60201
18 Woodsville
Upp S'goon Rd
60261
Potong Pasir Stn Exit C
Upp S'goon Rd
61011
Blk 103
Upp S'goon Rd
61021
Aft Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61031
Woodleigh Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
61041
Bef Braddell Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62111
Aft Sommerville Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62121
Aft Wolskel Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62131
S'Goon Stn Exit H
Upp S'goon Rd
66371
Blk 261
S'goon Ctrl
66059
Blk 257A
Boundary Rd
66049
Blk 233
Boundary Rd
66039
Blk 307
Lor Chuan
66099
Opp Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54109
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54247
Blk 322
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
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
Opp Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
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
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
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
Yishun Ave 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Ave 2
59611
Opp Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 2
59661
Opp Yishun Polyclinic
Yishun Ctrl 1
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
853C
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59669
Yishun Polyclinic
Yishun Ctrl 1
59619
Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Ave 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
55279
Lentor Flyover
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
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55209
Anderson JC
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
54241
Blk 700B
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54101
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66091
Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66031
Cardiff Residence
Lor Chuan
66041
Blk 230
Boundary Rd
66051
Opp Blk 257
Boundary Rd
66379
Blk 206
S'goon Ctrl
62139
S'Goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413
Upp S'goon Rd
62129
Blk 403
Upp S'goon Rd
62119
Aft Sunshine Lodge
Upp S'goon Rd
61049
Aft Bartley Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
61039
Woodleigh Stn Exit A
Upp S'goon Rd
61029
Opp Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61019
Opp Blk 101
Upp S'goon Rd
60269
Potong Pasir Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
60209
Sant Ritz
Upp S'goon Rd
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60221
BLK 73/GEYLANG BAHRU STN
Geylang Bahru
60039
Opp Blk 66
Kallang Bahru
60029
Blk 16
Kallang Bahru
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Ave
80071
Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
Sims Ave
80091
Bef Lor 23 Geylang
Sims Ave
81011
Aft Aljunied Stn
Sims Ave
81031
Blk 134
Sims Ave
81051
Sims Ville
Sims Ave
82119
Tg Katong Cplx
Tg Katong Rd
82099
CDAC Bldg
Tg Katong Rd
82089
Aft Ipoh Lane
Tg Katong Rd
82079
Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
92169
Bef Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
92249
Opp Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
92041
Opp Parkway Parade
Marine Parade Rd
92051
Opp Blk 72
Marine Parade Rd
92061
CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
Marine Parade Rd
92071
Opp Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
92081
St. Patrick's Sec Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93031
Opp Laguna Pk
Marine Parade Rd
93041
Hua Xin Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93139
Eastern Lagoon II
Bedok Sth Ave 1
94011
Evergreen Gdn
Upp East Coast Rd
94021
Bef Sennett Rd
Upp East Coast Rd
94031
The Summit
Upp East Coast Rd
94041
Aft Parbury Ave
Upp East Coast Rd
94051
Opp Temasek Sec Sch
Upp East Coast Rd
94061
Kew Green Condo
Upp East Coast Rd
94009
Upp East Coast Ter
Upp East Coast Rd
94009
Upp East Coast Ter
Upp East Coast Rd
94069
Opp Kew Green Condo
Upp East Coast Rd
94059
Temasek Sec Sch
Upp East Coast Rd
94049
Aft Bedok Sth Ave 3
Upp East Coast Rd
94089
Calvary Ably Of God Ch
Upp East Coast Rd
94039
Opp The Summit
Upp East Coast Rd
94029
Aft Sennet Rd
Upp East Coast Rd
94019
Opp Evergreen Ave
Upp East Coast Rd
93131
Opp Eastern Lagoon II
Bedok Sth Ave 1
93049
Lagoon View
Marine Parade Rd
93039
Laguna Pk
Marine Parade Rd
93201
Victoria Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93029
Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93019
Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
92089
CHIJ Katong Convent
Marine Parade Rd
92079
Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
92069
Tao Nan Sch
Marine Parade Rd
92059
Bet Blks 72/74
Marine Parade Rd
92049
Parkway Parade
Marine Parade Rd
92241
Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
92161
Aft Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
82071
Opp Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
82081
Aft Dunman Rd
Tg Katong Rd
82091
Aft Queen Of Peace Ch
Tg Katong Rd
82109
City Plaza
Geylang Rd
81069
Opp Lor 39 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81049
Aft Lor 34 Geylang
Geylang Rd
81029
Aft Lor 28 Geylang
Geylang Rd
80089
Bef Lor 18 Geylang
Geylang Rd
80069
Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
Geylang Rd
80049
Aft Sims Way
Geylang Rd
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60021
Chubb S'pore
Kallang Bahru
60031
BEF GEYLANG BAHRU STN
Kallang Bahru
60229
Blk 68
Geylang Bahru
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60201
18 Woodsville
Upp S'goon Rd
60261
Potong Pasir Stn Exit C
Upp S'goon Rd
61011
Blk 103
Upp S'goon Rd
61021
Aft Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61031
Woodleigh Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
61041
Bef Braddell Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62111
Aft Sommerville Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62121
Aft Wolskel Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62131
S'Goon Stn Exit H
Upp S'goon Rd
66371
Blk 261
S'goon Ctrl
66059
Blk 257A
Boundary Rd
66049
Blk 233
Boundary Rd
66039
Blk 307
Lor Chuan
66099
Opp Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54109
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54247
Blk 322
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
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
Opp Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
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
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
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
Yishun Ave 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Ave 2
59611
Opp Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 2
59661
Opp Yishun Polyclinic
Yishun Ctrl 1
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 853 SMRT Bus Service 853#
Route WAB_logo_20px Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
Passes Through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade
Route Length 19.1 km (D1) | 19.5 km (D2) 30.4 km (D1) | 31.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 mins 95 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 12-metre Single-Deck Buses:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Yishun 0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays) 0540 – 2330 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Lorong 1 Geylang 0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Upper East Coast 0600 – 2330 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 – 12 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 18 mins
Direction 1
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 11 – 13 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 09 – 14 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 12 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 15 mins
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 14 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 08 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 11 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 18 mins
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 12 – 18 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 12 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 13 – 15 mins

 

Service 853 is an inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Geylang Bahru. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates as an alternative to the MRT network, serving Yishun, Ang Mo Kio and Serangoon Town Centres. As such, it benefits from moderate to high demand throughout the day, but high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed as wheelchair-accessible rigid buses are capable of coping with daily loads.

While plying between Yishun and Lorong 1 Geyang on regular weekdays and Saturdays, Service 853 plies an extended route between Yishun and Upper East Coast on Sundays and Public Holidays, denoted as Service 853# or 853C, but still operating as Service 853. The extended route skips Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, but serves the housing estates of Marine Parade (and private estates around Tanjong Katong and Upper East Coast), connecting them to the Geylang Road district and further destinations up North. The service is also the only SMRT service at Upper East Coast Bus Terminal.

The route shares long duplicating sectors with both Services 851 and 852 between Yishun – Ang Mo Kio, but is otherwise non-duplicative from Ang Mo Kio to Lorong 1 Geylang. Weekend route 853# compliments existing Services 13 and 43 along Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast sectors.

MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery

Operator History
  • 1987 – 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.

History
  • 1987 (20 Jan): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Ctrl and Lorong 1 Geylang Ter. Amended to Yishun Int on 23 Aug 1987.
  • 1987 (21 Jun): Alternate routing 853C (or 853#) introduced, to operate on Sundays & Public Holidays between Yishun Int and Marine Parade Ter
  • 2001 (16 Sep): 853# amended to loop at Siglap Link following closure of Marine Parade Terminal
  • 2001 (09 Dec): 853# extended to Upp East Coast Terminal
  • 2003 (04 May): Amended to ply Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd and Whampoa East instead of Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 2011 (13 Feb): 853 & 853# amended to ply Yishun Ctrl 2 in both directions, serving KTPH
  • 2013 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (23 Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Amended to serve Yishun Temp Polyclinic via Yishun Ctrl and Yishun Ctrl 1
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016

Past Routings:

 

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