SMRT Bus Service 853

SMRT Bus Service 853 is a trunk route linking Yishun Bus Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Geylang Bahru.

During Sundays and Public Holidays, Service 853M will ply an extended route terminating at Upper East Coast Terminal instead, via Geylang, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade.

Bus Service 853 serves the new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub from Sunday, 8 September 2019. Bus Service 853# will also be renumbered to 853M on the same day.

 

853
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2
59669
Opp Blk 932
Yishun Central 1
59619
Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Central 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
54241
Blk 700B
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54101
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
66091
Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
66031
Cardiff Residence
Lorong Chuan
66041
Blk 230
Boundary Road
66051
Opp Blk 257
Boundary Road
66379
Blk 206
Serangoon Central
62139
S’goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413
Upper Serangoon Road
62129
Blk 403
Upper Serangoon Road
62119
Aft Sunshine Lodge
Upper Serangoon Road
61049
Aft Bartley Rd
Upper Serangoon Road
61039
Woodleigh Stn Exit A
Upper Serangoon Road
61029
Opp Woodleigh Pk
Upper Serangoon Road
61019
Opp Blk 101
Upper Serangoon Road
60269
Potong Pasir Stn Exit B
Upper Serangoon Road
60209
Sant Ritz
Upper Serangoon Road
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Road
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 Road
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lorong 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lorong 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lorong 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lorong 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Road
60021
Chubb S’pore
Kallang Bahru
60031
Bef Geylang Bahru Stn
Kallang Bahru
60229
Blk 68
Geylang Bahru
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Road
60161
St. Michael’s Pl
Serangoon Road
60201
18 Woodsville
Upper Serangoon Road
60261
Potong Pasir Stn Exit C
Upper Serangoon Road
61011
Blk 103
Upper Serangoon Road
61021
Aft Woodleigh Pk
Upper Serangoon Road
61031
Woodleigh Stn Exit B
Upper Serangoon Road
61041
Bef Braddell Rd
Upper Serangoon Road
62111
Aft Sommerville Rd
Upper Serangoon Road
62121
Aft Wolskel Rd
Upper Serangoon Road
62131
S’goon Stn Exit H
Upper Serangoon Road
66371
Blk 261
Serangoon Central
66059
Blk 257A
Boundary Road
66049
Blk 233
Boundary Road
66039
Blk 307
Lorong Chuan
66099
Opp Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
54109
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54247
Blk 322
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
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
59611
Opp Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Central 2
59661
Blk 932
Yishun Central 1
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Bus Interchange  Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Passes Through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru
Route Length 19.1 km (D1) | 19.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 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)
Departure Times from Lorong 1 Geylang
0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 – 12 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 15 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900hrs: 14 – 18 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 14 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 08 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 11 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 12 – 18 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.

While Service 853 plies between Yishun and Lorong 1 Geyang on regular weekdays and Saturdays, Service 853M plies an extended route between Yishun and Upper East Coast on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variant
  • Service 853M: Yishun Int ↔ Upper East Coast Ter
    Sundays & Public Holidays only

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Renumbering of Service 853# to 853M. Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings:


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