SMRT Bus Service 853M

SMRT Bus Service 853M is a trunk route linking Yishun Bus Interchange and Upper East Coast Terminal, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru, Sims Ave/Geylang Rd, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade. Operating only on Sundays and Public Holidays, it is an extended route of Service 853 which terminates at Lorong 1 Geylang on Weekdays and Saturdays.

853M
59009 Yishun Int B4 NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59669 Opp Blk 932 Yishun Ctrl 1
59619 Yishun Community Hosp Yishun Ctrl 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
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 Serangoon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13 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 NE11 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 NE10 Upp S'goon Rd
60209 Sant Ritz Upp S'goon Rd
60179 MOM Svcs Ctr Bendemeer Rd
60221 Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn DT24 Geylang Bahru
60039 Opp Blk 66 Kallang Bahru
60029 Blk 16 DT24 Kallang Bahru
60059 Bef Kallang Pl Boon Keng Rd
80109 Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C EW10 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 EW9 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 Sch Marine Parade Rd
93011 Opp Neptune Ct Marine Parade Rd
93021 Opp Mandarin Gdns Marine Parade Rd
93031 Opp Victoria Sch 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 Sennett 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 EW10 Lor 1 Geylang
60051 Opp Kallang Pl Boon Keng Rd
60021 Chubb S'pore Kallang Bahru
60031 Bef Geylang Bahru Stn DT24 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 NE10 Upp S'goon Rd
61011 Blk 103 Upp S'goon Rd
61021 Aft Woodleigh Pk Upp S'goon Rd
61031 Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11 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 Serangoon Stn Exit H NE12CC13 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 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
59611 Opp Yishun Community Hosp Yishun Ctrl 2
59661 Blk 932 Yishun Ctrl 1
59009 Yishun Int NS13 Yishun Ave 2
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, Lentor Ave, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Upp Serangoon Rd, Kallang Bahru, Sims Ave / Geylang Rd, Tanjong Katong Rd, Marine Parade Rd, Upp East Coast Rd
Route Length Towards Upp East Coast: 31.1 km Towards Yishun: 32.2 km
Traveling Time 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 Bus
– MAN A22
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Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yishun
Sundays / Public Holidays
05:40 – 23:30
Departure Times from Upp East Coast
Sundays / Public Holidays
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Yishun 11 – 13 mins 9 – 14 mins 12 – 14 mins 14 – 15 mins
From Upp East Coast 12 – 18 mins 10 – 15 mins 12 – 14 mins 13 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 853M is an inter-town route serving the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Geylang Bahru, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates and as an alternative to the MRT network, serving Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Kallang and Aljunied stations. It benefits from moderate demand loads throughout the day, with only rigid buses deployed on the route.

This route only operates on Sundays and Public Holidays. On Weekdays and Saturdays, Service 853 plies a shorter route terminating at Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal. The service is also the only SMRT Buses service at Upper East Coast Bus Terminal.

Service 853M 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. The route also compliments existing Services 13 and 43 along Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast sectors.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variant
  • Service 853: Yishun Int ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang Ter
    Operates on Weekdays & Saturdays, except Public Holidays

Gallery
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Operator History
  • 2019 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • (~September 2021) onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Operations for this route would be transferred to Tower Transit in 2021 as part of the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History

Service 853#/853C

  • 1987 (21 Jun): Introduced between Yishun Central Ter and Marine Parade Ter as an alternate route of Service 853, operating on Sundays and Public Holidays only
  • 1987 (23 Aug): Amended to Yishun Int
  • 1989: Serves new pair of bus stops outside Blk 206 and outside Blk 261 along Serangoon Ctrl
  • 1989: Serves new staggered bus stop outside Blk 322 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • 1989 (19 Nov): Serves new bus stop outside Kallang Stn along Sims Ave
  • 1997 (08 Dec): Skips the bus stop outside Kallang Stn along Sims Ave
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Rd from Yishun Int with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2001 (09 Dec): Extended to Upp East Coast Ter
  • 2002: Serves new pair of bus stops after Sommerville Rd and after Sunshine Lodge along Upp Serangoon Rd
  • 2003 (04 May): Amended to ply Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd, Whampoa East and Serangoon Rd, skipping Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 2003 (20 Jun): Serves new pair of bus stops outside Potong Pasir Stn along Upp Serangoon Rd
  • 2003: Serves new bus stop outside Shell Kiosk along Tg Katong Rd
  • 2003: Skips a pair of bus stops near LP 94 and opposite LP 91 along Lentor Ave
  • 2004 (27 Apr): Amended to ply Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd and Sims Ave towards Yishun Int with the temporary conversion of Lor 1 Geylang to one-way traffic
  • 2004 (06 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Lor 1 Geylang towards Yishun Int, skipping Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd and Sims Ave
  • 2007: Serves additional bus stop outside Victoria Sch along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2011 (13 Feb): Amended to ply Yishun Central 2
  • 2013 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Amended to ply Yishun Central 1
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub and re-numbered as Service 853M

Service 853M

  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub and re-numbered from Service 853#
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Skips a pair of abolished bus stops under and after Lentor Flyover along Lentor Ave

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5 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 853M

  • 15 March 2021 at 9:42 PM
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    This service should be make full day everyday service and just become 853. The sector between geylang lor 1 and upp east coast even though as many service goin the same. There are atill alot of gaps. But if this service oparate everyday. It will help close the gaps. If u ask me this will help alot even on weekdays and sat and not jus sundays.

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  • 11 August 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Since it is just a renumbering shouldn’t the route length stay put?

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  • 9 August 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Next is 700A>700M,900A>900M & 925#>925M.

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    • 9 August 2019 at 1:11 AM
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      When the new ITH opens later this year

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