SMRT Bus Service 856

SMRT Bus Service 856 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temporary Interchange and Woodlands Temporary Interchange, passing through Sembawang, Senoko Industrial Estate, Woodlands Centre and Marsiling MRT.

Bus Service 856 is wheelchair-accessible from 17 Sep 2017


Route:

856
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59141
Blk 741
Yishun Ave 5
59111
Blk 701
Yishun Ave 5
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Rd
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
58021
Bef Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58101
Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58151
Bef Sembawang Stn
Canberra Rd
58111
Blk 351 CP
Canberra Rd
58121
Blk 424A CP
Canberra Rd
58131
Aft Assyafaah Mque
Canberra Rd
58169
Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort
Admiralty Rd West
58149
Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8
Admiralty Rd West
47809
Opp Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Rd West
47119
Aft Senoko Way
Senoko Ave
47109
MAXSTEEL ENTERPRISE
Senoko Dr
47099
MASTERDON
Senoko Dr
47089
Aft Senoko Dr
Senoko Rd
47079
Opp British American Tobacco
Admiralty Rd West
47069
Nth Tech
Admiralty Rd West
47059
Bef W'Lands Ind Pk E4
Admiralty Rd West
47049
W'Lands Auto Hub
Admiralty Rd West
47039
Aft View Rd
Admiralty Rd West
47029
Opp Khalsa Crescent Drug Rehab Ctr
Admiralty Rd West
47019
Aft W'Lands Waterfront Pk
Admiralty Rd
46139
Aft Riverside Rd
Admiralty Rd
46129
Marsiling Lane Mkt/Fc
Admiralty Rd
46119
Marsiling CC
Admiralty Rd
46501
Opp W'Lands Town Gdn
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46511
Marsiling Pr Sch
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46521
Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46531
Blk 173
Woodlands Ave 3
46541
Opp Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46549
Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46539
Blk 320
Woodlands Ave 3
46529
Opp Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46519
Opp Blk 144
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509
W'Lands Town Gdn
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46069
W'Lands Train Checkpt
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46088
Opp Blk 1A
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46111
Blk 23
Admiralty Rd
46121
Opp Marsiling Lane Mkt/Fc
Admiralty Rd
46131
Aft Marsiling Lane
Admiralty Rd
47011
Bef W'Lands Waterfront Pk
Admiralty Rd
47021
Khalsa Crescent Drug Rehab Ctr
Admiralty Rd West
47031
Bef Keramat Rd
Admiralty Rd West
47041
Opp W'Lands Auto Hub
Admiralty Rd West
47051
Aft W'Lands Ind Pk E4
Admiralty Rd West
47061
Aft Attap Valley Rd
Admiralty Rd West
47071
Bef British American Tobacco
Admiralty Rd West
47081
Aft Senoko Cres
Senoko Rd
47091
Bef Senoko Cres
Senoko Dr
47101
Aft Senoko Ave
Senoko Dr
47111
Bef Senoko Way
Senoko Ave
47801
Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Rd West
58141
Sembawang Camp
Admiralty Rd West
58161
Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3
Admiralty Rd West
58139
Bef Assyafaah Mque
Canberra Rd
58129
Blk 508 CP
Canberra Rd
58119
Blk 502A
Canberra Rd
58159
Aft Admiral Hill
Canberra Rd
58109
Opp Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58029
Aft Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Rd
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
59119
Opp Blk 701A
Yishun Ave 5
59149
Blk 145
Yishun Ave 5
59159
Blk 151
Yishun Ave 5
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Sembawang, Senoko Industrial Estate, Woodlands Centre, Marsiling MRT
Route Length 15.4 km (D1) | 16.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 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 Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
18-metre Articulated Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
Departure Times from Yishun 0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2350hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 05 – 06 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 mins
After 1900: 06 – 11 mins
0630 – 0830: 05 – 06 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 07 mins
After 1900: 06 – 12 mins

Route History

Service 856 is both a residential and industrial route, linking the industrial areas of Admiralty Road West and Senoko with Yishun, Sembawang, Marsiling and Woodlands estates. The route also provides residential connections between Woodlands Bus Interchange and Woodlands Town Centre, as well as between Sembawang and Yishun. As such, it benefits from moderate to high demand throughout the day, with high demand during the peak hours, and thus high-capacity buses are deployed on a daily basis.

During peak hours, Service 981 compliments the service by strengthening bus connections between Sembawang MRT/Int and industrial areas around Admiralty Road West and Senoko.

By duplicating Service 950 from Woodlands Bus Interchange to Woodlands Centre Road, the route also encounters exceptionally high demand from cross-border commuters heading from Woodlands/Marsiling to Woodlands Checkpoint, where passengers are often unable to board Service 950 along en-route bus stops as Service 950 is often filled to capacity at Woodlands Bus Interchange.

MRT Stations Served:

Short-Trip Service:

  • Service 856A: Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Ctr Rd (W’lands Train Checkpt)
    Fridays except Public Holidays: 1751hrs – 1934hrs | 4 Trips | 30 – 42 minute frequency
    Caters to evening peak cross-border commuters heading to Woodlands Checkpoint

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 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:

  • 1988 (18 Dec): Introduced between Yishun Int and Woodlands Int
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Extended to Woodlands Regional interchange
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Amended to ply Canberra Rd instead of Sembawang Rd, Admiralty Rd East and West.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (18 May): Start of Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Double Decker bus deployment
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2017 (08 Sep): Short-Trip Service 856A introduced
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


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