SMRT Bus Service 856

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

Bus Service 856 serves the new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub from 8 September 2019.

856
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2
59141
Blk 741
Yishun Avenue 5
59111
Blk 701
Yishun Avenue 5
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Road
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Road
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Road
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Road
58021
Opp The Nautical
Sembawang Road
58101
Blk 311
Canberra Road
58151
Bef Sembawang Stn
Canberra Road
58111
Blk 351 CP
Canberra Road
58121
Blk 424A CP
Canberra Road
58131
Aft Assyafaah Mque
Canberra Road
58169
Aft HomeTeamNS Sembawang Resort
Admiralty Road West
58149
Opp Sembawang Shipyard G 8
Admiralty Road West
47809
Opp Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Road West
47119
Aft Senoko Way
Senoko Avenue
47109
MaxSteel Enterprise
Senoko Drive
47099
Masterdon
Senoko Drive
47089
Aft Senoko Dr
Senoko Road
47079
Opp British American Tobacco
Admiralty Road West
47069
Nth Tech
Admiralty Road West
47059
Bef W’lands Ind Pk E4
Admiralty Road West
47049
W’lands Auto Hub
Admiralty Road West
47039
Aft View Rd
Admiralty Road West
47029
Opp Khalsa Cres Drug Rehab Ctr
Admiralty Road West
47019
Aft W’lands Waterfront Pk
Admiralty Road
46139
Aft Riverside Rd
Admiralty Road
46129
Marsiling Lane Mkt/FC
Admiralty Road
46119
Marsiling CC
Admiralty Road
46501
Opp Marsiling Pk
Woodlands Centre Road
46511
Marsiling Pr Sch
Woodlands Centre Road
46521
Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Avenue 3
46531
Blk 173
Woodlands Avenue 3
46541
Marsiling Mall
Woodlands Avenue 3
46009
Woodlands Temp Int
Woodlands Square
46009
Woodlands Temp Int
Woodlands Square
46549
Blk 347
Woodlands Avenue 3
46539
Blk 320
Woodlands Avenue 3
46529
Opp Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Avenue 3
46519
Opp Blk 144
Woodlands Centre Road
46509
Marsiling Pk
Woodlands Centre Road
46069
W’lands Train Checkpt
Woodlands Centre Road
46088
Opp Blk 1A
Woodlands Centre Road
46111
Blk 23
Admiralty Road
46121
Opp Marsiling Lane Mkt/FC
Admiralty Road
46131
Aft Marsiling Lane
Admiralty Road
47011
Bef W’lands Waterfront Pk
Admiralty Road
47021
Khalsa Cres Drug Rehab Ctr
Admiralty Road West
47031
Bef Keramat Rd
Admiralty Road West
47041
Opp W’lands Auto Hub
Admiralty Road West
47051
Aft W’lands Ind Pk E4
Admiralty Road West
47061
Aft Attap Valley Rd
Admiralty Road West
47071
Bef British American Tobacco
Admiralty Road West
47081
Aft Senoko Cres
Senoko Road
47091
Bef Senoko Cres
Senoko Drive
47101
Bef Senoko Ave
Senoko Drive
47111
Bef Senoko Way
Senoko Avenue
47801
Sunshine Bakery
Admiralty Road West
58141
Sembawang Camp
Admiralty Road West
58161
Bef Sembawang Shipyard G 3
Admiralty Road West
58139
Bef Assyafaah Mque
Canberra Road
58129
Blk 508 CP
Canberra Road
58119
Blk 502A
Canberra Road
58159
Aft Admiral Hill
Canberra Road
58109
Opp Blk 311
Canberra Road
58029
The Nautical
Sembawang Road
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Road
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Road
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Road
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Road
59119
Opp Blk 701A
Yishun Avenue 5
59149
Blk 145
Yishun Avenue 5
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Sembawang, Senoko Industrial Estate, Woodlands Centre, Marsiling MRT
Route Length 15.4 km (D1) | 16.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
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: 05 – 10 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 07 mins
After 1900: 05 – 11 mins
0630 – 0830: 04 – 06 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 11 mins
1700 – 1900: 03 – 07 mins
After 1900: 02 – 11 mins

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)
    Weekdays except Public Holidays:
    – Mondays – Thursdays: 1800hrs – 2050hrs
    – Fridays: 1745hrs – 2050hrs
    Caters to evening peak cross-border commuters heading to Woodlands Checkpoint

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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)
  • 2018 (19 Oct): Revision of Short-Trip Service 856A operating hours from 1750hrs – 1930hrs on Fridays to 1740hrs – 1900hrs
  • 2019 (21 Jan): Short Trip Service 856A enhanced to operate from Mondays to Fridays, with an increased number of trips on Fridays
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings:

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