SMRT Bus Service 856A

SMRT Bus Service 856A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 856.

The route operates from Woodlands Bus Interchange and ends at Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpoint), operating only during the weekday evening peak hours, except Public Holidays.

Service 856A serves Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub from 13 Jun 2021.

Woodlands Int
→ W'Lands Train Checkpt
46009 Woodlands Int B11 NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
46549 Blk 347 Woodlands Ave 3
46539 Blk 320 Woodlands Ave 3
46529 Opp Marsiling Stn NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46519 Opp Blk 144 Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509 Marsiling Pk Woodlands Ctr Rd
46069 W'Lands Train Checkpt Woodlands Ctr Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub → Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpoint)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3
Route Length 3.4 km
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Buses park at: Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands
Mondays – Thursdays
18:00 – 20:53 17:45 – 20:53
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Short Trip Service 856A is a trunk service operating from Woodlands Bus Interchange and ends at Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpoint) on Weekdays, except Public Holidays.

As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday Evening Peak hours (except Public Holidays) and supplements the high demand for Service 856 from Woodlands and Marsiling to Woodlands Checkpoint.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Woodlands Interchange:
    (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
    Monday – Thursdays: 18:00 18:35 19:37 20:19 20:53
    Fridays: 17:45 – 20:53

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Operator History:
  • 2017 – 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.

Route History:
  • 2017 (08 Sep): Introduced from Woodlands Temp Int to Woodlands Centre Rd (Woodlands Train Checkpt) on Friday evenings
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (19 Oct): Revision of Short-Trip Service 856A operating hours to 1740hrs – 1900hrs
  • 2019 (21 Jan): Enhanced to operate during evening peak hours from Mondays to Thursdays
  • 2021 (13 Jun): Amended to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub

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