SMRT Bus Service 856A

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

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

W'Lands Temp Int → W'Lands Train Checkpt
46009 Woodlands Temp Int 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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange → Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpoint)
Passes Through Marsiling MRT
Route Length 3.4 km
Journey 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
Departure Times
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
From Woodlands Temporary Interchange:

1801hrs – 2050hrs (Monday-Thursday),
1745hrs – 2050hrs (Friday)

Short Trip Service 856A is a trunk service operating from Woodlands Temporary 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 PM Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 856 from Woodlands and Marsiling to Woodlands Checkpoint.

Departure Timings
  • From Woodlands Interchange:
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays:
    18:01, 18:36, 19:37, 20:17 & 20:50 (Monday-Thursday),
    1745hrs – 2050hrs (Friday)

Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.

MRT Station Served

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): Short-Trip Service 856A introduced from Woodlands Int to Woodlands Ctr Rd (Woodlands Train Checkpoint), operating on Fridays (1750hrs – 1930hrs) only
  • 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 from Mondays to Fridays, with an increased number of trips on Fridays

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