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.

Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Train Checkpt
Woodlands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
Blk 320
Woodlands Ave 3
Opp Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
Opp Blk 144
Woodlands Ctr Rd
Marsiling Pk
Woodlands Ctr Rd
Woodlands 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 Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
18-metre Articulated Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
Departure Times
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
From Woodlands Temporary Interchange:

1800hrs – 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: 1800hrs – 2050hrs (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

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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