Tower Transit Bus Service 856A

Refer to Page 1 for the current variant of Short Trip Service 856A, operated by Tower Transit.

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

The route operated from Woodlands Bus Interchange and ended at Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpoint), operating only during the weekday evening peak hours, except Public Holidays. This service was withdrawn on 5 Sep 2021, following the removal of its route information on App.

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 (W’lands Train Checkpt)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3
Route Length 3.4 km
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Former Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Former Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Buses park at: Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Former Fleet Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
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 was a trunk service operating from Woodlands Bus Interchange and ended 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.

This route was not operated by Tower Transit upon its commencement of the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package tendered contract term on 5 September 2021. However, the route was reinstated in January 2023 and operated by Tower Transit.

MRT Stations Served
Former 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

Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 8 Sep 2017 – 04 Sep 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
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
  • 2021 (05 Sep): Route withdrawn

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3 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 856A

  • 11 January 2023 at 8:50 PM

    Lo and behold, it’s back.

  • 1 April 2022 at 2:31 PM

    This shortworking service might resume soon as causeway reopened.


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