SMRT Bus Service 857

SMRT Bus Service 857 is a trunk route from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange and looping at Suntec City, passing through Yio Chu Kang Road, CTE, Geylang Bahru, Little India and Bras Basah.


Route
857
Yishun Temp Int ↺ Temasek Ave (Loop)
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59669
Opp Blk 932
Yishun Ctrl 1
59699
Opp Blk 935
Yishun Ctrl 1
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Ave 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
55279
Lentor Flyover
Lentor Ave
55269
Opp Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Ave
55259
Opp Countryside Est
Lentor Ave
55249
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Ave
55031
Opp NCS Hub
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55041
Opp Ue Bizhub Ctrl
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55051
Opp ST Electronics
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55071
Bef KLC Intl Inst
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55081
Opp Sunrise Gdns
Yio Chu Kang Rd
60081
St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60099
Bef Lavender St
Bendemeer Rd
07329
Hoa Nam Bldg
Jln Besar
07319
Aft Allenby Rd
Jln Besar
07419
Opp Veerasamy Rd
Jln Besar
07529
JLN BESAR STN EXIT A
Jln Besar
07518
OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3
Bencoolen St
04019
OPP BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bencoolen St
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08079
Sch of the Arts
Prinsep St
07011
Peace Ctr
Selegie Rd
07021
Selegie Ctr
Selegie Rd
07031
Tekka Ctr
S'goon Rd
07111
Broadway Hotel
S'goon Rd
07211
Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G
S'goon Rd
07221
Sri Vadapathira K Tp
S'goon Rd
60101
Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
S'goon Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60181
Aft Moonstone Lane
S'goon Rd
60089
Opp St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
55089
Aft Sunrise Gdns
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55079
Aft KLC Intl Inst
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55059
ST Electronics
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55049
Ue Bizhub Ctrl
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55039
NCS Hub
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Ave
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Ave
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Ave
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
Lentor Ave
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Ave 2
59691
Bef Blk 935
Yishun Ctrl 1
59661
Blk 932
Yishun Ctrl 1
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Rd, CTE, Boon Keng, Little India, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 43.3 km
Travelling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Yishun
0530hrs – 2240hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays | Full loop)
0545hrs – 2240hrs (Sundays/Public Holidays | Full loop)
2241hrs – 2330hrs (Daily | Terminates at Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr))
Departure Times from Temasek Blvd
0621hrs – 2328hrs (Weekdays)
0618hrs – 2321hrs (Saturdays)
0636hrs – 2327hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 03 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 09 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 10 mins
After 1900: 08 – 10 mins

Service 857 connects the residential estates of Yishun, Khatib, and private estates around Yio Chu Kang Road, with a fast connection to the City areas of Little India, Bras Basah, Suntec City and Marina Centre. The route incorporates an express sector on the Central Expressway (CTE) between Yio Chu Kang Road and Jalan Toa Payoh in both directions, making it a popular connection between the North and the City.

Demand for the route is moderate during off-peak hours but very high during peak hours, as residents commute to and from the City and various industries along Yio Chu Kang Road. High capacity double-deck buses were deployed from 26 April 2015.

Introduced in 2001 by Trans-Island, the route has not undergone any amendments since, except for a diversion to Prinsep Street when a portion of Bencoolen Street was closed for Downtown Line construction between 2011 – 2016.

Between 2241hrs and 2330hrs daily, buses leaving Yishun Temp Int will terminate at 02151 Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Convention Ctr). The last bus returning to Yishun leaves Suntec City at 2328hrs.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
  • Service 857A: Yishun Temp Int → Yio Chu Kang Road (Opp Sunrise Gdns)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0703hrs & 0715hrs

Service 857A caters to the industries along Yio Chu Kang Road, reducing peak hour loading on Service 857 and hence benefitting commuters heading from Yishun towards the city.

Special Departures
  • Yishun Temp Int → Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
    Weekdays AM Peak hours
  • Yishun Temp Int → Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
    Daily, from 2241hrs to 2330hrs

Gallery

Operator History
  • 2001 – 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
  • 2001 (14 Jan): Introduced as a trunk service from Yishun Int to Suntec City (Loop)
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd, Selegie Rd & Prinsep St with the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for Downtown Line construction
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int via Yishun Central 1
  • 2015 (26 Apr): Start of Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-decker deployments
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Resume plying Bencoolen Street with the completion of Downtown Line works (Main Article)

Past Routings:

 

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2 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 857

  • 29 September 2018 at 12:16 AM
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    Last bus timings needs to be extended !! SBS buses are running after 11.45 or even beyond 12.15 bus SMRT bus that too long routes terminates the service very early, can you pls extend the service up to 12.15 or so like SBS services ?? Unfortunately no SBS services runs for 857 route

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  • 2 January 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    boarded 857 at Bras Basah to look home to Upper Serangoon/St. George’s Road last night after 7pm (probably 7:15pm).

    why was 857 instructed to be driven at such a slow pace when the bus is filled with commuters from Little India? when bus is filled up, why is bus told “to be at crawling speed” (sorry, i have no other expression however it is ludicrous decision).

    and this was a single-deck … i can understand if 857 happened to be double-deck, in fact for weekends and public holidays, double-deck buses seem to be needed especially when foreign workers are returning home (single-decks simply is insufficient for the mass numbers at Little India).

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