SMRT Bus Service 857

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

Bus Service 857 serves the new
 Yishun Integrated Transport Hub from 8 September 2019.

857
Yishun Int ↺ Temasek Ave (Loop)
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Avenue 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Avenue 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
55279
Lentor Flyover
Lentor Avenue
55269
Opp Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Avenue
55259
Opp Countryside Est
Lentor Avenue
55249
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Avenue
55031
Opp NCS Hub
Yio Chu Kang Road
55041
Opp UE Bizhub Ctrl
Yio Chu Kang Road
55051
Opp ST Electronics
Yio Chu Kang Road
55071
Bef KLC Intl Inst
Yio Chu Kang Road
55081
Opp Sunrise Gdns
Yio Chu Kang Road
60081
St. Andrew’s Village
Jalan Toa Payoh
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Road
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Road
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Road
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Road
60099
Bef Lavender St
Bendemeer Road
07329
Hoa Nam Bldg
Jalan Besar
07319
Aft Allenby Rd
Jalan Besar
07419
Opp Veerasamy Rd
Jalan Besar
07529
Jln Besar Stn Exit A
Jalan Besar
07518
Opp NAFA Campus 3
Bencoolen Street
04019
Opp Bencoolen Stn Exit B
Bencoolen Street
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A
Bras Basah Road
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Road
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Boulevard
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Avenue
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Avenue
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Avenue
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Avenue
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Road
04121
SMU
Stamford Road
08079
Sch of The Arts
Prinsep Street
07011
Peace Ctr
Selegie Road
07021
Selegie Ctr
Selegie Road
07031
Tekka Ctr
Serangoon Road
07111
Broadway Hotel
Serangoon Road
07211
Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G
Serangoon Road
07221
Sri Vadapathira K Tp
Serangoon Road
60101
Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
Serangoon Road
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
Serangoon Road
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
Serangoon Road
60161
St. Michael’s Pl
Serangoon Road
60181
Aft Moonstone Lane
Serangoon Road
60089
Opp St. Andrew’s Village
Jalan Toa Payoh
55089
Aft Sunrise Gdns
Yio Chu Kang Road
55079
Aft KLC Intl Inst
Yio Chu Kang Road
55059
ST Electronics
Yio Chu Kang Road
55049
UE Bizhub Ctrl
Yio Chu Kang Road
55039
NCS Hub
Yio Chu Kang Road
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Avenue
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Avenue
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Avenue
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
Lentor Avenue
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Avenue 2
58991
Blk 767
Yishun Avenue 2
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Bus Interchange ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Rd, CTE, Boon Keng, Little India, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 42.9 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
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 Ave (Promenade Stn))
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 Int will terminate at 02161 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn). The last bus returning to Yishun leaves Promenade Stn at 2331hrs on Weekdays, 2324hrs on Saturdays and 2330hrs on Sundays / Public Holidays.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
  • Service 857A: Yishun Int → Yio Chu Kang Road (Opp Sunrise Gdns)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0708hrs & 0721hrs

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

Special Departures
  • Yishun Int → Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0658hrs, 0728hrs, 0830hrs, 0901hrs, 0933hrs & late night hours
    Saturdays: 2251hrs, 2300hrs, 2310hrs, 2320hrs & 2330hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 2246hrs, 2257hrs, 2308hrs, 2319hrs & 2330hrs

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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)
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub, skipping Yishun Central 1

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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