SMRT Bus Service 859

SMRT Bus Service 859 is a trunk route linking Sembawang Bus Interchange and Yishun Temporary Interchange, passing through Admiralty Link, Sembawang Crescent, Sembawang Road and Yishun Avenue 5.


Route
859
Sembawang Int ↺ Yishun Temp Int (Loop)
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58259
Opp Sun Plaza
Sembawang Dr
58219
Opp Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58111
Blk 351 CP
Canberra Rd
58121
Blk 424A CP
Canberra Rd
58401
Opp Blk 491
Admiralty Link
58411
Blk 404A CP
Admiralty Link
58341
Blk 405
Sembawang Dr
58321
Bet Blks 357/359
Admiralty Dr
58271
Blk 335
Sembawang Cres
58281
Sembawang Sec Sch
Sembawang Cres
58371
Bet Blks 325/326
Sembawang Cres
58299
Blk 328
Sembawang Dr
58241
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58109
Opp Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58029
Aft Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Rd
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
59119
Opp Blk 701A
Yishun Ave 5
59149
Blk 145
Yishun Ave 5
59159
Blk 151
Yishun Ave 5
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59141
Blk 741
Yishun Ave 5
59111
Blk 701
Yishun Ave 5
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Rd
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
58021
Bef Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58101
Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58249
Blk 309
Sembawang Vista
58291
Blk 317
Sembawang Dr
58379
Opp Blk 325
Sembawang Cres
58289
Opp Sembawang Sec Sch
Sembawang Cres
58279
Opp Blk 336A CP
Sembawang Cres
58329
Blk 474
Admiralty Dr
58349
Blk 478
Sembawang Dr
58419
Blk 482A CP
Admiralty Link
58409
Blk 491
Admiralty Link
58129
Blk 508 CP
Canberra Rd
58119
Blk 502A
Canberra Rd
58211
Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58251
Sun Plaza
Sembawang Dr
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange  Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty Link, Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Rd, Yishun Ave 5
Route Length 16.9 km
Travelling Time 70 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 18-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Sembawang
0545hrs – 0000hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 0000hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)
After 2314 hours (Daily), buses leaving Sembawang Int will terminate at Yishun Temp Int.
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

Service 859 is a residential trunk route linking many parts of Sembawang Estate with Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations, as well as various neighbourhood amenities. It is one of few bus routes to serve residents within the small Sembawang estate. By making one round around the Sembawang estate before terminating at Sembawang Int, passengers can board the bus at to appropriate bus stops along Sembawang Drive or Sembawang Vista if they intend to head towards Yishun directly.

As a residential route, demand is moderate to high throughout the day, but high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed as rigid buses cope well with loading levels. From 17 Aug 2014, two new supplementary route variants, Services 859A and 859B, were introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). As a result, early morning downroutes from Sembawang Vista (Blk 309) and Shortworking Trip 859A ceased to operate.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Temp Int → Sembwang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
Route Variants
  • Service 859ASembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Admiralty Link (Loop)
    Counter-clockwise loop via Canberra Rd, Sembawang Dr, Sembawang Cres
  • Service 859B: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
    Clockwise loop via Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Dr, Canberra Rd

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Operator History
  • 1999 – 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
  • 1999 (04 Apr): Introduced by TIBS as Yishun Int – Sembawang Dr (Loop)
  • 2000 (09 Jan): Amended to serve Sembawang Dr, Admiralty St
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Extended to Sembawang Interchange via Sembawang Vista, Canberra Road, Admiralty Lane, Admiralty Link, Sembawang Drive, Admiralty Drive, Sembawang Crescent.
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Amended to ply along Sembawang Way.
  • 2007 (01 Oct): Shortworking trips 859A introduced from Sembawang Int to Sembawang Vista (Opp Blk 315) between 0015 to 0050 daily.
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (17 Aug): Extension of operating hours for service 859A (to full day) and introduction of new supplementary service 859B which operates a counter-clockwise route opposite to 859A.
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int and converted to Loop Service from Sembawang

Past Routings:

 

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