SMRT Bus Service 859

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

Tower Transit will be operating this bus service from 3 Oct 2021, under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.

859
Sembawang Int
↺ Yishun Int (Loop)
58009 Sembawang Int B2 NS11 Sembawang Vista
58259 Opp Sun Plaza Sembawang Dr
58219 Opp Sembawang Stn NS11 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/Opp Blk 315 NS11 Sembawang Vista
58109 Opp Blk 311 Canberra Rd
58029 The Nautical 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
59073 Opp Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59009 Yishun Int B3 NS13 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 Opp The Nautical 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 NS11 Sembawang Way
58251 Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Dr
58009 Sembawang Int NS11 Sembawang Vista
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Yishun Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Canberra Rd, Admiralty Link, Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Rd, Yishun Ave 5
Route Length 17.1 km
Travelling Time 80 – 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
[From 3 Oct 2021]
Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Volvo B5LH
12-metre Double-Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Sembawang
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 00:00 06:00 – 00:00
Between 23:14 – 00:00, buses departing Sembawang Int are renumbered as Service 859T which terminates at Yishun Int.
Departure Times from Yishun
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:00 – 23:48 06:00 – 23:49 06:00 – 23:52
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 9 – 11 mins 9 – 11 mins 10 – 11 mins 10 – 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

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 appropriate bus stops along Sembawang Drive or Sembawang Vista if they intend to head towards Yishun directly. Double-deck buses were introduced to the route on 23 December 2018.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Int → Sembawang Int
    Daily: 06:00hrs
Terminating Trips
  • Service 859T: Sembawang Int → Yishun Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 23:24, 23:36, 23:48 & 00:00
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:26, 23:37, 23:48 & 00:00
Route Variants
  • Service 859A: Sembawang 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

Gallery (Buses)

Service 859

Service 859T

Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 1999 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 02 Oct 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 03 Oct 2021 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

History

Service 859

  • 1999 (04 Apr): Introduced between Yishun Int and Sembawang Dr (Loop)
  • 2000 (09 Jan): Amended to ply Sembawang Dr and Admiralty Dr, skipping Sembawang Way
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Serves the bus stop outside Blk 923 along Yishun Ave 2, skipping the bus stop outside Northpoint Shop Ctr
  • 2004 (24 Oct): Serves new bus stop between Blks 325 and 326 along Sembawang Cres
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Extended to Sembawang Int
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Amended to ply Sembawang Way and Sembawang Dr
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to loop at Yishun Temp Int from Sembawang Int
  • 2018 (23 Dec): Start of regular double-decker bus deployments on Sundays / Public Holidays
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2020 (11 May): Start of weekday double-decker bus deployments
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

Service 859T

  • 2021 (11 Apr): Re-numbered from trips of Service 859 that terminate at Yishun Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

Past Routings

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4 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 859

  • 26 February 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    The 859 bus is sooooooo slow in the morning! I get on from blk 311 and it takes almost 25min to blk 482. I’m always late even I start off at 6:40 from home!

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    • 28 February 2019 at 10:55 AM
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      This service really needs DDs on weekdays especially during peak hours!

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      • 14 November 2020 at 4:43 PM
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        WLBP services 858 and 859 uses MAN A22s along with the SG plated citaros, can update fleet

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