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.

Bus Service 859 serves the new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub from 8 September 2019.

859
Sembawang Int ↺ Yishun Int (Loop)
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58259
Opp Sun Plaza
Sembawang Drive
58219
Opp Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58111
Blk 351 CP
Canberra Road
58121
Blk 424A CP
Canberra Road
58401
Opp Blk 491
Admiralty Link
58411
Blk 404A CP
Admiralty Link
58341
Blk 405
Sembawang Drive
58321
Bet Blks 357/359
Admiralty Drive
58271
Blk 335
Sembawang Crescent
58281
Sembawang Sec Sch
Sembawang Crescent
58371
Bet Blks 325/326
Sembawang Crescent
58299
Blk 328
Sembawang Drive
58241
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58109
Opp Blk 311
Canberra Road
58029
The Nautical
Sembawang Road
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Road
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Road
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Road
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Road
59119
Opp Blk 701A
Yishun Avenue 5
59149
Blk 145
Yishun Avenue 5
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59009
Yishun Int
Yishun Avenue 2
59141
Blk 741
Yishun Avenue 5
59111
Blk 701
Yishun Avenue 5
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Road
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Road
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Road
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Road
58021
Opp The Nautical
Sembawang Road
58101
Blk 311
Canberra Road
58249
Blk 309
Sembawang Vista
58291
Blk 317
Sembawang Drive
58379
Opp Blk 325
Sembawang Crescent
58289
Opp Sembawang Sec Sch
Sembawang Crescent
58279
Opp Blk 336A CP
Sembawang Crescent
58329
Blk 474
Admiralty Drive
58349
Blk 478
Sembawang Drive
58419
Blk 482A CP
Admiralty Link
58409
Blk 491
Admiralty Link
58129
Blk 508 CP
Canberra Road
58119
Blk 502A
Canberra Road
58211
Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58251
Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Drive
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange  Yishun Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty Link, Sembawang Cres, Sembawang Rd, Yishun Ave 5
Route Length 17.1 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 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Volvo B5LH
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 Int.
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs – 2348hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2349hrs (Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2352hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)
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.

On 17 Aug 2014, two new supplementary short trip services, Services 859A and 859B, were introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to operate on a full day basis. As a result, early morning downroutes from Sembawang Vista (Blk 309) ceased to operate. The previous Service 859A was a short trip service terminating at Opp Blk 315, Sembawang Vista (outside Sembawang Interchange), which operated from 12:00am to 12:50am, after the last bus of Service 859 towards Yishun has departed.

Double-deck buses were introduced to the route on 23 December 2018, operating on Sundays / Public Holidays only.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Int → Sembwang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
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

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
  • 2018 (23 Dec): Start of regular double-decker bus deployments on Sundays / Public Holidays
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings:

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3 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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