SMRT Bus Service 859B

For Service 859B in the reverse direction, check out Service 859A.

SMRT Bus Service 859B is a trunk route from Sembawang Interchange and looping at Admiralty Link, passing through Sembawang Crescent and Canberra Road in a clockwise loop fashion. Service 859A plies the same route in the counter-clockwise direction.

Both 859A and 859B are route variants of Bus Service 859 serving only within the Sembawang residential estate, and were introduced in their present form under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). They were launched on Sunday, 17 August 2014.

Sembawang Int ↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
58009 Sembawang Int NS11 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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty Link, Admiralty Dr, Sembawang Dr, Admiralty Link, Canberra Rd
Route Length 5.0 km
Travelling Time 20 – 25 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Volvo B5LH

1 Double Decker Bus interlines from Service 981 during Weekday Morning Peak Hours

Departure Times from Sembawang 0530hrs – 0055hrs (Daily)
Frequency 0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 24 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 08 – 25 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 09 – 22 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 24 mins

Bus Service 859B is a route variant of Bus Service 859. It duplicates Service 859 within the Sembawang residential estate, departing Sembawang Interchange and making a clockwise loop via Sembawang Cres, Admiralty Dr, Sembawang Dr, Admiralty Link and Canberra Rd before terminating at Sembawang Interchange.

Service 859B was introduced as a full-day supplementary bus service as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) service improvements. Service 859A plies the same route as Service 859B in the opposite direction.

The A and B suffixes used do not represent these routes as Short-Trip Services, but as route variants of Service 859. Such route numbering is similar to the Green and White plates (G/W suffix) used on SBS Transit feeder routes to indicate different directions of travel.

Both routes were launched on Sunday, 17 August 2014, to improve bus connectivity within the Sembawang estate and aid with high passenger loading on Service 859. The routes connect to public amenities such as Canberra Community Club, Sembawang Library, Sembawang Mart, Sembawang MRT Station, Sembawang Secondary School and Sun Plaza.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variants
  • Service 859: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Yishun Bus Interchange (Loop)

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Operator History
  • 2014 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • (~September 2021) onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Operations for this route would be transferred to Tower Transit in 2021 as part of the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

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

  • 2014 (17 Aug): Service 859A amended to its present form and Service 859B introduced under the BSEP. Both routes are wheelchair-accessible at introduction.

Past Routings:

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