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)
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
Blk 317
Sembawang Dr
Opp Blk 325
Sembawang Cres
Opp Sembawang Sec Sch
Sembawang Cres
Opp Blk 336A CP
Sembawang Cres
Blk 474
Admiralty Dr
Blk 478
Sembawang Dr
Blk 482A CP
Admiralty Link
Blk 491
Admiralty Link
Blk 508 CP
Canberra Rd
Blk 502A
Canberra Rd
Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
Sun Plaza
Sembawang Dr
Sembawang Int
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
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

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 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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