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 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|
|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
- NS11 Sembawang
- Service 859: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Yishun Bus Interchange (Loop)
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.
- 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.
- Refer to this article
- 2014: No significant route changes since 2014.