SMRT Bus Service 859B

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

SMRT Bus Service 859B is a supplementary 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) on Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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

859B
Sembawang Int
↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
58009 Sembawang Int B2 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
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Sembawang Cres (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty Link, Admiralty Dr, Sembawang Dr, 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
[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
– Volvo B5LH
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Weekday Morning Peak Hours only
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Sembawang Daily
05:30 – 00:55
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service
8 – 24 mins 8 – 25 mins 9 – 22 mins 11 – 24 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

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 Station Served
Route Variants
  • Service 859: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Yishun Bus Interchange (Loop)
  • Service 859A: Sembawang Bus Interchange ↺ Admiralty Link (Loop)

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 2014 – 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
  • 2014 (17 Aug): Introduced between Sembawang Int and Admiralty Link (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

Past Routings

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