SBS Transit Bus Service 85

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SBS Transit Bus Service 85 is a trunk service plying between Punggol Int and Yishun Int, passing through Punggol East, Sengkang East, Sengkang West, Jln Kayu, TPE/SLE and Khatib. It is among several bus services plying the TPE-SLE corridor, which connects North, Northeast and East towns, namely Woodlands, Yishun, Sengkang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi Airport.

Route Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange  Yishun Temp Int 
Passes Through Punggol East, Sengkang East, Sengkang West, Jln Kayu, TPE/SLE, Khatib
Route Length 18.2km (D1) | 18.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 65mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
– Volvo B10M Mark IV
12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 11 – 15 mins
After 1930: 17 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 9 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 14 mins
After 1930: 17 – 18 mins

Route History

Bus Service 85 is an inter-town route connecting Punggol and Sengkang towns to Yishun, while plying an express sector along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE). It is currently the only bus service along Sengkang West Way. While it shares a similar routing with SMRT Service 965 by connecting Sengkang and Yishun, service 85 provides higher coverage of Sengkang and Punggol towns, while service 965 offers connections from Punggol Road (Blk 298A / Blk 190C) for bus transfers, as well as a faster route to Sengkang Interchange.

Special Departures

Sengkang East Way (Blk 122C) → Yishun Temp Int
0545, 0557 (Weekdays only)

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 85′s fleet comprises Volvo B10M MkIVs, Merdeces-Benz Citaro and Scania K230UB buses. Volvo B9TL double-decker buses were deployed on 22 Jun 2015.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
Punggol Temp Int

Punggol Central

Punggol East

Sengkang East Dr

Sengkang East Way

Rivervale Dr

Compassvale Dr

Sengkang East Rd

Sengkang East Way

Sengkang West Way

Jln Kayu

TPE, SLE (express)

Lentor Ave

Yishun Ave 2

Yishun Temp Int

Yishun Temp Int

Yishun Ave 2

Lentor Ave

SLE, TPE (express)

Jln Kayu

Sengkang West Way

Sengkang East Way

Sengkang East Rd

Compassvale Dr

Rivervale Dr

Sengkang East Way

Sengkang East Dr

Punggol East

Punggol Central

Punggol Temp Int

Operator History:

2006 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

2006 (01 Jan): Introduced between Punggol Int and Yishun Int via Sengkang Town

2010 (23 May) Amended to serve Jln Kayu, Sengkang West Way & Sengkang East Way in both directions, between Sengkang East Rd and TPE. However, it continues to ply its existing route via Sengkang East Rd & TPE towards Yishun on Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) from 0600 to 0900 hours as a one-directional route from Punggol to Yishun known as Service 85#, after which from 0915 hours, the service reverts back to Service 85.

2011 (31 Jul): Calls at 3 additional pairs of bus stops along Sengkang West Way.

2012 (19 Nov): Amended to serve Sengkang East Way and Sengkang West Way, and Service 85# was withdrawn, with the new Service 85 plying the same route as Service 85#.

2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int

2015 (22 Jun): Start of Double Decker Volvo B9TL deployments

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

2010: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2010.

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Gallery

  • SBST Dennis Trident III on a special appearance on service 85
  • SBST Volvo Olympian Batch 3 on a special appearance on service 85
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  • External Links & References:
  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses
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9 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 85

  1. This service does not serve the East towns of singapore (like Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi Airport). Please remove it.

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