SMRT Bus Service 852

SMRT Bus Service 852 is a trunk route linking Yishun Temp Interchange and Bukit Batok Interchange, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Lornie, Bukit Timah and Bukit Batok East.

SMRT Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SMB146Z) – Service 852

Route Information
Route Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Bukit Batok Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Lornie, Bukit Timah, Bukit Batok East
Route Length 24.2km (D1) | 23.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 – 80 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O405
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro

MAN NL323F
Departure Times from T1 0520 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0530 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0540 – 2345 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2345 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 16 mins
After 1930: 14 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 15 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 16 mins
After 1930: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 852 is an inter-town route linking Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Marymount, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. By largely duplicating existing bus services but with less catchment areas, Service 852 fufills a supplementary role by providing more travel options for commuters. Demand is usually low during off-peak hours, and buses operate at low frequencies, but the route continues to benefit residents and students along the Bukit Timah academic belt with connections to outlying housing estates.

The route shares its Bukit Batok – Bukit Timah connection with Service 157 and 174, and its Bukit Timah – Ang Mo Kio connection with Service 74, but does not serve Ang Mo Kio MRT (and hence taking on less demand). It also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 851 and 853/# between Yishun – Marymount and Yishun – Ang Mo Kio respectively.

Introduced in 1985 as Yishun Int – Jurong Int, the route was shortened to Boon Lay Int in 1990 and finally shortened to Bukit Batok Int in its present form in 1996, after the opening of the Woodlands MRT extension. During school holidays, the full-day operating buses are reduced in favor of more split-shift buses.

Fare: See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 852′s fleet comprises a mix of Mercedes-Benz O405, Mercedes-Benz Citaro and MAN NL323F buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yishun Temp Int
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Lentor Ave
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Marymount Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Adam Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Old Jurong Rd
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Bt Batok Int
  • Bt Batok Int
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Old Jurong Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Jln Anak Bt
  • Dunearn Rd
  • Adam Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Marymount Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Lentor Ave
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Yishun Temp Int
Service 852 at a glance

Service 852 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

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History:

  • 1985 (08 Dec): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Int and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Shortened to Bukit Batok Int after the opening of Woodlands MRT extension.
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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4 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 852

  1. Waiting times for ALL buses should be reduced, if we want car-owners to convert to public transport. I have waited up till 30 mins for #852 !

    The waiting times for all buses at all times of the day shd be less than 10 mins. They are always crowded and always in demand. Hire more drivers if you have to.

    Can Transport Ministry pls look into this matter.

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