SMRT Express Service 854E


SMRT Express Service 854E is an AM-Peak express route between Yishun Interchange and Bedok Interchange, passing through Yio Chu Kang Road, Hougang Ave 2/3 and Eunos Link. Its parent route is Service 854.

Route Information
Route Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange  Bedok Bus Interchange
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Road, Hougang Ave 2/3, Eunos Link
Route Length 22.2km
Travelling Time 65mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Random buses from 854
Shifts Ang Mo Kio: 3 AM
Departure Times from T1 06:38am, 07:02am, 07:17am (Weekdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 15 – 24 mins
0831-1659: –
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: –
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –

Route History

Introduced on 9th April 2007, Service 854E provides passengers in Yishun and Hougang with a faster link to industries at Ubi/Eunos and Bedok Interchange. Operating during the weekday morning peak hours, this service charges express fares.

The service only calls at selected bus stops along the route of its parent Service 854 and will travel alternative routes along two sections:

  • Seletar Expressway from Lentor Ave to Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) from Eunos Link to Bedok North Rd, instead 0f Sims Ave / New Upp Changi Rd.

Three trips daily, departing Yishun Interchange at 6:38am, 7:02am and 7:17am on weekday mornings. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed as resources are preferentially allocated to its parent Service 854 with higher demand.

Service 854E is one of three peak-hour express services introduced by SMRT between 2006 and 2007, which duplicate their parent service and improve travel times by only calling at bus stops with higher commuter traffic. The other two express services are 188E and 963E.

Route Variants:

  • SMRT Trunk Service 854
    Yishun Temp Interchange ↔ Bedok Interchange

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 854E′s fleet comprises of a Mercedes-Benz Citaro crossover from Service 167 (Duty 167S152), and two more other crossovers from parent Service 854.

Route Information:

Unidirectional Service
  • Yishun Central 1
    – Yishun Temp Int
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Aft Northpoint Shop Ctr
    – Opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Khatib Stn
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave
  • Seletar Expressway
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Seletar Hills Est
    – Blk 988B
    – Blk 953
    – Gracehaven S Army
  • Hougang Ave 2
    – Blk 634
    – Blk 627
    – Blk 615
    – Opp Blk 709
  • Hougang Ave 3
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Blk 248
    – Opp Blk 241
    – Opp Blk 106
    – Opp Blk 169
    – Bef Airport Rd
  • Eunos Link
    – Opp Comfort Driving Ctr
    – Eunos Technolink
    – Blk 637
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Mans
  • Pan-Island Expressway
  • Bedok North Rd
  • Bedok North Ave 1
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int

Operator History:

  • 2007 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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



  • 2007 (9 Apr): Introduced as a unidirectional peak hour service from Yishun Int to Bedok Int. Departs Yishun Interchange between 6:38am to 7:17am. Charges Express fares under the Distance-Based Fare scheme.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2007: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2007.


External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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