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Revision as of 14:08, 12 October 2017
City Direct Services (CDS) are express bus routes between selected residential estates and the city. They were introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to benefit commuters travelling to the city with improved connectivity,
Nine new City Direct bus services ply from the housing estates of Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Eunos, Hougang, Jurong East, Sembawang, Sengkang and West Coast to the Central Business District (CBD). With limited stops and the use of expressways, commuters using these services would have comparable journey time to taking a connecting bus or LRT service and transferring to the MRT into the city.
For a start, all the nine new City Direct services made two one-way trips on weekday mornings from the respective housing estates towards the CBD. Similarly, two one-way trips took commuters back home from the city in the evenings. More trips have since been added to the bus services depending on the demand for the services. The bus services operate on weekday peak periods excluding public holidays.
The move is in line with the Transport Minister’s announcement at the Committee of Supply 2013 to tap on the resources of private bus operators to run more City Direct bus services to augment the resources of the public transport operators (PTOs). Currently, express services 513, 850E, 951E and 982E are operated by PTOs and run parallel to train lines between estates and the city.
|Service||Route (AM Peak)||Route (PM Peak)||Operator||Introduction date|
|651||Jurong West Ave 3 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Jurong West Ave 3||3 September 2013|
|652||Upp Thomson Rd - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Upp Thomson Rd||6 January 2014|
|653||Hume Ave - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Hillview Ave||13 January 2014|
|654||Anchorvale St - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Anchorvale St||13 January 2014|
|655||West Coast Rd - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - West Coast Rd||10 February 2014|
|656||Canberra Rd - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Canberra Rd||17 February 2014|
|657||Jurong West Ave 1 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Jurong West Ave 1||24 February 2014|
|658||Bedok Reservoir Rd - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Jln Damai||19 May 2014|
|659||Bedok South Rd - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Bedok South Rd||9 June 2014|
|660||Buangkok Green - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Buangkok Green||23 June 2014|
|661||Pasir Ris Dr 3 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Pasir Ris Dr 3||22 September 2015|
|662||Choa Chu Kang Nth 7 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Choa Chu Kang Nth 7||22 September 2015|
|663||Yishun Ave 6 - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Yishun Ave 6||28 September 2015|
|664||Tampines St 41 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Tampines St 41||6 October 2015|
|665||Marsiling Dr - Shenton Way||Anson Rd - Marsiling Dr||12 October 2015|
|666||Punggol Dr - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Punggol Dr||29 February 2016|
|667||Clementi Ave 4 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Clementi Ave 4||8 March 2016|
|668||Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Ang Mo Kio Ave 5||15 March 2016|
|669||Bedok North Rd - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Bedok North Rd||22 March 2016|
|670||Yishun Ave 7 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Yishun Ave 7||29 March 2016|
|671||Punggol Rd - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Punggol Rd||17 October 2016|
|672||Hougang St 51 - Marina Blvd||Central Blvd - Hougang St 51||7 November 2016|