Five More City Direct Services Offer More Commute Options to the CBD

News Releases
15 Sep 2015

1. More commuters in the heartlands will enjoy direct journeys to the Central Business District (CBD) with the introduction of five more City Direct Services (CDS) from September 2015. These services will operate on weekday morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays.

2. Of the five services, Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd will operate three - CDS 661, 662 and 664. CDS 661 will serve Pasir Ris residents while CDS 662 will serve Yew Tee residents. Both services will operate from 22 Sep. CDS 664 will serve Tampines East and Simei residents from 6 Oct. Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd will operate the other two services - CDS 663 and 665. CDS 663 will serve Yishun residents from 28 Sep, while CDS 665 will serve Marsiling and Woodlands residents from 12 Oct. The details of these services are in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Route details of CDS 661, 662, 663, 664, and 665

CDS

Town

Morning

Evening

Route

No of trips

Route

No of trips

CDS 661

Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris Drive 3, Pasir Ris Drive 6, Pasir Ris Street 11, Pasir Ris Drive 1, and Loyang Avenue, before heading to Anson Road, Robinson Road and Marina Boulevard via the TPE, PIE, KPE and MCE.

Two

Central Boulevard and Shenton Way before returning to Pasir Ris.

Two

CDS 662

Yew Tee

Choa Chu Kang North 7, Choa Chu Kang Crescent, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, Choa Chu Kang Street 52, Choa Chu Kang North 5, and Choa Chu Kang Drive, before heading to Robinson Road and Marina Boulevard via the AYE.

Two

Central Boulevard and Shenton Way before returning to Yew Tee.

Two

CDS 663

Yishun

Yishun Avenue 6, Yishun Street 31, Yishun Ring Road, Yishun Avenue 11, Yishun Central, and Yishun Avenue 2, before heading to Bras Basah Road and Shenton Way via the SLE and CTE.

Four

Anson Road, Robinson Road and Stamford Road, before returning to Yishun.

Two

CDS 664

Tampines East, Simei

Tampines Street 41, Tampines Avenue 9, Tampines Street 45, Tampines Street 34, Tampines Street 32, Tampines Avenue 2, Simei Road, and Simei Street 3, before heading to Anson Road, Robinson Road, and Marina Boulevard via the PIE, KPE and MCE.

Two

Central Boulevard and Shenton Way before returning to Simei and Tampines East.

Two

CDS 665

Marsiling, Woodlands

Marsiling Drive, Marsiling Lane, Marsiling Rise, Woodlands Avenue 5, Woodlands Avenue 4, and Woodlands Avenue 1, before heading to Bras Basah Road and Shenton Way via the SLE and CTE.

Five

Anson Road, Robinson Road and Stamford Road before returning to Woodlands and Marsiling.

Two

 

3. These five1 services will join the existing ten2 CDS in operation. Another five CDS, which will link commuters in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Clementi / Dover, Punggol, and Yishun to the CBD, will be implemented from the fourth quarter of 2015.

4. In conjunction with the introduction of CDS 663 and CDS 665, two existing parallel bus services operated by SMRT - Service 850E in Yishun and Service 951E in Woodlands respectively - will be amended. The amendment of Service 850E will provide residents living along Yishun Street 41 and Yishun Avenue 1 with a direct route into the CBD. Residents along Yishun Avenue 6, Yishun Street 31 and Yishun Ring Road, where Service 850E would have used to ply, will be able to take CDS 663 for their daily commutes into the CBD. Similarly, residents along Woodlands Ave 1 and Woodlands Avenue 4 and who used to take Service 951E, will be able to take CDS 665 into the CBD. The amendment of Service 951E will also provide residents along Woodlands Avenue 5 with a new direct route into the CBD.

Annex A: Posters of five new City Direct Services, amendment of Service 850E and amendment of Service 951E


1 The five new CDS will adopt the Distance Fares structure, where commuters are charged based on the distance travelled and will not incur transfer penalties. Fares for the existing ten CDS are flat fares based on the current distance fares for Express routes. They will be converted to Distance Fares progressively from 4Q 2015, and the transition is expected to be completed by mid-2016.

2 These City Direct Services serve Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok / Hillview, Eunos, Hougang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Sembawang, Sengkang, and West Coast.