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City Direct Service 655 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between West Coast and the CBD, passing through Teban/Pandan Gardens, West Coast and Shenton Way. It is the fifth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||[AM]: West Coast Road (Bet Blk 50/51) → Marina Boulevard (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn) → West Coast Road (Opp Blk 51)
|Passes Through||Teban/Pandan Gdns, West Coast, West Coast H’way, Shenton Way|
|Route Length||17.4km (D1) | 17.4km (D2) [Estimated]|
|Current Operator||Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from T1||0735 – 0750 (Weekdays)|
|Departure Times from T2||1820 – 1835 (Weekdays)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 15 mins||1700-1930: 15 mins|
- 2014 (17 Feb): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from West Coast to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:35am and 7:50am, and weekday evenings at 6:20pm and 6:35pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
- 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
- 2016 (18 Jan): Operating contract for City Direct 655 by Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd extended by one more year.
City Direct service 655 provides residents of Teban Gradens, Pandan Gardens and West Coast with greater connectivity to the CBD. The service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied on the rail network and feeder buses to and from work. The route incorporates an express sector between West Coast Road and Anson Road/Shenton Way via West Coast Highway.
This is the fifth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and one of ten City Direct bus routes to be progressively introduced until the 2nd Quarter of 2014. This provides more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while the ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented.
In addition to City Direct 655, Premium Services 533, 589 and 762 also ply between West Coast and the CBD.
Fares: Charges Flat fares based on the distance fare scheme for express services.
|Card Fares per trip:||$2.09*||Free||$0.90||$1.35|
|Cash Fares per trip:||$2.40||$2.40||$2.40||$2.40|
*PWD (Persons with Disabilities Transport Concession Scheme) – $1.35
*WTCS (Workfare Transport Concession Scheme) – $1.77
Fleet: Service 655’s fleet comprises of private buses.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
External Links & References:
- City Direct Services 655 to 657 – LTA
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