City Direct Service 658 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Eunos and the CBD, passing through Kaki Bukit, Bedok Reservoir and Shenton Way. It is the eight City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||[AM]: Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 122) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Jln Damai (Opp Blk 668)
|Passes Through||Kaki Bukit, Jln Eunos, Marina Bay|
|Route Length||15.7km (D1) | 15.2km (D2) – Estimated|
|Current Operator||Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from T1||0740 – 0755 (Weekdays)|
|Departure Times from T2||1820 – 1835 (Weekdays)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 15 mins||1700-1930: 15 mins|
- 2014 (19 May): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Eunos to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:40am and 7:55am, 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
City Direct service 658 provides residents of Eunos and Bedok Reservoir 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 Jalan Eunos and Marina Bay via PIE, KPE and Sheares Avenue.
This is the eight 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 658, Premium Service 585 also plies from Bedok Reservoir to the CBD, operating two trips in the morning.
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 658’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. Common models sighted include Golden Dragon XML6957J14B Turbos.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
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