City Direct Service 659


City Direct Service 659 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Bedok and the CBD, passing through Bedok North, Bedok South and Marina Bay. It is the ninth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

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Route Information
Route [AM]: Bedok South Rd (Opp Temasek JC) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Bedok South Rd (Temasek JC)
Passes Through Bedok North Rd, Bedok North St 3, Marina Bay
Route Length 19.8km (D1) | 19.3km (D2) – Estimated
Travelling Time 70mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private buses
Departure Times from T1 0730 – 0750 (Weekdays | 3 trips)
Departure Times from T2 1815 – 1830 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 mins 1700-1930: 15 mins
LTA Joint News Release

LTA Joint News Release


  • 2014 (09 Jun): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Bedok to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:30am and 7:45am, and weekday evenings at 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2015 (19 Jan): Additional AM Trip added at 0740hrs cope with growing demand. Last trip pushed back to 0750hrs.
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point

City Direct service 659 provides residents of Bedok South and Bedok North 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 Bedok North Road and Marina Bay via PIE, KPE and Sheares Avenue.

This is the ninth 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 659, Premium Services 544 and 545 also ply from Bedok to the CBD, both operating two trips in the morning.

Departure Timings:

  • Direction 1 towards CBD: 0730hrs, 0740hrs, 0750hrs
  • Direction 2 towards Bedok South: 1815hrs, 1830hrs

Fares: Charges Flat fares based on the distance fare scheme for express services.

Adult Child Student Senior Citizen
Card Fares per trip: $2.21* Free $0.90 $1.35
Cash Fares per trip: $2.55 $2.55 $2.55 $2.55

*PWD (Persons with Disabilities Transport Concession Scheme) – $1.35
*WTCS (Workfare Transport Concession Scheme) – $1.87

Fleet: Service 659’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bedok South Rd (Opp Temasek JC)
  • Bedok South Rd (Lion Home For Elders)
  • Bedok South Rd (Blk 40
  • Bedok South Rd (Blk 45)
  • Bedok South Ave 3 (Blk 50)
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Blk 55)
  • Bedok North Rd (Opp Blk 180)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 124)
  • Bedok North Rd (Opp Blk 85)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 111)
  • Bedok North Rd (Fengshan Pri Sch)
  • Bedok North Ave 2 (Blk 515)
  • Bedok North St 3 (Blk 512)
  • Bedok North St 3 (Blk 550)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 45)
    PIE (Express)
    KPE (Express)
    Sheares Ave (Express)
  • Ctrl Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd)
  • Ctrl Blvd (Downtown Stn)
  • Shenton Way (UIC Bldg)
  • Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
  • Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson)
  • Robinson Rd (Aft Capital Twr)
  • Robinson Rd (Opp The Ogilvy Twr)
  • Marina Blvd (The Sail)
  • Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
    Sheares Ave (Express)
    KPE (Express)
    PIE (Express)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 547)
  • Bedok North Ave 1 (Blk 546)
  • Bedok North St 3 (Opp Blk 550)
  • Bedok North St 2 (Blk 526)
  • Bedok North Ave 2 (Blk 510)
  • Bedok North Rd (Opp Fengshan Pri Sch)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 109)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 85)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 81)
  • Bedok North Rd (Blk 180)
  • New Upp Changi Rd (The Tanamera Condo)
  • Bedok South Ave 3 (Opp Blk 49)
  • Bedok South Rd (Blk 71)
  • Bedok South Rd (Opp Blk 40)
  • Bedok South Rd (Opp Lion Home For Elders)
  • Bedok South Rd (Temasek JC)

City Direct 659 at a glance. Click for larger image.


External Links & References:

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4 thoughts on “City Direct Service 659

  1. What about your views on children using the service, non paying, yet occupying seats; where they are better meant for adult office workers?

    • There are many childcare centers sprouting up around CBD area so we do need to consider parents who are fetching these children to such childcare in their working area.

  2. Would like to feedback on 659 bus. Can the driver arrive on time? 1st bus 7.30 am / 6.15pm always left earlier. Whereas the 2nd bus 7.40am /6.30pm always late. Could the management did something?

  3. Hi there, I boarded the bus 659 @ 6.30pm today. Bus plate no. PC2974X, indian driver. I was really mad he did not stop at 84361??? Pls improve on this, we did not even manage to stand, the bus just drove off??? So disappointed! He knew i wanted to alight coz he kept looking at the mirror but just ignored? So i decided to alight at bustop no. 84421 so it’s nearer for me to get to Bedok inter but he didnt open the back door? If there’s any barrier he could have the courtesy to inform us and not just ignore like we literally stand at the back door waiting to alight???

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