City Direct Service 660 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Hougang and the CBD, passing through Hougang Avenue 4, 8, and Bras Basah. It is the tenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||[AM]: Buangkok Green (Opp Blk 968) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Buangkok Green (Blk 969)
|Passes Through||Hougang Ave 4, 8, Bras Basah|
|Route Length||17.8km (D1) | 18.5km (D2) – Estimated|
|Current Operator||Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from T1||0730 – 0750 (4 trips | Weekdays)|
|Departure Times from T2||1820 – 1835 (2 trips | Weekdays)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 6 -7 mins||1700-1930: 15 mins|
- 2014 (23 Jun): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Hougang 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.
- 2014 (01 Sep): Third morning trip added, departure times from Buangkok Green revised to 7:30am, 7:40am and 7:50am.
- 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
- 2015 (11 May): Fourth morning trip added, departure times from Buangkok Green revised to 7:30am, 7:37am, 7:44am and 7:50am.
City Direct service 660 provides residents of Hougang Neighbourhoods 6 and 9 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 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Orchard Road via the CTE.
A pair of new bus stops will be constructed along Hougang Street 91 (outside Hougang Secondary School) for this service.
This is the tenth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which 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.
Additional morning trips were added effective from 01 September 2014 and 11 May 2015 to cope with growing demand for this service.
In addition to City Direct 660, Premium Service 723 and a few other Premium services also ply from Hougang to the CBD.
Fares: Charges Flat fares based on the distance fare scheme for express services.
|Card Fares per trip:||$2.13*||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) – $1.80
Fleet: Service 660’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
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