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City Direct Service 663 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Yishun and the CBD, passing through Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Central and Bras Basah Rd. It is the thirteenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Launched on 28 September 2015, the route takes over deleted sectors of SMRT Express Service 850E.
|Route||[AM]: Yishun Ave 6 (Bet Blks 405/406) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bdlg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Yishun Ave 6 (Opp Blk 406)
|Passes Through||Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Central, Bras Basah Rd|
|Traveling Time||75 mins|
|Current Operator||Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from T1||0720 – 0750 (Weekdays | 4 trips)|
|Departure Times from T2||1815 – 1830 (Weekdays | 2 trips)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 10 mins||1700-1930: 15 mins|
- 2015 (28 Sep): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Yishun to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates four trips on weekday mornings at 7:20am, 7:30am, 7:40am and 7:50am, and weekday evenings at 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
City Direct service 663 provides residents of Yishun 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 Yishun Ave 2 and Orchard Rd via SLE & CTE.
This is the thirteenth 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.
With the launch of this service, SMRT Express Service 850E was amended to start at Yishun St 41, serving Yishun Ave 1 & 11. Lost sectors for Service 850E was replaced with City Direct Service 663.
- AM Peak: 0720hrs, 0730hrs, 0740hrs, 0750hrs
- PM Peak: 1815hrs, 1830hrs
Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
|Maximum Card Fares per trip:||$2.52||Free||$0.91||$1.35|
|Maximum Cash Fares per trip:||$3.00||$3.00||$3.00||$3.00|
*Maximum PWD (Persons with Disabilities Transport Concession Scheme) Fare – $1.35
*Maximum WTCS (Workfare Transport Concession Scheme) Fare – $2.09
Fleet: Service 663’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd.
|Direction 1 (Towards CBD)||Direction 2 (Towards Yishun)|
- 2015 (21 Jul): Tender for City Direct 663 awarded to Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd.
- 2015 (28 Sep) – Present: Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd
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