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Six new City Direct bus services to start from January and February

Published on Dec 27, 2013 5:44 PM
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Six new City Direct bus services from the heartlands to the Central Business District will begin from January and February next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG 

Six new City Direct bus services from the heartlands to the Central Business District will begin from January and February next year.

City Service 652, which starts on Jan 6, will ply Upper Thomson Road, Yio Chu Kang Road, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ave 3 and Ave 10, before taking the Central Expressway (CTE) downtown. Meanwhile, from Jan 13, City Service 653 will serve Hume Avenue, Hillview Avenue, Bukit Batok East Ave 2 and East Ave 3 before taking the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).

The route for City Service 654, which starts on Jan 20, will include Anchorvale Street, Compassvale Street and Rivervale Drive before taking the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP) to the city. The other three routes serving West Coast, Sembawang and Jurong East will commence in February. More details on these three routes will be announced later, said a Land Transport Authority spokesman on Friday.

The City Direct bus services are run by private bus operators to give heartland commuters an extra option in and out of the city. A total of 10 services will be rolled out. For a start, the new bus services will make two one-way trips to the city on weekday mornings and two one-way return trips in the evenings. More trips may be added depending on demand, said the spokesman.

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