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More buses for feeder routes in Bedok, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay

Published on Apr 9, 2014 10:48 AM
ComfortDelGro bus service 651 in Jurong West. ComfortDelGro Bus will run Service 222P, which will ply New Upper Changi Road, Chai Chee Road, Chai Chee Street and Chai Chee Drive before heading back to Bedok MRT station. -- ST FILE PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Four heavily-used feeder routes will get a service boost this month, after private bus operators start plying short services on those routes.

The operators will run buses along the busiest stretches of the feeder routes 222, 240, 268 and 912 during peak hours to ease crowding and reduce waiting times.

The start dates for the four "peak period short services" are: April 14 for service 912P in Woodlands; April 22 for service 240P in Boon Lay; April 29 for service 222P in Bedok; and May 6 for service 268P in Ang Mo Kio.

The private operators will run at least five trips per hour during the weekday morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays. These routes will charge distance fares, similar to the feeder routes they overlay.

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