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New peak period short service 222P launches; plies through Chai Chee estate

Published on Apr 29, 2014 10:58 AM
Commuters in Chai Chee estate will get some relief from the peak hour crush, with the launch of a new short service 222P to increase capacity and bring down waiting times. -- ST PHOTO: ZAO BAO

A new feeder bus service hit the roads on Tuesday, to ease the peak-hour crush and cut waiting times for Chai Chee residents.

Service 222P, a "peak period short service" run by private operator ComfortDelGro Bus, will complement the existing feeder bus route 222.

It will ply a truncated route from Bedok MRT Station to Chai Chee Road, Chai Chee Street and Chai Chee Drive before heading back to the station via New Upper Changi Road. This will provide residents with more buses to get to the MRT.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, the MP for the area, noted that bus 222 gets crowded and residents end up waiting for quite some time.

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