Five more City Direct Services offer more commute options to the CBD

Office worker at Raffles Place, the heart of the central business district on Jun 3, 2015.
Office worker at Raffles Place, the heart of the central business district on Jun 3, 2015.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - More commuters in the heartlands will have access to direct bus services to the Central Business District (CBD) when five more City Direct services roll out from later this month. These services will operate on weekday morning and evening peak periods, excluding public holidays.

Of the five, Aedge Holdings will operate three - CDS 661, 662 and 664. CDS 661 will serve Pasir Ris residents while CDS 662 will serve Yew Tee residents. Both services will operate from Sept 22. CDS 664 will serve Tampines East and Simei residents from Oct 6. Bus Hub Service will operate the other two services - CDS 663 and 665. CDS 663 will serve Yishun residents from Sept 28, while CDS 665 will serve Marsiling and Woodlands residents from Oct 12.

These five services will join the existing 10 City Direct services in operation. Another five, which will link commuters in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Clementi/Dover, Punggol, and Yishun to the CBD, will be implemented from the fourth quarter of 2015, the Land Transport Authority said on Tuesday (Sept 15).

Meanwhile, with the introduction of CDS 663 and CDS 665, two existing parallel bus services operated by SMRT - Service 850E in Yishun and Service 951E in Woodlands - will be amended. Service 850E will then provide residents living along Yishun Street 41 and Yishun Avenue 1 with a direct route into the CBD. Residents along Yishun Avenue 6, Yishun Street 31 and Yishun Ring Road, where Service 850E would have plied, will be able to take CDS 663 for their daily commutes into the city.

Similarly, residents along Woodlands Avenue 1 and Woodlands Avenue 4 and who used to take Service 951E, will be able to take CDS 665. The change will also provide residents along Woodlands Avenue 5 with a new direct route into the city.