City Direct Services are express bus routes which run one-way trips between residential estates and the Central Business District (CBD) during weekday peak hours, except on Public Holidays. These services provide commuters with a direct and comfortable bus ride between home and work. With limited stops and the use of expressways, commuters enjoy shorter overall travelling time.
Three new City Direct bus services begun their operations on May and June 2014,linking the heartlands to the Central Business District (CBD). All three bus services have two one-way trips to the CBD on weekday mornings and two one-way return trips in the evenings, excluding public holidays. More trips may be added depending on the demand for these services. With fewer stops and the use of expressways, journey times will be comparable to that of taking a bus and transferring to the MRT into the city.
City Direct Service 658 which started on the 19th of May 2014 will ply Bedok Reservoir Road, Kaki Bukit Avenue 1, Jalan Damai, and Jalan Eunos before taking the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP) to get to the CBD. On weekday evenings, the service will connect commuters from Anson Road, Robinson Road and Marina Boulevard back to Eunos.
City Direct Service 659 which launched on the 9th of June 2014, will ply from Bedok South Road, Bedok South Avenue 3, New Upper Changi Road, Bedok North Road, Bedok North Avenue 2 and Bedok North Street 3 before heading towards Central Boulevard and Shenton Way via the PIE and the ECP. Similarly, it will bring commuters back to the Bedok housing estates on weekday evenings.
City Direct Service 660 from Hougang begun operating on 23 June 2014. On weekday mornings, it will ply Buangkok Green, Hougang Street 91, Hougang Avenue 4 and Avenue 8 towards Ang MoKio Avenue 3 before heading to the CBD via the Central Expressway (CTE) during the morning peak. On weekday evenings, it will bring commuters back to the Hougang neighbourhood.
Additional three more buses was recently added for City Direct Service…
City Direct Service 661 and 664 which begun their operations on the 22nd of September 2015. City Direct 661 (Pasir Ris) will ply Pasir Ris Dr 3, Pasir Ris Dr 6, Pasir Ris St 11, and Pasir Ris Dr 1 then to Loyang Ave before heading to CDB via TPE, Upper Changi Rd East, PIE, KPE, MCE and Keppel Road. Evening trips will bring back the commuters from CDB to Pasir Ris Area. For City Direct 664 (Tampines), route will start from Tampines St 41,Tampines Ave 9, Tampines St 45, Tampines St 34, Tampines St 32, Tampines Ave 2,Simei Rd and Simei St 3 before heading to CDB via PIE, KPE, MCE and Keppel Road. Evening trips will bring back the commuters from CDB to Tampines Area.
City Direct Service 662 (YewTee) begun their operation on the 6th of October 2015. The route starts from Choa Chu Kang Nth 7,Choa Chu Kang Cres, Choa Chu Kang Nth 7, Choa Chu Kang St 62, Choa Chu Kang St52, Choa Chu Kang Nth 52, Choa Chu Kang Nth 5 and Choa Chu Kang Dr before heading to CDB via KJE, Brickland Rd, Bt Batok Rd, Jurong Town Hall Rd, AYE,and Keppel Road. Night Trip will return the commuters back to Choa Chu Kang Area.