City Direct Bus Service 651

City Direct Service 651 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Jurong West and the CBD, passing through AYE, Shenton Way and Marina Bay. It is the first City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Operations for City Direct Bus Service 651 has been transferred to Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd from 03 Oct 2016.

 
 



City Direct 651:
Jurong West Ave 3 
→ Marina Blvd | Ctrl Blvd → Jurong West Ave 3
AM Peak
Towards CBD
PM Peak
Towards Jurong West
  • Jurong West Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 276B

    – Bet Blks 272D/271A
  • Jurong West Ave 5
    – Bet Blks 757/758
  • Jurong West St 75
    – Blk 749
  • Jurong West St 82
    – Blk 857
  • Jurong West St 81
    – Blk 821
    – Blk 827
  • Jurong West St 71
    – Blk 711
  • Jurong West St 61
    – Blk 624
    – Jurong West Pr Sch
  • Boon Lay Way (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Mapletree Anson
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Tower
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Ctrl Blvd
    – Marina Bay Stn
    – Downtown Stn
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
    – Opp MAS Bdlg
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • Boon Lay Way (Express)
  • Jurong West St 61
    – Opp Jurong West Pr Sch
    – Blk 639
  • Jurong West St 71
    – Blk 701
  • Jurong West St 81
    – Blk 844A CP
    – Pioneer Sec Sch
  • Jurong West St 82
    – Bet Blks 859.860
  • Jurong West St 75
    – Gek Poh Shop Ctr
  • Jurong West Ave 5
    – Aft Westwood Ave
  • Jurong West Ave 3
    – Blk 273B
    – Blk 276B

 

Technical Information
Route
[AM]: Jurong West Avenue 3 (Opp Blk 276B) → Marina Boulevard (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn) → Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B)
Passes Through Jurong West Ave 5, Jurong West St 81
Route Length 26.0km (D1) | 26.2km (D2)
Traveling Time 75 mins 
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Buses
Departure Times from Jurong West
0730 – 0745 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 4 Trips
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1815 – 1830 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
15 mins 15 mins

City Direct Service 651 provides residents of Jurong West with greater connectivity to the CBD. By running parallel to existing rail lines, the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied on the rail network and feeder buses to and from work. The route incorporates an express sector between Jurong West Street 61 (near Pioneer MRT) and Anson Road/Shenton Way via Pioneer Road North and Ayer Rajah Expressway

This is the first City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and one of ten proposed City Direct bus routes to be progressively introduced until the 2nd Quarter of 2014. This provides more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while the ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented.

On 3 Oct 2016, Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd took over operations from ComfortDelgro Bus Pte Ltd as the winning tenderer for this City Direct Service.

Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: Service 651′s fleet comprises of private buses

 

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Operator History:

  • 02 Sep 2013 – 30 Sep 2016: ComfortDelgo Bus Pte Ltd
  • 03 Oct 2016 onwards: Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd

The operating license of this bus service will be renewed in 2018.

History:

  • 2013 (02 Sep): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Jurong West to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:30am and 7:45am, and weekday evenings at 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (06 Apr): Revised fares as part of the Public Transport Fare Adjustment 2014
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
  • 2016 (18 Jan): City Direct 651 operating contract for ComfortDelgro Bus Pte Ltd extended by 1 year.
  • 2016 (01 Aug): Tender for City Direct 651 awarded to Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd.
  • 2016 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd

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