City Direct Bus Service 654

City Direct Service 654 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Sengkang and the CBD, passing through PIE, AYE and Shenton Way. It is the fourth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

BT&Tan Transport will be operating City Direct Bus Service 654 from 20 Jan 2017.

Route Information
Route [AM]: Anchorvale Street (Blk 336B) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Anchorvale Street (Blk 330)
Passes Through KPE, Marina Bay, Shenton Way
Travelling Time 65mins
Operator Information
Current Operator BT&Tan Transport
Current Fleet Private buses
Departure Times from Anchorvale
0730 – 0755 (Weekdays | 5 trips)
Departure Times from CBD 1820 – 1835 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 6 – 7 mins PM Peak: 15 mins
LTA News Release
LTA News Release


  • 2014 (20 Jan): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Sengkang to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:35am and 7:50am, and weekday evenings at 6:20pm and 6:35pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2014 (06 Apr): Revised fares as part of the Public Transport Fare Adjustment 2014
  • 2014 (14 Jul): Third morning trip added, departure times from Anchorvale revised to 7:35am, 7:45am and 7:55am.
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
  • 2015 (02 Nov): Fourth morning trip added, departure times from Anchorvale revised to 7:30am, 7:38am, 7:47am and 7:55am
  • 2016 (18 Jan): Operating contract for City Direct 654 by Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd extended by one more year.
  • 2016 (13 Jun): Fifth morning trip added, departure times from Anchorvale revised to 7:30am, 7:36am, 7:42am, 7:49am & 7:55am.
  • 2017 (20 Jan): Transfer of operations to BT&Tan Transport Service.

City Direct service 654 provides residents of Sengkang 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 Rivervale Drive and Marina Bay via KPE, ECP and Shears Avenue.

This is the fourth 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.

Departure Timings:

  • From Anchorvale Street: 0730, 0736, 0742, 0749, 0755
  • From Anson Road: 1820, 1835

Operator History:

  • 20 Jan 2014 – 19 Jan 2017: Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd
  • 20 Jan 2017 onwards: BT&Tan Transport Service

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

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Anchorvale St
    Blk 336B
    – Cheng Lim LRT Stn
  • Compassvale St
    – Blk 291A
    – Blk 297A
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Rivervale Pri Sch
    – Blk 153
    – Blk 122F
    – Blk 119D
    – Blk 117A
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Buangkok East Dr
  • KPE
  • ECP
  • Sheares Ave
  • Central Blvd
    – Marina Bay Stn
    – Downtown Stn
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
    Opp MAS Bdlg
  • Anson Rd
    – Mapletree Anson
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Sheares Ave
  • ECP
  • KPE
  • Buangkok East Dr
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Blk 112
    – Opp Blk 121
    – Blk 146A
    – Opp Rivervale Pri Sch
  • Compassvale St
    – Blk 253
    – Opp Blk 291A
  • Anchorvale St
    – Opp Cheng Lim LRT Stn
    Blk 330




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7 thoughts on “City Direct Bus Service 654

  • 18 May 2017 at 12:20 PM

    My request to the operator is to have one or two reserved seating for expecting mothers, old & disabled people. This system is adapted trough out the country, but sad to see it not being followed in private buses.

  • 13 December 2016 at 7:49 AM

    How can we communicate to transport company or whoever in charge that they should consider adding a 6pm bus so that people can get back to SK in time to fetch their kids from child care?

    • 13 December 2016 at 8:14 PM

      Hi RI,

      As service standards for City Direct are set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), You may write to regarding your feedback.

      Land Transport Guru Admin Team

  • 12 October 2016 at 1:43 AM

    What time does bus 654 reaches blk 117A based on first trip?

    • 12 October 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Hi Peiwen,

      The estimated arrival time at Blk 117A from the first stop is about 10 – 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

      Land Transport Guru Admin Team

  • 22 June 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Greatly appreciate if 654 can consider add one more trip at 6.00 p.m.


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