City Direct Bus Service 671 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Buangkok and the Central Business District, passing through Sengkang West. It is the twenty-first City Direct route, as well as the sixty-sixth (66th) route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). It was launched on 17 Oct 2016.
| AM Peak: Towards CBD
||PM Peak: Towards Sengkang
|Route||[AM]: Punggol Rd (Opp The Rivervale) → Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Blvd (Marina Bay Station) → Punggol Rd (The Rivervale)
|Passes Through||Sengkang East Ave, Compassvale Rd/Dr, Anchorvale Rd/Dr|
|Traveling Time||65 mins|
|Current Operator||Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from Punggol Rd
||0735 – 0750 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)|
|Departure Times from CBD||1820 – 1835 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|AM Peak: 15 mins||PM Peak: 15 mins|
City Direct Service 671 provides residents of Sengkang West with greater connectivity to the CBD. 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 Fernvale and the CBD via Yio Chu Kang Rd, CTE, Outram Rd and Cantonment Rd.
This is the twenty-first City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which 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.
The tender for this route called for on 15 April 2016. Read more about the tender here.
Premium Bus Service 550 also plys the same express sector as City Direct 671, serving the CBD via Cecil Street and Fullerton Square. Premium 550 duplicates City Direct 671 along Sengkang East Ave and charges a higher fare of $4.00.
The morning route for City Direct 671 is the exact reverse direction of service for Premium Bus Service 592, which serves Nicoll Highway and Suntec City before terminating at Shenton Way during weekday AM Peak hours and the reverse route during PM Peak hours. Premium 592 charges a higher fare of $4.00 also.
- AM Peak from Opp The Rivervale, Punggol Rd: 0735hrs, 0750hrs
- PM Peak from Marina Bay Stn, Central Blvd: 1820hrs, 1835hrs
Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares. Commuters should remember to tap out when alighting for the correct distance fare to be charged. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Free rides were given out to commuters on the first day of service on 17 October 2016.
|Maximum Card Fares per trip:||$2.42||Free||$0.89||$1.33|
|Maximum Cash Fares per trip:||$3.00||$3.00||$3.00||$3.00|
*PWD (Persons with Disabilities Transport Concession Scheme) – $1.33
*WTCS (Workfare Transport Concession Scheme) – $2.04
- 2016 (15 Apr): Tender for City Directs 651, 671 & 672 announced; tender closes 10 May 2016.
- 2016 (01 Aug): Contract awarded to Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd
- 2016 (17 Oct): Launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.
- 17 Oct 2016 onwards: Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd
External Links & References: