City Direct Bus Service 672 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Hougang and the Central Business District. It will be the twenty-second City Direct route, as well as the sixty-eighth (68th) bus service introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). It was launched on 7 Nov 2016.
| AM Peak: Towards CBD
||PM Peak: Towards Hougang
|Route||[AM]: Hougang St 51 (Blk 568) → Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Blvd (Marina Bay Station) → Hougang St 51 (Blk 574)
|Passes Through||Hougang Ave 8/7/5|
|Traveling Time||65 mins|
|Current Operator||Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private buses|
|Departure Times from Hougang St 51
||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 672 provides residents of Hougang 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 Hougang and the CBD via Tampines Rd, KPE and MCE.
This is the twenty-second 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 was called for on 15 April 2016. Read more about the tender here.
Along Hougang Ave 8, Premium Service 574 also serves the CBD via Orchard Rd, charging a higher fare of $4.00.
City Direct 660 also serves the CBD from Hougang.
On the first day of service, 7 Nov 2016, free rides were given out for commuters to try the City Direct service.
- AM Peak from Blk 568, Hougang St 51: 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.
|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 (07 Nov): Launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme
- 07 Nov 2016 onwards: Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd
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