SBS Transit introduced the Stadium Direct series from 23rd December 2005, aimed at concert goers, football enthusiasts & food lovers. Operating after major events at Singapore Indoor Stadium and National Stadium, these four unidirectional bus services will provide a direct link to the HDB heartlands of Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay & Tampines, numbered SS1 to SS4. The nearby Kallang Theatre and Kallang Leisure Park also benefit from the service.
Originally scheduled for three days of operation (23 Dec, Very A-Do Live in Singapore / 14 Jan, Stefanie Sun Live in Singapore / 24 Jan, Backstreet Boys “Never Gone Tour”), Stadium Direct services continued to operate regularly after various concerts and sporting events until their withdrawal, with the last day of service on 17th April 2010.
Stadium Direct Services charge a fare of $2 for Adults and $1 for Child/Student/Senior Citizens, regardless of ez-link or cash payment. E-stamps, transfer rebates and concessionary travel were not applicable on Stadium Direct Services.
After major events, buses from each Stadium Direct route would pick up passengers simultaneously from the bus stop along Stadium Walk, outside Kallang Theatre, and depart once the bus is full. About two to three buses per service will be deployed, subject to demand. Information posters would be placed at terminating interchanges and various enroute bus stops prior to various Stadium events, informing commuters that the service would be available.
Following the proposed demolition of the former National Stadium and the road closures in the vicinity, all four Stadium Direct Services were formally withdrawn on 1st September 2010. Howerever, their last day operation was on 17th April 2010, after which there were no other events ending at such late hours.
- SS1: Stadium Walk (Aft Kallang Theatre) → Yio Chu Kang Ter
via Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Ave 3, Ave 4, Yio Chu Kang Road, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
- SS2: Stadium Walk (Aft Kallang Theatre) → Bedok Int
via Bedok Reservoir Road, Bedok North Avenue 3, Bedok North Street 1
- SS3: Stadium Walk (Aft Kallang Theatre) → Tampines Int
via Tampines Ave 2, St 32, St 34, St 45, Ave 9, St 41, Ave 7
- SS4: Stadium Walk (Aft Kallang Theatre) → Boon Lay Int
via Jurong Town Hall Road, Jurong East Central, Jurong East Avenue 1, Boon Lay Avenue, Jalan Boon Lay
External Links & References:
- SBS Transit Introduces Stadium Direct Bus Services – SBS Transit
- Stadium Direct Services will no longer be offered – SBS Transit