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).

651
27461
Opp Blk 276B
Jurong West Ave 3
27451
Bet Blks 272D/271A
Jurong West Ave 3
27441
Bet Blks 757/758
Jurong West Ave 5
27381
Blk 749
Jurong West St 75
27391
Blk 857
Jurong West St 82
27409
Blk 821
Jurong West St 81
27419
Blk 827
Jurong West St 81
27429
Blk 711
Jurong West St 71
22239
Blk 624
Jurong West St 61
22539
Jurong West Pr Sch
Jurong West St 61
03241
Mapletree Anson
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Rd
03381
The Sail
Marina Blvd
03391
Marina Bay Financial Ctr
Marina Blvd
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
22531
Opp Jurong West Pr Sch
Jurong West St 61
22231
Blk 639
Jurong West St 61
27421
Blk 701
Jurong West St 71
27411
Blk 844A CP
Jurong West St 81
27401
Pioneer Sec Sch
Jurong West St 81
27399
Bet Blks 859/860
Jurong West St 82
27389
Gek Poh Shop Ctr
Jurong West St 75
27449
Aft Westwood Ave
Jurong West Ave 5
27459
Blk 273B
Jurong West Ave 3
27469
Blk 276B
Jurong West Ave 3


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), 2 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.

Departure Timings:
  • AM Peak from Jurong West Avenue 3 (Opp Blk 276B): 0730hrs, 0745hrs
  • PM Peak from Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn): 1815hrs, 1830hrs

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

 

Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 02 Sep 2013 – 30 Sep 2016: ComfortDelGro 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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One thought on “City Direct Bus Service 651

  • 6 July 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    Yesterday I took PC6696Y on City Direct 651 from Bet Blks 757/758 to Marina Bay Financial Ctr but bus was using Jalan Boon Lay as its express sector.

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