Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 651

Tower Transit City Direct Service 651 is a Weekday Peak Hour 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).

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 80 Robinson Rd Robinson Rd
03381 The Sail Marina Blvd
03391 Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27TE20CE2 Marina Blvd
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27TE20CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn Exit E DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg TE19 Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 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 Opp Blk 821 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
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [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 Towards Marina Blvd: 25.1 km Towards Jurong West Ave 3: 25.7 km
Travelling Time 62 – 66 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Double Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong West Ave 3
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:30 – 07:45
Departure Times from Central Blvd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:15 – 18:30
Operating Frequency
From Jurong West Ave 3
15 mins
From Central Blvd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


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.

Double-deck buses were deployed on City Direct 651 from 31 May 2021.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Jurong West Avenue 3 (Opp Blk 276B):
    07:30 & 07:45
  • Evening Peak from Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn):
    18:15 & 18:30

Gallery (Tower Transit)
Gallery (Rui Feng)
Gallery (ComfortDelGro Bus)
Poster Gallery


Operator History:
  • 02 Sep 2013 – 30 Sep 2016: ComfortDelGro Bus Pte Ltd
  • 03 Oct 2016 – 10 Jan 2020: Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd
  • 13 Jan 2020 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bulim Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2013 (02 Sep): Introduced between Jurong West Ave 3 (Opp Blk 276B) and Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) during morning peak hours and between Central Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd) and Jurong West Ave 3 (Blk 276B) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Operated under Contract VT371.
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Serves new bus stop outside Downtown Stn along Central Blvd
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Mapletree Anson along Anson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Hub Synergy Pt
  • 2016 (03 Oct): Operations transferred to Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd under Contract PT270
  • 2020 (13 Jan): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd under the Bulim Bus Package; Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings

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19 thoughts on “Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 651

  • 6 November 2023 at 11:31 AM

    It is more logical for this bus route to be in the Bulim bus package, due to the Jurong West first and last bus stop within close proximity to the Bulim bus depot.


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