SMRT City Direct Bus Service 652

City Direct Service 652 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct service between Ang Mo Kio and the CBD, passing through CTE, Orchard Road and Fullerton Road. It is the second City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

City Direct 652 is operated by SMRT Buses from Monday, 6 January 2020.

652
56021
Opp Sembawang Hills FC
Upp Thomson Rd
56031
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56191
Teachers’ Housing Est
Yio Chu Kang Rd
56201
Aft Munshi Abdullah Ave
Yio Chu Kang Rd
55129
Blk 604
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
55119
Blk 617
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54209
Bet Blks 152/155
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54199
Blk 163
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54189
Blk 110
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54221
Opp Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54231
Blk 129
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54271
Blk 586
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54281
Blk 570
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54389
Blk 465
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54379
Blk 475
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54609
Opp Townsville Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Rd
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
Bras Basah Rd
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront NS26EW14
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg EW15
Shenton Way
03241
Mapletree Anson
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F NS26EW14
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq NS26EW14
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg NS25EW13
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU CC2
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1
Penang Rd
54601
Townsville Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54371
Blk 409A
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54381
Blk 443
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54289
Blk 452
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54279
Blk 427
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54239
Blk 209
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54229
Ang Mo Kio Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54181
Blk 258
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54191
Blk 170
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54201
Opp Blk 155
Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55111
Blk 180
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
55121
Opp Blk 604
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
56209
Bef Thomson Hills Dr
Yio Chu Kang Rd
56199
Aft Thomson Hills Dr
Yio Chu Kang Rd
56039
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56029
Bef Sembawang Hills FC
Upp Thomson Rd


Technical Information
Route
[AM]: Upper Thomson Road (Opp Sembawang Hills FC) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Mapletree Anson) → Upper Thomson Road (Bef Sembawang Hills FC)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Dhoby Ghaut
Route Length 18.9km (D1) | 18.7km (D2)
Traveling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-meter Double Decker Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Departure Times from Upper Thomson
0725hrs – 0750hrs (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 4 Trips
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1810hrs – 1825hrs (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
8 – 9 mins 15 mins

 

LTA News Release
LTA News Release

City Direct Service 652 provides residents of Thomson and Ang Mo Kio 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 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and Orchard Road via Central Expressway (CTE). Some bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (near Ang Mo Kio MRT) are skipped to avoid duplication of the MRT line.

This is the second 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.

Departure Timings
  • AM Peak from Upper Thomson Rd (Opp Sembawang Hills FC): 0725hrs, 0733hrs, 0741hrs, 0750hrs
  • PM Peak from Anson Road (Mapletree Anson): 1810hrs, 1825hrs
MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges distance-based express fares.


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Operator History:
  • 06 Jan 2014 – 03 Jan 2020: Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd
  • 06 Jan 2020 onward: SMRT Buses Ltd
History:
  • 2014 (06 Jan): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Upper Thomson to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:35am and 7:45am, and weekday evenings at 6:10pm and 6:25pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2014 (17 Mar): Third morning trip added, departure times from Upp Thomson revised to 7:30am, 7:40am and 7:50am.
  • 2014 (06 Apr): Revised fares as part of the Public Transport Fare Adjustment 2014
  • 2014 (14 Jul): Fourth morning trip added, departure times from Upp Thomson revised to 7:30am, 7:36am, 7:43am and 7:50am
  • 2015 (19 Jan): Fifth morning trip added, departure times from Upp Thomson revised to 7.25am, 7.31am, 7.37am, 7.43am and 7.50am.
  • 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 652 operating contract for Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd extended by 1 year
  • 2018 (25 Jun): Sixth morning trip added, departure times from Upp Thomson revised to 7.25am, 7.30am, 7.35am, 7.40am, 7.45am and 7.50am.
  • 2020 (06 Jan): Transferred operations to SMRT Buses. Morning trips reduced to 4 trips at 7.25am, 7.33am, 7.41am & 7.50am with the deployment of Double Decker Buses
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4 thoughts on “SMRT City Direct Bus Service 652

  • 16 December 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    The bus will stop before the bus stop at Mapletree Anson and will stop at the Most Front Of aft capital twr. Pls be aware of where the bus will stop. The bus driver does not stop at SMU and YMCA.

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  • 26 February 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    Hi
    I would like to suggest if u could arrange more bus or reschedule your bus. I notices there are getting a huge jump of passenger taking the 1st and 2nd bus for city bus from amk to CBD. Aware there are 5 schedule of bus.. However most of the passenger start work at 8.30am if we miss the1st/2nd bus due to overpack passenger and unable to board the bus. End out we would be late for work. Hope u can put into consideration about my feedback.

    Thanks

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  • 6 February 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Is your driver in a rush to go back home? We were waiting from 6pm for ur 1st bus to arrival yet driver stop at the Fullerton bus stop instead of the usual broading location he picked up one passenger and went off. Me n another passenger was running to catch the bus and your driver jus close the door and went off. FYI this is not the first time already. Bus no. 952E

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    • 21 September 2017 at 10:15 AM
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      Sorry, but is it bus 652 or bus 952E?

      Reply

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