SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 654

SBS Transit City Direct Service 654 is a Weekday Peak Hour City Direct service between Sengkang and the CBD, passing through Rivervale Drive, KPE and Shenton Way. It is the fourth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Blk 336B SW2
Anchorvale Street
Cheng Lim Stn Exit A SW1
Anchorvale Street
Blk 291A
Compassvale Street
Compassvale Stn Exit B SE1
Compassvale Street
Rivervale Pr Sch
Rivervale Drive
Rumbia Stn Exit B/Blk 153 SE2
Rivervale Drive
Bakau Stn/Blk 122F SE3
Rivervale Drive
Blk 119D
Rivervale Drive
Kangkar Stn Exit B SE4
Rivervale Drive
Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
Central Boulevard
Downtown Stn DT17
Central Boulevard
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
Opp MAS Bldg EW15
Shenton Way
Mapletree Anson
Anson Road
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Road
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Road
The Sail
Marina Boulevard
Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27CE2
Marina Boulevard
Kangkar Stn Exit A SE4
Rivervale Drive
Nth Spring Pr Sch SE3
Rivervale Drive
Rumbia Stn Exit A SE2
Rivervale Drive
Opp Rivervale Pr Sch
Rivervale Drive
Compassvale Stn Exit A SE1
Compassvale Street
Opp Blk 291A
Compassvale Street
Cheng Lim Stn Exit B SW1
Anchorvale Street
Blk 330 SW2
Anchorvale Street

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Anchorvale Street (Blk 336B) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Mapletree Anson) → Anchorvale Street (Blk 330)
Passes Through Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Central Blvd / Marina Blvd
Route Length Towards Shenton Way: 21.1 km Towards Anchorvale St: 20.7 km
Traveling Time 57 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package TBC
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
MAN A22 (Euro 6)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Anchorvale St
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:30 – 07:55
Departure Times from Anson Rd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:20 – 18:35
Operating Frequency
From Anchorvale St
5 mins
From Anson Rd
7 – 8 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


City Direct service 654 provides residents of Sengkang 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 Rivervale Drive and Marina Bay via KPE, ECP and Sheares Avenue.

This is the fourth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and one of ten proposed City Direct bus routes 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.

MRT/LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Anchorvale Street (Blk 336B)
    07:30, 07:35, 07:40, 07:45, 07:50 & 07:55
  • Evening Peak from Anson Road (Mapletree Anson):
    18:20, 18:27 & 18:35


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Operator History:
  • 20 Jan 2014 – 19 Jan 2017: Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd
  • 20 Jan 2017 – 19 Jul 2019: BT&Tan Transport Service
  • 22 Jul 2019 onward: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2014 (20 Jan): Introduced between Anchorvale St (Blk 336B) and Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) during morning peak hours and between Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) and Anchorvale St (Blk 330) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the BSEP.
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Serves new bus stop (03241) instead of (03222) along Anson Rd
  • 2017 (20 Jan): Operations transferred to BT&Tan Transport Service.
  • 2019 (22 Jul): Operations transferred to SBS Transit.
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings

Changes in Departure Times:
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
20 Jan 2014 07:35 & 07:50 18:20 & 18:35
14 Jul 2014 07:35, 07:45 & 07:55 18:20 & 18:35
02 Nov 2015 07:30, 07:38, 07:47 & 07:55 18:20 & 18:35
13 Jun 2016 07:30, 07:36, 07:42, 07:49 & 07:55 18:20 & 18:35
12 Jun 2018 07:30, 07:35, 07:40, 07:45, 07:50 & 07:55 18:20, 18:27 & 18:35

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32 thoughts on “SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 654

  • 20 June 2019 at 6:52 PM

    This is to complain about the 2nd to the last bus driver (morning) dated 20/06/2019 as he did not stop at block 119D. I did not see anyone standing when he passed by and he is waving that there is another bus, i was standing there alone. Luckily, the last bus that came is trying to squeeze everyone inside(appreciated the last driver).

    Bottomline, my time was wasted by the 2nd to the last driver as I came to the bus stop early at 7:59am, he passed by at 8:04am, the last bus came at 8:10am.
    2nd point, all those who are standing suffered the crowded last bus because of the 2nd to the last driver behaviour.

    Worst case scenario if the last bus driver left me because he could not load anymore.

    I am complaining to avoid this thing to happen again as the last bus is always over crowded.

    Looking forward for improvement.

    • 21 June 2019 at 4:39 PM

      today 21/06/2019(am), the last bus skipped us because it is over loaded. I hope this concern will reach the 2nd to the last bus driver to be considerate! The last passengers are suffering over the crowded bus and other passengers cannot be accommodated!

      I would suggest to add one more bus after 8:10am.

  • 11 March 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Dear Sir/Madam

    May I know what time will be the last bus from SengKang Rumbia Station, Block 153 to go down to town. Thank you

  • 5 March 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Can we have one more bus at a later timing. 8:15 for the ones who start work at 9.30 am

  • 26 February 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Can please plan for early bus tat we started work 0830hrs

  • 18 December 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Can we have one more bus at a later timing. 8:15 for the ones who start work at 9.30 am

    • 13 July 2019 at 7:06 PM

      Noted that SBS Transit will operate City Direct Bus Service 654 from 22 July 2019, please let me know whether (a) it will be a single or double deck bus and (b) there will be an increase in the number of seats as compared to the previous operator.


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