SMRT City Direct Bus Service 657

SMRT City Direct Service 657 is a Weekday Peak Hour City Direct Service between Jurong West/East and the CBD, passing through Jurong East Avenue 1, Toh Guan and Shenton Way. It is the seventh City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

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28539 Blk 538 Jurong West Ave 1
28409 Blk 454 Jurong West Ave 1
28529 Blk 441 Jurong West Ave 1
28519 Blk 425 Jurong West Ave 1
28509 Blk 422 Jurong West Ave 1
28499 Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28469 Blk 316 Jurong East Ave 1
28459 Opp Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28339 Blk 252 Jurong East Ave 1
28329 Blk 246 Jurong East Ave 1
28631 Opp Blk 288D Toh Guan Rd
28641 Blk 284 Toh Guan Rd
28651 Opp IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
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 NS27CE2 Marina Blvd
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
28659 IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28649 Blk 286A Toh Guan Rd
28639 Blk 288E Toh Guan Rd
28321 Blk 239 Jurong East Ave 1
28331 Blk 229 Jurong East Ave 1
28451 Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28461 Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
28491 Opp Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28501 Blk 490 Jurong West Ave 1
28511 Blk 463 Jurong West Ave 1
28521 Blk 457 Jurong West Ave 1
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28531 Blk 536 Jurong West Ave 1
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Jurong West Avenue 1 (Blk 538) → Marina Boulevard (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn) → Jurong West Avenue 1 (Blk 536)
Passes Through Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Shenton Way / Anson Rd
Route Length Towards Marina Blvd: 20.7 km Towards Jurong West Ave 1: 21.1 km
Traveling Time 67 – 73 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package TBC
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong West Ave 1
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 1
15 mins
From Central Blvd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

City Direct service 657 provides residents of Jurong West/East Avenue 1 and Toh Guan with greater connectivity to the CBD. 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 Toh Guan Road and Anson Road/Shenton Way via AYE.

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

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Jurong West Avenue 1 (Blk 538):
    07:30 & 07:45
  • Evening Peak from Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn):
    18:15 & 18:30

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Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 24 Feb 2014 – 21 Apr 2017: Transtar Travel Pte Ltd
  • 24 Apr 2017 onward: SMRT Buses Ltd
History:
  • 2014 (24 Feb): Introduced between Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 538) and Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) during morning peak hours and between Central Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd) and Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 536) 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 (24 Apr): Operations transferred to SMRT Buses Ltd.
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings


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4 thoughts on “SMRT City Direct Bus Service 657

  • 7 June 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    Service 657 really need improvement. The bus are always crowded & never got the chance to have a seat. The driver of the 2nd bus drove very slowly. No idea why but think service 657 really need to improve. Have more buses in the morning rather than just 2 & if possible have it change to a double decker bus. Hope the management can improvise on this.

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    • 3 July 2017 at 2:06 PM
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      agree. Bus 657 is too crowded in the morning. Pls add buses or change to a double decker one, thanks.

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  • 7 June 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    Can provide more buses or have it to a double decker bus. 2 buses in the morning is not enough. The bus are always very crowded. Can please look into this matter urgently.

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  • 19 August 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    The 657 skipped the 7:30am service today. The bus came at 7:40am and waited at the first bus stop in Jurong West till 7:47am. The bus was full only at 3rd stop due to the accumulation of passengers from the 7:30am bus. This could cause trouble to many passengers. Please take this issue seriously and improve on it.

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