City Direct Bus Service 657

City Direct Service 657 is an AM/PM Peak 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).

SMRT Buses Ltd took over operations of City Direct Service 657 on 24 Apr 2017.


Route:

657
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
Marina Blvd
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
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
Technical Information
Route
[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
Route Length 20.6km (D1) | 20.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 67 mins (AM) | 73 mins (PM)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
MAN A22
Departure Times from Jurong West
0730 – 0745 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Departure Times from Central Blvd
1815 – 1830 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
15 mins 15 mins

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.

 

Departure Timings:

  • From Blk 538, Jurong West Ave 1: 0730hrs, 0745hrs
  • From Marina Bay Stn, Central Blvd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs

Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.
Fleet: Service 657’s fleet comprises of single-decker buses from SMRT Buses Ltd.


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Operator History:

  • 24 Feb 2014 – 21 Apr 2017: Transtar Travel Pte Ltd
  • 24 Apr 2017 onwards: SMRT Buses Ltd

History:

  • 2014 (24 Feb): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from West Coast 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.
  • 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): Operating contract for City Direct 657 by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd extended by one more year.
  • 2017 (24 Apr): Operations transferred to SMRT Buses Ltd.

External Links & References:

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4 thoughts on “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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