Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 657

Tower Transit 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).

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 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
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
Travelling Time 67 – 73 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
MAN A95 (3-Door)
Volvo B9TL
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

Gallery (Tower Transit):
Gallery (SMRT Buses):
Gallery (Transtar Travel):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 24 Feb 2014 – 21 Apr 2017: Transtar Travel Pte Ltd
  • 24 Apr 2017 – 28 May 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 29 May 2021 – 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.

  • 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. Operated under Contract VT387D
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Mapletree Anson along Anson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Hub Synergy Pt
  • 2017 (24 Apr): Operations transferred to SMRT Buses Ltd under the Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2021 (29 May): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd under the Bulim Bus Package. Double-Decker Buses deployed.

Past Routings

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7 thoughts on “Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 657

  • 2 September 2023 at 8:19 PM

    Idea :add a bus 658 from Bukit Panjang to cbd.


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