City Direct Bus Service 658

City Direct Service 658 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Eunos and the CBD, passing through Kaki Bukit, Bedok Reservoir and Shenton Way. It is the eight City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

City Direct Service 658 will be discontinued from 17 Dec 2018. The last day of service will be on Friday, 14 December 2018.

658
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84501
Christ Ch
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84511
Blk 608
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84701
Blk 151
Kaki Bukit Ave 1
72031
Bef Kaki Bt Stn Exit B
Kaki Bukit Ave 1
72041
Blk 660A CP
Kaki Bukit Ave 1
72029
Opp Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72019
Eunos Mans
Jln Eunos
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
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
72011
Blk 322
Jln Eunos
72021
Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84501
Christ Ch
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84511
Blk 608
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84701
Blk 151
Kaki Bukit Ave 1
72031
Bef Kaki Bt Stn Exit B
Kaki Bukit Ave 1
72041
Blk 660A CP
Kaki Bukit Ave 1


Technical Information
Route
[AM]: Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 122) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Kaki Bukit Ave 1 (Blk 660A CP)
Passes Through Kaki Bukit Ave 1, Central Blvd, Marina Blvd
Route Length 15.7 km (D1) | 15.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Buses
Departure Times from Bedok Reservoir Rd
0740 – 0755 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1820 – 1835 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
15 mins 15 mins

 

City Direct service 658 provides residents of Eunos and Bedok Reservoir 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 Jalan Eunos and Marina Bay via PIE, KPE and Sheares Avenue.

This is the eight 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.

With the reinstatement of Kaki Bukit Ave 1 from 24 Apr 2016, City Direct 658 will no longer serve Jalan Damai but will call at a relocated bus stop from Jalan Tenaga along Kaki Bukit Ave 1. As a result, the PM terminating bus stop was relocated to Bus Stop 72041, Blk 660A CP along Kaki Bukit Ave 1 from 25 April 2016.

The service was discontinued on Monday, 17 December 2018.

Departure Timings

  • AM Peak from Blk 122, Bedok Reservoir Rd: 0740hrs, 0755hrs
  • PM Peak from Mapletree Anson, Anson Rd: 1820hrs, 1835hrs

Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares.

Fleet: Service 658’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. Common models sighted include Golden Dragon XML6957J14B Turbos.


Operator History:

  • 19 May 2014 – 14 December 2018: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

History:

  • 2014 (19 May): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Eunos to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:40am and 7:55am, and weekday evenings at 6:20pm and 6:35pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
  • 2016 (25 Apr): Amended to serve Jalan Tenaga instead of Jalan Damai due to reinstatement of Kaki Bukit Ave 1.
  • 2018 (17 Dec): Service Discontinued.

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