(Defunct) City Direct Bus Service 659

City Direct Service 659 was a Weekday Peak Hour City Direct service between Bedok and the CBD, passing through Bedok North, Bedok South and Marina Bay. It is the ninth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and was withdrawn on 17 December 2018.

659
84119
Opp Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Rd
84149
Lion Hme For Elders
Bedok Sth Rd
84089
Blk 40
Bedok Sth Rd
84079
Siglap CC/Opp Blk 71
Bedok Sth Rd
84109
Blk 50
Bedok Sth Ave 3
84069
Blk 55
New Upp Changi Rd
84289
Opp Blk 180
Bedok Nth Rd
84249
Blk 124
Bedok Nth Rd
84239
Opp Blk 85
Bedok Nth Rd
84229
Blk 111
Bedok Nth Rd
84349
Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok Nth Rd
84429
Blk 515
Bedok Nth Ave 2
84419
Blk 512
Bedok Nth St 3
84409
Blk 550
Bedok Nth St 3
84369
Blk 45
Bedok Nth Rd
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
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
84361
Blk 547
Bedok Nth Rd
84371
Blk 546
Bedok Nth Ave 1
84401
Opp Blk 550
Bedok Nth St 3
84411
Blk 526
Bedok Nth St 3
84421
Blk 510
Bedok Nth Ave 2
84341
Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok Nth Rd
84221
Blk 109
Bedok Nth Rd
84231
Blk 85
Bedok Nth Rd
84241
Blk 81
Bedok Nth Rd
84281
Blk 180
Bedok Nth Rd
84061
The Tanamera Condo
New Upp Changi Rd
84101
Opp Blk 49
Bedok Sth Ave 3
84071
Blk 71
Bedok Sth Rd
84081
Opp Blk 40
Bedok Sth Rd
84141
Opp Lion Hme For Elders
Bedok Sth Rd
84111
Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Rd


Route Overview
Route [AM]: Bedok South Road (Opp Temasek JC)  → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Mapletree Anson) → Bedok South Road (Temasek JC)
Passes Through Bedok North Rd, Bedok North St 3, Central Blvd, Marina Blvd
Route Length Towards Shenton Way: 19.4 km Towards Bedok South Rd: 19.3 km
Traveling Time 70 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Former Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Former Fleet Private Buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bedok South Rd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:30 – 07:50
Departure Times from Anson Rd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:15 – 18:30
Operating Frequency
From Bedok South Rd
10 mins
From Anson Rd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

City Direct service 659 provides residents of Bedok South and Bedok North 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 Bedok North Road and Marina Bay via PIE, KPE and Sheares Avenue.

This is the ninth 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.

The service was discontinued on Monday, 17 December 2018. Aedge continues to operate the route in the morning under Premium 785.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Bedok South Road (Opp Temasek JC):
    07:30, 07:40 & 07:50
  • Evening Peak from Anson Road (Mapletree Anson):
    18:15 & 18:30

Gallery

 


Operator History:
  • 09 June 2014 – 14 December 2018: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Route History:
  • 2014 (09 Jun): Introduced between Bedok South Rd (Opp Temasek JC) and Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) during morning peak hours and between Hub Synergy Pt (Anson Rd) and Bedok South Rd (Temasek JC) 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.
  • 2018 (17 Dec): Withdrawn.
Past Routing:
Year Morning Peak Evening Peak
2014 Bedok South Rd, Bedok South Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 2, Bedok North St 3, Bedok North Ave 1, Bedok North Rd, PIE, KPE, ECP, Central Blvd and Shenton Way. Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Marina Blvd, ECP, KPE, PIE, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 1, Bedok North St 3, Bedok North Ave 2, Bedok North Rd, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok South Ave 3 and Bedok South Rd
Changes in Departure Times:
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
09 Jun 2014 07:30 & 07:45 18:15 & 18:30
19 Jan 2015 07:30, 07:40 & 07:50 18:15 & 18:30

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4 thoughts on “(Defunct) City Direct Bus Service 659

  • 20 December 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Is the bus service extended? I still see the bus operating this morning… isn’t it supposed to discontinue on 17 Dec 2018

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  • 17 October 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    on this website 1 bus to bedok is 6:15pm. bus arrived on bus stop atf capital tower at 6:12pm. most of us that were riding the 6:15 bus missed it

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  • 29 September 2017 at 7:43 AM
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    Hi PIC,

    May I know, Which is thr first that 659 is starting at along Bedok South Road??

    Thank you.

    Reply

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