SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 660

City Direct Service 660 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Hougang and the CBD, passing through Hougang Avenue 4, 8, and Bras Basah. It is the tenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

SBS Transit takes over operations for City Direct 660 from 2 January 2019, with changes in AM Trip timings.

 

660
66481
Opp Blk 968
Buangkok Green
64251
Hougang Sec Sch
Hougang St 91
64609
Blk 687
Hougang Ave 4
64419
Blk 681
Hougang Ave 4
63379
Blk 608
Hougang Ave 8
63389
Opp Xinmin Pr Sch
Hougang Ave 8
63399
Blk 632
Hougang Ave 8
66339
Blk 101
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
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
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
66331
Blk 554
Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
63391
Blk 639
Hougang Ave 8
63381
Xinmin Pr Sch
Hougang Ave 8
63371
Blk 679
Hougang Ave 8
64411
Blk 670
Hougang Ave 4
64601
Blk 919
Hougang Ave 4
64259
Blk 925A
Hougang St 91
64091
Hougang Pr Sch
Hougang St 93
66489
Blk 969
Buangkok Green


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[AM]: Buangkok Green (Opp Blk 968) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Buangkok Green (Blk 969)
Passes Through Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Dhoby Ghaut
Route Length 17.9km (D1) | 18.0km (D2)
Traveling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Buangkok Green
0730 – 0750 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 4 Trips
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1820 – 1835 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
6 – 7 mins 15 mins

 

City Direct 660 Poster (March 2017)
City Direct 660 Poster (March 2017)

City Direct Service 660 provides residents of Hougang Neighbourhoods 6 and 9 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 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Orchard Road via the CTE.

A pair of new bus stops was constructed along Hougang Street 91 (outside Hougang Secondary School) for this service. This is the tenth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which 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.

Additional morning trips were added effective from 01 September 2014, 11 May 2015 and 25 June 2018 to cope with growing demand for this service.

Transfer of Operator

SBS Transit takes over operations of City Direct 660 from 2 January 2019 with double-decker buses. AM Trip operating hours will also be reduced to 4 trips instead of 5, departing the first stop at 0730hrs, 0736hrs, 0743hrs & 0750hrs. There would be no change in departure timings during the evening peak hours from Anson Road.

 

Departure Timings

  • AM Peak from Buangkok Green (Opp Blk 968): 0730hrs, 0736hrs, 0743hrs, 0750hrs
  • PM Peak from Anson Road (Mapletree Anson): 1820hrs, 1835hrs

Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares.


Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 23 Jun 2014 – 31 December 2018: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
  • 02 January 2019 onward: SBS Transit Ltd
History
  • 2014 (23 Jun): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Hougang to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:35am and 7:50am, and weekday evenings at 6:20pm and 6:35pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
  • 2014 (01 Sep): Third morning trip added, departure times from Buangkok Green revised to 7:30am, 7:40am and 7:50am.
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Calls at new bus stop 03241 Anson Rd – Mapletree Anson instead of 03222 Anson Rd – Hub Synergy Point
  • 2015 (11 May): Fourth morning trip added, departure times from Buangkok Green revised to 7:30am, 7:37am, 7:44am and 7:50am.
  • 2018 (25 Jun): Fifth morning trip added, departure times from Buangkok Green revised to 7:30am, 7:35am, 7:40am, 7:45am and 7:50am
  • 2019 (02 Jan): Transfer of operator to SBS Transit. AM Trip departure timings revised to 0730hrs, 0736hrs, 0743hrs & 0750hrs with double-decker buses.
    Wheelchair accessible bus service.

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12 thoughts on “SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 660

  • 24 April 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    I would like to inform you that the bus conductor was so rude to a lady (helper) 2 kids, upon boarding the bus she was ask to show her ezlink card, this lady wasn’t sure why she needs to show her card.
    Trying to explain that she has tapped the card.
    The conductor requested 2nd/3rd time adding a sentence YOU DON’T understand English.

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  • 23 November 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    I would like to bring to your attention that recently the 1st 660 bus in the evening route always do not stop at the Penang Road bus stop. I hope you would look into that as it has been wasting passengers time by waiting at the bus stop with no bus to take.

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