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.
||[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|
|BCM Route Package||City Direct Bus Services|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
|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|
|6 – 7 mins||15 mins|
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.
- 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.
- 23 Jun 2014 – 31 December 2018: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
- 02 January 2019 onward: SBS Transit Ltd
- 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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