City Direct Service 661 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Pasir Ris and the CBD, passing through Pasir Ris Dr 6, Street 11 and Shenton Way. It is the fourteenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
Due to the Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures, City Direct 661 will be suspended from 8 April 2020 to 4 May 2020.
||[AM]: Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Blk 479) → Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) → Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Blk 479)
|Passes Through||Pasir Ris Dr 6, Pasir Ris St 11, Shenton Way, Anson Rd|
|Route Length||25.8 km (D1) | 24.8 km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||70 mins|
|BCM Route Package||City Direct Bus Services|
|Current Operator||Go-Ahead Singapore|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Decker Buses
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Pasir Ris Dr 3
||0730 – 0750 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips|
|Departure Times from Central Blvd
||1810 – 1825 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips|
|20 mins||15 mins|
City Direct Service 661 provides residents of Pasir Ris 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 Loyang Ave and Anson Rd via TPE, PIE, KPE & MCE.
3 New bus stops were constructed along Pasir Ris St 11 for this service.
This is the eleventh 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.
On the first day of operations on 22 Sep 2015, free rides were available on this service.
An additional AM Trip was added to the service effective 25 July 2016 to cope with the rising demand.
Transfer of Operator
Go-Ahead Singapore takes over operations of City Direct 661 from 2 January 2019 with double-decker buses. AM Trip operating hours will also be reduced to 2 trips instead of 3, departing the first stop at 0730hrs & 0750hrs. There would be no change in departure timings during the evening peak hours from Marina Blvd.
- AM Peak from Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 479): 0730hrs, 0750hrs
- PM Peak from Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn): 1810hrs, 1825hrs
Fares: Charges distance-based express fares.
- 21 July 2015: Tender for City Direct 661 awarded to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd.
- 22 September 2015 – 31 December 2018: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
- 2 January 2019 onward: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go-Ahead Singapore)
- 2015 (09 Feb): Tender for City Directs 661 to 665 announced; tender closes 09 Mar 2015.
- 2015 (21 Jul): Tender for City Direct 661 awarded to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd at $5.41 million.
- 2015 (07 Sep): Initial press release by LTA stating launch date to be on 15 Sep, later removed possibly due to the General Elections 2015.
- 2015 (22 Sep): Launch of City Direct 661 from Pasir Ris to and fro CBD.
- 2016 (25 Jul): Additional AM Trip added, departure timings from Pasir Ris Drive 3 revised to 0730hrs, 0740hrs & 0750hrs.
- 2019 (02 Jan): Transfer of operator to Go-Ahead Singapore. AM Trip departure timings revised to 0730hrs & 0750hrs with double-decker buses.
Designated as a wheelchair accessible bus service.
- 2020 (08 Apr – 04 May): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
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