Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 663

Tower Transit City Direct Service 663 is a Weekday Peak Hour City Direct Service between Yishun and the CBD, passing through Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Central and Bras Basah Rd. It is the thirteenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Launched on 28 September 2015, the route took over deleted sectors of Express 850E.

663
59591
Bet Blks 405/406
Yishun Avenue 6
59601
Blk 391
Yishun Avenue 6
59649
Opp Blk 333C
Yishun Street 31
59399
Opp Blk 367
Yishun Ring Road
59409
Evangel Family Ch
Yishun Ring Road
59419
Blk 413
Yishun Ring Road
59459
Opp Huamin Pr Sch
Yishun Avenue 11
59709
Bef SAFRA Yishun
Yishun Central
59349
Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
Yishun Central
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Avenue 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Road
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
Bras Basah Road
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
Bras Basah Road
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Road
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront NS26EW14
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg EW15
Shenton Way
03241
Mapletree Anson
Anson Road
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Road
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Road
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F NS26EW14
Robinson Road
03011
Fullerton Sq NS26EW14
Fullerton Road
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Drive
04111
Capitol Bldg NS25EW13
Stamford Road
04121
SMU CC2
Stamford Road
08041
YMCA
Orchard Road
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1
Penang Road
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Avenue 2
59341
Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
Yishun Central
59701
Opp SAFRA Yishun
Yishun Central
59651
Blk 348B
Yishun Avenue 11
59451
Bet Blks 349/350
Yishun Avenue 11
59411
Blk 356
Yishun Ring Road
59401
Blk 358
Yishun Ring Road
59391
Blk 342B
Yishun Ring Road
59641
Bet Blks 333C/333D
Yishun Street 31
59609
Opp Blk 392
Yishun Avenue 6
59599
Opp Blk 406
Yishun Avenue 6


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Yishun Avenue 6 (Bet Blks 405/406) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Mapletree Anson) → Yishun Avenue 6 (Opp Blk 406)
Passes Through Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ctrl, Bras Basah Rd
Route Length Towards Shenton Way: 26.1 km Towards Yishun Ave 6: 26.1 km
Traveling Time 71 – 74 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package TBC
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-meter Double Deck Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yishun Ave 6
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:20 – 07:50
Departure Times from Anson Rd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:15 – 18:30
Operating Frequency
From Yishun Ave 6
15 mins
From Anson Rd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

City Direct Service 663 provides residents of Yishun 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 Yishun Ave 2 and Orchard Rd via SLE & CTE.

This is the thirteenth 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.

With the launch of this service, Express Service 850E was amended to start at Yishun St 41, serving Yishun Ave 1 & 11. Lost sectors for Service 850E was replaced with City Direct Service 663.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Yishun Avenue 6 (Bet Blks 405/406):
    07:20, 07:35 & 07:50
  • Evening Peak from Anson Road (Mapletree Anson):
    18:15 & 18:30

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History:
  • 28 Sep 2015 – 27 Sep 2017: Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd
  • 28 Sep 2017 onward: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
History:
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Introduced between Yishun Ave 6 (Bet Blks 405/406) and Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) during morning peak hours and between Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) and Yishun Ave 6 (Opp Blk 406) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the BSEP.
  • 2017 (28 Sep): Operations transferred to Tower Transit; Double deck buses deployed on a regular basis; Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings

Changes in Departure Times:
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
28 Sep 2015 07:20, 07:30, 07:40 & 07:50 18:15 & 18:30
28 Sep 2017 07:20, 07:35 & 07:50 18:15 & 18:30

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9 thoughts on “Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 663

  • 15 January 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    Should have awarded to SMRT.

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  • 3 August 2018 at 12:51 AM
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    Can bus 663 extend to Canberra walk blk 108 (new bto ) as morning ppl like us had to squee shutter bus 883 to yishun mrt or sembawang mrt to city area. This is very frustrating . Or open other new route to this area ?

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  • 19 September 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    This arrangement is too risky for Tower Transit. As we all know, the depot is at Bulim, whereas the route is at Yishun. Adhering to schedule may be a problem. Nonetheless, maybe the plan is for Tower Transit to prove itself with this service; if Tower Transit can manage this service well, future packages may be in favour of Tower Transit. ?

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