Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 665

City Direct Service 665 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Marsiling, Woodlands and the CBD, passing through Marsiling Drive, Marsiling Lane, Marsiling Rise, Woodlands Ave 5 and Bras Basah Rd. It is the fifteenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

665
46141
Blk 32
Marsiling Drive
46151
Blk 212
Marsiling Lane
46161
GES S’pore
Marsiling Lane
46171
Opp Blk 19
Marsiling Lane
46241
Opp Blk 15
Marsiling Lane
46191
Opp Blk 120
Marsiling Rise
46299
Opp Blk 106
Woodlands Avenue 5
46641
Blk 894C
Woodlands Avenue 5
47581
Opp Blk 521
Woodlands Avenue 5
46651
Blk 550
Woodlands Avenue 4
46961
Blk 547
Woodlands Avenue 4
46981
W’lands Sth Stn Exit 2 TE3
Woodlands Avenue 1
46991
Blk 589
Woodlands Avenue 1
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Rd
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
Bras Basah Rd
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
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 Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F NS26EW14
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq NS26EW14
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg NS25EW13
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU CC2
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1
Penang Rd
46999
Opp Blk 589
Woodlands Avenue 1
46989
W’lands Sth Stn Exit 1 TE3
Woodlands Avenue 1
46969
Blk 532
Woodlands Avenue 4
46659
Opp Blk 550
Woodlands Avenue 4
47589
Blk 519A CP
Woodlands Avenue 5
46649
Blk 515
Woodlands Avenue 5
46291
Blk 106
Woodlands Avenue 5
46199
Blk 120
Marsiling Rise
46249
Blk 15
Marsiling Lane
46179
Blk 18
Marsiling Lane
46169
Si Ling Sec Sch
Marsiling Lane
46159
Blk 206
Marsiling Lane
46149
Blk 203
Marsiling Drive

Technical Information
Route
[AM]: Marsiling Dr (Blk 32) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Marsiling Dr (Blk 203)
Passes Through Marsiling Lane/Rise, Woodlands Ave 5, Bras Basah Rd
Route Length 30.6km (D1) | 30.8km (D2)
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package City Direct Bus Services
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double-Decker Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Marsiling Dr
0700 – 0740 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 6 Trips
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1815 – 1830 (Weekdays except Public Holidays), 2 Trips
Frequency AM Peak
PM Peak
8 mins 15 mins

 

Release Poster
Release Poster

City Direct Service 665 provides residents of Marsiling and Woodlands South 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 Woodlands Ave 1 and Orchard Rd via SLE & CTE.

This is the fifteenth 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 introduction of City Direct 665, SMRT Express Service 951E was amended to service Woodlands Ave 5, skipping Woodlands Ave 1 and part of Woodlands Ave 4.

Additional AM Trip

Due to growing demand, a 6th AM forward trip was  added from 4 Jan 2016. The first bus departure timing from Marsiling was brought forward from 0715hrs to 0710hrs, along with adjustment of other AM departure timings of City Direct 665.

Transfer of Operator

Change of operator notice for City Direct 665
Change of operator notice for City Direct 665

Tower Transit Singapore took over operations of City Direct 665 on 12 Oct 2017. Departure Timings remained the same for both the AM Peak and PM Peak.

2018 Capacity Upgrade

Due to growing demand, the fleet of City Direct 665 was upgraded to Double-Decker Buses from 09 April 2018. Morning departure timings from Marsiling Drive were also adjusted to 0700, 0708, 0716, 0724, 0732, 0740 from 0710, 0716, 0721, 0727, 0734, 0740.

MRT Stations Served:

Departure Times:

  • AM Peak from Blk 32, Marsiling Drive: 0700hrs, 0708hrs, 0716hrs, 0724hrs, 0732hrs, 0740hrs
  • PM Peak from Mapletree Anson, Anson Rd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs

Fares: Charges distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Operator History:

  • 12 Oct 2015 – 11 Oct 2017: Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd
  • 12 Oct 2017 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

History:

  • 2015 (09 Feb): Tender for City Directs 661 to 665 announced; tender closes 09 Mar 2015.
  • 2015 (21 Jul): Tender for City Direct 665 awarded to Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd at $3.41 million.
  • 2015 (12 Oct): Launch of City Direct 665
  • 2016 (4 Jan): Additional AM trip added, AM departure timings revised.
  • 2017 (12 Oct): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • 2018 (09 Apr): AM Trip Timings adjusted. Double-Decker Buses deployed.

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20 thoughts on “Tower Transit City Direct Bus Service 665

  • 15 January 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    Should have awarded to SMRT.

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  • 21 August 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    Hi… It will be good if another 665 bus (evening bus) starts at 6pm or 5.50 pm as 6.15 and 6.30 is too late for some of us.

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  • 24 December 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    24th December 2018
    2nd bus arrive at 7.30 at Tekong Park (woodlands) which normally reach about 7.21am
    Bus Number: SBS 3316X
    Bus going super slow until 2 of 665 bus behind us has passby us and reach Dhobt Ghaut while we are still along CTE near bishan.
    Please look into this as a few of us already late for work!

    Thank you!

    Reply

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