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).

From Monday, 09 April 2018, the morning operating hours for City Direct Service 665 will be adjusted. In addition, double decker buses will be deployed.

665
46141
Blk 32
Marsiling Dr
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 Ave 5
46641
Blk 894C
Woodlands Ave 5
47581
Opp Blk 521
Woodlands Ave 5
46651
Blk 550
Woodlands Ave 4
46961
Blk 547
Woodlands Ave 4
46981
Blk 541
Woodlands Ave 1
46991
Blk 589
Woodlands Ave 1
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
46999
Opp Blk 589
Woodlands Ave 1
46989
Opp Blk 540
Woodlands Ave 1
46969
Blk 532
Woodlands Ave 4
46659
Opp Blk 550
Woodlands Ave 4
47589
Blk 519A CP
Woodlands Ave 5
46649
Blk 515
Woodlands Ave 5
46291
Blk 106
Woodlands Ave 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 Dr
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 30.8km
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
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Marsiling Dr
0710 – 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.

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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17 thoughts on “City Direct Bus Service 665

  • 7 November 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    may i know why is there a queue at blk 894C? i see no signage or railing for queue. Its a public bus, bus stop is not crowded, the bus stop is mean for public buses. Or are those people waiting for private buses?

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    • 8 November 2017 at 9:20 PM
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      For City Direct and Peak Hour Express Services, commuters may form a queue themselves at the bus stop as an act of mutual understanding of the first-come-first-served basis. Moreover, City Direct 665 has very limited seats on board as the fleet was downsized from a private bus to a public bus.

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  • 6 November 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Can LTA also consider the bus capacity when changing bus operator? The bus used by Tower transit is not able to cater to the ever increasing number of passengers. Please change to double deck bus ASAP. Don’t make us stand for 1 hr in our daily trip back and forth to work.

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  • 2 November 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    Please change to double decker for goodness sake. The previous private bus provider is so much better.

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  • 25 October 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    Can Tower Transit change to double decker fleets? Reason is because it was always so pack in the 1st am and 1st pm trip. Can’t even get in the bus.

    Beside, any possibilities to add more earlier am trip? (example 7:00am, 7:05am)
    Those who alight in Shenton way always late at work (start work 8:30am).

    Thanks.

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  • 30 September 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Don’t worry,12th October Tower Transit will be taking over with double decker fleets

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    • 2 October 2017 at 7:11 PM
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      Goodbye to City Direct for now, Bus Hub. Good day, Tower Transit.

      Well, frankly speaking, I’m expecting Go-Ahead for City Direct, preferably 661

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