(Defunct) City Shuttle Services (CSS)

City Shuttle Service (CSS) was a group of bus services operated by Singapore Shuttle Bus Private Limited, then a subsidiary of SMRT Corporation. These services were in operation between 16 May 1975 and 28 April 2007.

A Brief History:

With the introduction of the Singapore Area Licensing Scheme (which charged drivers a fee to enter the Downtown commercial district) in 1975, City Shuttle Services (CSS) wereΒ introduced as an initiative by theΒ Government. The CSS aimed to reduce traffic congestion in the city as part of a Park and Ride scheme, by encouraging drivers to park their vehicles outside the city and transfer to connecting bus routes (such as CSS services) into the city. It was hoped that drivers would embrace the initiative by providing low fares and good service.

In reality, the CSS initiative was a failure. People who could afford a car were affluent enough to pay the congestion charge, or simply chose to drive into the City outside of peak hours. Subsequent years saw the withdrawal of low-demand routes, and others were extended into the heartlands, offering quick bus connections to the City. However, low demand forced the eventual withdrawal of all CSS routes, and the last was withdrawn in 2007.

Brief Timeline:

  • 1975 (16 May): Eleven CSS services introduced, numbered in numerical order. Operated by NTUC Comfort and Singapore Shuttle Bus (SSB)
  • 1975 (12 Jun): CSS services extended to HDB housing estates, CSS 10 and 11 are withdrawn
  • 1987 (12 Mar): SSB is acquired byΒ Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 1988 (25 Jun): CSS 1, 4 and 9 are withdrawn
  • 1990 (30 Jun): CSS 6 is withdrawn, leaving SSB running the remain CSS services
  • 1995 (24 Oct): CSS accepts Transitlink farecards. Original 25-seater buses were replaced with newer 12m buses.
  • 1997 (03 Nov): CSS Services renamed with the 60X designation
  • 2001 (09 Jul): SMRT acquires and merges TIBS and SSB
  • 2001 (28 Oct): CSS 602 is withdrawn together with NAC buses, all remaining CSS routes were fully air-conditioned
  • 2003 (03 Aug): CSS 607 is withdrawn
  • 2003 (30 Nov): CSS 603 is withdrawn
  • 2004 (05 Sep):Β CSS 605 is withdrawn
  • 2007 (29 Apr): CSS 608 is withdrawn, marking the end of CSS services.

Detailed History:

Lineup of CSS buses
Lineup of CSS buses. Click for larger image.

The City Shuttle Service (CSS) was introduced in 1975 as an initiative by theΒ Government. At the time, theΒ Singapore Area Licensing Scheme was introduced, which was a urban congestion pricing scheme that charged drivers a fee for entering the Central BusinessΒ DistrictΒ (CBD). Hence, the CSS aimed to reduce traffic congestion in the city as part of a Park and Ride scheme, by encouraging drivers to park their vehicles outside the city and transfer to connecting bus routes (such as CSS services) into the city. CSS hoped that drivers would embrace the initiative by providing low fares and good service.

On 16th May 1975, 11 inaugural CSS services commenced operations. These were jointly operated by NTUC Comfort (4 services) & Singapore Shuttle Bus (SSB) (7 services), which served 16 fringe car parks, 7 city area termini and 49 selected bus stops with around sixty 25-seater single door buses. Later on, with the abolishing of the Park and Ride scheme, the CSS operators would then extend their regular services from fringe carparks to HDB housing estates. Housing districts such as Bukit Merah, Bedok, St Michael’s Estate, Marine Parade, Holland Road & Sin Ming Rd received CSS connections to the CBD. At the same time, the number of CSS routes were reduced to 9 services (6 from SSB and 3 were from NTUC Comfort) with the withdrawal of CSS 10 and 11.


TIBS drivers pose with the CSS fleet
TIBS drivers pose with the CSS fleet

On 12 March 1987, Singapore Shuttle Bus was bought over by Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS). Operation of SSBΒ CSS routes were assimilated into thatΒ of TIBS.

On 25 June 1988, NTUC Comfort, which ran 3 CSS routes, decided to withdraw 2 of its routes from Marine Parade (CSS 1 and CSS 4). This was partly due to the high maintenance cost of its buses and a decline in commuter demand due to the opening of the MRT system. On the same day, SSB also withdrew CSS 9, which operated between Bukit Merah and Lor 1 Geylang. NTUC Comfort’s remaining buses ran on their last route (CSS 6) until 1990, when the buses reached the end of their lifespan.

In 1985, the initial fleet of 25-seater buses were replaced with larger 12m buses such as the Hino HT238K, DAF SB220 and Nissan Diesel U31SCN/U31RCN. CSS was also the first bus operator in Singapore to introduce concessionary fares for senior citizens, which was eventually extended to other bus operators. CSS routes were renumbered to the “60x” series in 1997 with the standardisation of route numbering. When TIBS was bought over by SMRT Corporation in 2001, SMRT became the sole operator of the remaining 5 CSS routes, originally operated by SSB. However, SMRT chose to retain the characteristic orange livery of the CSS buses.


With more travel options such as parallel bus routes and new train lines, ridership for CSS services were declining, and one by one they were subsequently withdrawn. By the time the second-last CSS route (CSS 605) was withdrawn in Sep 2004, its existing fleet of CSS buses were downsized. The DAF SB220 buses were exported overseas, leaving only the Nissan buses in its fleet. Some of the Nissan buses registered with CSS plates were transferred to the SMRT fleet in June 2006, bearing the TIB registration.

With insufficient demand to sustain operations, the last CSS route, Service 608, was withdrawn on 28 April 2007, marking an end to the era of CSS services.Β Singapore Shuttle Bus was liquidated, and the remaining Nissan buses and the sole Dennis Lance (CSS310U) were transferred to SMRT Buses for continued operations, 2 months after its withdrawal of Service 608.


Post-Withdrawal – Replacement Bus Services:

This section applies to the last 2 CSS services withdrawn in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

Following the withdrawal of the final 2 CSS services (605 & 608), bus services were introduced or amended to replace the deleted sectors for both services.

The table below looks at the replacement bus services introduced to replace deleted sectors of the CSS services:

CSS Service(s) Replacement Bus Service(s)
605
  • 52:Β Introduced in 2005, replacing deleted sectors along Sin Ming Ave, Upp Thomson Rd
  • 131:Β Amended in 2005, replacing deleted sectors along Bt Purmei Ave
608
  • 16:Β Extended to Bedok Int in 2007, replacing deleted sectors along Bedok South Rd/Ave 1, Upp East Coast Rd, Siglap Rd

Bus fleet:

City Shuttle Services have their own unique registration plates with the prefix CSS. The following list is retrieved from sgwiki:

  • 001L – 028K: Mercedes-Benz O309 (Supreme Star)
  • 029H – 038G: Mercedes-Benz O309 (Chua Heng)
  • 101G: Bedford SB5
  • 102D – 121Z: Mercedes-Benz O309 (Type 1 & 2 mixed)
  • 122X – 144H: British-Leyland 900FG
  • 145E: Bedford VAS
  • 146C, 147A: Bedford SB
  • 148Y – 166U: Bedford VAS
  • 167S: Bedford SB
  • 168P, 169L: Mercedes-Benz OF1113 (Soon Chow Demonstrator)
  • 170G: Bedford VAS
  • 171D, 172B: Mercedes-Benz LP1113 (Soon Chow Demonstrator)
  • 173Z – 177M: Bedford SB
  • Old 178K: Hino BX321 Demonstrator (with Hino body)
  • Old 179H: Nissan Diesel UA20 Demonstrator
  • Old 180C – 229Y: Hino BX341E (BF177) (with Hino body)
  • New 178K – 211Y: Nissan Diesel U31RCN (with Fuji Heavy Industries body and Fuji/FHI AC)
  • 230S – 246Y: Hino RK176 (with FHI body)
  • 247U – 266P: Nissan Diesel R87 (with Fuji Heavy Industries body)
  • 267L – 268J: Nissan Diesel U31SCN (with Fuji Heavy Industries body)
  • 269G: Hino HT238K (With Hino body)
  • 270B – 289Z: DAF SB220LT AC (Hispano body with Hispacold AC) [former TIB405Z – TIB424T]
  • 290T – 293K, 295E to 300Z: Hino HT238K (with Hino body and Fuji AC) [former TIB380K – TIB389L]
  • 294H: Nissan Diesel U31SCN (with Fuji Heavy Industries body and Fuji AC) [former TIB390G]
  • 301X to 309A: Hino HT238K (with Hino body) [former TIB353P – TIB361R]
  • 310U: Dennis Lance 245 (Duple Metsec (UMW (Malaysia)) body with Sutrak AC [re-registered as TIB1257C]

Gallery:


Operational Details:

City Shuttle services operated between 0630 and 1930 hours on Weekdays & Saturdays. On selected Sundays & Public Holidays in December during several years, CSS Service 8 had its operating hours extended to cater for the demand of shoppers during the festive season, operating between 1000 and 1930 hours.


Routes:

Route information for the following renumbered CSS services withdrawn between 2001 and 2007 are listed below:

  • Service 602:Β Shenton Way β†Ί Holland Drive
  • Service 603:Β St. Michael’s β†Ί Upper Cross Street
  • Service 605:Β Sin Ming Road ↔ Bukit Merah
  • Service 607:Β St. Michael’s β†Ί New Bridge Road
  • Service 608:Β Bedok ↔ Bukit Merah

CSS Service 602 (1997 – 2001):

602 SSB Weekdays Saturdays Sundays & PHs
First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus
Shenton Way Ter 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Frequency 0630 – 0900 0901 – 1629 1630 – 1900 After 1900
Loop 9 – 10 mins 11 – 14 mins 10 – 13 mins 11 – 14 mins
  • 1997 (03 Nov): Renumbered from CSS Service 2, operating between Holland Dr Ter and Shenton Way (Loop).
  • 1998: Rerouted to start from Shenton Way Ter and loop at Holland Dr.
  • 2001 (28 Oct): Withdrawn.
Bus Service 602: Shenton Way – Holland Dr (Loop)
  • Palmer Rd
    Shenton Way Ter
    – Bef Shenton Way
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Bef Bangkok Bank
    – Bef Church St
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • St. Andrew’s Rd (express)
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol
    – Natl Lib
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Park Mall
    – Bef Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Orchard Link
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Opp Orchard Stn
    – Angullia Pk
    – Opp Blvd Hotel
  • Grange Rd
    – Omni Marco Polo
  • Napier Rd
    – British High Comm
    – Opp S’pore Botanic Gdns
  • Holland Rd
    – Aft Minden Rd
    – Bef Dempsey Rd
    – Aft Peirce Rd
    – Lien Twrs
  • Queensway
    – Opp Holland Hill Lodge
    – Opp Blk 95
    – Opp New Town Sec Sch
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – C’wealth Stn
    – Bef Holland Ave
  • Holland Ave (express)
  • Holland Dr
    – Buona Vista Branch Off
    – Blk 18
  • North Buona Vista Rd (express)
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – Blk 43
    – Blk 8
    – C’wealth Stn
  • Queensway
    – New Town Sec Sch
    – Blk 97
    – Holland View Condo
  • Holland Rd
    – Opp Lien Twrs
    – Great Eastern Mans
    – Opp Dempsey Rd
    – Bef Tyersall Ave
  • Napier Rd
    – S’pore Botanic Gdns
    – Opp British High Comm
  • Tanglin Rd
    – Opp Tanglin Mall
  • Orchard Rd
    – Delfi Orchard
    – Thai Embassy
    – CK Tang
    – Mandarin Hotel
    – Peranakan Pl
    – Meridien Shop Ctr
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Bef Bencoolen St
    – POSB Ctr
    – Raffles Hotel
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
  • Collyer Quay
    – Clifford Pier
  • Raffles Quay
    – Opp Lau Pa Sat
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg
  • Palmer Rd
    – Aft Shenton Way
    Shenton Way Ter

CSS Service 603 (1997 – 2003):

603 SSB Weekdays Saturdays Sundays & PHs
First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus
St. Michael’s Ter 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Frequency 0630 – 0900 0901 – 1629 1630 – 1900 After 1900
Loop 8 – 11 mins 9 – 14 mins 11 – 13 mins 9 – 14 mins
  • 1997 (03 Nov): Renumbered from CSS Service 3, operating between St. Michael’s Ter and Upp Cross St (Loop).
  • 1999 (Aug): Amended to ply Draycott Dr and Draycott Park towards St. Michael’s Ter.
  • 2003 (30 Nov): Withdrawn.
Bus Service 603: St. Michael’s – Upp Cross St (Loop)
  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter
    – Blk 114
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Kim Keat Rd
    – Opp NKF
    – Opp Jumbo Ind Bldg
  • Balestier Rd
    – Aft Pegu Rd
    – HMI Balestier Hosp
    – Opp Public Mans
    – Aft Moulmein CC
    – Aft Irrawaddy Rd
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    Express
  • Chancery Lane
    – Aft Thomson Rd
    – Bef Bt Timah Rd
  • Balmoral Rd
    – Aft Balmoral Cres
  • Stevens Rd
    – Opp Raffles Girls’ Sch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Tang Plaza
    – Opp The Mandarin S’pore
    – Le Meridien Shop Ctr
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Hotel Rendezvous
  • North Bridge Rd
    – Opp Peninsula Plaza
    – Opp The Treasury
  • South Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
    Express
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
    βˆ’ Opp Subordinate Ct
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Apollo Ctr
  • Hill St
    – MITA Bldg
    – Stamford Ct
  • Stamford Rd
    – Natl Lib
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Park Mall
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Orchard Stn
  • Paterson Rd (express)
  • Scotts Rd
    – Thong Teck Bldg
  • Draycott Dr (express)
  • Draycott Park
    – Raffles Girls’ Sch
  • Balmoral Rd
    – Bef Bt Timah Rd
  • Chancery Lane
    – Aft Bt Timah Rd
  • Thomson Rd
    – Novena Lodge
    Express
  • Balestier Rd
    – Balestier Ctr
    – Opp Moulmein CC
    – Bef Balestier Plaza
    – Shaw Plaza
    – Opp Balestier Pt
  • Whampoa Dr
    – Blk 82
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter

CSS Service 605 (1997 – 2004):

605

SSB Weekdays Saturdays Sundays & PHs
First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus
Sin Ming Rd Ter 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Bt Merah Int 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Frequency 0630 – 0900 0901 – 1629 1630 – 1900 After 1900
Direction 1 14 – 15 mins 15 – 17 mins 15 – 17 mins 15 – 17 mins
Direction 2 14 – 15 mins 15 – 17 mins 15 – 17 mins 15 – 17 mins
  • 1997 (03 Nov): Renumbered from CSS Service 5, operating between Sin Ming Rd Ter and Bt Merah Int.
  • 2004 (05 Sep): Withdrawn.
Bus Service 605: Sin Ming Rd – Bukit Merah
Direction 1 Direction 2
 

  • Sin Ming Rd
    – Sin Ming Rd Ter
    – Blk 22A CP
  • Sin Ming Dr
    – Opp LTA Bldg
    βˆ’ Opp SEMAC
  • Sin Ming Ave
    – Bef Bright Hill Tp
    – Blk 407
    – Ai Tong Sch
    – Blk 454
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Opp Windsor Pk
    – Opp Thomson Plaza
    – Aft Thomson Rd PO
    – Thomson CC
    – Opp Shunfu Gdns
    – Opp Sisters of The Poor
  • Thomson Rd
    – Mt Alvernia Hosp
    – Opp MediaCorp
    – SLF Cplx
    – Thomson Sec Sch
    – Opp Police Academy
  • Whitley Rd
    – Opp Police Academy
  • PIE
    – Catholic JC
  • Whitley Rd
    – St. Joseph’s Inst
    – Aft Tanglin CC
  • Stevens Rd
    – Stevens Ct
    – Bef Met YMCA
    – The Pinetree Club
    – Opp Raffles Girls’ Sch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Tang Plaza
    – Opp The Mandarin S’pore
    – Le Meridien Shop Ctr
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Hotel Rendezvous
    – NTUC Income Ctr
    – Raffles Hotel
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
  • Collyer Quay
    – Clifford Pier
  • Raffles Quay
    – Opp Lau Pa Sat
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg
  • Keppel Rd (express)
  • Cantonment Link
    – Blk 16
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Maritime Hse
  • Outram Rd
    – Opp Outram Pk Stn
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 18
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 24
    – Opp Blk 102
    – Opp CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
  • Bt Purmei Ave
    – Opp Blk 109
    – Blk 109
  • Telok Blangah Way
    – Blangah Rise Pr Sch
    – Aft Telok Blangah Rise
    – Opp Blk 11
  • Henderson Rd
    – Opp Blk 1
    – Bt Merah Swim Cplx
  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
 

  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
    – Opp Bt Merah Swim Cplx
    – Blk 1
  • Telok Blangah Way
    – Blk 25
    – Opp Blangah Rise Pr Sch
  • Bt Purmei Ave
    – Blk 109
    – Opp Blk 109
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Blk 102
    – Blk 129
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza
    – Blk 1
  • Outram Rd
    – YWCA Outram Ctr
    – Outram Pk Stn
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Opp Maritime Hse
    – Opp South Pt
  • Keppel Rd (express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • St. Andrew’s Rd (express)
  • Coleman St
    – Opp The Adelphi
  • Armenian St
    – Bef Stamford Rd
  • Stamford Rd
    – Natl Lib
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Park Mall
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Orchard Stn
  • Paterson Rd (express)
  • Scotts Rd
    – Thong Teck Bldg
  • Stevens Rd
    – Raffles Girls’ Sch
    – Chelsea Gdn Condo
    – Opp Met YMCA
    – Opp Stevens Ct
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • PIE
    – Opp Catholic JC
  • Whitley Rd
    – Police Academy
  • Thomson Rd
    – Police Academy
    – S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp SLF Cplx
    – MediaCorp
    – MacRitchie Reservoir
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Sisters of The Poor
    – Opp Shunfu Gdns
    – Bef Thomson Ridge
    – Bef Thomson Plaza
    – Thomson View Condo
  • Sin Ming Ave
    – Opp Blk 454
    – Opp Ai Tong Sch
    – Bishan Pk Sec Sch
    – Opp Bright Hill Tp
  • Sin Ming Dr
    – SEMAC
    – LTA Bldg
  • Sin Ming Rd
    – AMTECH Bldg
    – Blk 7 Ind Est
    – Sin Ming Rd Ter

CSS Service 607 (1997 – 2003):

607 SSB Weekdays Saturdays Sundays & PHs
First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus
St. Michael’s Ter 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Frequency 0630 – 0900 0901 – 1629 1630 – 1900 After 1900
Loop 10 – 12 mins 12 – 15 mins 12 – 14 mins 12 – 15 mins
  • 1997 (03 Nov): Renumbered from CSS Service 7, operating between St. Michael’s Ter and New Bridge Rd (Loop).
  • 2003 (03 Aug): Withdrawn.
Bus Service 607: St. Michael’s – New Bridge Rd (Loop)
  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter
    – Blk 114
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Kim Keat Rd
    – Opp NKF
    – Opp Jumbo Ind Bldg
  • Balestier Rd
    – Opp Balestier Pt
    βˆ’ Opp Balestier Twrs
  • Moulmein Rd
    – Opp Tan Tock Seng Hosp
    – St. Michael’s Sch
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp United Sq
  • Keng Lee Rd
    – Parish of Christ Ch
  • Kg Java Rd
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – LTA Hampshire Off
  • Sungei Rd
    – Aft S’goon Rd
  • Bencoolen St
    – Fortune Ctr
    – Plaza By The Pk
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – NTUC Income Ctr
    – Raffles Hotel
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
  • Collyer Quay
    – Clifford Pier
  • Raffles Quay
    – Opp Lau Pa Sat
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg
  • Keppel Rd (express)
  • Cantonment Link
    – Blk 16
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Maritime Hse
  • Neil Rd
    – Everton Pk
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Opp Maritime Hse
    – Opp South Pt
  • Keppel Rd (express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • St. Andrew’s Rd (express)
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg
    – Natl Lib
  • Prinsep St
    – Aft Cathay Bldg
  • Selegie Rd
    – Peace Ctr
    – Selegie Ctr
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Zhujiao Ctr
  • Kg Java Rd
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Opp Parish of Christ Ch
  • Thomson Rd (express)
  • Moulmein Rd
    – Revival Ctr Ch
    – Natl Skin Ctr
  • Balestier Rd
    – Balestier Twrs
  • Whampoa Dr
    – Blk 82
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter

CSS Service 608 (1997 – 2007):

608

SSB Weekdays Saturdays Sundays & PHs
First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus First Bus Last Bus
Bedok Int 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Bt Merah Int 0630 1930 0630 1930 No Operation
Frequency 0630 – 0830 0831 – 1659 1700 – 1900 After 1900
Direction 1 10 – 14 mins 11 – 18 mins 12 – 13 mins 12 – 13 mins
Direction 2 13 – 15 mins 11 – 17 mins 13 – 15 mins 14 – 16 mins
  • 1997 (03 Nov): Renumbered from CSS Service 8, operating between Bedok Int and Bt Merah Int.
  • 2002 (08 Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Walk/Cres with the partial closure of Stadium Blvd to facilitate the construction of Circle MRT Line.
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd due to the Nicoll Highway collapse.
  • 2004 (06 Dec): Route reinstated along Nicoll Highway.
  • 2006 (18 Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Cres with the full closure of Stadium Blvd to facilitate the construction of Circle MRT Line.
  • 2007 (29 Apr): Withdrawn.
Bus Service 608: Bedok – Bukit Merah
Direction 1 Direction 2
 

  • Bedok North Ave 1
    – Bedok Int
  • Bedok South Rd
    – Panasonic
    – Fujitec S’pore Ltd
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Casafina
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
  • Siglap Rd
    – Bef Sekolah Indonesia
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
    – Blk 57
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 15
    – Blk 34
  • Marine Parade Rd (express)
  • Still Rd South
    – Bef Grand Hotel
  • East Coast Rd
    – The Holy Family Ch
    – Roxy Sq
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp Katong Shop Ctr
    – Maryland Pk
    – Aft Tg Katong Rd
    – Bef Walton Rd
    – Katong Pk Twrs
    – Muhammadiyah Welfare Home
    – Opp Lasalle-SIA
  • Stadium Cres
    – KFC
    – Opp CP F
    – S’pore Indoor Stadium
  • Stadium Dr
    – Natl Stadium CP B
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Golden Mile Twr
    – Suntec City
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
  • Collyer Quay
    – Clifford Pier
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp Temasek Twr
  • Palmer Rd (express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
  • Cross St
    – Opp PWC Bldg
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
    – Opp Subordinate Ct
  • Havelock Rd
    – Blk 2
    – Hotel Miramar
    – Holiday Inn Atrium S’pore
    – Blk 29
    – Blk 50
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 48
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Henderson Pk
  • Henderson Rd
    – Bet Blks 110/113
    – Blk 116
  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
    – Henderson Pr Sch
    – Blk 96
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Pk
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Opp Blk 48
  • Ganges Ave
    – Blk 79
    – Opp Harvest Mans
  • Havelock Rd
    – Opp Holiday Inn Atrium S’pore
    – River View Hotel
    – River Pl Condo
    – Ctrl Sq
  • Upp Pickering St
    – Hong Lim Pk
  • South Bridge Rd
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
    – Opp Sri Mariamman Tp
    – Maxwell Rd FC
  • Maxwell Rd
    – Aft MND Cplx
  • Robinson Rd
    – Opp SIA Bldg
    – Opp TAS Bldg
    – Opp AIA Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Empress Pl
    βˆ’ Victoria Concert Hall
  • St. Andrew’s Rd (express)
  • Beach Rd (express)
  • Bras Basah Rd (express)
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – The Concourse
  • Stadium Rd
    – Natl Stadium CP A
  • Stadium Walk
    – Aft Kallang Theatre
    – CP F
  • Stadium Cres
    – Opp KFC
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Blk 2
    – Lasalle-SIA
    – The Nurture Cottage
    – Opp Santa Fe Mans
    – Bet Hse No. 767/767A
    – Bef Tg Katong Rd
    – Opp Maryland Pk
    – Katong Shop Ctr
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Roxy Sq
    – Opp The Holy Family Ch
  • Still Rd South
    – Aft Grand Hotel
  • Marine Parade Rd (express)
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 45
    – Blk 43
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
  • Siglap Rd
    – Opp Sekolah Indonesia
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Crescendo Bldg
    – Opp Chiang Ct
    – Opp Siglap Sth CC
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Hitachi Consumer Products
  • Bedok South Rd
    – Hitachi Chemical
    – Opp Panasonic
  • Bedok North Ave 1
    – Bedok Int

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2 thoughts on “(Defunct) City Shuttle Services (CSS)

  • 12 April 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    CSS290-309 are a mix of former Tibs NAC and OAC buses. I have compiled the following but with some are unknown whether if its NAC or OAC:
    CSS290T NAC
    CSS291R OAC
    CSS292M OAC
    CSS293K NAC

    CSS295E OAC
    CSS296C NAC
    CSS297A OAC
    CSS298Y
    CSS299U
    CSS300Z
    CSS301X OAC
    CSS302T OAC
    CSS303R OAC
    CSS304M OAC
    CSS305K NAC
    CSS306H
    CSS307E
    CSS308C
    CSS309A NAC

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  • 14 October 2018 at 12:27 AM
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    Does anybody have any chassis numbers for the Hino RK176 buses with Hino bodies operated in Singapore by CSS and TIBS between 1983 and 1993. Even one or two would be most welcome. There were almost 700 of this model made with the majority (about 335) going to Australia, a large group (60 at least) to Hong Kong, 70 to New Zealand and 12 to Cyprus. It is said that some went to Hong Kong for small coach operators.

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