Bus Service 653 (SMRT Buses Pte Ltd)

Information in this article with effect from 13 Apr 2017 – Change of operator and operating details

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Bus Service 653 is a City Direct service operating between Hume and Bukit Batok and Central, via Island, Ayer Rajah and Shenton Way.

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Service 653 Information

Route

Hume Avenue to Marina Boulevard Central Boulevard to Hillview Avenue
Operator SMRT Buses Private Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 07 15 h to 07 45 h

Saturdays: No operation

Sundays and Public Holidays: No operation

Weekdays: 18 15 h to 18 30 h

Saturdays: No operation

Sundays and Public Holidays: No operation

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 10 min

0831 – 1659: No operation

1700 – 1900: No operation

1901 – 0629 (+1): No operation

0630 – 0830: 15 min

0831 – 1659: No operation

1700 – 1900: No operation

1901 – 0629 (+1): No operation

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Fares: Service 653 charges Express distance fares.

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Service 653 is a City Direct service that improves connectivity for residents of Hume and Bukit Batok to Central. Its route is parallel to the rail network, thereby serving as an alternative to taking the train and Feeder bus services to and fro their workplaces. An express sector is incorporated, between Bukit Batok and Shenton Way, via Pan-Island Expressway, Clementi Avenue 6 and Ayer Rajah Expressway.

This service relieves high ridership on the rail network.

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Service 653 Route Information:

  • DIRECTION ONE

    Road Name

    Bus Stop Code

    Bus Stop Description

    Hume Ave

    43811

    Bef Summerhill

    43821

    Opp Symphony Hts

    Hillview Rd

    43279

    Aft Hillview Stn

    Hillview Ave

    43268

    Hillington Green C

    43259

    Opp Hillbrooks

    43249

    Hillview Apts

    43239

    The Petals C

    BB E Ave 2

    43449

    Blk 258

    43439

    Blk 242

    43429

    Blk 240

    BB E Ave 3

    43179

    Blk 231

    43189

    Blk 283

    43619

    Blk 289E

    43429

    YISS

    42319

    Burgundy Hill

    Anson Rd

    03241

    Mapletree Anson

    Robinson Rd

    03111

    Aft Capital Twr

    03071

    Opp The Oglivy Ctr

    Marina Blvd

    03381

    The Sail

    03391

    Marina Bay Financial Ctr

  • DIRECTION TWO

    Road Name

    Bus Stop Code

    Bus Stop Description

    Ctrl Blvd

    03539

    Marina Bay Stn

    03529

    Downtown Stn

    Shenton Way

    03129

    UIC Bldg

    03218

    Opp MAS Bldg

    BB E Ave 3

    42311

    Opp Burgundy Hill

    43621

    Opp Parkview Apts

    43611

    Blk 290H

    43181

    KPS

    43171

    Blk 229

    BB E Ave 2

    43421

    Blk 503

    43431

    Opp Blk 242

    43441

    Opp Blk 258

    Hillview Ave

    43231

    Opp The Petals C

    43241

    Opp Hillview Apts

    43251

    Hillbrooks

    Hume Ave

    43811

    Bef Summerhill

    43821

    Opp Symphony Hts

    Hillview Rd

    43279

    Aft Hillview Stn

    Hillview Ave

    43268

    Hillington Green C

 * denotes no boarding and alighting, ** for no boarding and *** for no alighting.

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Route History:

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Credits:
  • Singapore Public Transport
  • My Transport Singapore


Last edited on 24 Apr 2017 – PUBLISHING

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Bus 653, 655, 656, 657 change of operator (Apr 2017)

Last updated 4 Apr 2017 – UPDATE for SBST Press Release

 

From 13 April 2017, SMRT Buses will operate Bus 653 using double-decker buses with changed operating details.

Departure frequencies for Direction 1 (Hume Ave – Marina Blvd) has been adjusted to 10 min from the previous 6 min during ComfortDelgro Bus Pte Ltd’s operations. First and last bus timings remain unchanged. Direction 2 first and last bus timings have been adjusted to 18 15 h – 18 30 h with a frequnecy of 15 min.

 

From 17 April 2017, SBS Transit Ltd will operate Bus 655, taking over operations from Woodlands Transport Services Private Limited. There are no changes to all operating details.

 

From 17 April 2017, SMRT Buses will operate Bus 656 using single-decker buses with revised operating details for DIrection 1 (Canberra Rd – Shenton Way) only.

Departure frequencies have been adjusted to 10 min from the 6 – 8 min under Loh Gim Chong Tpt. First and last bus timings remain unchanged. There are no changes to the operating details of Direction 2.

 

From 24 April 2017, SMRT Buses will operate Bus 657 using single-decker buses. There are no changes to all operating details.

 

Credits:

  • SMRT
  • Singapore Public Transportation