Bus Service 656 (SMRT Buses Pte Ltd)

Information in this article with effect from 17 Apr 2017 – Change of operator.

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Bus Service 656 is a City Direct service operating between Sembawang and Central, via Sembawang, Bras Basah, and Shenton.

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Service 656 Information

Route

Canberra Road to Shenton Way Anson Road to Canberra Road
Operator SMRT Buses Private Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 07 20 h to 07 40 h

Saturdays: No operation

Sundays and Public Holidays: No operation

Weekdays: 18 10 h to 18 25 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 656 charges Express distance fares.

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Service 656 is a City Direct service that improves connectivity for residents of Sembawang to Central. It serves as an alternative to taking the train and Feeder bus services to and fro their workplaces with its route parallel to rail lines. An express sector is incorporated, between Sembawang and Dhoby Ghaut, via Seletar and Central.

This service relieves high ridership on the rail network.

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Service 656 Route Information:

  • D1

    Road Name

    Bus Stop Code

    Bus Stop Description

    Canberra Rd

    58121

    Blk 424A CP

    Admiralty Lk

    58401

    Opp Blk 491

    58411

    Blk 404A CP

    Sbw Dr

    58341

    Blk 405

    58311

    Blk 354A CP

    58251

    Sun Plaza

    58291

    Blk 317

    Sbw Ave

    58391

    Blk 303

    Orchard Rd

    08057

    Dhoby Ghaut Stn

    Bras Basah Rd

    08069

    Rendezvous H S

    04179

    NTUC Income Ctr

    02049

    Raffles H

    Nicoll Highway

    02119

    Opp War Memorial Pk

    Collyer Quay

    03019

    OUE Bayfront

    Raffles Quay

    03059

    1 Raffles Quay

    Shenton Way

    03129

    UIC Bldg

    03218

    Opp MAS Bldg

  • D2

    Road Name

    Bus Stop Code

    Bus Stop Description

    Anson Rd

    03241

    Mapletree Anson

    Robinson Rd

    03111

    Aft Capital Twr

    03071

    Opp The Oglivy Ctr

    03031

    Raffles Pl Stn Exit F

    Fullerton Rd

    03011

    Fullerton Sq

    Esplanade Dr

    02111

    Esplanade Bridge

    Stamford Rd

    04111

    Capitol Bldg

    04121

    SMU

    Orchard Rd

    08041

    YMCA

    Penang Rd

    08031

    Dhoby Ghaut Stn

    Sbw Ave

    58399

    Opp Blk 303

    Sbw Dr

    58299

    Blk 328

    58259

    Opp Sun Plaza

    58319

    Blk 357C

    58349

    Blk 478

    Admiralty Lk

    58419

    Blk 482A CP

    58409

    Blk 491

    Canberra Rd

    58129

    Blk 508 CP

 * 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 – UPDATE for miss-out of Change of Operator (17 Apr 2017).

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