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  • AJQZC's Avatar
    1,043 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      wow ur route brings us thru some of the more congested roads thou..

      my suggestion:

      38/12/47 to Tanah Merah --> EWL to tamp --> 969 to KTPH. Less transfers. I admit this route can be highly unpredictable at times. They can be as fast as slightly less than an hour, or can be as bad as 1h 15 min or more

      alternatively, if u rly dw to transfer so much, u can always take 854.

      Ofc i omitted the part where u need to transfer to a bus that takes u to KTPH. Or u can consider walking frm Blk 790 bus stop. Shld be manageable

      Seems fine, but suppose if I only want to purchase a bus concession OR MRT concession to save travelling cost, which way would be faster?

      (I'm considering walking to NUC Rd to try 31/67 --> 969, but not sure if it would be reliably faster than taking the MRT via EWL/CCL/NSL or a direct 854 prone to possible jams)

      Edited by AJQZC 05 May `18, 9:40AM
  • CZT's Avatar
    573 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Seems fine, but suppose if I only want to purchase a bus concession OR MRT concession to save travelling cost, which way would be faster?

      (I'm considering walking to NUC Rd to try 31/67 --> 969, but not sure if it would be reliably faster than taking the MRT via EWL/CCL/NSL or a direct 854 prone to possible jams)

      For MRT consession, take the EWL/CCL/NSL. Expect human jams

      For bus concession, ur suggestion is fine too. 67 is usually faster, but expect jams. They are unavoidable, but at least ure at the comfort of getting a seat

      Btw if u dont mind, may i ask if it is for work or school?

      Edited by CZT 05 May `18, 9:44AM
  • AJQZC's Avatar
    1,043 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      For MRT consession, take the EWL/CCL/NSL. Expect human jams

      For bus concession, ur suggestion is fine too. 67 is usually faster, but expect jams. They are unavoidable, but at least ure at the comfort of getting a seat

      Btw if u dont mind, may i ask if it is for work or school?

      Work, asking on behalf of a friend :)

      How is the time comparison like, between 67/969, 2/854, MRT?

      (Temasek JC --> KTPH)

      Edited by AJQZC 05 May `18, 9:57AM
  • CZT's Avatar
    573 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Work, asking on behalf of a friend :)

      How is the time comparison like, between 67/969, 2/854, MRT?

      (Temasek JC --> KTPH)

      if MRT is a min. 45min or so. By bus i guess it will be 1hr ++. My best bet is 1hr 15min (P.S. if traffic and timings all good, 67/969 can be a good 1hr)

      Edited by CZT 05 May `18, 10:16AM
  • Kairi.anhad's Avatar
    1 post since May '18
  • SG1131L's Avatar
    196 posts since Oct '17
    • There’s a question I’ve always wanted to ask: what is the organization that owns sgforums; where does sgforums get its funds to operate?

  • JKYY's Avatar
    702 posts since Oct '17
    • Anyone knows where Shuttle 9 goes upon arrival at Yishun and Newton? Loop or layover at where?

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    5,067 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Work, asking on behalf of a friend :)

      How is the time comparison like, between 67/969, 2/854, MRT?

      (Temasek JC --> KTPH)

      There was one time I used 12/38/47 -> CGL to CGA -> 858 at T2

      comparable to the 969 route and brings me directly to KTPH back gate so no need wait for the shuttle that never seemed to arrive

      But EWL -> CCL -> NSL then shuttle is recommended too, esp during PM peak when TPE can be really badly jammed up

    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Seems fine, but suppose if I only want to purchase a bus concession OR MRT concession to save travelling cost, which way would be faster?

      (I'm considering walking to NUC Rd to try 31/67 --> 969, but not sure if it would be reliably faster than taking the MRT via EWL/CCL/NSL or a direct 854 prone to possible jams)

      I would strongly advise you against the 31/67 combo as either of the route takes awfully long to reach tampines. 67 alone can easily take 15 to 20 minutes from Bedok Stn to Tamp int; the same amount of time by MRT would have at least you brought you onto a CCL train.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,594 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      Anyone knows where Shuttle 9 goes upon arrival at Yishun and Newton? Loop or layover at where?

      from newton, go to scott road, turn right to orchard boulevard, tomlinson road, orchard and back to scott road. not sure got layover along orchard boulevard or not.

      i think yishun interchange is the starting point...

  • JKYY's Avatar
    702 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      from newton, go to scott road, turn right to orchard boulevard, tomlinson road, orchard and back to scott road. not sure got layover along orchard boulevard or not.

      i think yishun interchange is the starting point...

      other than yishun int cant think of any other layover point

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,594 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      other than yishun int cant think of any other layover point

      maybe SBW interchange.. 

      i think they should introduce SHUTTLE 9E.. express from yishun/khatib to novena/newton...  

  • Lovinsgbuses's Avatar
    59 posts since Jul '17
    • What's the difference between a S1, S2, and TQ shift? 

      Oh and also has Service 920 ever used bendies before? Doesn't look like it has any bendy constraints but can't seem to find a pic of this ever occuring. 

      Edited by Lovinsgbuses 10 May `18, 7:03PM
  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,254 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      from newton, go to scott road, turn right to orchard boulevard, tomlinson road, orchard and back to scott road. not sure got layover along orchard boulevard or not.

      i think yishun interchange is the starting point...

      from newton, go via scotts road, grange road, orchard boulevard and scotts road

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,984 posts since May '15
    • What’s fastest route from Wisma to UCC?
      1. 7/106 > 96.
      2. 77/174>151.
      3. 111>33.
      Which one? Or is there other faster route?

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    5,067 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

      What’s fastest route from Wisma to UCC?
      1. 7/106 > 96.
      2. 77/174>151.
      3. 111>33.
      Which one? Or is there other faster route?

      Use the MRT pls. 

      NSL > EWL > 96/183

      Fastest and most convenient

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,984 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Use the MRT pls. 

      NSL > EWL > 96/183

      Fastest and most convenient


      Sure? Thought 7/106 quite fast one...

  • JKYY's Avatar
    702 posts since Oct '17
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,582 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      Is Short-Trip Service 3B still in operation?

      No more.Replaced by a few downroute from after TPE to Tampines Int during peak hours.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    5,067 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      Sure? Thought 7/106 quite fast one...

      No? Trunks will always have a disadvantage over the MRT on parallel journeys.

  • JKYY's Avatar
    702 posts since Oct '17
    • What is the earliest possible time to reach Changi Airport T1/T2/T3 from Bowen Sec Sch? Any other suggestion can put also.

       

      1) 25 > 2 > EWL

      2) 109 > 110/858

      3) 103 > 858

      4) 74/147 > 27

      5) 43/M > 27

      etc.

       

      Edited by JKYY 16 May `18, 7:58PM
  • SMB128B's Avatar
    5,067 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      What is the earliest possible time to reach Changi Airport T1/T2/T3 from Bowen Sec Sch? Any other suggestion can put also.

       

      1) 25 > 2 > EWL

      2) 109 > 110/858

      3) 103 > 858

      4) 74/147 > 27

      5) 43/M > 27

      etc.

       

      Option 2 sounds good

      Alternatively take a bus to Tampines Rd and take 53

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,269 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      What is the earliest possible time to reach Changi Airport T1/T2/T3 from Bowen Sec Sch? Any other suggestion can put also.

       

      1) 25 > 2 > EWL

      2) 109 > 110/858

      3) 103 > 858

      4) 74/147 > 27

      5) 43/M > 27

      etc.

       

      How about 70 > 53? Or 55 > 36?

  • JKYY's Avatar
    702 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Option 2 sounds good

      Alternatively take a bus to Tampines Rd and take 53

      oops didnt make it clear, weekday schedule

       

      1st bus 109 departs Serangoon at 5.45am. So by the time reach TPE stop for 110 or 858 is 6.10am?

       

      1st bus 53 reaches Tampines Rd at around 5.50am? Possible, but maybe slower as have to go by Pasir Ris?

       

      1st bus 70 reaches Bowen at around 6.00am? Think this one slower + have to later go by Lor Ah Soo on 53.

       

      Because the last time I needed to reach Changi Airport very early (paiseh its a weekend), I had to take 25 > 2 > EWL as 25 arrived at Bowen first, then take 2 to Tanah Merah as first EWL train towards Pasir Ris had not arrived yet, then take EWL on Changi Branch Line at Tanah Merah. Eventually, I arrived at 6.20am. That day, I did consider 109 > 110/858, but the 1st bus for both 103 and 109 departing Serangoon was 6.00am, while the 1st bus 25 arrived at 5.45am. Maybe LTA should consider extending the operating hours of 109 from Serangoon?

       

      The thing why I put Option 4 and 5 was because I saw that the 1st bus 27 departs Hougang at 5.15am, which is considerably very early, but I do not have early connections to Hougang as the 1st bus 74 and 147 arrives at 6.05am together, 1st bus 132 at 6.30am and 1st bus 165 only at 6.45am. Unless LTA could add early special departures on 132 or 165 as well?

      Edited by JKYY 17 May `18, 7:14AM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,582 posts since Nov '03
    • Can someone live in Northwest confirm that SG1748H still at KJ?Dunno if my eyes play trick on me but i see like 1748H park together with 1747 at Sedep.

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