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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,930 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by SBS2656X:

      Bus Service 325 Amendment:
      325
      With 325's falling demand due to a better alternative service, it's original purpose (which is to serve Buangkok Green residents and Buangkok Medical Park) is long forgotten, and it now exists as a long mess of extensions over decades.

      The only probable reason why 325 still has demand is because of the crowd that avoids 101 during peak hours.

      To alleviate this situation, the bus route will be (massively) shortened to cater to more residents, and less unnecessary winding route. 

      The 2004 extension is reverted because there is already 62, 107 and 132 serving the affected stops. Most people would take 325 just because it arrived before 132.

      Mending the route to follow 27 and stopping at the stop which only has 43/43M along Buangkok Drive provides another relief to the residents living along that route which lacks any direct bus service to major amenities until the introduction of 43. Directly linking 325 there would ease the peak hour crowds on 43 from Buangkok MRT.

      It would also ply the entire length of Hougang Street 51 and 91, avoiding Buangkok Medical Park as there is no reason for it anymore (161 killed it's original purpose).

      Also new to this route would be that it will stop at 3 new bus stops, two which is served solely by CDS 660 which is quite close to Ci Yuan Community Centre, and a new bus stop opposite Yio Chu Kang Primary which 101 stops only at one direction.

      It also would skip Hougang Avenue 10 sector which goes adjacent to Punggol Park as it is also seen as redundant as there is already 113 and many other bus services to cater the crowd.



      Bus Service 114 Introduction:
      114

      This new bus service will be the first of it's kind - the only bus service to link the North-East to North-West.

      It will utilise the entire length of Mandai Road, and will be an excellent service to compliment the North-South Line.

      The bus service massively duplicates 927 and 138 at the moment, but it can be amended to Stagmont Ring to serve Yew Tee residents as well once the road expansion project is complete.


      Another feeder svc that IMO should be amended is 372. Takes load from 50/102 and now there is 110 from Anchorvale Dr to MRT.

    • And 159 should be amended to Hg St 51 and Buangkok Mrt. There is 156/161 from IMH to Sengkang MRT/Sengkang East Rd and 109 duplicating it all the way from Hougang 1.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,429 posts since May '12
    • ... MRT. 372 Modified Sengkang Interchange >>... developments) >> Sengkang East Ave >... Rd >> Sengkang Interchange * Removes the ... Anchorvale Lane to Sengkang MRT 110 Modified ...Interchange >> Sengkang East Way >...

  • Gus.chong's Avatar
    9,828 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      Another feeder svc that IMO should be amended is 372. Takes load from 50/102 and now there is 110 from Anchorvale Dr to MRT.

      I was somewhat inclined to draw the inference that 372 might be withdrawn...

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,930 posts since May '15
    • 372 don’t need to withdraw lah. Helps with 50/102 poor freq during am peak. Just reduce buses can already…

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,920 posts since Oct '12
    • Maybe in 2018
      Service 58 shortened to Tampines Int.

      Service 68 introduced between Pasir Ris Interchange and Tampines Concourse Interchange to cover Service 58 deleted sectors in 2H 2018. Fleet could be Volvo 7900 Hybrid.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,285 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      Maybe in 2018
      Service 58 shortened to Tampines Int.

      Service 68 introduced between Pasir Ris Interchange and Tampines Concourse Interchange to cover Service 58 deleted sectors in 2H 2018. Fleet could be Volvo 7900 Hybrid.

      68 compliment svc 3 routes towards Tampines 

  • AJQZC's Avatar
    1,021 posts since Sep '08
  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,144 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Is it advisable for 128 to be converted to express / premium / city-direct?

      128 is an express service but does not charge express fares. However, since the population has grown in 2006, additional services are critically needed to reduce congestion with new Premium services, Express services and after that it evolved into City Direct services.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 13 Nov `17, 10:13AM
  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    140 posts since Jun '17
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Is it advisable for 128 to be converted to express / premium / city-direct?

      128 demand rather low alr... but if route can be amended to circle around AMK i guess it can

  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    112 posts since Nov '16
    • 128 should  change to re number to 516  so that the article of 128 can amdend to others area  for what the article looks like lta won’t make it any better 

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,429 posts since May '12
    • They can already do away with 128. Loading has been low for quite some time now. 128 cannot compete NSL. 

  • Waynechew1003's Avatar
    154 posts since Apr '17
    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      Maybe in 2018
      Service 58 shortened to Tampines Int.

      Service 68 introduced between Pasir Ris Interchange and Tampines Concourse Interchange to cover Service 58 deleted sectors in 2H 2018. Fleet could be Volvo 7900 Hybrid.

      svc 58 cut will cause problem. 58 AM and PM crowd still come from pasir ris and tamp to kaki bukit and further up.

      if start form tampines, ppl rather take DTL and become ghost service

      Edited by Waynechew1003 13 Nov `17, 6:09PM
  • array88's Avatar
    1,396 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      They can already do away with 128. Loading has been low for quite some time now. 128 cannot compete NSL. 

      I actually think 128 would be a huge hit if i) it gets amended to inner parts of AMK/Bishan, and ii) it gets more publicity.

  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    140 posts since Jun '17
    • Originally posted by array88:

      I actually think 128 would be a huge hit if i) it gets amended to inner parts of AMK/Bishan, and ii) it gets more publicity.

      agree... or can use CT8 route all the way from yck to cte

  • CZT's Avatar
    484 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by SBS2792K:

      agree... or can use CT8 route all the way from yck to cte

      CT8 should be converted to a regular express service. Cheaper fares --> higher popularity

    • Originally posted by array88:

      I actually think 128 would be a huge hit if i) it gets amended to inner parts of AMK/Bishan, and ii) it gets more publicity.

      The reason why 128 has dropped demand coz it only operates during peak hours, and this also cause the popularity of the service to drop as not many ppl will know it exist, even residents there. It could be made to full day service, with like 15min freq, which can effectively compliment the NSL. Being peak service is not enuf

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,342 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      The reason why 128 has dropped demand coz it only operates during peak hours, and this also cause the popularity of the service to drop as not many ppl will know it exist, even residents there. It could be made to full day service, with like 15min freq, which can effectively compliment the NSL. Being peak service is not enuf

      no need to make 128 full day...  you can see the demand of most bus service during off peak from 9am to 4pm...and at night time,  do not need to see more empty buses running around.. 

      first thing, they have cut the run time.. it took almost 1 hr 15 mins to travel from shenton way to AMK..... they should have make it express after somerset mrt (turn to paragon and onto CTE)... now 128 travel along newton/thomson road... and got stuck even though there is bus lane...  

       

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,788 posts since Feb '15
    • Here's what I think: Service 502 Current route Beach Road Crawford Street Lavender Street Serangoon Road Central Expressway Tampines Expressway Punggol Road Sengkang East Way Sengkang Square

  • CZT's Avatar
    484 posts since Jun '16
    • ... Street Lavender Street Serangoon Road Central Expressway Tampines Expressway Punggol Road Sengkang East Way Sengkang Square What even isn't it like the old route? They cut ...

  • JKYY's Avatar
    62 posts since Oct '17
    • SVC 64 Route extension to Kent Ridge Terminal

      Direction 1: Towards Kent Ridge Ter:

      Current routing till Alexandra Road:

      Commonwealth Avenue (passing by Queenstown MRT)

      Stirling Road (new stops)

      Mei Chin Road (new stops)

      Mei Ling St (new stops)

      Mei Chin Road

      Queensway

      Alexandra Road

      AYE

      Normanton Park (express)

      Science Park Drive

      South Buona Vista Road (express)

      Kent Ridge Road (new stop @ NUHS)

      Prince George's Park (new stops)

      Business Link (new stop)

      Heng Mui Keng Terrace (new stop)

      Kent Ridge Drive (new stops)

      Kent Ridge Crescent

      Clementi Road - Kent Ridge Ter

       

      Direction 2: Towards Sims Place Ter

      Clementi Road - Kent Ridge Ter

      Kent Ridge Crescent (express)

      Kent Ridge Drive (new stops)

      Heng Mui Keng Terrace (new stop)

      Business Link (new stop)

      Prince George's Park (new stops)

      Kent Ridge Road (new stop @ NUHS)

      South Buona Vista Road (express)

      Science Park Drive 

      Normanton Park (express)

      Portsdown Avenue (express)

      Portsdown Road (express)

      AYE (express)

      Alexandra Road

      Queensway (u turn outside Mei Chin Rd)

      Mei Chin Road

      Mei Ling St (existing stops)

      Mei Chin Road (new stop)

      Stirling Road (new stop)

      Commonwealth Avenue (u turn at Queensway junction)

      Alexandra Road and follow original routing back to Sims Place Ter

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,788 posts since Feb '15
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      SVC 64 Route extension to Kent Ridge Terminal

      Direction 1: Towards Kent Ridge Ter:

      Current routing till Alexandra Road:

      Commonwealth Avenue (passing by Queenstown MRT)

      Stirling Road (new stops)

      Mei Chin Road (new stops)

      Mei Ling St (new stops)

      Mei Chin Road

      Queensway

      Alexandra Road

      AYE

      Normanton Park (express)

      Science Park Drive

      South Buona Vista Road (express)

      Kent Ridge Road (new stop @ NUHS)

      Prince George's Park (new stops)

      Business Link (new stop)

      Heng Mui Keng Terrace (new stop)

      Kent Ridge Drive (new stops)

      Kent Ridge Crescent

      Clementi Road - Kent Ridge Ter

       

      Direction 2: Towards Sims Place Ter

      Clementi Road - Kent Ridge Ter

      Kent Ridge Crescent (express)

      Kent Ridge Drive (new stops)

      Heng Mui Keng Terrace (new stop)

      Business Link (new stop)

      Prince George's Park (new stops)

      Kent Ridge Road (new stop @ NUHS)

      South Buona Vista Road (express)

      Science Park Drive 

      Normanton Park (express)

      Portsdown Avenue (express)

      Portsdown Road (express)

      AYE (express)

      Alexandra Road

      Queensway (u turn outside Mei Chin Rd)

      Mei Chin Road

      Mei Ling St (existing stops)

      Mei Chin Road (new stop)

      Stirling Road (new stop)

      Commonwealth Avenue (u turn at Queensway junction)

      Alexandra Road and follow original routing back to Sims Place Ter

      This route seems a bit odd

    • Originally posted by CZT:

      What even... isn't it like the old route? They cut the route for a reason lol

      Due to NEL?

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,144 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      The reason why 128 has dropped demand coz it only operates during peak hours, and this also cause the popularity of the service to drop as not many ppl will know it exist, even residents there. It could be made to full day service, with like 15min freq, which can effectively compliment the NSL. Being peak service is not enuf

      128 is just a peak-hour express service but charges trunk fares (cheaper). But it is one-off than other express services.

    • Originally posted by Path Light:

      Due to NEL?

      502's route is something that none of the western residents or commuters will ever go to the north east. That is the reason why they cut it. First, most of the route may duplicate 501. Second, to provide connectivity to MBS and Suntec.

      501 is upgraded to Transcity Bus Services bus service 550 and City Direct service 654.

      81: cut south of Serangoon, about 5 SDs and 6 DDs lost

      82: cut south of Serangoon, all the double deckers transferred to 107.

      85: withdrawn. About 5 SDs and 20 DDs gone.

      97: cut north of City Hall (and diverted to Marina Centre via Esplanade Dr and former 79 routing), about 12 DDs gone.

      103: cut south of Serangoon, about 8 SDs lost

      106: cut east of Dhoby Ghaut (and diverted to Marina Centre/MBS/Suntec), about 3 SDs and 8 bendies lost

      111: cut east of Dhoby Ghaut (and diverted to Marina Centre only), about 9 DDs gone

      147: after NEL rationalisation, the rest of single deckers all convert to double deckers.

      501: withdrawn. about 1 SD and 10 DDs gone

      502: cut east of Dhoby Ghaut (and diverted to Marina Centre/MBS/Suntec), about 4 DDs and 5 SDs gone

      511/512: withdrawn. about 5 SDs and 7 DDs gone

      Net loss:

      SDs - 5 + 5 + 8 + 3 + 5 + 1 + 5 = 32

      DDs - 6 + 20 + 12 + 9 + 10 + 5 + 7 = 69

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 14 Nov `17, 3:00PM
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