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  • autumncs's Avatar
    421 posts since Oct '06
    • 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

      Maybe you should explain why you want to extend svc 64, and what the benefits are... (e.g. to provide connectivity between Mei Chin and Queenstown MRT, between Mei Chin and Kent Ridge MRT, etc) 

      Alternative suggestions:
      - Extend svc 63 from Rumah Tinggi to Kent Ridge (via Jln Bukit Merah) to improve connectivity in Rumah Tinggi & Redhill 
      - Merge svc 63 or 64 with svc 191, to provide better connectivity to Mediapolis and Portsdown

    • ...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:... 12 DDs gone. 103: cut south of Serangoon, about 8 SDs lost 106: cut east of...

  • array88's Avatar
    1,397 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by autumncs:

      LOL... I remember that my blood was boiling with anger when I saw the massive rationalisation of bus services parallel to the NEL back in 2003. At that time, I was a poor student who only bought bus concession, so I avoided the MRT and took buses only. I depended heavily on svc 23 to travel from Bedok North Rd to Bendemeer Rd so that I can transfer to other buses to downtown and western SG. After the NEL rationalisation, I lost 7 options along Bendemeer Rd / Jalan Besar. The sense of injustice was overwhelming. It seemed that the government had totally forgotten about commuters with bus-only concession pass. (I heard that LTA wanted to cut svc 133 & 147 too, but luckily 133 & 147 were spared due to intervention by grassroot leaders.) 

      Thankfully there are no rationalisations (so far) after CCL & DTL started operations. But then, the good times won't last, as KBW said "Bus services may be re-routed, merged or rationalised to optimise resources." Let's wait and see which routes will "kena the axe".

       

      I have a sense of feeling that some CCL-duplicating routes will also be affected soon... After all, KBW didn't make that statement specific to DTL.

    • Any thoughts on how 51's big loop around Queensway and Queenstown MRT can be modified?

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,429 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by array88:

      I have a sense of feeling that some CCL-duplicating routes will also be affected soon... After all, KBW didn't make that statement specific to DTL.

      They should look at all route overall and modify routes that do not have enough loading and get them to connect new areas. Important to have more point-to-point connections and reduce long route duplications.

    • Originally posted by array88:

      I have a sense of feeling that some CCL-duplicating routes will also be affected soon... After all, KBW didn't make that statement specific to DTL.

      They should look at all route overall and modify routes that do not have enough loading and get them to connect new areas. Important to have more point-to-point connections and reduce long route duplications.

    • Take Marine Parade as an example. There is an exodus of services running in parallel between Marine Parade and Bedok. 

      16, 31, 155, 196, 197. Are so many needed? No. 197 already is too long, should have been truncated to say Eunos or go to Bedok via Still road, Kembangan, Chai Chee to Bedok, this way at least you connect Kembangan and Chai Chee to Katong and Parkway Parade (no connection today). 

      Likewise UEC has too many duplicative sectors. 

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,088 posts since Mar '04
    • 197 is the result of merger with the old 41.

      Anyway, some of the NEL cuts were harsh. PGL is the only suburb with no bus service to CBD as a result. I hope 62 can be extended to Marina South ITH when it opens.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,429 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      197 is the result of merger with the old 41.

      Anyway, some of the NEL cuts were harsh. PGL is the only suburb with no bus service to CBD as a result. I hope 62 can be extended to Marina South ITH when it opens.

      even if 62 is extended to CBD, will anyone take 62 to CBD??? 

  • array88's Avatar
    1,397 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      even if 62 is extended to CBD, will anyone take 62 to CBD??? 

      Yes if NEL breaks down. And yes for Lor Ah Soo residents.

  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,126 posts since Mar '16
    • Just like how 66 & 67 are parallel to DTL to help aid the crowd if any breakdown occurs

  • Scopittabuses's Avatar
    145 posts since Mar '17
    • Originally posted by array88:

      Yes if NEL breaks down. And yes for Lor Ah Soo residents.

      NEL is like the least breakdown line though.

  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,126 posts since Mar '16
    • That is bcos its fully underground and has the least number of stations across all MRT lines, but u never know whats gonna happen

  • Waynechew1003's Avatar
    154 posts since Apr '17
    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      That is bcos its fully underground and has the least number of stations across all MRT lines, but u never know whats gonna happen

      DTL  have one of the longest undergorund lines in SG

      CCL also have quite alot of stations

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,252 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by Scopittabuses:

      NEL is like the least breakdown line though.

      HBF and OTP this stretch has at times brought the entire NEL down. trains can only turned back at LTI thereby missing stations near the city area.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,287 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Scopittabuses:

      NEL is like the least breakdown line though.

      Compared to east west north south,NEL how old?16?15?Many ex SMRT Technicians all jump ship to NEL/DTL.

    • Originally posted by iveco:

      197 is the result of merger with the old 41.

      Anyway, some of the NEL cuts were harsh. PGL is the only suburb with no bus service to CBD as a result. I hope 62 can be extended to Marina South ITH when it opens.

      62 can extend to Marina Centre.But again weekday morning already stuck in the famous Punggol Field jams..

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

      NEL is like the least breakdown line though.

      I like how u say as it breaks down like now hahaha

  • array88's Avatar
    1,397 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      I like how u say as it breaks down like now hahaha

      Actually, DTL is the only line that hasn't broken down in the past 2 days.

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