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  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,269 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by TIB429E:

      BAD Move...

      Some Svc912 residents in the West is already annoyed with the fact that it's hard to get 912 in the morning peak, especially those rushing for schools. And yet, they are increasing the frequency + adding timetable. 

      Would be better if they cut short sv912 route, to loop at St41 like 912M instead of heading towards checkpoint. Or increase the frequency for AM peak at least. 

      Unless the 912A/B Buses is gonna drop you off at the boarding berth, definitely it's gonna be annoying. 

      If it's for enhancement, they probably should stick with 912's current or off peak frequency. And for 912A/B, probably runs part of the higher demand sector. 

      912A : Follow 912's east loop
      912B : Replace 912M, running full day(Ideal for checkpoint jam period) 

      912 Intratown
      912A (East Loop only)
      912B (West Loop only)
      912E (Terminate at WRIT for 912 buses)
      912M (West Loop skipping WTCP; on 7am to 9am & 4.30pm to 7.30pm)

      like wise for 911/913

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,194 posts since Oct '12
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      True that this is rly a serious woe in Woodlands. Any updates abt the expansion of the checkpoint? I rmb this news on ST some time ago but havent heard anything since. Hope that there will be radical changes in that area to ease the endless conjestion woes.

      Pertaining to 912 and its family, can i clarify the role of 912E? I also have this gut feeling that 912M will be withdrawn soon. Any thoughts?

      Ok. What is it about the role of 912E that you want to clarify? You say you want to clarify, but where's the clarification?

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,672 posts since Aug '07
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      True that this is rly a serious woe in Woodlands. Any updates abt the expansion of the checkpoint? I rmb this news on ST some time ago but havent heard anything since. Hope that there will be radical changes in that area to ease the endless conjestion woes.

      Pertaining to 912 and its family, can i clarify the role of 912E? I also have this gut feeling that 912M will be withdrawn soon. Any thoughts?

      "The three lessees and 14 tenants at the two affected properties will have till Oct 1 next year to vacate the premises." Source: http://www.todayonline.com/

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 11:02AM
    • Originally posted by SBS2792K:

      SG5835M at YCK displaying 71

      *scroll*

      YIO CHU KANG - BISHAN ST 11. 71

      The new BTOs in this area are at Ang Mo Kio Street 21, Ang Mo Kio Street 22/23 and Ang Mo Kio Street 51.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 11:03AM
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Seriously there is no need for 856A,Wasted resources and in the end bunching occured..Woodlands Centre always jam prone...What they need is bus lanes not adding too many buses or service

      They probably observed a spike in demand on this section of 856 on Friday during evening peak hour at around 6-7pm, that's why they launched this short-working trip that only operates on Friday from 5:50pm to 7:30pm.

    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:


      Defeat the purpose of having the whole route by itself. 912M i think can stay if 912 get stuck in traffic. 912E is both 912A n B

      Thankfully, the jam is only concentrated at roads leading to the causeway. ie. Woodlands Centre Road, Woodlands Road and BKE towards Woodlands Checkpoint. The other roads are not congested during evening peak hours.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 11:20AM
  • A22 fan's Avatar
    270 posts since Jul '17
    • @geklohboy

      Regarding Amk bto areas coming up, probably: 

      Amk st 21-perhaps new service from AMK hub interchange wil be introduced n must take time since this road no bus stop shelters n need to be bulit plus various services along ave 3 and ave 1.

      As for amk st 51 theres townlink service 265 at st 52 itself plus various services along ave 3 as well. No new service required.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Regarding 71, there used to be a bus service 71 running between Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal and Old Upper Thomson Terminal.

      The routing is as follows,

      Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal, (Geylang Road, Kallang Road), Sims Avenue, Paya Lebar Road, Upper Paya Lebar Road, (Upper Serangoon Road), Yio Chu Kang Road, (Old Upper Thomson Road) and Old Upper Thomson Terminal.

      And return via Old Upper Thomson Terminal, (Old Upper Thomson Road), Yio Chu Kang Road, (Upper Serangoon Road), Upper Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Road, Geylang Road and Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal.

      *() denotes express sector.

      *Upper Serangoon Road was probably today's Boundary Road.

      This service was replaced with today's bus service 70, which runs about the same route as former bus service 71, between Paya Lebar Road and Yio Chu Kang Road, with minor difference in Serangoon area.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 7:27PM
  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,257 posts since Mar '16
  • AntiDennisLance's Avatar
    1,155 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Regarding 71, there used to be a bus service 71 running between Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal and Old Upper Thomson Terminal.

      Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal, (Geylang Road, Kallang Road), Sims Avenue, Paya Lebar Road, Upper Paya Lebar Road, (Upper Serangoon Road), Yio Chu Kang Road, (Old Upper Thomson Road) and Old Upper Thomson Terminal.

      And return via Old Upper Thomson Terminal, (Old Upper Thomson Road), Yio Chu Kang Road, (Upper Serangoon Road), Upper Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Road, Geylang Road and Geylang Lorong 1 Terminal.

      *() denotes Express sector.

      * Upper Serangoon Road was probably today's Boundary Road.

      This service was replaced with today's bus service 70, which runs about the same route as former bus service 71 between Paya Lebar Road and Yio Chu Kang Road (minor difference in Serangoon area).

      Did this old 71 run the Upper Peirce Reservoir segment of Old Upper Thomson Road?  I remember vaguely when I was a kid riding on old TIBS 160 along Upper Thomson Road that I once saw what I remember was an SBS bus picking up a group of waiting passengers at Old Upper Thomson Road(at a bus stop?) near the northern most entrance of Old Upper Thomson Road heading towards YCK Road, at the section where Old and the "new" Roads split and are still visible to each other before Old turns off uphill and disappears from the main road.

      That location would be just right outside the current Seletar Range site.

      Edited by AntiDennisLance 29 Aug `17, 4:13PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,313 posts since Nov '03
  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    131 posts since Nov '16
    • There is the sbstransit on test  bus service  route  from  hougang ave 3 to eunos  links  jalan eunos  geylang rd to where don't 

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      @geklohboy

      Regarding Amk bto areas coming up, probably: 

      Amk st 21-perhaps new service from AMK hub interchange wil be introduced n must take time since this road no bus stop shelters n need to be bulit plus various services along ave 3 and ave 1.

      As for amk st 51 theres townlink service 265 at st 52 itself plus various services along ave 3 as well. No new service required.

      Ok, you also agree that Ang Mo Kio Street 21 should have a new bus service, which by proximity, it is Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 that we are talking about.

      Thanks for your comment on Ang Mo Kio Street 51. Considering there's no comment on Ang Mo Kio Street 22/23, I assume you agree with me that that area needs new bus service. Anyway, the road is Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.

      Looking at the map, the easiest way to connect Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 with Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

      The route can be Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

      To get from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 to Bishan Street 11, which is the alledged looping point of this service, the obvious way is via Upper Thomson Road and Bishan Street 21.

      For all we know, this is the route of the upcoming bus service 71. Nonetheless, let's wait for the official press release.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 8:36PM
  • AJQZC's Avatar
    1,040 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      There is the sbstransit on test  bus service  route  from  hougang ave 3 to eunos  links  jalan eunos  geylang rd to where don't 

      51.

  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    131 posts since Nov '16
    • SBS Transit Bus Service 71

      SBS Transit Bus Service 71 is anupcoming trunk route from Yio Chu Kang Interchange and looping at Bishan Street 11, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Bishan Road. This service will be launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)in the near future.


      Route:

      Bus Service 71: Yio Chu Kang  Bishan Street 11
      From Bishan
      Looping at Bishan Street 11
      • Yio Chu Kang Int
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
      • Yio Chu Kang Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
      • Bishan Rd
      • Braddell Rd
      • Bishan St 11
      • Bishan St 11
      • Braddell Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
      • Yio Chu Kang Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
      • Yio Chu Kang Int
      Technical Information Route WAB_logo_20px
      Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Bishan Street 11 (Loop) Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Rd  Route LengthTravelling TimeOperator Information BCMRoute Package Seletar Bus Package Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP) Current Fleet

      12-metre Double Deck Buses:
      – Volvo B9TL
      – MAN A95
      12-metre Single Deck Buses:
      – Mercedes-Benz Citaro

      Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
      TBC (Daily) Frequency Loop Service
        0630 – 0830: TBC  mins
      0831 – 1659: TBC  mins
      1700 – 1930: TBC  mins
      After 1930: TBC  mins  

      Route History

      Service 71 serves as a residential trunk route connecting the estates of Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. The route serves residential estates along Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and Bishan Rd with enhanced connectivity to transport nodes at Yio Chu Kang and Bishan in addition to existing bus services to Ang Mo Kio.

      On 28 August 2017, SBS Transit’s FirstMAN A95 (SG5835M) was spotted displaying Service 71’s route details while on route training.

      MRT Stations Served:
      Special Departures:
      • TBC

      Fare: Charges basic distance fares. SeeBus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sghere.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      SBS Transit Bus Service 71

      SBS Transit Bus Service 71 is anupcoming trunk route from Yio Chu Kang Interchange and looping at Bishan Street 11, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Bishan Road. This service will be launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)in the near future.


      Route:

      Bus Service 71: Yio Chu Kang  Bishan Street 11
      From Bishan
      Looping at Bishan Street 11
      • Yio Chu Kang Int
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
      • Yio Chu Kang Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
      • Bishan Rd
      • Braddell Rd
      • Bishan St 11
      • Bishan St 11
      • Braddell Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
      • Yio Chu Kang Rd
      • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
      • Yio Chu Kang Int
      Technical Information Route WAB_logo_20px
      Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Bishan Street 11 (Loop) Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Rd  Route LengthTravelling TimeOperator Information BCMRoute Package Seletar Bus Package Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP) Current Fleet

      12-metre Double Deck Buses:
      – Volvo B9TL
      – MAN A95
      12-metre Single Deck Buses:
      – Mercedes-Benz Citaro

      Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
      TBC (Daily) Frequency Loop Service
        0630 – 0830: TBC  mins
      0831 – 1659: TBC  mins
      1700 – 1930: TBC  mins
      After 1930: TBC  mins  

      Route History

      Service 71 serves as a residential trunk route connecting the estates of Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. The route serves residential estates along Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and Bishan Rd with enhanced connectivity to transport nodes at Yio Chu Kang and Bishan in addition to existing bus services to Ang Mo Kio.

      On 28 August 2017, SBS Transit’s FirstMAN A95 (SG5835M) was spotted displaying Service 71’s route details while on route training.

      MRT Stations Served:
      Special Departures:
      • TBC

      Fare: Charges basic distance fares. SeeBus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sghere.

      Wow. Nice.

      Thanks for the information.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 10:52PM
  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    131 posts since Nov '16
    • Should be upcoming for  the  eunos AND sengoon package  that is too long to get the bus service 

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      Should be upcoming for  the  eunos AND sengoon package  that is too long to get the bus service 

      Yes, the Serangoon-Eunos negotiated contract has 1 new route. After 71, there remains 3 new routes yet to be announced. Serangoon-Eunos may be one of the areas that will get new bus route.

      Considering you emphasise on the word "and", and you have been writing about training buses spotted at Hougang, Ubi, Eunos, Bedok and Changi, I assume you probably have insider information about a new bus service coming up at Serangoon-Eunos.

      If this is true, it looks like there's going to be a new bus service originating from Serangoon area (probably Hougang Bus Interchange), that passes by Eunos and Bedok to arrive at Changi Airport.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Aug `17, 10:53PM
  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,471 posts since Aug '07
  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,255 posts since Apr '11
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,628 posts since May '12
    • 71 route from Mayflower to Bishan is good but what sense does it make to duplicate the route from ave 4 to YCK MRT? Now you have 76, 268 and 71. 

      My suggestion would be that 268 be modified to ply

      AMK Depot > AMK Ave  9 > AMK Ave 6 (YCK MRT, Anderson College) > AMK Ave 5 > AMK Ave 4 and continue on its current route.

      This way AMK Ave 5 will get direct bus to closest MRT + reduce duplication with 71/76. 

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,255 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      71 route from Mayflower to Bishan is good but what sense does it make to duplicate the route from ave 4 to YCK MRT? Now you have 76, 268 and 71. 

      My suggestion would be that 268 be modified to ply

      AMK Depot > AMK Ave  9 > AMK Ave 6 (YCK MRT, Anderson College) > AMK Ave 5 > AMK Ave 4 and continue on its current route.

      This way AMK Ave 5 will get direct bus to closest MRT + reduce duplication with 71/76. 


      but why bishan and not loop at tai seng? Got alot of office worker there

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    1,257 posts since Mar '16
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