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  • dupdup77's Avatar
    3,058 posts since Nov '13
    • All, I took service 110 this morning. I found an interesting scenario. A number of people boarded 110 at changi airport terminal 4 bus stop and alighted just 1 stop later at the bus stop further outside SATS flight kitchen bus stop and transferred to service 53. 

      This shows most people will still take bus even for 1 bus stop instead of what most people think that they will walk. This also shows the awkward situation for those living around pasir ris area which has no direct service to terminal 4. Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,972 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      All, I took service 110 this morning. I found an interesting scenario. A number of people boarded 110 at changi airport terminal 4 bus stop and alighted just 1 stop later at the bus stop further outside SATS flight kitchen bus stop and transferred to service 53. 

      This shows most people will still take bus even for 1 bus stop instead of what most people think that they will walk. This also shows the awkward situation for those living around pasir ris area which has no direct service to terminal 4. Cheers. Thanks.

      This isnt unexpected since the walk from T4 to SATS isn't even that near to begin with..

  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    115 posts since Nov '16
    • Saw some training bus route from ubi Avenue 1 ubi Avenue 2 Eunos link jalan Eunos Changi Rd Geylang Rd to where don’t know 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      Saw some training bus route from ubi Avenue 1 ubi Avenue 2 Eunos link jalan Eunos Changi Rd Geylang Rd to where don’t know 

      Nowadays SBST/TTS/GAS learn the free bridging shuttle routes

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      All, I took service 110 this morning. I found an interesting scenario. A number of people boarded 110 at changi airport terminal 4 bus stop and alighted just 1 stop later at the bus stop further outside SATS flight kitchen bus stop and transferred to service 53. 

      This shows most people will still take bus even for 1 bus stop instead of what most people think that they will walk. This also shows the awkward situation for those living around pasir ris area which has no direct service to terminal 4. Cheers. Thanks.

      Walking distance far la bro

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,159 posts since Aug '07
    • by now, remember that 137 is not an intended route to take from Sims Place to Upper East Coast. a lot of people only do short haul. Main reason is in the middle of the stretch is surrounded by Ubi and Kaki Bukit factory. same as 856.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 28 Nov `17, 9:51PM
  • autumncs's Avatar
    423 posts since Oct '06
    • Originally posted by TPS Timothy Mok:

      by now, remember that 137 is not an intended route to take from Sims Place to Upper East Coast. a lot of people only do short haul. Main reason is in the middle of the stretch is surrounded by Ubi and Kaki Bukit factory. same as 856.

      While 137 connects Ubi and Kaki Bukit estates to DTL stations, it fails to connect with bus services from Tampines Ave 10 (e.g. 8, 15, 58, etc), Bedok Reservoir Rd (e.g. 21, 22, 65, 66, etc) and Eunos Link (e.g. 25, 51, 87, 854, etc). 137 provides more coverage to new areas but little integration with the existing bus network.

      But then, 137 is often full between Bedok North St 3 and Bedok North MRT during morning and evening peak hours. This sector alone probably generates enough revenue to cover for the low ridership in the other sectors.

      If 137 is amended to connect with more bus services, I believe the ridership will increase.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,463 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by autumncs:

      While 137 connects Ubi and Kaki Bukit estates to DTL stations, it fails to connect with bus services from Tampines Ave 10 (e.g. 8, 15, 58, etc), Bedok Reservoir Rd (e.g. 21, 22, 65, 66, etc) and Eunos Link (e.g. 25, 51, 87, 854, etc). 137 provides more coverage to new areas but little integration with the existing bus network.

      But then, 137 is often full between Bedok North St 3 and Bedok North MRT during morning and evening peak hours. This sector alone probably generates enough revenue to cover for the low ridership in the other sectors.

      If 137 is amended to connect with more bus services, I believe the ridership will increase.

      I agree with your points. They should do minor tweaks to 137

      (1) Take left from Bedok North Road to Bedok Reservoir Road for bus interchange to svc 5, 21, 8, 65, 66, 228 etc. and then turn right on Ave 4 to go to Kaki bukit north industrial estate (following current route)

      (2) Take left onto Jalan Eunos and then right onto UBI Ave 2, do UBI MRT and then take left to connect to UBI Ave 1 and 63/63M. this will provide one stop transfer to 25, 45, 51, 854 and many other services. 

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,159 posts since Aug '07
    • After introduction of service 71, further replication of BSEP bus services is needed (together with TEL opening, they need new service from Woodlands to Bishan via Woodgrove).

      929: Woodlands - Bishan

      967: Woodlands - Compassvale

      Service 46-esque type of route (Tentatively numbered 967), but will go from Woodlands to Compassvale:

      Woodlands Avenue 7
      Woodlands Avenue 2
      Woodlands Avenue 5
      Woodlands Avenue 4
      Woodlands Avenue 1
      (Woodlands Avenue 12)
      (SLE)
      (Mandai Avenue)
      Sembawang Road
      Upper Thomson Road
      (SLE)
      (TPE)
      Sengkang East Road
      Sengkang Square

      This will bring inter-town connections in Woodlands.

      This will bring connection from Mandai Avenue to Sembawang Road, as it is not yet even connected by any  bus ride.

      This will bring connection from Upper Thomson Road to SLE, and TPE to Sengkang East Road, as it is not yet even connected by any bus ride.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 08 Dec `17, 11:33AM
  • CZT's Avatar
    508 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by TPS Timothy Mok:

      After introduction of service 71, further replication of BSEP bus services is needed (together with TEL opening, they need new service from Woodlands to Bishan via Woodgrove).

      929: Woodlands - Bishan

      967: Woodlands - Compassvale

      Service 46-esque type of route (Tentatively numbered 967), but will go from Woodlands to Compassvale:

      Woodlands Avenue 7
      Woodlands Avenue 2
      Woodlands Avenue 5
      Woodlands Avenue 4
      Woodlands Avenue 1
      (Woodlands Avenue 12)
      (SLE)
      (Mandai Avenue)
      Sembawang Road
      Upper Thomson Road
      (SLE)
      (TPE)
      Sengkang East Road
      Sengkang Square

      This will bring inter-town connections in Woodlands.

      This will bring connection from Mandai Avenue to Sembawang Road, as it is not yet even connected by any  bus ride.

      This will bring connection from Upper Thomson Road to SLE, and TPE to Sengkang East Road, as it is not yet even connected by any bus ride.

      I think for now (probably next year) we should focus more on the review of the current bus routes along DTL. Pertaining TEL and any other routes may be less likely to happen

      Oh and dont forget Kampong Bahru Bus Ter. Still no news yet thou we are nearing mid december...

  • Marvel68's Avatar
    254 posts since Oct '14
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      Oh and dont forget Kampong Bahru Bus Ter. Still no news yet thou we are nearing mid december...

      Since it was said that the terminal will open in end 2017 and the terminal looks more or less completed, the opening date could possibly be on Sunday December 31 since newer interchanges/terminals traditionally opens on Sundays. If that's the case then the announcement should come around now or next week because there's only 3 weeks left until new year. 

  • CZT's Avatar
    508 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by Marvel68:

      Since it was said that the terminal will open in end 2017 and the terminal looks more or less completed, the opening date could possibly be on Sunday December 31 since newer interchanges/terminals traditionally opens on Sundays. If that's the case then the announcement should come around now or next week because there's only 3 weeks left until new year. 

      Usually news release on mondays... So fingers cross it will be tmr or nxt monday

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      Usually news release on mondays... So fingers cross it will be tmr or nxt monday

      Probably end of the month since all 4 Operators haven't announced the route extension to Kg Bahru Terminal

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