5 February 2013 – A new express service – Service 850E – that connects Yishun to the Central Business District (CBD) will begin operations from Monday, 18 February 2013. This is the sixth bus service to be rolled out under the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The new service will provide greater connectivity for Yishun residents travelling to and from areas in the CBD during weekday morning and evening peak-hours (excluding public holidays).
Express Service 850E will operate two one-way trips on weekday mornings at 7.30 am and 7.45 am from Yishun Avenue 11, Yishun Avenue 6 and Yishun Ring Road to areas within the CBD such as Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay and Shenton Way. On weekday evenings, two one-way trips at 6.15 pm and 6.30 pm will connect commuters from areas such as Anson Road, Robinson Road, Fullerton Road, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road and Orchard Road to the Yishun neighbourhoods.
With fewer bus stops and a route that utilises the Seletar Expressway (SLE) and the Central Expressway (CTE), the new express bus service offers commuters an alternative travel option to and from the city. Please refer to the attached posters for more details.
Passengers may contact SMRT Customer Relations Centre at 1800-336-8900 from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) or visit www.smrt.com.sg for more information on Service 850E.
Issued by SMRT Bus Ltd and Land Transport Authority
For more information, please contact:
Corporate Marketing and Communications
SMRT Corporation Ltd
DID: 6331 1151/ Mobile: 9788 4398
Land Transport Authority
DID: 6396 1947/ Mobile: 9155 9550
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