15 December 06 – With effect from Monday, 18 December, SBS Transit is pleased to introduce two more new Fast Forward Services, 74e and 151e.
Like the other Fast Forward services, they will operate on a concept of flexible routing for the express sectors of their journey. This flexible routing allows the services to reduce journey time by up to 15 minutes by avoiding areas with heavy congestion.
Fast Forward Service provides a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops. It was first introduced on Service 97 on 3 January 2005 and currently there are 7 Fast Forward services, namely Services 10e, 14e, 30e, 89e, 97e, 174e and 196e. Fast Forward services have shown that journey time can be improved by 20%.
The fare for the Fast Forward services is the same fare as the Express services, from $1.56 to $2.31 for payment by ez-link card or $1.60 to $2.35 for payment by cash. Concessionary travel is not applicable on Fast Forward services.
Fast Forward Service 74e
Operating between Hougang Central Bus Interchange and Buona Vista Terminal, it will travel via Upper Serangoon Road, Hougang Avenue 8, Hougang Avenue 2, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Marymount Road, (Flexible Routing in Express Sector), Clementi Road, Commonwealth Avenue West Road, (Flexible Routing in Express Sector), Commonwealth Avenue and Holland Drive for the morning peak hours from 6.45am to 7.45am. For the evening peak hours from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, the route will be reversed.
Fast Forward Service 151e
Operating between Hougang Central Bus Interchange and Kent Ridge Terminal, Service 151e will go via Hougang Avenue 5, Hougang Avenue 7, Tampines Road, Hougang Avenue 3, (Flexible Routing in Express Sector), PIE – Jalan Toa Payoh, (Flexible Routing in Express Sector), Clementi Road and Kent Ridge Crescent for the morning peak hours from 6.45am to 7.45am. For the evening peak hours from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, the route will be reversed.
All Fast Forward Services operate from Monday to Friday at the stipulated peak periods.
Please see attached posters for more details. Fast Forward service updates are also available on our websites at www.ffw.com.sg.