To enhance the ride experience, Service 97e passengers on each trip can get a complimentary copy of The Business Times every morning (while stocks last) from 1 February 2005 for a period of three months.
Since 3 Jan 2005, more than 6,000 commuters have taken the new Fast Forward Service 97e which plys between Jurong East and Fullerton Road. Attracted by its shorter travel time, the number is also growing steadily. Surveys conducted have shown that passengers on the service generally save up to 20% on their journey time when they use this new service.
A regular passenger, Ms. Tracy had observed that the Bus Captains are very friendly and the service is definitely much faster than the normal Service 97. Another regular passenger, Mr Raj said he now takes only 25 minutes to reach his workplace at NOL instead of the usual 40 to 45 minutes.
The discounted fare for the Fast Forward service will cease on 1 Feb 2005. On that day, the approved Fast Forward fares of $1.53 to $2.28 for payment by ez-link card or $1.60 to $2.35 for cash paying will be implemented. This is the same fare as the existing Express services. Transfer rebates will be given but concessionary travel is not applicable.
Fast Forward 97e was launched on
3 January 2005 and aimed at getting
commuters to their destinations
faster by calling only at stops
where there are high passenger boarding
and alighting activities. In the
initial period, to encourage more
passengers to try out the new Fast
Forward service, SBS Transit charge
a promotional normal adult fare
for the month of January 2005.
Fast Forward 97e plys the same route as its existing parent Service 97 but stops only at 17 out of the 34 bus stops that the parent service stops at during peak periods.
With the additional traffic management measures put in place together with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), commuters travelling on Fast Forward 97e can save up to 20% in travel time. For example, if a commuter takes the parent Service 97, it will take up to 66 mins to travel between Jurong East Interchange and Fullerton Road. With Fast Forward 97e, it only takes about 53 mins.
Details of the stops and estimated arrival times can be found at all the bus stops called by the service. Commuters can also log on to the Fast Forward dedicated website at www.ffw.com.sg for more information.
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