In our GE manifesto, we promised to improve connectivity all over Nee Soon, so that you can get home faster and spend more time with your loved ones. After being elected, your MPs have continued to seek your feedback and work with the authorities to bring you the transport improvements you need most.
Nee Soon residents will benefit from these recent transport improvements (click on photos to enlarge):
1. 6 routes with extra buses
Services 138, 171, 856, 857, 858 and 860 have had additional buses deployed during peak hours, including bendy buses for services 171, 858 and 860.
Since the start of the Bus Services Enhancement Programme, 140 additional buses have been deployed in Nee Soon GRC so that buses are more frequent and more comfortable, especially during peak hours.
Residents in the Yishun Ave 1 area no longer have to drive all the way to Lentor Ave just to enter the CTE. This means they can reach the city more than 10 minutes faster.
This also alleviates the congestion at Lentor Ave and Yishun Ave 1.
Even better, this is part of a comprehensive plan to improve road connectivity to Yishun:
3. New bus 117- started on 20 Dec
Bus 117 is a direct link between Punggol, Yishun and Sembawang via Seletar Aerospace Park. Within Yishun, it will be an additional link between Yishun Ave 1, Ave 2 and Yishun and Khatib MRT stations.
This is the sixth new bus service launched in Yishun in recent years.
4. New City Direct bus service from Yishun West to CBD- starting in Q1 2016
In addition to the recently-launched City Direct 663 which mostly links estates to the east of the MRT line to the CBD, another City Direct bus will link Yishun West to the CBD.
This bus service will benefit residents of 700-series, Chong Pang, Yishun Ave 6,7 and 9. It will start in Q1 2016 with three trips to the city on weekday mornings and two trips to Yishun on weekday evenings (except public holidays).
With the Downtown Line 2, Nee Soon residents can also reach Little India, Bugis, Chinatown and the new Marina Bay financial district faster than before. The Thomson-East Coast line (which will have stations in Kebun Baru and Springleaf) and North-South Expressway are also underway.