After a two-month wait, Choa Chu Kang residents will finally get to benefit from two new bus services that will improve connections within the neighbourhood.
Feeder service 301 and trunk service 983, operated by SMRT, will start on April 25 from Choa Chu Kang bus interchange and ply the neighbourhood.
The services were meant to start in February, but the Land Transport Authority (LTA) held them off until this month to respond to concerns from residents and finalise the routes.
The LTA said the delay was to "ensure that these bus services would satisfy the needs of commuters, in this case, to maintain a direct connection between Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 and Avenue 2, to Choa Chu Kang Primary School".
Service 301 will travel along Choa Chu Kang Way, then Avenues 2, 3, 6 and 1, before returning to the bus interchange.
Service 983 will travel along Avenues 5 and 4 and will later be extended to Bukit Panjang and the upcoming Downtown Line 2.
The existing feeder service 300 will skip Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 while service 982E, which connects Choa Chu Kang residents to the Central Business District during peak periods, will stop at two more stops.
The new services have been introduced under the Government's $1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme.
This article was first published on April 11, 2015.
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