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East Coast to Science Park - help!

Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:48 am

Ok, I am fed up of paying for taxis to get to and from work.

I live in East Coast and need to get to Science Park 1 each day. The MRT stop will not be complete at Science Park until June.

Does anyone know a bus that goes all the way from East Coast Rd to SP?

Anyone travel by car and want to car share and I'll pay some of the petrol?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:25 pm

I think bus 14 might be the culprit you want.

http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/journeypla ... EDOK%20INT
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:27 pm

Check bus numbers 14 and 197.

I wouldn't know which stops are closest to you on each of the roads you want but check with SMRT and SBS for these bus numbers though be aware, either bus will likely take an hour and that's not including the walking time either side.
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Post by prkravi » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:39 pm

Have a feeling the OP meant chartered bus...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 1:11 pm

the 14 is chartered. But just by the meter. :wink:
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Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 2:09 pm

Number 14 does the job! Thank you for your help.

just need an EZLink card now and then I'll see how long the journey takes.

It's going to be London type commuter time me thinks! :shock:

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Post by dazzlebabe » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 2:21 pm

Looks like a journey of over an hour. Hope you manage to snag a seat each way! Good Luck.
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Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 4:47 pm

It can't be THAT long!!!!! What a nightmare!

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 5:13 pm

InTheBlue wrote:It can't be THAT long!!!!! What a nightmare!

:o

Oh indeed it could be.

My wife took over an our to go ~15kms and that was not at rush hour and it was a single bus with no change anywhere. This is despite the website saying the trip should take 40min.

In your case i might like to budget at hour and a half at least depending on the routing given it would be rush hour.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 5:22 pm

If it's pouring down rain in a thunderstorm on a Friday night peak period it can take upwards of 2 hours from Clementi to the Dog & Bone using the 14 bus! I know! :o
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Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 7:33 pm

Well you've both put me off doing it. I will try it both ways next week and see how bad it is.

Dog 'n' Bone is a bit of a dangerous bus stop! Maybe I'll take Saint up on his curry suggestion. :lol:

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Post by InTheBlue » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 8:57 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If it's pouring down rain in a thunderstorm on a Friday night peak period it can take upwards of 2 hours from Clementi to the Dog & Bone using the 14 bus! I know! :o
It can take that long to get a taxi from Science Park in the rain on Friday as well and there are no bars nearby to wait in. I cannot stand working in this bit of Singapore. :(

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Post by dazzlebabe » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:35 am

As lovely as the East is, I think you should consider moving closer to Science Park.

Howver, I know people who start their journey at 6.30am just to get a seat, avoid traffic and stress, arrive work early and have a great breakfast before starting at 9am!
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Post by InTheBlue » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:57 am

dazzlebabe wrote:As lovely as the East is, I think you should consider moving closer to Science Park.

Howver, I know people who start their journey at 6.30am just to get a seat, avoid traffic and stress, arrive work early and have a great breakfast before starting at 9am!
My better half would never move out of East Coast and especially not to West Coast (all a bit Dr. Dre and Ice T I know) so I'm going to taxi some mornings, get a lift others, look for a car share and then bus it 1 day per week. Better than the huge outlay of taxis everyday.

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Post by ksl » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 1:57 pm

whats your exact location, I'm thinking its better to take a bus to MRT station Bedok or Eunos.....depending where you live.
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