Sunday, March 27, 2011

Causeway Link's CW5

Causeway Link launched CW5 on 27 March 2011. It is a cross border service that plies between Newton, Singapore and Larkin, Johore Bahru. There are currently 10 buses in CW5's fleet, and Scania buses are expected to make up most of the CW5's fleet.
The flyer for CW5 by Causeway Link.
Showing the connectivity from Newton MRT to other parts of Singapore.
The pickup/drop off point is at Newton Circus' car park, beside Newton Food Centre. From here, commuters can take Newton MRT along the North South Line towards the heart of the city and the shopping belt.
At Larkin, commuters can transfer to various bus services to the shopping and entertainments in Johore Bahru.
The bus stop for CW5
A banner advertising CW5.
Newton Food Centre in the background
The bus shown as a cartoon version on CW5's promotional poster, and its design can capture the attention of anyone.
The Scania K310IB
The interior of the K310IB.
The exterior of this bus is reminisce of the trolley bus design. And the interior is comfortable and classy. The seats of the bus have the Causeway Link's trademark "smiles"  pattern on the bus. Every seat have its own individual seatbelt for safety.

The rear of the bus looks like a house (^^;). It is a nice design that breaks away from tradition.
Another bus that was spotted on CW5's first day happens to be a suprise -  a low entry Hino bus!

The Hino bus.
A Low-entry bus!
The interior of the Hino.
Causeway Link's CW5 allows for the connectivity between Malaysia and Singapore to be enhanced, benefitting both the trades, industries and tourisms of Malaysia and Singapore. As more cross border services are introduced, travelling between the two countries will be a breeze in the future!
As announced by the Singapore and Malaysia's Prime Minister Joint Statement during the Singapore-Malaysia Leader's retreat on May 2010.
Cross-border scheduled bus services will be doubled with the introduction
of 8 new additional routes (4 from each side) between Pasar Bakti and
Larkin in Johor and the two Integrated Resorts, Boon Lay, Yishun, Newton
and Changi Airport in Singapore.

(Special thanks to Mr Johnny Low of Causeway Link for the information and photography permission for this article on CW5.) 

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