The Anchorvale Link November 3, 2007Posted by hafizbam in Route Amendment.
Tags: 372, Anchorvale, Sengkang
To kick things off, here’s featuring the poster informing commuters of the latest change to happen in Sengkang.Feeder service 372, introduced on Friday 22 December 2000 as the second feeder service in Sengkang town, will be amended, basically, having its route inverted. As can be seen from the map, the 372 will now serve the (much underserved) Anchorvale area before linking it up with the (very well-served) Punggol Road area instead of the other way round previously.
It doesnt take a genius to figure out that this change is to quicken the journey time for the poor Anchorvale residents who only have one bus to rely on thanks to its geographical location which do not really allow much scope for passing-through routes to serve much of it, except for the notorious 163 and (unexpectedly) NR6.
A friend also reminded me of the useful link the 372 provides to the only true wet market in Sengkang at Rivervale Plaza, which is still quite a distance from the nearest bus stop served by the 372, especially for the elderly.
Regardless, I still think a two-plate system like the 225 or 243 would have worked better for such a perfectly round route, at the same time shaving off journey time incurred from the big loop at the eastern end.
That said, the 372 is poised to remain the only feeder service in Sengkang (following the death of sister route 371) as it doesn’t duplicate the LRT lines at all and not much new developments seem to be mushrooming away from the central Sengkang area (with the exception of 163-served Fernvale of course).