SMRT Bus Service 950

SMRT Bus Service 950 is a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Temporary Interchange and looping at JB Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru, passing through Marsiling, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands CIQ and Sultan Iskandar CIQ. It is currently the only cross-border service operated by SMRT Buses.

Route Information
Route Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange JB Sentral Terminal (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Marsiling, Woodlands Ctr, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 24.4km
Travelling Time 40mins+ in either direction (Subject to traffic conditions)
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– SPAD-registered 
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands Int
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from JB Sentral
0610hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Additional downroutes from Johor Bahru Checkpoint from 0515hrs (Weekdays & Sat) and 0550hrs (Sundays & PHs) onwards
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 12 mins
After 1930: 08 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 950 is a cross-border route connecting Woodlands Regional Centre, Marsiling MRT and Woodlands Town Centre with the border town of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The route experiences high demand throughout the day and is SMRT’s only cross-border service.

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and frequencies may increase significantly when traffic congestion occur. At each checkpoint on the Malaysia/Singapore side, passengers are required to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. Passengers need not re-board the same bus, but any bus of the same service.

Despite being a wheelchair-accessible service, wheelchairs are not allowed beyond Woodlands Checkpoint. Hence, wheelchair-bound passengers are currently unable to use this service to cross the border.

Special Departures:

  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 0515hrs onwards
    Sundays & PHs: 0550hrs onwards

Fare: Only Singapore currency is accepted. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 950′s fleet comprises a full fleet of JB-registered MAN A22 buses.

Route limitations: Only SPAD-registered single-deck buses are allowed on cross border routes. Currently, only some MAN NL323Fs are SPAD-registered. In accordance with Malaysian regulations, buses must carry relevant documents, fitted with a third brake light at the rear, and attached with Malaysian stickers dictating legal speed limit. Previously, some Mercedes-Benz O405s and OC500LEs were SPAD-registered as well.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via JB Sentral)
  • Woodlands Temporary Interchange
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn
  • Woodlands Centre Rd
    – Opp Blk 144
    – Woodlands Town Gdn
  • Woodlands Crossing [Woodlands Checkpt]
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri
  • Jln Jim Quee (JB Sentral Bus Ter)
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Woodlands Crossing [Woodlands Checkpt]
  • Woodlands Ctr Rd
    – Woodlands Train Checkpt
    – Opp Blk 1A
    – Opp Woodlands Town Gdn
    – Marsiling Pr Sch
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Marsiling Stn
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Temporary Interchange
Service 950 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 950 before 1 Nov 2014 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

  • 2004 (19 Sep): Introduced as a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Regional Interchange in Singapore and Kotaraya II Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • 2008 (16 Dec): Calls at JB Sentral along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak as an alighting-only stop
  • 2012 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Amended to loop at JB Sentral along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak due to the permanent closure of Kotaraya II Terminal
  • 2015 (01 Mar): Amended to loop at JB Sentral Terminal, skipping bus stop along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:

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2 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 950

  • 1 November 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Why does this serve Woodlands ave 3?Cant it serve Woodlands Ave 5,2,1?

    Reply
    • 6 May 2017 at 4:11 AM
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      Well, to be honest, after the loop, driver and passengers are already tired (especially the standing ones). So SMRT is trying its best to shorten the route as much as possible without affecting demand.

      The route you suggested incurs an additional 10 minutes or so. Therefore it is not a very feasible idea.

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