SMRT Bus Service 960

SMRT Bus Service 960 is a trunk route linking Woodlands Interchange and Marina Centre Terminal, passing through Woodlands Road, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Rochor Canal, Victoria Street and Bras Basah.

Service 960’s stopping point along Jelebu Rd will be changed from 04 Sep 2017


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 960: Woodlands ↔ Marina Centre
Direction 1
Towards Marina Centre
Direction 2
Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int  NS9 
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn  NS8 
    – Blk 402
    – Opp W’lands Ind Pk D St 1
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Kranji Stn  NS7 
    – S’pore Turf Club
    – Kranji War Memorial
    – Bef Jln Bumbong
    – Aft Jln Bumbong
    – Aft Mandai Rd
    – Aft Mandai Est
    – Opp Da Di Glass
    – Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Blk 1
    – Opp Yew Tee Ind Est
    – Opp Heavy Veh Pk
    – Aft Yew Tee Flyover
    – Aft KJE Slip Rd
    – Blk 632 CP
    – Opp Ten Mile Junction Stn  BP14 
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604
  • Jelebu Rd
    – Bt Panjang Plaza
    – Blk 180
  • Petir Rd
    – Aft Petir Stn  BP7 
    – Blk 127
  • Pending Rd
    – Opp Pending Stn  BP8 
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 270
  • BKE (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Whitley Rd
    – Aft Tanglin CC
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp Stevens Stn  DT10 
    – Chinese Intl Sch
    – Bef Goldhill Ave
    – Anglo-Chinese Sch
    – Chancery Ct
    – Opp Newton Stn Exit C  NS21  DT11 
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Newton FC
    – Aft Makepeace Rd
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Little India Stn  NE7  DT12 
  • Sungei Rd
    – Opp Rochor Stn  DT13 
  • Ophir Rd
    – Opp Rochor Ctr
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn  EW12  DT14

    – Bugis Junction  EW12  DT14

    – Bras Basah Cplx
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Raffles Hotel  EW13  NS25
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Pan Pacific Hotel  CC4  DT15 
    – Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave
    – Bef Temasek Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd (Express)
  • Victoria St
    – Cath of The Good Shepherd  CC2 
    – St. Joseph’s Ch
    – Opp Bugis Junction  EW12  DT14 
  • Rochor Rd
    – Fu Lu Shou Cplx  EW12  DT14 
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn  DT13 
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Little India Stn  NE7  DT12 
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Aft POSBank
    – Newton FC
    – Newton Stn Exit C  NS21  DT11 
    – Balmoral Plaza
    – City Twrs
    – Leng Kwang Baptist ch
    – Stevens Stn  DT10 
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • PIE (Express)
  • BKE (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 223
  • Pending Rd
    – Bef Pending Stn  BP8 
  • Petir Rd
    – Bet Blks 139/140
    – Opp Petir Stn  BP7 
  • Jelebu Rd
    – Opp Bt Panjang Plaza
    – Opp Blk 180
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 183
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Ten Mile Junction Stn  BP14 
    – Opp Blk 632 CP
    – Opp Blk 635A
    – Bef Yew Tee Flyover
    – Aft Yew Tee Flyover
    – Heavy Veh Pk
    – Yew Tee Ind Est
    – Thong Huat Bros Pte Ltd
    – Da Di Glass
    – Opp Mandai Est
    – Bef Mandai Rd
    – Opp Jln Bumbong
    – Aft LP 234
    – Opp Kranji War Memorial
    – Opp S’pore Turf Club
    – Opp Kranji Stn  NS7 
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Aft W’lands Ind Pk D St 2
    – Opp Blk 402
    – Marsiling Stn  NS8 
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int  NS9 

Note:

  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal.
  • Service 960 will no longer call at the bus stop in RED from 04 Sep 2017
  • Service 960 will call at the bus stop in BLUE from 04 Sep 2017.
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through Woodlands Rd, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Rochor Canal, Victoria St, Bras Basah
Route Length 27.3 km (D1) | 27.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

– 
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
0630 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0645 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 05 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 14 mins
After 1900: 11 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 11 mins
After 1900: 07 – 13 mins

Service 960 is a inter-town route, serving between the housing estates of Woodlands and Bukit Panjang, and providing connections to the City areas of Newton, Rochor Canal, Bras Basah and Marina Centre. The route is frequented as a popular connection between Bukit Panjang and the City. During weekends, large numbers of foreign workers rely on the route between dormitories along Woodlands Road and Little India, in which the dormitories along Woodlands Road are not served by the Downtown Line.

The route incorporates an express sector between Bukit Panjang and Whitley Road along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), sharing the popular connection with full-day Services 190, 700/A and 972, but is otherwise non-duplicative from Newton to Marina Centre. It also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 961/# between Woodlands Int and Bukit Panjang, connecting the many industries located along Woodlands Road to Kranji MRT, Marsling MRT and Woodlands MRT/Int.

No boarding and alighting is allowed at Marina Centre Ter. The last stop for Marina Centre-bound trips is 02089 Raffles Boulevard (Pan Pacific Hotel), while the first stop for Woodlands-bound trips is 02101 Raffles Avenue (Bef Temasek Ave).

Introduced in 1996 by Trans-Island, the route has not undergone any amendments since.

With low branches along Bt Timah Rd pruned by NEA in January 2015, the single-deck fleet restriction was removed hence allowing double-deck buses to be deployed. High capacity Double deck buses were deployed since Feb 2015.

Special Departures:

  • Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 604)  Marina Centre Ter
    Weekdays & Sat: 0535hrs

MRT Stations Served:

 

LRT Stations Served:

 

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See Above. Double decker buses were deployed after low lying trees along Bukit Timah Rd were pruned in Jan 2015.


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1996 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.

History:

  • 1996 (12 Jul): Introduced between Woodlands Regional Int and Marina Centre Ter.
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to Jelebu Rd, Petir Rd and Pending Rd, skipping part of Bt Panjang Rd
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (16 Feb): Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 double-decker buses deployed.
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2016 (03 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Serves the new Bus Stop 43991 – Opp Blk 635A, Woodlands Road
  • 2017 (28 May): Calls at relocated bus stop 47071 Bef Mandai Rd and no longer calls at bus stop 45081 Opp Mandai Rd along Woodlands Rd.
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Change in stopping point along Jelebu Rd

Past Routings:


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