SMRT Express Service 963R

SMRT Bus Service 963R is a weekend express route operating between Woodlands Temporary Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 963 and has a express variant 963E.

Bus Service 963R’s stopping point along Jelebu Rd will be changed from 04 Sep 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 963R: Woodlands ↔ Resorts World Sentosa
Direction 1
Towards Resorts World Sentosa
Direction 2
Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn NS8
    – Blk 402
  • 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 Blk 180
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 183 DT1BP6
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Express)
  • Hillview Rd (Express)
  • Hillview Ave
    – Hillington Green Condo
    – Hillview Apts
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2 (Express)
  • Bt Batok East Ave 4
    – Blk 272
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Blk 283
    – Blk 289E
  • Toh Tuck Ave (Express)
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Blk 203
  • Clementi Ave 6
    – Opp Regent Pk
  • AYE
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
    – Aft NUS High Sch
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Bef PSA Bldg CC27
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
  • Sentosa Gateway
     – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Aft PSA Bldg CC27
  • AYE
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
  • Clementi Ave 6
    – Regent Pk
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Nan Hua Pr Sch
  • Toh Tuck Ave (Express)
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Blk 290H
    – Keming Pr Sch
  • Bt Batok East Ave 4
    – Blk 254
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2 (Express)
  • Hillview Ave
    – Opp Hillview Apts
    – Opp Hillview Hts
  • Hillview Rd (Express)
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604 DT1BP6
  • Jelebu Rd
    – Blk 180
  • Petir Rd
    – Aft Petir Stn BP7
    – Blk 127
  • Pending Rd
    – Opp Pending Stn BP8
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 270
  • BKE (Express)
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 402
    – Marsiling Stn NS8
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9

 

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3, BKE, Pending Rd, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, Clementi Ave 6, AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah
Route Length 32.2 km (D1) | 31.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Woodlands 0700hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
0830hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 32 – 35 mins
0831 – 1659: 30 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 32 – 33 mins
After 1900: 32 – 35 mins
0630 – 0830: NA
0831 – 1659: 27 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 30 – 31 mins
After 1900: 30 – 33 mins

Route History

Service 963R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Duplicating Service 963, the service connects the residential estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview and Bukit Batok with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa. The route skips selected stops along Service 963’s route, but otherwise follows a similar routing.

The route was introduced in Jan 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 188R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from 14129 Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn).

MRT/LRT Stations Served:

Route Variants:

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

Fleet: See above.


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History:

  • 2010 (30 Jan): Introduced between Woodlands Int and Resorts World Sentosa. Operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Woodlands Regional Int and 8.30am to 10.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Amended stopping point along Jelebu Rd

External Links & References:

Back to Express Bus Services
Back to Resorts World Sentosa
Back to Bus Services list

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