SMRT Bus Service 965

SMRT Bus Service 965 is a trunk route from Woodlands Temporary Interchange and looping at Sengkang Interchange, passing through Admiralty, Gambas Avenue, Yishun, Khatib, SLE, TPE and Compassvale. It is one of several routes plying express along the TPE/SLE corridor.

Route Information:
Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 965: Woodlands Sengkang (Loop)
Direction 1
Towards Sengkang
Looping
Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands Temporary Interchange   NS9  
  • Woodlands Ave 7
    – Blk 825
    – Blk 853
    – Blk 706
    – opp Admiralty Stn   NS10 
    – Blk 793
    – Woodsvale Condo
  • Gambas Ave
    – 3M Bldg
  • Yishun Ave 7
    – opp Ahmad Ibrahim Sec Sch
    – opp Blk 174
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Darul Makmur Mque
    – Blk 220
    – aft Northpoint Shop Ctr   NS13 
    – opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – opp Khatib Stn   NS14 
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave 
    – aft Yishun Ave 1
    – aft Sg Seletar Bridge
    – LP 94
  • SLE (express)
  • TPE (express)
  • Punggol Rd
    – Blk 190C
  • Compassvale St
    – Blk 253   SE1 
  • Compassvale Rd
    – Blk 248A
    – Blk 240
  • Sengkang Square
    – Sengkang Int   NE16  STC  
 

  • Sengkang Square
    – Sengkang Int   NE16  STC  
  • Compassvale Rd
    – opp Blk 241
    – Blk 259C
  • Compassvale St
    – Blk 297A   SE1 
  • Punggol Rd
    – Blk 298A
  • TPE (express)
  • SLE (express)
  • Lentor Ave
    – aft SLE
    – bef Sg Seletar Bridge
    – bef Yishun Ave 1
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – bef Khatib Stn   NS14 
    – Blk 790
    – Blk 763
    – Yishun Stn   NS13 
    – Blk 154
    – opp Darul Makmur Mque
  • Yishun Ave 7
    – Blk 174
    – Blk 118
  • Gambas Ave
    – opp 3M Bldg
  • Woodlands Ave 7
    – opp Woodsvale Condo
    – opp Blk 793
    – Admiralty Stn   NS10 
    – Blk 666
    – aft 888 Plaza
    – Blk 891C CP
  • Woodlands Temporary Interchange   NS9  

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Sengkang Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Admiralty, Gambas Ave, Yishun, Khatib, SLE/TPE, Compassvale
Route Length 42.7 km
Travelling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck bus
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2245hrs (Weekdays | Full Loop)
0545hrs – 2245hrs (Sat, Sun/PHs | Full Loop)
2300hrs – 2330hrs (Daily | Terminates at Sengkang Interchange)
Departure Times from Sengkang Int
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sat, Sun/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service: Notes
0630-0830: 04 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 17 mins
From 2245hrs onwards, buses leaving Woodlands Regional Int will terminate at Sengkang Int.
Route Information

Service 965 is an inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Woodlands, Yishun and Sengkang. The route is frequented as a fast connection between Yishun and Sengkang due to its express sector along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE). Service 85 also plies between Sengkang and Yishun, but serves bus stops along Sengkang West and Jalan Kayu before travelling to Yishun.

As the fastest public transport link between Sengkang and Yishun, this service experiences good demand all day round with higher demand during peak hours. High capacity Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses were deployed from November 2014 to cope with peak hour loads.

Between Woodlands and Sengkang, Service 161 offers the faster route by skipping Yishun town entirely. From 2245hrs onwards (Daily), buses leaving Woodlands Regional Int will terminate at Sengkang Int but continue to operate as Service 965 (without other indications of its half-trip nature).

MRT/LRT Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Sengkang Int  Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs – 0615hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0545hrs – 0630hrs
SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB229T) – Service 965A
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 965A: Woodlands Temporary Interchange → Yishun Avenue 2 (Aft NorthPoint Shop Ctr)
    Weekdays (excluding school holidays): 0621hrs – 0657hrs

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

Operator History:

  • 2002 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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


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Operator History:

  • 2002 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 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:

  • 2002 (07 Jul): Introduced from Woodlands Regional interchange and looping at Sengkang
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to loop at air-conditioned Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013 (Feb): Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (07 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (17 Nov): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:


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