Woodlands Bus Package

The Woodlands Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).

Under the BCM, bus routes are bundled into bus packages, consisting of a single bus depot, several bus interchanges/terminals, the bus routes and the buses themselves. With all bus infrastructure belonging to the Government, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) would contract out the bus package, select a bus operator (through a competitive tendering process), and lease these assets to the new operator.

The successful tenderer operates these bus routes and collects fares on behalf of LTA, while maintaining the associated bus infrastructure (buses & onboard equipment, depots, interchanges & terminals). In return, the operator is awarded an operating fee from LTA and potential bonuses via an incentive framework.

PT216 – Woodlands Bus Package (Negotiated Contract Term: 2016 to 2026):

As part of the Bus Contracting Model which was fully implemented in September 2016, LTA entered into a Negotiated Contract with SMRT Buses to operate bus services under the Woodlands Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Woodlands takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2023 by LTA in 2016.

In September 2023, the Negotiated Contract was revealed to be extended by 3 years by LTA from 2023 to 2026, in an article (SMRT contracts for Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang bus routes extended until 2026) by The Straits Times.

Contract PT216: Woodlands Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2026
(extended by 3 years)
Bus Services
110, 178, 187, 665, 900, 901/901M, 902, 903/903M, 904, 911, 912/912M, 913/913M, 925/925M, 950, 951E, 960, 960e, 961/961M, 962 & 964
(20 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Woodlands Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub

The package includes Bus Service 950, a cross-border route.

Bus Services:
Service Route Type
110 Compassvale ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
178 Woodlands Boon Lay Trunk
187 Woodlands Boon Lay Trunk
Marsiling Drive ⇄ Shenton Way / Anson Road City Direct
900 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 1 Feeder
901 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 6 Feeder
902 Woodlands → Woodlands Avenue 9 Feeder
903 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Centre Road Feeder
904 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Crescent Feeder
911 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 2 / Woodlands Centre Road Feeder
912 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 7 / Woodlands Centre Road Feeder
913 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Circle / Woodlands Avenue 3 Feeder
925 Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) Choa Chu Kang Trunk
950 Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) ↺ JB Sentral Trunk
951E Woodlands Street 82 Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
960 Woodlands Marina Centre Trunk
960e Woodlands Marina Centre Express
961 Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) Lorong 1 Geylang Trunk
962 Woodlands ↺ Admiralty Street Trunk
964 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Link Trunk
Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
178A Woodlands → Woodlands Road (Kranji Stn) Short Trip
Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 7 Supplementary
903M Woodlands ↺ Marsiling Lane Supplementary
911A Woodlands → Woodlands Street 13 (Blk 146) Short Trip
911T Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 2 / Woodlands Centre Road Terminating Trip
912A Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 7 Short Trip
912B Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Centre Road Short Trip
912M Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Street 41 Supplementary
913M Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Street 13 Supplementary
913T Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Circle / Woodlands Centre Road Terminating Trip
Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) → Kranji Way (Kranji Resvr Pk B) Short Trip
925M Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) ↺ Neo Tiew Crescent Supplementary
961M Woodlands (Temporary Bus Interchange) Lorong 1 Geylang Supplementary
962B Sembawang Drive (Opp Sun Plaza) → Sembawang Drive (Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn) Short Trip
962C Woodlands Avenue 5 (Blk 618) → Woodlands Avenue 6 (Admiralty Stn/Blk 680) Short Trip


Woodlands Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT216) Timeline
  • 2016 (11 Aug): Woodlands Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SMRT Buses.
  • 2018 (12 Aug): Terminating trips 911E & 913E renumbered to 911T & 913T respectively.
  • 2018 (28 Oct): Bus Service 960e added to the Bus Package.
  • 2019 (17 Mar): Bus Service 913M added to the Bus Package as a supplementary bus service.
  • 2019 (01 Jan): NightRider NR7 temporary suspended to facilitate the On-Demand Public Bus Trial
  • 2019 (16 Jun): NightRider NR7 discontinued and removed from the Bus Package.
  • 2019 (23 Jun): Bus Service 901M added to the Bus Package as a supplementary bus service.
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Bus Services 925# & 961# (Sunday & Public Holiday variant of 925 & 961) renumbered to 925M & 961M.
  • 2020 (18 Mar): Bus Service 950 temporarily suspended due to Malaysia Movement Control Order.
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 926, 951E, NR5 & NR6 temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (13 Apr): Bus Service 925A added to the Bus Package as a short trip service.
  • 2020 (15 Apr): Bus Service 960e temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 951E & 960e. Bus Services 926, NR5 & NR6 remain suspended.
  • 2021 (31 May): City Direct 665 transferred to Woodlands Bus Package from Bulim Bus Package
  • 2021 (01 Sep): Bus Service 110 transferred to Woodlands Bus Package from Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package
  • 2022 (01 May): Resumption of cross-border bus service 950
  • 2022 (30 Jun): Bus Services 926, NR5 & NR6 withdrawn and removed from the Bus Package
  • 2023 (05 Sep): Negotiated Contract announced to have been extended by 3 years to 2026 by LTA & SMRT Buses in an article by The Straits Times
  • 2023 (17 Dec): Service 900A withdrawn and removed from the Bus Package with the extension of Service 900 to loop at Woodlands Avenue 1 and operating throughout the day
  • 2024 (11 Mar): Short Trip Service 911A added

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