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 2023):

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.

Contract PT216: Woodlands Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2023
Bus Services
178, 187, 652, 670, 900/900A, 901/901M, 902, 903/903M, 904, 911, 912/912M, 913/913M, 925/925M, 926, 950, 951E, 960, 960e, 961/961M, 962, 964, NR5 & NR6
Operated by Tower Transit under a negotiated contract – 665
(24 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Woodlands Bus DepotWoodlands Bus Park
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange

The package includes Bus Service 950, a cross-border route, as well as City Direct 665, currently operated by Tower Transit under a negotiated contract.


Bus Services:

Woodlands Bus Package contains 24 existing bus services, 23 of which are currently operated by SMRT Buses and 1 by Tower Transit

Service Route Type
178 Woodlands Boon Lay Trunk
187 Woodlands Boon Lay Trunk
652
Upper Thomson Road ⇄ Shenton Way / Anson Road City Direct
665
Marsiling Drive ⇄ Shenton Way / Anson Road City Direct
670
Yishun Avenue 7 ⇄ Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard City Direct
900 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Drive 14 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 Choa Chu Kang Trunk
926 Woodlands ↺ Mandai Lake Road Special
950 WoodlandsJB Sentral Trunk
951E Woodlands Street 82 Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
960 Woodlands Marina Centre Trunk
960e Woodlands Marina Centre Express
961 Woodlands Lorong 1 Geylang Trunk
962 Woodlands ↺ Admiralty Street Trunk
964 Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Loop Trunk
NR5 Marina Centre → Jurong West Street 64 Night
NR6 Resorts World Sentosa → Compassvale Drive Night

Note:
Bus Service 926 is a special bus service, operating only on Sunday & Public Holidays and charging flat fares.

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
900A Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Drive 17 Supplementary
901M
Woodlands ↺ Woodlands Avenue 6 Supplementary
903M Woodlands ↺ Marsiling Lane Supplementary
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
925A
Woodlands → Kranji Way (Kranji Resvr Pk B) Short Trip
925M Woodlands ↺ Neo Tiew Crescent Supplementary
961M Woodlands 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.
  • 2017 (12 Oct): City Direct 665 added to the Bus Package, operated by Tower Transit
  • 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 (06 Jan): City Direct 652 added to the Bus Package
  • 2020 (18 Mar): Bus Service 950 temporarily suspended due to Malaysia Movement Control Order.
  • 2020 (30 Mar): City Direct 670 added to the Bus Package
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 652, 665, 670, 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 652, 665, 670, 951E & 960e. Bus Services 926, NR5 & NR6 remain suspended.

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