SMRT Feeder Bus Service 901M

SMRT Feeder Bus Service 901M is a Feeder service operating from Woodlands Temporary Interchange and looping at Woodlands Avenue 6, passing through Woodlands Ave 1, Woodlands Dr 16 and Admiralty MRT Station.

Operating daily and throughout the day, it operates as alternate trips of Feeder Service 901 and offers intra-town connections between many housing estates around Woodlands South and Admiralty, offering connections to Woodlands, Woodlands South and Admiralty MRT Stations, in addition to alleviating existing demand for Service 901.

901M
W'Lands Temp Int ↺ Woodlands Ave 6 (Loop)
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
46631 Woodlands Stn Exit 5 NS9TE2 Woodlands Ave 2
46331 Blk 511 NS9TE2 Woodlands Ave 2
46971 Woodgrove Pr Sch Woodlands Ave 1
46981 Woodlands South Stn Exit 1 TE3 Woodlands Ave 1
47501 Opp Blk 583 Woodlands Dr 16
47511 Blk 554 Woodlands Dr 16
47521 Opp Blk 575 Woodlands Dr 16
47491 TWIN FOUNTAINS Woodlands Ave 6
47551 Blk 630 Woodlands Ave 6
47541 Blk 639 Woodlands Ave 6
47591 Bef Admiralty Stn/Blk 680 NS10 Woodlands Ave 6
46779 Admiralty Stn NS10 Woodlands Ave 7
47549 Opp Blk 639 Woodlands Ave 6
47559 Opp Blk 630 Woodlands Ave 6
47499 OPP TWIN FOUNTAINS Woodlands Ave 6
47529 BLK 573A Woodlands Dr 16
47509 BLK 583 Woodlands Dr 16
46989 Woodlands South Stn Exit 2 TE3 Woodlands Ave 1
46979 Opp Blk 507 Woodlands Ave 1
46339 Bef Woodlands Stn Exit 7 NS9TE2 Woodlands Ave 2
46639 Woodlands Stn Exit 4 NS9TE2 Woodlands Ave 2
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Woodlands Avenue 6 (Loop)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 2, Ave 1, Dr 16, Admiralty MRT
Route Length 9.6 km
Travelling Time 41 – 60 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 Decker Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays & PHs
05:30 – 00:55 05:50 – 00:55
Operating Frequency
From Woodlands 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
08 – 09 mins 09 – 10 mins 07 – 09 mins 08 – 20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares. Distance fares for Feeder services are capped at 3.2km.
Service 901M Poster (Updated)

Feeder Service 901M serves residential blocks, schools and public amenities along Woodlands Ave 2, Woodlands Ave 1, Woodlands Dr 16 and Woodlands Ave 6, connecting them to Woodlands Regional Centre and key transport nodes such as Woodlands Bus Interchange/MRT station, Admiralty MRT Station and Woodlands South MRT Station.

As a route variant of Feeder Service 901, this route plies a longer version of Service 901 to offer improved connections within the Woodlands estate. It operates as every alternate trip of Service 901 departing Woodlands Interchange.

In addition, Service 901M serves the following schools and public amenities:

  • Woodgrove Primary School
  • Innova Primary School
  • Christ Church Secondary School
  • Spectra Secondary School
  • Kampung Admiralty
  • Admiralty Place
  • ACE the Place Community Centre
  • Vista Point
  • Woodlands East Neighbourhood Police Centre
  • Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre
  • Admiralty Wet Market & Food Centre
  • BW Monastery
  • Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Woodlands)
  • Light of Christ Church Woodlands

To accommodate the introduction of Service 901M, several new bus stops were constructed along Woodlands Drive 16 and Woodlands Avenue 6.

We launched the new 901M bus service today. I joined grassroots leaders and friends from LTA and SMRT who worked hard…

Posted by Vikram Nair on Sunday, 23 June 2019

Fare: Distance Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
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Operator History
  • 2019 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

History
  • 2019 (23 Jun): Launched from Woodlands Int to Woodlands Avenue 6 (Loop) as a route variant of Service 901. Wheelchair-accessible at launch.
  • 2019 (05 Oct): Last bus timing from Woodlands amended from 0050hrs to 0055hrs.

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10 thoughts on “SMRT Feeder Bus Service 901M

  • 1 July 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    I’m Soo bored of supplementary services. Bet they will be withdrawn in the future.

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  • 12 June 2019 at 4:01 AM
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    Instead of buying new bendies for feeders which they say use a lot of spaces,They keep on adding buses and M variant which is redundant..Just extend the 901 route and use 9 SD and 5 BD for this route..912/913M another wasted service

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    • 22 June 2019 at 1:56 AM
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      901 can use 7 SD & 3 BD while 901M can use 3 SD & 3 DD

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      • 24 June 2019 at 3:40 PM
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        Also don’t forget that most locations only serve a single direction. So if the longer route is permanent could you imagine the hassle. I would rather suggest adding an additional bus service (i.e. 905…etc) that serves a different area and gives people an option.

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    • 24 June 2019 at 2:57 PM
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      Bendy buses DO use alot of spaces and carry lesser people than double deckers. I for one feel that having a separate bus service (M variant) will work better than your suggestion because extending the route on the main service will mean more people on board and a longer time to reach a destination due to congestion, not the distance. It gives people a choice of which direction they prefer.

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      • 26 June 2019 at 4:57 PM
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        I drove both bendy and double deck buses,In terms of seats DD is more but maximum capacity is bendy buses..Yes it would take slightly more but again the deployment should be alternately not sequential type.
        SD-BD-SD-SD-BD-SD

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      • 8 October 2020 at 11:29 PM
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        But as with such supplimentary service, it always tend to bunch up with the parent service, rendering the extra service redundant. This is always what happen to 912M, a huge waste that should be scrapped from day 1… 903/M always tend to bunch up always, but LTA doesn’t count that as bunching so they just deploying how they like it for the sake of their convenience.
        And for bendy buses, the point of it in feeder routes is to have large volumes of people entering and exiting quickly and efficiently. Double deckers have staircases which increase dwell time at bus stops and bus interchange, just go see the disaster that is 806, 3 min run time between 2 bus stops 150 metres away during peak hours, and then you see its fleet, mostly DDs. Another thing is that due to the short distance travelled most peoplw are not willing to go up to the upper deck, rendering the upper deck less useful, so with bendies you have even distrubution of commuters across the bendy bus, giving people more space compared to people crowding on the lower deck of a DD. So despite being slightly longer and using up more space, the dwell times will be shorter than a DD, so the effect is essentially the same, with the bendy bus giving people a more comfortable and faster ride.

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  • 3 June 2019 at 2:47 AM
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    M variant that is longer that its parent route

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    • 3 June 2019 at 10:22 PM
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      Yes but I think in the future that Service 901 and 901M will integrate

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    • 10 June 2019 at 1:20 PM
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      Yes better,900 should be looping at Champions Way while 900M is the original route

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