SMRT Bus Service 950

SMRT Bus Service 950 is a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and looping at JB Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru, passing through Marsiling, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Checkpoint and Sultan Iskandar CIQ. It is currently the only cross-border service operated by SMRT Buses.

Due to the Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO), Service 950 will be suspended for the duration of the MCO period, starting 18 March 2020.

950
Woodlands Temp Int
↺ Johor Bahru (Loop)
47009 Woodlands Temp Int B2 NS9TE2 Woodlands Square
46549 Blk 347 Woodlands Ave 3
46539 Blk 320 Woodlands Ave 3
46529 Opp Marsiling Stn NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46519 Opp Blk 144 Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509 Marsiling Pk Woodlands Ctr Rd
46101 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46211 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
47711 JB Sentral Bus Ter Jln Jim Quee
46219 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46109 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46069 W'Lands Train Checkpt Woodlands Ctr Rd
46088 Blk 25 Woodlands Ctr Rd
46501 Opp Marsiling Pk Woodlands Ctr Rd
46511 Marsiling Pr Sch Woodlands Ctr Rd
46521 Marsiling Stn NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46531 Blk 173 Woodlands Ave 3
46541 Marsiling Mall Woodlands Ave 3
47009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Square
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ JB Sentral Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3, Woodlands Ctr Rd, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 24.4 km
Travelling Time 50 mins+ in either direction (Subject to traffic conditions)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
(SPAD Registered)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands (Temp Bus Int)
Daily
05:30 – 23:30
Departure Times from JB Sentral
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:18 – 00:07 06:03 – 23:57 06:01 – 23:56
Departure Times from Johor Bahru Checkpoint (towards Woodlands)
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:15 – 00:18 05:15 – 00:12 05:50 – 00:11
Operating Frequency
Loop Service
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
11 – 12 mins 9 – 13 mins 11 – 13 mins 11 – 12 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 950 is a cross-border route connecting Woodlands Regional Centre, Marsiling MRT and Woodlands Town Centre with the border town of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The route experiences high demand throughout the day and is SMRT’s only cross-border service.

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and frequencies may increase significantly when traffic congestion occur.

Despite being a wheelchair-accessible service, wheelchairs are not allowed beyond Woodlands Checkpoint. Hence, wheelchair-bound passengers are currently unable to use this service to cross the border.

Cross-Border Procedures

At each checkpoint, passengers have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When crossing the causeway between Woodlands Checkpoint and Johor Bahru Checkpoint in either direction, commuters may re-board Bus Service 950 to resume their ride.

Tapping out from the bus at a checkpoint will suspend a journey and allow the resumption of a journey afterwards. Cash paying passengers should retain their ticket as proof or payment, and produce it when re-boarding buses at checkpoints.

Route Limitations

Only SPAD-registered single-deck buses are allowed on cross border routes. Currently, only some MAN NL323Fs are SPAD-registered. In accordance with Malaysian regulations, buses must carry relevant documents, fitted with a third brake light at the rear, and attached with Malaysian stickers dictating legal speed limit. Previously, some Mercedes-Benz O405s and OC500LEs were SPAD-registered as well.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays: Between 05:15 – 06:29
    Saturdays: Between 05:15 – 06:14
    Sundays / Public Holidays: Between 05:50 – 06:12

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

History
  • 2004 (19 Sep): Introduced as a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Regional Interchange in Singapore and Kotaraya II Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • 2008 (16 Dec): Serves additional alighting only bus stop outside JB Sentral along Jln Tun Abdul Razak towards Kotaraya II Ter
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Amended to loop at Jln Tun Abdul Razak with the permanent closure of Kotaraya II Terminal
  • 2015 (01 Mar): Amended to loop at JB Sentral Terminal, skipping bus stop along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2020 (18 Mar): Temporarily suspended due to Malaysia Movement Control Order.

Past Routings

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19 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 950

  • 20 May 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    Why can’t it loop at W’lands train checkpoint like 160/170?

    Reply
    • 16 June 2021 at 9:31 PM
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      There’s already 178, 856, 903, 911 & 912 etc from Woodlands to Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

      Reply

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