SMRT Express Service 951E is a peak-hour Express service between Woodlands Street 82 and Shenton Way, passing through SLE, CTE, Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah. The route operates six City-bound trips in the mornings and two Woodlands-bound trips in the evenings, and is the twelfth bus service introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||[AM]: Woodlands Street 82 (Blk 875) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Hub Synergy Pt) → Woodlands Street 82 (Blk 816)
|Passes Through||Woodlands Ave 4, Woodlands Ave 5, Bras Basah Rd / Stamford Rd, Robinson Rd|
|Route Length||Towards Shenton Way: 29.0 km||Towards W’lands St 82: 29.5 km|
|Travelling Time||69 – 74 mins (Morning Peak) / 76 mins (Evening Peak)|
|BCM Route Package||Woodlands Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Double-Decker Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Woodlands St 82
||Weekdays, except Public Holidays|
|07:15 – 07:50|
|Departure Times from Anson Rd
||Weekdays, except Public Holidays|
|18:15 – 18:30|
|From Woodlands St 82
||6 – 8 mins|
|From Anson Rd
|Fare||Charges express distance fares
Express Bus Service 951E provides residents of Woodlands with greater connectivity to Dhoby Ghaut and Shenton Way. By running parallel to the existing North-South Line (NSL), the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied on the rail network and existing feeder buses to and from work in the Central areas. The route incorporates a long express sector between Woodlands Avenue 1 and Dhoby Ghaut via Woodlands Avenue 12, Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Central Expressway (CTE), significantly improving journey time for commuters.
This is the twelfth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which provides more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented.
MRT Stations Served
- NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut
- DT21 Bencoolen
- CC2 Bras Basah
- CC3 Esplanade
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- EW14NS26 Raffles Place
- TE19 Shenton Way
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
- Morning Peak from Woodlands St 82 (Blk 875):
07:15, 07:23, 07:30, 07:36, 07:43 & 07:50
- Evening Peak from Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt):
18:15 & 18:30
- 2013 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.
- 2013 (17 Jun): Introduced between Woodlands St 82 (Blk 875) and Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) during morning peak hours and between Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) and Woodlands St 82 (Blk 816) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2015 (12 Oct): Amended to ply Woodlands Ave 5 with the introduction of City Direct Service 665, skipping Woodlands Ave 1
- 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
Changes in Departure Times:
|Effective Date||Morning Peak Timings||Evening Peak Timings|
|17 Jun 2013||07:30 & 07:45||18:15 & 18:30|
|12 Aug 2013||07:25, 07:35 & 07:45||18:15 & 18:30|
|14 Oct 2013||07:15, 07:25, 07:35 & 07:45||18:15 & 18:30|
|13 Jan 2014||07:15, 07:25, 07:35, 07:42 & 07:50||18:15 & 18:30|
|14 Apr 2014||07:15, 07:23, 07:30, 07:36, 07:43 & 07:50||18:15 & 18:30|
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8 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 951E”
The 1st bus always ! Late !!!!
Please improve !!!!
N the 1st driver is not suit for driving express bus, too slow
Same situation as 850E, 971E, 982E & 868E; renumber to parent route, extend to nearby interchanges and become full-day trunk services.
I also forgot, replace express sectors with more stops
no better put more express sector
Hoping that SMRT will soon add one earlier bus that start at 7am or 7.05am. Need to reach office (Shenton Way) before 8.30am. Will be good to add one more bus in the evening 6.45pm. Thanks.
Hoping that SMRT will soon add one earlier bus that start at 7am or 7.05am.
Please improve the frequency of bus 665. Kindly have more intervals or double decker buses as well as the buses are always full
bus 665 is under Tower Transit Singapore.