SMRT Express Service 951E

SMRT Express Service 951E is an AM/PM-Peak 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 Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 951E: Woodlands Street 82 ⇄ Shenton Way / Anson Road
Direction 1
Towards CBD / Shenton Way
Direction 2
Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands St 82
    – Blk 875
    – Blk 880
  • Woodlands Ave 4
    – Evergreen Pr Sch
    – Blk 701A CP
    – Opp 888 Plaza
    – Blk 609
  • Woodlands Ave 5
    – Blk 618
    – Blk 620
  • Woodlands Ave 12 (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Buyong Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
    – Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A  CC2 
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25CC3
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge CC3
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Buyong Rd (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Woodlands Ave 12 (Express)
  • Woodlands Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 620
    – Blk 556
  • Woodlands Ave 4
    – Blk 899A
    – 888 Plaza
    – Blk 864
    – Blk 869
  • Woodlands St 82
    – Blk 840
    – Blk 816
Technical Information
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[AM]: Woodlands Street 82 (Blk 875) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Building)
[PM]: Anson Road (Hub Synergy Point) → Woodlands Street 82 (Blk 816)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 4, Woodlands Ave 5, SLE, CTE, Orchard, Bras Basah
Route Length 29.1km (D1) | 29.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 69 – 74 mins (AM Peak) | 76 mins (PM Peak)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Park (WPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

Departure Times from Woodlands St 82
0715 – 0750 (Weekdays, 6 trips)
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1815 – 1830 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 06 – 08 mins PM Peak: 15 mins


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.

Operating during weekday peak hours only, Service 951E encounters very high demand on a daily basis, with buses often encountering full loading. Morning departures were gradually increased from 2 trips to 6 trips, with double-deck buses operating on a regular basis.

Apart from Express 951E, Premium 587 used to offer connections from parts of Woodlands to Shenton Way, while covering more of Orchard Road but charges higher Premium fares, as compared to distance-based express fares. Premium 587 has since been withdrawn.

2015 Route Amendment

With the launch of City Direct Service 665 on 12 Oct 2015, Service 951E was amended to ply Woodlands Ave 5 instead of Ave 1. The skipped bus stops along Woodlands Ave 4 & Ave 1 was replaced with City Direct 665, which duplicates 951E in the City.

Departure Timings
  • From Blk 875, Woodlands Street 82: 0715hrs, 0723hrs, 0730hrs, 0736hrs, 0743hrs, 0750hrs
  • From Hub Synergy Point, Anson Rd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs
MRT Stations Served


Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.


Operator History:

  • 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 as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Woodlands St 82 to Shenton Way under the BSEP. Operates two trips on weekday mornings at 7:30am and 7:45am, and weekday evenings at 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Charges Express fares under the Distance-Based Fare scheme.
  • 2013 (12 Aug): Introduction of 3rd AM Peak departure
  • 2013 (14 Oct): Introduction of 4th AM Peak departure
  • 2014 (13 Jan): Introduction of 5th AM Peak departure
  • 2014 (14 Apr): Introduction of 6th AM Peak departure
  • 2014 (15 Sep): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2015 (12 Oct): Amended to ply Woodlands Ave 5, skipping part of Ave 4 & Ave 1 due to duplication with City Direct 665
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2013-2015:
    Woodlands St 82, Ave 4, Ave 1, Ave 12, SLE, CTE, Buyong Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Nicoll Highway, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way
    [PM] Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Buyong Rd, CTE, SLE, Woodlands Ave 12, Ave 1, Ave 4, St 82
  • 2015: No significant route changes since 2015

History of  AM Peak departure Timings:

Date AM Peak Departure timings from Woodlands Street 82
17 Jun 2013 2 trips 7:30am and 7:45am
12 Aug 2013 3 trips 7:25am, 7:35am and 7:45am
14 Oct 2013 4 trips 7:15am, 7:25am, 7:35am and 7:45am
13 Jan 2014 5 trips 7:15am, 7:25am, 7:35am, 7:42am and 7:50am
14 Apr 2014 6 trips 7:15am, 7:23am, 7:30am, 7:36am, 7:43am and 7:50am

External Links & References:

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One thought on “SMRT Express Service 951E

  • 7 March 2018 at 8:18 AM

    Please improve the frequency of bus 665. Kindly have more intervals or double decker buses as well as the buses are always full


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