SMRT Express Bus 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

951E
46449
Blk 875
Woodlands St 82
46439
Blk 880
Woodlands St 82
46419
Evergreen Pr Sch
Woodlands Ave 4
46409
Blk 701A CP
Woodlands Ave 4
46691
Opp 888 Plaza
Woodlands Ave 4
46689
Blk 609
Woodlands Ave 4
47571
Blk 618
Woodlands Ave 5
47561
Blk 620
Woodlands Ave 5
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
47569
Opp Blk 620
Woodlands Ave 5
47579
Blk 556
Woodlands Ave 5
46681
Blk 899A
Woodlands Ave 4
46699
888 Plaza
Woodlands Ave 4
46401
Blk 864
Woodlands Ave 4
46411
Blk 869
Woodlands Ave 4
46431
Blk 840
Woodlands St 82
46441
Blk 816
Woodlands St 82
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[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
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

– 
MAN NL323F
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 MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:


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.

History:

  • 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:
    [AM]
    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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3 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 951E

  • 31 July 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    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.

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  • 31 July 2018 at 11:13 PM
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    Hoping that SMRT will soon add one earlier bus that start at 7am or 7.05am.

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  • 7 March 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    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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