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).
||[AM]: Woodlands Street 82 (Blk 875) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[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) | 29.5km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||69 – 74 mins (AM Peak) | 76 mins (PM Peak)|
|BCM Route Package||Woodlands Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|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 Premium 587 has since been withdrawn.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.
- From Blk 875, Woodlands Street 82: 0715hrs, 0723hrs, 0730hrs, 0736hrs, 0743hrs, 0750hrs
- From Hub Synergy Point, Anson Rd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs
MRT Stations Served
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- EW14NS26 Raffles Place
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
- NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut
- CC2 Bras Basah
- CC3 Esplanade
- DT21 Bencoolen
Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares.