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).

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 NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02119 Opp War Memorial Pk CC3 Nicoll Highway
03019 OUE Bayfront EW14NS26 Collyer Quay
03059 One Raffles Quay Raffles Quay
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 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 EW14NS26 Robinson Rd
03011 Fullerton Sq EW14NS26 Fullerton Rd
02111 Esplanade Bridge Esplanade Dr
04111 Capitol Bldg EW13NS25 Stamford Rd
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08041 YMCA Orchard Rd
08031 Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1 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 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)
Operator Information
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
18-metre Articulated Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O405G
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.

5 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 951E

  • 2 August 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Same situation as 850E, 971E, 982E & 868E; renumber to parent route, extend to nearby interchanges and become full-day trunk services.

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    • 18 August 2019 at 3:40 PM
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      I also forgot, replace express sectors with more stops

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  • 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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