SMRT Express Bus Service 960e

SMRT Express Bus Service 960e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 960, plying between Woodlands and Marina Centre throughout the day. It passes through Marsiling, Dunearn Rd, Bukit Timah Road and Bugis, skipping Woodlands Road and Bukit Panjang. The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route.

Express Bus 960e was launched on Sunday, 28 October 2018.

960e
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46549
Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46539
Blk 320
Woodlands Ave 3
46529
Opp Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46491
Blk 402
Woodlands Ave 3
40239
Aft Tanglin CC
Whitley Rd
40089
Opp Stevens Stn
Dunearn Rd
40079
Chinese Girls' Pr Sch
Dunearn Rd
40119
Bef Goldhill Ave
Dunearn Rd
40069
Anglo-Chinese Sch
Dunearn Rd
40059
Chancery Ct
Dunearn Rd
40049
Opp Newton Stn Exit C
Dunearn Rd
40039
Opp Newton FC
Bt Timah Rd
40029
Aft Makepeace Rd
Bt Timah Rd
40279
KK Women & Child Hosp
Bt Timah Rd
40019
Little India Stn
Bt Timah Rd
07539
Opp Rochor Stn
Sungei Rd
07589
Opp Rochor Ctr
Ophir Rd
01059
Bugis Stn Exit B
Victoria St
01119
Bugis Junction
Victoria St
01019
Bras Basah Cplx
Victoria St
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
04151
Cath Of The Good Shepherd
Victoria St
01013
St. Joseph's Ch
Victoria St
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria St
07551
Fu Lu Shou Cplx
Rochor Rd
07531
Rochor Stn
Rochor Canal Rd
40011
LITTLE INDIA STN EXIT A
Bt Timah Rd
40271
Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
Bt Timah Rd
40031
Newton FC
Bt Timah Rd
40041
Newton Stn Exit C
Bt Timah Rd
40051
Balmoral Plaza
Bt Timah Rd
40111
City Twrs
Bt Timah Rd
40071
Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
Bt Timah Rd
40081
Stevens Stn
Bt Timah Rd
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Rd
46499
Opp Blk 402
Woodlands Ave 3
46521
Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46531
Blk 173
Woodlands Ave 3
46541
Opp Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
Note:

  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal.
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through Marsiling, Dunearn Rd, Bukit Timah Rd, Bugis
Route Length 23.9 km (D1) | 24.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 50 – 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12 metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22 (Euro 6)
12 metre Double Decker Bus
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0600hrs – 2200hrs  (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
0730hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
PM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
Express 960e Launch Poster
Express 960e Launch Poster

Express Bus Service 960e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at  Woodlands and Marsiling, linking them with the Central areas of Stevens, Newton, Little India, Bugis and Marina Centre. Operating throughout the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 960, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Marsiling and Stevens, the bus plies an express sector along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) in both directions. The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during morning peak towards Marina Centre & evening peak towards Woodlands. At all other times, the express bus service operates on 30-minute intervals.

Express 960e is the eighth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 991, as well as the fourth limited-stop service to operate daily (after 12e147e and 851e).

Route Preview

The bus route was first revealed in LTA’s “Hacks to Travel Smart” poster at Woodlands MRT Station in July 2018, which stated “Trunk Bus 960e” as an alternative for a more comfortable commute to the city.

Departure Timings
Departure Timings for Express 960e from Woodlands and Marina Centre
Departure Timings for Express 960e from Woodlands and Marina Centre
Route Variants:
MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery

Operator History:
  • 2018 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2018 (28 Oct): Introduced between Woodlands and Marina Centre. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

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10 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 960e

  • 29 October 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    Boarded 960E for the first time this morning. Pleasant ride. A little slower journer than Woodlands to Bukit Panjang by bus / Bukit Panjang to Marina by Downtown line. But it is alright to me. Just be a little earlier and enjoy the ride 🙂

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