SMRT Express Bus Service 960e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 960, plying between Woodlands and Marina Centre at selected hours daily. It passes through Marsiling, Dunearn Rd, Bukit Timah Road and Bugis, skipping Woodlands Road and Bukit Panjang. This bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route and was launched on Sunday, 28 October 2018.
Daily operating hours for Express 960e will be reduced effective 9 February 2020.
- No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal.
||Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Marina Centre Bus Terminal|
|Passes Through||Marsiling, Dunearn Rd, Bukit Timah Rd, Bugis|
|Route Length||24.2 km (D1) | 24.5 km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||50 – 75 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Woodlands Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12 metre Double Decker Bus
– MAN A95 (Euro 6)
|Departure Times from Woodlands
||0600hrs — 1830hrs (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Marina Centre
||1230hrs — 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
0600 – 0630: 30 mins
0631 – 0830: 20 mins
0831 – 1830: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
0600 – 1830: 30 mins
1230 – 1730: 30 mins
1731 – 1930: 20 mins
1931 – 2330: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
1230 – 2330: 30 mins
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 during selected hours in 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 peak hours. At all other times, the express bus service operates on 30-minute intervals.
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.
Reduction in Operating Hours:
Along with several other express services, operating hours for Express 960e will be revised from 9 February 2020. Trips from Woodlands Temporary Interchange will operate till 6:30pm, while trips from Marina Centre Bus Terminal only start operations at 12:30pm.
MRT Stations Served
- NS9TE2 Woodlands
- NS8 Marsiling
- DT10 Stevens
- NS21–DT11 Newton
- NE7DT12 Little India
- DT13 Rochor
- EW12DT14 Bugis
- EW13NS25 City Hall
Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.
- 2018 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.
- 2018 (28 Oct): Introduced between Woodlands and Marina Centre. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
- 2019 (24 Feb): Calls at reinstated bus stop 40021 – Bef Winstedt Rd along Bukit Timah Rd
- 2020 (09 Feb): Reduction of operating hours. Trips from Woodlands operate till 1830hrs, while trips from Marina Centre start at 1230hrs.