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 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.

960e
46009
Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2
Woodlands Square
46549
Blk 347
Woodlands Avenue 3
46539
Blk 320
Woodlands Avenue 3
46529
Opp Marsiling Stn NS8
Woodlands Avenue 3
46491
Blk 402
Woodlands Avenue 3
40239
Aft Tanglin CC
Whitley Road
40089
Opp Stevens Stn DT10
Dunearn Road
40079
Bef Swiss Cottage Est
Dunearn Road
40119
Bef Goldhill Ave
Dunearn Road
40069
Anglo-Chinese Sch
Dunearn Road
40059
Chancery Ct
Dunearn Road
40049
Opp Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
Dunearn Road
40039
Opp Newton FC
Bukit Timah Road
40029
Aft Makepeace Rd
Bukit Timah Road
40279
KK Women & Children Hosp
Bukit Timah Road
40019
Little India Stn NE7DT12
Bukit Timah Road
07539
Opp Rochor Stn DT13
Sungei Road
07589
Ch of Our Lady of Lourdes
Ophir Road
01059
Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14
Victoria Street
01119
Bugis Junction EW12DT14
Victoria Street
01019
Bras Basah Cplx
Victoria Street
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Road
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Boulevard
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Boulevard
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Boulevard
02101
Aft S’pore Flyer
Raffles Avenue
02051
The Float @ Marina Bay
Raffles Avenue
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Avenue
04151
Cath of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25
Victoria Street
01013
St. Joseph’s Ch
Victoria Street
01112
Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
Victoria Street
07551
Fu Lu Shou Cplx
Rochor Road
07531
Rochor Stn DT13
Rochor Canal Road
40011
Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12
Bukit Timah Road
40271
Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
Bukit Timah Road
40021
Bef Winstedt Rd
Bukit Timah Road
40031
Newton FC
Bukit Timah Road
40041
Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
Bukit Timah Road
40051
Balmoral Plaza
Bukit Timah Road
40111
City Twrs
Bukit Timah Road
40071
Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
Bukit Timah Road
40081
Stevens Stn DT10
Bukit Timah Road
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Road
46499
Opp Blk 402
Woodlands Avenue 3
46521
Marsiling Stn NS8
Woodlands Avenue 3
46531
Blk 173
Woodlands Avenue 3
46541
Marsiling Mall
Woodlands Avenue 3
46009
Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2
Woodlands Square


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 24.2 km (D1) | 24.5 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 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
Weekdays:
0600 – 0630: 30 mins
0631 – 0830: 20 mins
0831 – 1830: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
0600 – 1830: 30 mins
Weekdays:
1230 – 1730: 30 mins
1731 – 1930: 20 mins
1931 – 2330: 30 mins
Weekends / Public Holidays:
1230 – 2330: 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 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.

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.

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.

Departure Timings
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

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11 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 960e

  • 11 March 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Honestly, I felt that service 960e should skip whitely road and Dunearn road to save more time for commuters travelling to city.

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  • 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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