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 will be launched on Sunday, 28 October 2018.
|Express Bus Service 960e: Woodlands ↔ Marina Centre
Towards Marina Centre
- 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|
|BCM Route Package||Woodlands Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12 metre Single Deck Bus
12 metre Double Decker Bus
|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 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 12e, 147e and 851e). Express 167e is also slated for launch in the near future.
In the launch poster, 40021 – Bt Timah Rd (Bef Winstedt Rd) is left out from the bus stop list.
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.
MRT Stations Served
- NS9 Woodlands
- NS8 Marsiling
- DT10 Stevens
- NS21DT11 Newton
- NE7DT12 Little India
- DT13 Rochor
- EW12DT14 Bugis
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- CC2 Bras Basah
- CC3 Esplanade
- CC4DT15 Promenade
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.