SMRT Bus Service 961 / 961#

SMRT Bus Service 961 is a trunk route between Woodlands Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Woodlands Road, Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Merah, Chinatown, City Hall, Beach Road and Kallang Bahru. On Sundays and Public Holidays, it plies an alternative route serving Marina Centre in both directions and is denoted as Service 961# or 961C.

Bus Services 961 & 961# towards Lorong 1 Geylang calls at a new bus stop along Woodlands Road (Bef Yew Tee Flyover) from 10 Jun 2018.

961
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
46381
Opp W'Lands Ind Pk D St 1
Woodlands Ave 3
45139
Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
45129
S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45119
Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45109
Bef Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45099
Aft Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45079
Aft Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45069
Aft Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45059
Opp Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45049
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Blk 1
Woodlands Rd
45039
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45029
Opp Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
44999
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45019
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
44069
Aft KJE Slip Rd
Woodlands Rd
44059
Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
44049
Opp Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44029
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44019
The Linear
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43119
Bef Hazel Pk Terr
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43109
Cashew Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43099
Assumption Pathway Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43089
Aft Assumption Eng Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43069
HILLVIEW STN EXIT A
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43059
The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43049
Opp Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43029
Opp The Hillside
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43019
Aft Bt Timah Fire Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42119
Southaven II
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42109
Opp Beauty World Ctr
Jln Anak Bt
42089
Opp Bt Timah Plaza
Jln Anak Bt
42059
Opp King Albert Pk Stn
Dunearn Rd
42049
Hua Guan Gdns
Dunearn Rd
42039
Opp The Nexus
Dunearn Rd
42029
Aft Swiss Club Rd
Dunearn Rd
42019
Opp Sixth Ave Stn
Dunearn Rd
41089
Aft Jln Naga Sari
Dunearn Rd
41079
Natl JC
Dunearn Rd
41069
Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn
Dunearn Rd
41049
Opp Coronation Plaza
Dunearn Rd
41119
Opp Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41109
Opp St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
11119
Farrer Rd Stn Exit A
Farrer Rd
11109
Spanish Village
Farrer Rd
11099
Opp Tulip Gdn
Farrer Rd
11089
Opp Holland Hill Lodge
Queensway
11079
Opp Blk 95
Queensway
11069
Queensway Sec Sch
Queensway
11059
Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11049
Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
Queensway
11039
Blk 19
Queensway
11029
Blk 166
Queensway
11019
Pk Hotel Alexandra
Jln Bt Merah
10139
Blk 1
Jln Bt Merah
10119
Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10109
BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10099
Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10089
Blk 119
Jln Bt Merah
10079
Blk 201
Jln Bt Merah
10069
Opp Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10059
Opp Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10049
OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
02181
Supreme Ct
Parliament Pl
01611
Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
01621
Opp Shaw Twrs
Beach Rd
01511
Opp The Gateway
Beach Rd
01521
Opp Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01411
Opp St. John HQ
Beach Rd
01421
Opp Golden Mile Cplx
Beach Rd
01341
Southbank
Crawford St
07371
Aft Kallang Rd
Lavender St
60011
BENDEMEER STN EXIT A
Kallang Bahru
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60019
BENDEMEER STN EXIT B
Kallang Bahru
07369
Aft Kallang Bahru
Lavender St
07379
Bef Kallang Rd
Lavender St
01339
Bef Crawford Bridge
Crawford St
01329
Blk 8
Nth Bridge Rd
01239
Sultan Plaza
Jln Sultan
01529
Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01519
The Gateway
Beach Rd
01629
Shaw Twrs
Beach Rd
01619
Opp Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
04168
Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
Nth Bridge Rd
04249
Opp The Treasury
Nth Bridge Rd
05029
Boat Quay
Sth Bridge Rd
05131
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Upp Cross St
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Opp Pearl's Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10041
BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10051
Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10061
Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10071
Blk 111
Jln Bt Merah
10501
Blk 104
Jln Bt Merah
10081
Opp Blk 120
Jln Bt Merah
10091
Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10101
OPP BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10111
Opp Blk 28
Jln Bt Merah
10131
Opp Blk 2
Jln Bt Merah
11021
Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
Queensway
11031
Opp Queen's Cl
Queensway
11041
Aft C'wealth Dr
Queensway
11051
Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11061
Opp Queensway Sec Sch
Queensway
11071
Blk 97
Queensway
11081
Viz Holland
Queensway
11091
Tulip Gdn
Farrer Rd
11101
Farrer Rd Mkt
Farrer Rd
11111
Farrer Rd Stn Exit B
Farrer Rd
41101
St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
41111
Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41031
Bef Crown Ctr
Bt Timah Rd
41041
Coronation Plaza
Bt Timah Rd
41051
Tan Kah Kee Stn
Bt Timah Rd
41061
Chinese High Sch
Bt Timah Rd
41071
Opp Natl JC
Bt Timah Rd
41081
Sixth Ave Stn
Bt Timah Rd
42011
Sixth Ave Ctr
Bt Timah Rd
42021
Aft Maple Ave
Bt Timah Rd
42031
The Tessarina
Bt Timah Rd
42041
The Nexus
Bt Timah Rd
42051
King Albert Pk Stn
Bt Timah Rd
42061
King Albert Pk
Bt Timah Rd
42071
Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42091
Beauty World Stn Exit B
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42111
WOH HUP BLDG
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43011
Bt Regency
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43021
Aft Old Jurong Rd
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43041
Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43051
Opp The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43061
Hillview Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43071
Opp Dairy Farm Rd
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43081
Opp Assumption Eng Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43091
Bef Cashew Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43111
Min Of Defence
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44011
Opp The Linear
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44021
Bt Panjang Stn Exit B
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44041
Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44051
Opp Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
43991
OPP BLK 635A
Woodlands Rd
44061
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45011
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45021
Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
45031
Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45041
Thong Huat Bros Pte Ltd
Woodlands Rd
45051
Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45061
Opp Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45071
Bef Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45091
Opp Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45101
Aft LP 234
Woodlands Rd
45111
Opp Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45121
Opp S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45131
Opp Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
46389
Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 2
Woodlands Ave 3
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
961C
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
46381
Opp W'Lands Ind Pk D St 1
Woodlands Ave 3
45139
Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
45129
S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45119
Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45109
Bef Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45099
Aft Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45079
Aft Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45069
Aft Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45059
Opp Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45049
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Blk 1
Woodlands Rd
45039
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45029
Opp Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
44999
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45019
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
44069
Aft KJE Slip Rd
Woodlands Rd
44059
Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
44049
Opp Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44029
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44019
The Linear
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43119
Bef Hazel Pk Terr
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43109
Cashew Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43099
Assumption Pathway Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43089
Aft Assumption Eng Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43069
HILLVIEW STN EXIT A
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43059
The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43049
Opp Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43029
Opp The Hillside
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43019
Aft Bt Timah Fire Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42119
Southaven II
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42109
Opp Beauty World Ctr
Jln Anak Bt
42089
Opp Bt Timah Plaza
Jln Anak Bt
42059
Opp King Albert Pk Stn
Dunearn Rd
42049
Hua Guan Gdns
Dunearn Rd
42039
Opp The Nexus
Dunearn Rd
42029
Aft Swiss Club Rd
Dunearn Rd
42019
Opp Sixth Ave Stn
Dunearn Rd
41089
Aft Jln Naga Sari
Dunearn Rd
41079
Natl JC
Dunearn Rd
41069
Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn
Dunearn Rd
41049
Opp Coronation Plaza
Dunearn Rd
41119
Opp Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41109
Opp St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
11119
Farrer Rd Stn Exit A
Farrer Rd
11109
Spanish Village
Farrer Rd
11099
Opp Tulip Gdn
Farrer Rd
11089
Opp Holland Hill Lodge
Queensway
11079
Opp Blk 95
Queensway
11069
Queensway Sec Sch
Queensway
11059
Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11049
Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
Queensway
11039
Blk 19
Queensway
11029
Blk 166
Queensway
11019
Pk Hotel Alexandra
Jln Bt Merah
10139
Blk 1
Jln Bt Merah
10119
Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10109
BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10099
Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10089
Blk 119
Jln Bt Merah
10079
Blk 201
Jln Bt Merah
10069
Opp Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10059
Opp Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10049
OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
02181
Supreme Ct
Parliament Pl
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
01611
Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
01621
Opp Shaw Twrs
Beach Rd
01511
Opp The Gateway
Beach Rd
01521
Opp Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01411
Opp St. John HQ
Beach Rd
01421
Opp Golden Mile Cplx
Beach Rd
01341
Southbank
Crawford St
07371
Aft Kallang Rd
Lavender St
60011
BENDEMEER STN EXIT A
Kallang Bahru
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60019
BENDEMEER STN EXIT B
Kallang Bahru
07369
Aft Kallang Bahru
Lavender St
07379
Bef Kallang Rd
Lavender St
01339
Bef Crawford Bridge
Crawford St
01329
Blk 8
Nth Bridge Rd
01239
Sultan Plaza
Jln Sultan
01529
Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01519
The Gateway
Beach Rd
01629
Shaw Twrs
Beach Rd
01619
Opp Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
04168
Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
Nth Bridge Rd
04249
Opp The Treasury
Nth Bridge Rd
05029
Boat Quay
Sth Bridge Rd
05131
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Upp Cross St
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Opp Pearl's Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10041
BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10051
Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10061
Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10071
Blk 111
Jln Bt Merah
10501
Blk 104
Jln Bt Merah
10081
Opp Blk 120
Jln Bt Merah
10091
Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10101
OPP BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10111
Opp Blk 28
Jln Bt Merah
10131
Opp Blk 2
Jln Bt Merah
11021
Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
Queensway
11031
Opp Queen's Cl
Queensway
11041
Aft C'wealth Dr
Queensway
11051
Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11061
Opp Queensway Sec Sch
Queensway
11071
Blk 97
Queensway
11081
Viz Holland
Queensway
11091
Tulip Gdn
Farrer Rd
11101
Farrer Rd Mkt
Farrer Rd
11111
Farrer Rd Stn Exit B
Farrer Rd
41101
St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
41111
Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41031
Bef Crown Ctr
Bt Timah Rd
41041
Coronation Plaza
Bt Timah Rd
41051
Tan Kah Kee Stn
Bt Timah Rd
41061
Chinese High Sch
Bt Timah Rd
41071
Opp Natl JC
Bt Timah Rd
41081
Sixth Ave Stn
Bt Timah Rd
42011
Sixth Ave Ctr
Bt Timah Rd
42021
Aft Maple Ave
Bt Timah Rd
42031
The Tessarina
Bt Timah Rd
42041
The Nexus
Bt Timah Rd
42051
King Albert Pk Stn
Bt Timah Rd
42061
King Albert Pk
Bt Timah Rd
42071
Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42091
Beauty World Stn Exit B
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42111
WOH HUP BLDG
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43011
Bt Regency
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43021
Aft Old Jurong Rd
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43041
Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43051
Opp The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43061
Hillview Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43071
Opp Dairy Farm Rd
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43081
Opp Assumption Eng Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43091
Bef Cashew Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43111
Min Of Defence
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44011
Opp The Linear
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44021
Bt Panjang Stn Exit B
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44041
Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44051
Opp Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
43991
OPP BLK 635A
Woodlands Rd
44061
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45011
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45021
Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
45031
Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45041
Thong Huat Bros Pte Ltd
Woodlands Rd
45051
Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45061
Opp Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45071
Bef Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45091
Opp Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45101
Aft LP 234
Woodlands Rd
45111
Opp Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45121
Opp S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45131
Opp Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
46389
Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 2
Woodlands Ave 3
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
Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 961 SMRT Bus Service 961#
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange  Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Woodlands Rd, Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah, Farrer, Queensway, Bukit Merah, Chinatown, City Hall, Beach Rd, Kallang Bahru Woodlands Rd, Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah, Farrer, Queensway, Bukit Merah, Chinatown, City Hall, Marina Centre, Beach Rd, Kallang Bahru
Route Length 35.7km (D1) | 35.9km (D2) 38.3km (D1) | 37.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 110 mins 110 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 Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands
Weekdays & Saturdays:
0530hrs – 2330hrs
Sundays/Public Holidays:
0550hrs – 2330hrs
Departure Times from Lorong 1 Geylang
Weekdays & Saturdays:
0600hrs – 2330hrs
Sundays/Public Holidays:
0600hrs – 2330hrs
Frequency Direction 1 (961) Direction 1 (961#)
0630-0830: 07 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 15 mins
After 1900: 12 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 13 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
Direction 2 (961) Direction 2 (961#)
0630-0830: 11 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins

 

Service 961 is a lenghty inter-town route connecting the housing estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Farrer and Bukit Merah, with the suburban areas of Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah and Bendemeer, and with the City areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay, City Hall and Beach Road. Much of its demand comes from shuttling commuters between various points of its long route, and is a notably popular connection between the Bukit Merah and Bukit Timah areas. The route encounters moderate demand throughout the day and high demand during peak hours, and high capacity double-deck buses were added to the fleet since June 2015.

On Sundays and Public Holidays, Service 961 will operate an alternative route serving Marina Centre in both directions. Usually denoted as Service 961C or 961#, the weekend route continues to be numbered 961 but serves Raffles Boulevard and Raffles Avenue. Because buses serve the same bus stops in different directions, passengers should check the destination signage before they board the bus.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, it was then known as Service 181. The route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983 and renumbered to Service 961 in 1998. It has been operated by SMRT ever since.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:

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Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1983: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1983 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

 

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as Service 181, from Upper Bukit Timah Road (Bukit Panjang 10 m.s.), to Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Road, eventually amended to Woodlands Int – Crawford St. Handed over to TIBS on 04 Sep 1983.
  • 1998 (27 Dec): Re-numbered as Service 961, between Woodlands Regional Int and Lor 1 Geylang Ter, after closure of Crawford St Ter. Route variant Service 961# plys into Marina Centre in both directions on Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • 1999: Amended to ply High St instead of Hill St and Bras Basah Rd
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to ply Lavender St, Kallang Bahru and Boon Keng Rd instead of Kallang Rd
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (02 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (15 Jun): Double-Decker buses deployed.
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Serves the new Bus Stop 43991 – Opp Blk 635A, Woodlands Road
  • 2017 (28 May): Calls at relocated bus stop 47071 Bef Mandai Rd and no longer calls at bus stop 45081 Opp Mandai Rd along Woodlands Rd.
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal
  • 2018 (10 Jun): Calls at a new bus stop along Woodlands Road (44999 Bef Yew Tee Flyover)

Past Routings:


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2 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 961 / 961#

  • 30 May 2018 at 2:51 AM
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    961 also serve yew tee residents. It’s an alternative as that’s the closest trunk route we can find. Yew tee is sg not Singapore stop keeping our town name away from this woodlands Rd or seriously u nt guru at all

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  • 23 June 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    Now 961 got 1 perm OC500LE and frequently gets Citaros cameo as well

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