SMRT Bus Service 963

SMRT Bus Service 963 is a trunk route linking Woodlands Temporary Interchange and HarbourFront Interchange, passing through Marsiling, BKE, Bukit Panjang, Upper Bukit Timah, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Toh Tuck, AYE, Alexandra and Telok Blangah. It has two route variants, Express 963e, which operates during Peak hours on Weekdays, and and Express 963R, which operates on Weekends and Public Holidays.

963
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
44269
Blk 223
Bt Panjang Rd
44229
Bef Pending Stn
Pending Rd
44219
Bet Blks 139/140
Petir Rd
44209
Opp Petir Stn
Petir Rd
44731
Opp Blk 180
Jelebu Rd
44259
Blk 183
Bt Panjang 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
43279
Aft Hillview Stn
Hillview Rd
43268
Hillington Green Condo
Hillview Ave
43259
Opp Hillbrooks
Hillview Ave
43249
Hillview Apts
Hillview Ave
43239
The Petals Condo
Hillview Ave
43161
Blk 272
Bt Batok East Ave 4
43189
Blk 283
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43619
Blk 289E
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43629
Yusof Ishak Sec Sch
Bt Batok East Ave 3
42319
Burgundy Hill
Bt Batok East Ave 3
28109
SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot
Toh Tuck Ave
28189
Aft Toh Tuck Link
Toh Tuck Ave
28019
Aft Toh Tuck Ave
C'wealth Ave West
20109
Blk 203
C'wealth Ave West
17051
Opp Regent Pk
Clementi Ave 6
20019
Blk 431
AYE
17149
Blk 426
AYE
17139
Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
AYE
17129
Aft NUS High Sch
AYE
16099
SIT Dover
AYE
18079
Opp NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
18109
Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18049
Opp Normanton Pk
AYE
18019
Bef Telok Blangah Hill Pk
Alexandra Rd
15059
Opp Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
15049
Bef PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
14189
Aft Alexandra Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14179
Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14159
Bef Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14139
Bef Seah Im Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14009
HarbourFront Int
Seah Im Rd
14009
HarbourFront Int
Seah Im Rd
14131
Caribbean at Keppel Bay
Telok Blangah Rd
14151
Opp Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14161
Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14171
Opp Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
15041
Aft PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
15051
Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
18011
Aft Hortpark
Alexandra Rd
18041
Normanton Pk
AYE
18131
Science Pk
AYE
18101
PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18071
NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
16091
Opp SIT Dover
AYE
17121
Blk 610
AYE
17131
Clementi Flyover
AYE
17141
Clementi Stadium
AYE
17059
Regent Pk
Clementi Ave 6
20101
Nan Hua Pr Sch
C'wealth Ave West
28011
BEF TOH TUCK AVE
C'wealth Ave West
28181
Bef Toh Tuck Link
Toh Tuck Ave
28101
Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot
Toh Tuck Ave
42311
Opp Burgundy Hill
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43621
Opp Parkview Apts
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43611
Blk 290H
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43181
Keming Pr Sch
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43169
Blk 254
Bt Batok East Ave 4
43231
Opp The Petals Condo
Hillview Ave
43241
Opp Hillview Apts
Hillview Ave
43251
Hillbrooks
Hillview Ave
43261
Opp Hillview Hts
Hillview Ave
43271
Glendale Pk Condo
Hillview 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
44251
Blk 604
Bt Panjang Rd
44739
Blk 180
Jelebu Rd
44201
Aft Petir Stn
Petir Rd
44211
Blk 127
Petir Rd
44221
Opp Pending Stn
Pending Rd
44261
Blk 270
Bt Panjang 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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange  HarbourFront Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marsiling, BKE, Bukit Panjang, Upper Bukit Timah, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Toh Tuck, AYE, Alexandra, Telok Blangah
Route Length 29.9km (D1) | 29.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands 0550hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from HarbourFront
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 06 – 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700 – 1900: 07 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 15 mins
0630 – 0830: 08 – 15 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900: 08 – 13 mins

Service 963 is an inter-town route serving between the residential towns of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview, Bukit Batok and Telok Blangah. Its direct nature makes it a fast connection between various points on its route. The route compliments Service 97 between AYE – HarbourFront, Services 176 and 970 between Hillview – Bukit Panjang, and Services 187 and 966 between Bukit Panjang – Woodlands. Demand for the service is moderate during offpeak hours, but receives high demand during the peak hours, and operates a proportionately large split-shift fleet along with high-capacity buses to cope with demand.

Volgren-boded Hino buses
Volgren-boded Hino buses at Petir Rd

Originally introduced Express 521 in September 1999 with brand-new Hino HS3KRKK ‘smiley’ buses, its launch coincided with the extension of the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) scheme to outer ring roads, in an effort to encourage more commuters to opt for public transport. It charged discounted fares (normal air-con bus fares) during off-peak periods, and express fares during peak periods. Later in 2002, it was extended to Woodlands and downgraded to a regular trunk route, and renumbered as Service 963.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 223)  HarbourFront Int
    Daily: 0545hrs – 0600hrs
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Parkview Apts)  Woodlands Temp Int
    Daily: 0600hrs – 0625hrs
SMRT MAN A22 (SG1729M) - Service 963R
SMRT MAN A22 (SG1729M) – Service 963R
Route Variants:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

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