SMRT Express Bus Service 963R is a weekend express route operating between Woodlands Temporary Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 963 and has a express variant 963e.
Bus Service 963R will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 15 April 2020.
||Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Resorts World Sentosa|
|Passes Through||Woodlands Ave 3, BKE, Pending Rd, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, Clementi Ave 6, AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah|
|Route Length||32.2 km (D1) | 31.6 km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||85 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN A22
|Departure Times from Woodlands||0700hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)|
|Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
||0830hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630 – 0830: 32 – 35 mins
0831 – 1659: 30 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 32 – 33 mins
After 1900: 32 – 35 mins
|0630 – 0830: NA
0831 – 1659: 27 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 30 – 31 mins
After 1900: 30 – 33 mins
Service 963R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays. Duplicating sectors of Service 963, the service connects the residential estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview and Bukit Batok with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa. The route skips selected stops along Service 963’s route, but otherwise follows a similar routing.
The route was introduced in Jan 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 123, 188R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from Bus Stop 14129 Telok Blangah Rd – HarbourFront Stn Exit A.
MRT/LRT Stations Served:
- NS9TE2 Woodlands
- NS8 Marsiling
- BP8 Pending
- BP7 Petir
- DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
- CC27 Labrador Park
- CC28 Telok Blangah
- NE1CC29 Harbourfront
- SMRT Trunk Service 963
Woodlands Temporary Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Interchange
- SMRT Express Service 963e
Woodlands Temporary Interchange ⇌ HarbourFront Interchange
Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares.