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’s stopping point along Jelebu Rd will be changed from 04 Sep 2017.
||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)|
|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 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 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 14129 Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn).
MRT/LRT Stations Served:
- NS9 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
Fleet: See above.
- 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.
- 2010 (30 Jan): Introduced between Woodlands Int and Resorts World Sentosa. Operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Woodlands Regional Int and 8.30am to 10.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
- 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
- 2017 (04 Sep): Amended stopping point along Jelebu Rd
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