Tower Transit Bus Service 965

Tower Transit Bus Service 965 is a trunk route from Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and looping at Sengkang Interchange, passing through Admiralty, Gambas Avenue, Yishun, Khatib, SLE, TPE and Compassvale. It is one of several routes plying express along the TPE/SLE corridor.

965
Woodlands Temp Int
↺ Sengkang Int (Loop)
47009 Woodlands Temp Int B3 NS9TE2 Woodlands Square
46281 Blk 825 Woodlands Ave 7
46391 Blk 853 Woodlands Ave 7
46761 Blk 706 Woodlands Ave 7
46771 Opp Admiralty Stn NS10 Woodlands Ave 7
47601 Blk 793 Woodlands Ave 7
47611 Woodsvale Condo Woodlands Ave 7
58301 3M Bldg Gambas Ave
58581 Bef Gambas Cres Gambas Ave
58571 Bef Sembawang Ave Gambas Ave
59279 Opp Ahmad Ibrahim Sec Sch Yishun Ave 7
59269 Opp Blk 174 Yishun Ave 7
59259 Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59099 Blk 220 Yishun Ave 2
59073 Opp Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59069 Opp Blk 757 Yishun Ave 2
59059 Blk 608 Yishun Ave 2
59049 Opp Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59039 Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59029 Aft Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59019 Aft Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
55289 LP 94 Lentor Ave
65069 Blk 190C Punggol Rd
67251 Compassvale Stn Exit A SE1 Compassvale St
67241 Blk 248A Compassvale Rd
67181 Blk 240 Compassvale Rd
67009 Sengkang Int B4 NE16STC Sengkang Sq
67189 Opp Blk 241 Compassvale Rd
67249 Blk 259C Compassvale Rd
67259 Compassvale Stn Exit B SE1 Compassvale St
65061 Blk 298A Punggol Rd
55281 Aft SLE Lentor Ave
59011 Bef Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
59021 Bef Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59031 Opp Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59041 Bef Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59051 Blk 790 Yishun Ave 2
59061 Blk 763 Yishun Ave 2
59079 Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59091 Blk 154 Yishun Ave 2
59251 Opp Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59261 Blk 174 Yishun Ave 7
59271 Blk 118 Yishun Ave 7
58579 Aft Sembawang Ave Gambas Ave
58589 Opp Gambas Cres Gambas Ave
58309 Opp 3M Bldg Gambas Ave
47619 Opp Woodsvale Condo Woodlands Ave 7
47609 Opp Blk 793 Woodlands Ave 7
46779 Admiralty Stn NS10 Woodlands Ave 7
46769 Blk 666 Woodlands Ave 7
46399 Aft 888 Plaza Woodlands Ave 7
46289 Blk 891C CP Woodlands Ave 7
47009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Square
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Sengkang Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 7, Gambas Ave, Yishun Ave 2, Compassvale St
Route Length 42.4 km
Travelling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Mandai Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands (Temp Bus Int)
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 22:40 05:45 – 22:40
After 22:40 – 23:30, buses departing Woodlands Temp Int are renumbered as Service 965T which terminates at Sengkang Int
Departure Times from Sengkang
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 23:30 05:45 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 9 – 12 mins 7 – 13 mins 10 – 13 mins 11 – 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 965 is an inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Woodlands, Yishun and Sengkang. The route is frequented as a fast connection between Yishun and Sengkang due to its express sector along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE). Service 85 also plies between Sengkang and Yishun, but serves bus stops along Sengkang West and Jalan Kayu before travelling to Yishun.

Between Woodlands and Sengkang, Service 161 offers the faster route by skipping Yishun town entirely.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Sengkang Int → Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays: 05:30, 05:39, 05:48, 05:57, 06:06 & 06:14
    Saturdays: 05:30, 05:48 & 06:06
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:45, 06:02 & 06:19
  • Yishun Ave 2 (Yishun Stn) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays: 06:36, 06:45, 06:55, 07:07, 18:18 & 19:11
Terminating Trips:
  • Service 965T: Woodlands Temp Int → Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 22:52, 23:04, 23:17 & 23:30
    Saturdays: 22:57, 23:14 & 23:30
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 22:56, 23:13 & 23:30
Short Trip Service
  • Service 965A: Woodlands Temp Int → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 06:25 – 07:02 & 18:54

Gallery (Buses)

Service 965 (Tower Transit)

Gallery (SMRT Buses) at Page 2.

Service 965T (SMRT Buses)

Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 2002 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 18 Sep 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 19 Sep 2021 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

History

Service 965

  • 2002 (07 Jul): Introduced between Woodlands Reg Int and Sengkang Int
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2005 (11 Sep): Amended to loop at Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub from Woodlands Reg Int
  • 2013 (07 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2020 (22 Mar): Serves new pair of bus stops before & after Sembawang Ave along Gambas Ave
  • 2021 (19 Sep): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Serves a new pair of bus stops before and opposite Gambas Cres along Gambas Ave

Service 965T

  • 2021 (11 Apr): Re-numbered from trips of Service 965 that terminate at Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2021 (19 Sep): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package
  • 2021 (03 Oct): Serves a new bus stop before Gambas Cres along Gambas Ave

Past Routings

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10 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 965

  • 29 September 2021 at 8:54 PM
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    they should bring it in to WITH because so weird to have 1 TTS along with 3 SMRT in WTBI

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  • 11 November 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Must become a bidirectional service

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    • 6 October 2020 at 7:10 PM
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      Agreed but however, Sengkang Bus Interchange is quite damn smaller as planned. As a small bus interchange, Sengkang Bus Interchange parking lots will not have enough parking lots for SMRT 965. If you think Sengkang is not small, then tell me why 110 and 374 terminated at Compassvale instead of Sengkang?

      SMRT 965 may be unlikely to go for bidirectional service as at Sengkang, SMRT 965 helped to be at the bus interchange faster, without the need to take a long break at Sengkang for SMRT Captains. Please understand that SMRT 965 is shorter than SMRT Services 966, 969, 858 & 963, so is still okay for SMRT Captains to continue SMRT 965 return direction from Sengkang. That’s why Sengkang Bus Interchange only have SBS Transit Counter Service.

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      • 27 January 2021 at 7:06 PM
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        Extend it to Compassvale, lah.

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        • 5 February 2021 at 2:01 PM
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          If look at the route of 965, it already go beyond Compassvale Bus Interchange.

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          • 6 February 2021 at 5:31 PM
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            Then extend it to either Punggol or Hougang

          • 24 March 2021 at 5:07 PM
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            Then extend it to either Punggol, Hougang or even Buangkok ITH when it’s opened*

  • 29 December 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Looks like sengkang interchange has no space for bendy Buses.

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    • 6 October 2020 at 7:13 PM
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      It’s alr fortunate 965 have deployed double decker buses almost everyday, but lower amount on Weekends & Public Holidays. However do bare in mind, most of residents on 965 comes from Yishun as Woodlands residents will rather take a direct 161 to Sengkang.

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