SMRT Bus Service 965

SMRT Bus Service 965 is a trunk route from Woodlands Temporary 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.

Service 965 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Gambas Ave from 22 March 2020.

965
Woodlands Temp Int ↺ Sengkang Int (Loop)
46009
Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2
Woodlands Square
46281
Blk 825
Woodlands Avenue 7
46391
Blk 853
Woodlands Avenue 7
46761
Blk 706
Woodlands Avenue 7
46771
Opp Admiralty Stn NS10
Woodlands Avenue 7
47601
Blk 793
Woodlands Avenue 7
47611
Woodsvale Condo
Woodlands Avenue 7
58301
3M Bldg
Gambas Avenue
58571
Bef Sembawang Ave
Gambas Avenue
59279
Opp Ahmad Ibrahim Sec Sch
Yishun Avenue 7
59269
Opp Blk 174
Yishun Avenue 7
59259
Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59099
Blk 220
Yishun Avenue 2
59073
Opp Yishun Stn NS13
Yishun Avenue 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Avenue 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Avenue 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn NS14
Yishun Avenue 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
55289
LP 94
Lentor Avenue
65069
Blk 190C
Punggol Road
67251
Compassvale Stn Exit A SE1
Compassvale Street
67241
Blk 248A
Compassvale Road
67181
Blk 240
Compassvale Road
67009
Sengkang Int NE16STC
Sengkang Square
67189
Opp Blk 241
Compassvale Road
67249
Blk 259C
Compassvale Road
67259
Compassvale Stn Exit B SE1
Compassvale Street
65061
Blk 298A
Punggol Road
55281
Aft SLE
Lentor Avenue
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn NS14
Yishun Avenue 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Avenue 2
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Avenue 2
59079
Yishun Stn NS13
Yishun Avenue 2
59091
Blk 154
Yishun Avenue 2
59251
Opp Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59261
Blk 174
Yishun Avenue 7
59271
Blk 118
Yishun Avenue 7
58579
Aft Sembawang Ave
Gambas Avenue
58309
Opp 3M Bldg
Gambas Avenue
47619
Opp Woodsvale Condo
Woodlands Avenue 7
47609
Opp Blk 793
Woodlands Avenue 7
46779
Admiralty Stn NS10
Woodlands Avenue 7
46769
Blk 666
Woodlands Avenue 7
46399
Aft 888 Plaza
Woodlands Avenue 7
46289
Blk 891C CP
Woodlands Avenue 7
46009
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 42.5 km
Traveling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
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
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 23:30 05:45 – 23:30
Buses leaving Woodlands Temp Int after 22:44 will terminate at Sengkang Int.
Departure Times from Sengkang
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 23:30 06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Frequency 4 – 9 mins 8 – 13 mins 4 – 11 mins 6 – 15 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.

As the fastest public transport link between Sengkang and Yishun, this service experiences good demand all day round with higher demand during peak hours. High capacity Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses were deployed from November 2014 to cope with peak hour loads.

Between Woodlands and Sengkang, Service 161 offers the faster route by skipping Yishun town entirely. From 2244hrs onwards (Daily), buses leaving Woodlands Temp Int will terminate at Sengkang Int but continue to operate as Service 965 (without other indications of its half-trip nature).

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Sengkang Int  Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 05:30 – 06:15
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:45 – 06:30s
Short Trip Service
  • Service 965A: Woodlands Temporary Interchange → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays: 0621hrs – 0657hrs | 08 – 10 min frequency

Gallery

Operator History
  • 2002 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Introduced from Woodlands Regional interchange and looping at Sengkang
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to loop at air-conditioned Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013 (Feb): Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (07 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (17 Nov): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2020 (22 Mar): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Gambas Ave

Past Routings

 

3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 965

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

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

    Reply

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