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.

965
W'Lands Temp Int ↺ Sengkang Int (Loop)
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
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
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 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
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
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
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 (except Public Holidays): 06:19 – 06:55 & 17:30 – 19:47

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

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  • 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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