SMRT Bus Service 970 is a trunk route linking Bukit Panjang and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Hillview, Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Sixth Avenue, Holland Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandra, River Valley, Kim Seng/Zion Road, Chinatown, Telok Ayer and Cecil Street / Shenton Way.
Bt Panjang Int → Opp MAS Bldg⇋
Shenton Way Ter → Bt Panjang Int⇋
45009Bt Panjang Int B1DT1-BP6Petir Rd
44199Blk 171Gangsa Rd
44249Blk 174Bt Panjang Rd
44909Blk 184Bt Panjang Rd
44029Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6Upp Bt Timah Rd
Service 970 is an inter-town route linking public and private housing estates of Bukit Panjang, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Sixth Avenue, Holland Village, Commonwealth and Alexandra, with the City areas of River Valley, Great World, Outram Park, Chinatown, Telok Ayer and Shenton Way.
Despite its many unique connections, the route serves many low-density estates and demand is moderate as a result. Much of its demand comes from shuttling commuters between various points of its lengthy route.
Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) → Bt Panjang Int Weekdays: Between 06:00 – 06:45
Saturdays: Between 06:00 – 06:39
Sundays / Public Holidays: Between 06:00 – 06:37
2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package.
2000 (20 Aug): Introduced between Bukit Panjang Int and Shenton Way Ter
2002 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Upp Cross St and the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd
2003: Serves new bus stop outside Goh & Goh Bldg along Jln Jurong Kechil
2005: Serves new bus stop outside Hillington Green Condo along Hillview Ave, skipping the bus stop outside Hillview Heights
2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 94 along Zion Rd
2010 (23 May): Skips temporarily abolished bus stop outside Assumption Voc Inst along Upp Bt Timah Rd to facilitate the construction of Cashew MRT station along the Downtown MRT Line
2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
2012 (09 Dec): Amended to ply Upp Bt Timah Rd and Bt Timah Link with the partial closure of Jln Jurong Kechil to facilitate the construction of Beauty World MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
2012 (16 Dec): Amended to start from Petir Rd and terminate at Jelebu Rd with the opening of Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk and the closure of Bt Panjang Int
2014 (26 Jan): Amended to ply the reinstated Jln Jurong Kechil, skipping Upp Bt Timah Rd and Bt Timah Link
2014 (27 Apr): Serves new bus stop outside Queens Condo along Commonwealth Ave
2015 (01 Mar): Serves reinstated bus stop outside Assumption Pathway Sch along Upp Bt Timah Rd
2015 (27 Dec): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 184 along Bt Panjang Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Blk 183 as part of DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements; Serves additional bus stop outside Hillview Stn along Upp Bt Timah Rd
2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Ter
2017 (04 Sep): Amended to Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub