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.
- No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
||Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange ↔ Shenton Way Bus Terminal
|Passes Through||Hillview, Bt Batok, Bt Timah, Sixth Ave, Holland Ave, Commonwealth Ave, Alexandra, River Valley, Kim Seng/Zion Rd, Chinatown, Telok Ayer, Cecil St/Shenton Way|
|Route Length||25.6km (D1) | 24.9km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||95 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Buses park at: Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
|Departure Times from Bt Panjang
||0530hrs – 2335hrs (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Shenton Way
||0630hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 11 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 16 mins
After 1900: 16 – 17 mins
|0630-0830: 13 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 16 mins
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. The fleet comprises of rigid buses, and high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed due to a lack of demand.
No alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Terminal.
Service 970 was amended to Bukit Panjang ITH as part of its opening on 04 Sep 2017.
MRT / LRT Stations served:
- DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
- DT2 Cashew
- DT3 Hillview
- DT5 Beauty World
- DT6 King Albert Park
- CC21 Holland Village
- EW20 Commonwealth
- EW19 Queenstown
- EW16NE3 Outram Park
- NE4DT19 Chinatown
- DT18 Telok Ayer
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.