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.
Direction 1: Bukit Panjang Int → Opp MAS Bldg ⇋
Direction 2: Shenton Way Ter → Bukit Panjang Int ⇋
45009Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6Petir Rd
44199Blk 171Gangsa Rd
44249Blk 174Bt Panjang Rd
44909Blk 184Bt Panjang Rd
44029Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6Upp Bt Timah Rd
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.