SMRT Bus Service 972

SMRT Bus Service 972 is a trunk service operates from Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and looping at Orchard Road, passing through Jelapang, Segar, Fajar, Bangkit and Stevens Road. Incorporating a long express sector along the expressways between Bukit Panjang and Whitley Road, the popular route offers quick connections between the Bukit Panjang estate and the City.

The route was launched on 17 November 2013 as the 15th bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

972
BT PANJANG INT ↺ Bencoolen St (Loop)
45009
BT PANJANG INT
Petir Rd
44641
Blk 602
Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44791
West View Pr Sch
Senja Rd
44801
Opp Blk 628
Senja Rd
44861
BLK 636A
Senja Rd
44811
West Spring Sec Sch
Senja Rd
44821
Blk 651
Senja Link
44661
Blk 532
Jelapang Rd
44611
Blk 516
Jelapang Rd
44701
Blk 548B
Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44691
BLK 485
Segar Rd
44771
Fajar Stn
Fajar Rd
44349
Bet Blks 443A/443B
Fajar Rd
44339
Blk 442D
Fajar Rd
44329
Bangkit Stn
Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44261
Blk 270
Bt Panjang Rd
40239
Aft Tanglin CC
Whitley Rd
40229
Aft Stevens Stn
Stevens Rd
40219
Bef Met YMCA
Stevens Rd
40209
NOVOTEL MERCURE @ STEVENS
Stevens Rd
40199
Opp Raffles Girls' Sch
Stevens Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09213
Thong Teck Bldg
Scotts Rd
40191
Raffles Girls' Sch
Stevens Rd
40201
Chelsea Gdns Condo
Stevens Rd
40211
Opp Met YMCA
Stevens Rd
40221
Opp Stevens Stn
Stevens Rd
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Rd
44269
Blk 223
Bt Panjang Rd
44321
Opp Bangkit Stn
Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44331
Blk 239
Fajar Rd
44341
Blk 401A CP
Fajar Rd
44779
Opp Fajar Stn
Fajar Rd
44699
BLK 457
Segar Rd
44709
Blk 547C
Segar Rd
44619
Blk 506
Jelapang Rd
44669
Opp Blk 532
Jelapang Rd
44829
Opp Blk 650
Senja Link
44819
Opp West Spring Sec Sch
Senja Rd
44869
BEF BLK 629A MSCP
Senja Rd
44809
Blk 628
Senja Rd
44799
Blk 610
Senja Rd
44649
Blk 541A CP
Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44639
Bt Panjang Plaza
Jelebu Rd
45009
BT PANJANG INT
Petir Rd

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange ↺ Orchard Road (Loop)
Passes Through Senja Rd, Jelapang Rd, Segar Rd, Fajar Rd, BKE/PIE, Stevens Rd, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut
Route Length 40.2 km
Travelling Time 125 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Bt Panjang
0530hrs – 2305hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays | Full Route)
0530hrs – 2300hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays | Full Route)
972A | Terminates at Dhoby Ghaut Stn, Orchard Rd
2318hrs – 2335hrs (Weekdays)
2320hrs – 2335hrs (Saturdays)
2301hrs – 2335hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service Notes
0630-0830: 04 – 05 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 10 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 08 mins
After 1900: 08 – 10 mins
After 2305hrs (Weekdays & Sat) or 2300hrs (Sun & PHs), buses leaving Bukit Panjang will be renumbered as 972A and terminate at Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
Route Information

Service 972 is a popular trunk route for residents of Bukit Panjang, bringing about greater connectivity to the Stevens, Orchard and Dhoby Ghaut areas in the City. Launched on 17 November 2013 as the fifteenth bus service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), the route incorporates an express sector between Bukit Panjang Road and Whitley Road via the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). The route shares very similar catchment areas with Express 971E, which only operates during the peak hours.

By offering a direct, full-day bus route between the northern parts of Bukit Panjang estate (Neighborhoods 4, 5 and 6) and the Orchard Road shopping belt, the route provides a travel alternative for commuters who previously relied on other bus routes to and from the City, such as Service 190, 700/A or 960. It also opened up new links within the Bukit Panjang estate, plying a combination of both Feeders 920 and 922, and connecting the inner estates directly to the popular transfer hubs of Blk 183 / Blk 604 (prior to the opening of Bukit Panjang Int) and Blk 223 / Blk 270 along Bukit Panjang Road for convenient transfers to many other bus services.

As a result of its popularity with residents, demand for the route is very high throughout most of the day. SMRT’s very first double-decker buses were launched Bus Service 972 on 13 July 2014 with three Alexander Dennis Enviro500 buses, which grew to a full fleet of over 20 double-deck buses by January 2015, making it SMRT’s first ever full-double-deck bus service. On 14 June 2015, the route was amended into Senja Road and Senja Link to increase its catchment area within the estate.

Additional special departures were added on Weekday mornings from 03 Apr 2017 onwards, starting from Opp Bangkit Stn to Bukit Panjang. Previously, with no mid-route departures, the first bus towards Bukit Panjang would arrive past 7am after looping at the City.

Launch Poster
Launch Poster

After 2305hrs (Weekdays & Sat) or 2300hrs (Sun & PHs), buses leaving Bukit Panjang will be renumbered as 972A and terminate at Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn).

Service 972 was amended to Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub following its opening on 4 Sep 2017.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Bukit Panjang Ring Rd (Opp Bangkit Station) →  Bukit Panjang Int
    Weekdays: 0635hrs, 0650hrs
SMRT Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (SMB3527M) - Service 972
SMRT Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (SMB3551S) – Service 972A
Short Trip Service:
  • Service 972A: Bukit Panjang Int → Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
    Weekdays: 2318hrs – 2335hrs
    Saturdays: 2320hrs – 2335hrs
    Sundays & PHs: 2301hrs – 2335hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

 

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2 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 972

    • 3 October 2017 at 5:09 PM
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      can 972 extend by looping at suntec city or loop at tominson rd

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