SMRT Bus Service 972A

SMRT Bus Service 972A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 972. The route operates from Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and ends at Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn), operating daily, after the last bus of Service 972 has departed.

Bt Panjang Int
→ Dhoby Ghaut Stn
45009 Bt Panjang Int B2 DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44641 Blk 602 BP13 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44791 West View Pr Sch Senja Rd
44801 Opp Blk 628 Senja Rd
44861 Blk 636A Senja Rd
44811 Senja FC Senja Rd
44931 Blk 643 CP Senja Rd
44721 Opp Jelapang Stn BP12 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44661 Blk 532 Jelapang Rd
44611 Blk 516 Jelapang Rd
44701 Blk 548B Segar Rd
44691 Blk 485 Segar Rd
44771 Fajar Stn BP10 Fajar Rd
44349 Bet Blks 443A/443B Fajar Rd
44339 Blk 442D Fajar Rd
44329 Bangkit Stn BP9 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44261 Blk 270 Bt Panjang Rd
40239 Bef Stevens Stn Exit 4 DT10TE11 Whitley Rd
40229 Bef Stevens Stn Exit 2 DT10TE11 Stevens Rd
40219 Bef Met YMCA Stevens Rd
40209 Novotel Mercure @ Stevens Stevens Rd
40199 Aft Balmoral Rd Stevens Rd
09219 Far East Plaza Scotts Rd
09047 Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22TE14 Orchard Rd
09037 Bef Cairnhill Rd NS22TE14 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Panjang Bus InterchangeOrchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
Passes Through Senja Rd, Jelapang Rd, Segar Rd, Fajar Rd, BKE/PIE, Stevens Rd, Orchard
Route Length 19.9 km
Travelling Time 50 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park
Current Fleet Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bt Panjang
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
23:18 – 23:35 23:20 – 23:35 23:01 – 23:35
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Short Trip Service 972A is a trunk service operating from Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and ends at Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn).

The Short-Trip Service offers unidirectional City-bound trips terminating at Dhoby Ghaut during the late night hours (after the last bus of Bus Service 972 has departed), without having to operate full-distance trips of Service 972. It serves the estates around Bukit Panjang.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Bukit Panjang Interchange:
    Weekdays: 23:18 & 23:35
    Saturdays: 23:20 & 23:35
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 23:01, 23:18 & 23:35


Operator History:
  • 17 Nov 2013 Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2013 (17 Nov): Introduced as a short-trip service from Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn), operating after the last bus of Service 972 daily
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Amended to ply Senja Rd and Senja Link
  • 2015 (16 Aug): Serves 2 new bus stops between Blks 443A and 443B and outside Blk 442D along Fajar Rd
  • 2015 (06 Sep): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 635C along Senja Rd; Serves new bus stop outside Blk 548B along Segar Rd
  • 2016 (27 Dec): Serves the bus stop opposite Blk 183 along Bt Panjang Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Blk 604
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Amended to Bukit Panjang ITH
  • 2020 (03 Aug): Announced to be amended to ply Dunearn Rd and Scotts Rd, skipping Stevens Rd from 16 Aug 2020
  • 2020 (13 Aug): Planned route amendment to Dunearn Rd and Scotts Rd announced to be cancelled
  • 2022 (03 Apr): Amended to skip Senja Link due to the conversion of part of Senja Road and Senja Link to one-way traffic

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