SMRT Bus Service 970

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.


^ SMRT Mercedes-Benz OC500LE (SMB91Y) – Service 970

Route Information
Route Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park  Shenton Way Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
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 26.4km (D1) | 25.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 90 – 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– 
DAF SB220
– MAN NL323F
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from T1 0525 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0630 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 18 mins
After 1930: 15 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 13 mins
After 1930: 14 – 16 mins

Route History

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 to low as a result. Much of its demand comes from shuttling commuters between various points of its lenghty route. The fleet comprises of rigid buses, and high capacity double-deck / articulated buses are not deployed due to a lack of demand.

No boarding and alighting is allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park & Shenton Way Ter. Shenton Way-bound trips start from Petir Road (44851 Bukit Panjang Station); Bukit Panjang-bound trips terminate at Jebulu Road (44631 Opp Bt Panjang Plaza).

Recent Amendments

As part of DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements, Service 970 towards Shenton Way will call at a new bus stop, Bt Panjang Rd – Blk 184 instead of Bukit Panjang Rd – Blk 183, from 27 December 2015. The poster is attached here.

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 970′s fleet comprises DAF SB220, MAN NL323F and Mercedes-Benz OC500LE buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bt Panjang Temp Ter
  • Petir Rd
  • Gangsa Rd
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Hillview Rd
  • Hillview Ave
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
  • Bt Timah Link
  • Jln Anak Bt
  • Dunearn Rd
  • Sixth Ave
  • Holland Rd
  • Holland Ave
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • Alexandra Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Kim Seng Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Upp Pickering St
  • Church St
  • Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
  • Palmer Rd
  • Shenton Way Ter
  • Shenton Way Ter
  • Palmer Rd
  • Anson Rd
  • Cecil St
  • Cross St
  • Upp Cross St
  • New Bridge Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Zion Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Delta Rd
  • Alexandra Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • Holland Ave
  • Holland Rd
  • Sixth Ave
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
  • Hillview Ave
  • Hillview Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Gangsa Rd
  • Jelebu Rd
  • Bt Panjang Temp Ter
Service 970 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 970 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 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 2016.

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History:

  • 2000 (20 Aug): Introduced between Bukit Panjang Int and Shenton Way Ter
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Route amended for the construction of Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub. Terminus relocated to Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park, Shenton Way-bound trips start from Petir Road (44851 Bukit Panjang Station); Bukit Panjang-bound trips terminate at Jebulu Road (44631 Opp Bt Panjang Plaza).
  • 2015 (27 Dec): Calls at Blk 184 instead of Blk 183 along Bt Panjang Rd towards Marina Centre as part of DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements. Also calls at Hillview Station along Upp Bt Timah Rd

Past Routings:

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3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 970

  1. I regularly catch this bus to and from work, Mon to Fri. The past few months the frequency of the bus has been poor. For example, on a weekday morning I catch it from River Valley Road to Outram Road. I typically arrive at the bus stop at 8.10am and often wait 25 to 30 mins for the bus. The frequency is supposed to be 9 – 15min at this time of the morning. Additionally the bus is often very crowded due to the poor frequency causing frustration among passengers as they cannot embark the bus. Please investigate this problem and ensure the bus frequency is improved for the comfort of your passengers.

  2. 5 DAFs from Service 975 have been switched with 5 wheelchair-accessible buses (WAB) from Service 970 so please at DAF SB220LT under “Current Fleet” and “Fleet”

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