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SMRT Bus Service 963E is a Peak Hour express route between Woodlands Regional Interchange and HarbourFront Interchange, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and Telok Blangah Rd. Its parent route is 963 and has a weekend variant 963R. The service operates HarbourFront-bound trips in the morning and Woodlands-bound trips in the evening on weekdays only.
^ SMRT Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (SMB5022P) – Express 963E
|Route||Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange ⇌ HarbourFront Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE, Telok Blangah Rd|
|Route Length||29.9km (D1) | 29.2km (D2)|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
|Departure Times from T1||0645 – 0705 (Weekdays)|
|Departure Times from T2||1800 – 1830 (Weekdays)|
|0630-0830: 20 mins
1700-1930: 30 mins
After 1930: –
Introduced on 20 February 2006, Service 963E provides passengers in Woodlands and Bukit Panjang towns with a faster link to various industries and offices at Toh Tuck, Pasir Panjang and HarbourFront. Operating during the morning and evening peak hours on weekdays, this service charges express fares. The service only calls at selected bus stops along the route of its parent Service 963 and ply very similar routes.
Service 963E’s express sector will take it via PIE and Clementi Ave 6, skipping Toh Tuck Ave and Commonwealth Ave West. Two trips are operated in the mornings, departing Woodlands Interchange at 6:45am and 7:05am, and another two trips in the evenings, departing HarbourFront Interchange at 6:00pm and 6:30pm.
High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed as resources are preferentially allocated to its parent Service 963 with higher demand.
- SMRT Trunk Service 963
Woodlands Regional Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Interchange
- SMRT Express Service 963R
Woodlands Regional Interchange ↔ Resorts World Sentosa
Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 963E′s fleet comprises of Double decker buses as well as single decker rigid buses.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
- 2006 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2006 (20 Feb): Introduced as a unidirectional peak hour service from Woodlands Int to HarbourFront Int. Departs Woodlands Interchange at 6:45am and 7:05am. Charges Express fares, concessionary travel is not applicable.
- 2009 (11 May): Evening route introduced, departing HarbourFront at 6:00pm and 6:30pm
- 2014 (28 Oct): Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 bus deployed
- 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 2006: No significant route changes since 2006.
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-Guide
- SGWiki – Buses
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