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SMRT Bus Service 963R is a weekend express route operating between Woodlands Regional Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 963 and has a express variant 963E.
^ SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB1425L) – Service 963R
|Route||Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange ↔ Resorts World Sentosa|
|Passes Through||BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE, HarbourFront|
|Route Length||32.2km (D1) | 31.6km (D2)|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||MAN NL323F|
|Departure Times from T1||0700 – 2200 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)|
|Departure Times from T2||0830 – 2330 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 35 – 35 mins
0831-1659: 27 – 30 mins
1700-1930: 29 – 30 mins
After 1930: 30 – 32 mins
0831-1659: 26 – 30 mins
1700-1930: 29 – 29 mins
After 1930: 28 – 31 mins
Service 963R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Duplicating Service 963, the service connects the residential estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview and Bukit Batok with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa. The route skips selected stops along Service 963’s route, but otherwise follows a similar routing.
The route was introduced in Jan 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 188R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide a cheaper alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from 14129 Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn).
- SMRT Trunk Service 963
Woodlands Regional Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Interchange
- SMRT Express Service 963E
Woodlands Regional Interchange ⇌ HarbourFront Interchange
Fare: Charges fares for Express services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 963R′s fleet comprises MAN NL323F buses.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
- 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2010 (30 Jan): Introduced between Woodlands Int and Resorts World Sentosa. Operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Woodlands Regional Int and 8.30am to 10.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
- 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-Guide
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