SMRT Corporation Ltd.

NEW PARALLEL BUS SERVICE 951E FROM 17 JUNE - Service connects Woodlands residents to and from the city

Press Release   •   Jun 11, 2013 16:00 SGT

A new SMRT parallel bus service – Service 951E – that connects the Woodlands neighbourhoods to the Central Business District (CBD) will begin operations from Monday, 17 June 2013. This is the 12th bus service to be rolled out under the Land Transport Authority’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

The new service will provide greater connectivity and an alternative travel option for Woodlands residents travelling to and from areas in the CBD during weekday morning and evening peak-hours (excluding public holidays).

Parallel Service 951E will operate two one-way trips on weekday mornings at 7.30 am and 7.45 am from Woodlands Street 82, Woodlands Avenue 4 and Woodlands Avenue 1 to areas within the CBD such as Orchard Road, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay and Shenton Way. On weekday evenings, two one-way trips at 6.15 pm and 6.30 pm will connect commuters from areas such as Anson Road, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Road, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road, Orchard Road and Penang Road to the Woodlands neighbourhoods. Please refer to the attached poster for more details.

Vice President for SMRT Buses Ltd, Tan Kian Heong said: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to operate yet another new parallel bus service that directly connects the heartlands and the city. Utilising the Central Expressway (CTE), Seletar Expressway (SLE) and with less bus stops along its route, this parallel bus service enhances the overall travelling experience of our customers by offering them not only more convenience when commuting to and from the CBD, but also presents them an alternative travel option on top of other bus services and the MRT."

Passengers may contact SMRT Customer Relations Centre at 1800-336-8900 from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) or visit www.smrt.com.sg for more information on Service 951E.

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Issued by SMRT Bus Ltd and the Land Transport Authority

For more information, please contact:

Service 951E

Humphrey Sew

Manager

Corporate Marketing and Communications

SMRT Corporation Ltd

DID: 6331 1151/ Mobile: 9788 4398

Email: HumphreySew@smrt.com.sg

BSEP

Fouziah A. Rahim (Ms)

Deputy Manager

Media Relations

Land Transport Authority

DID: 6396 1573/ Mobile: 9138 6982

Email: media@lta.gov.sg   


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