Tower Transit Bus Service 106

Tower Transit Bus Service 106 is a trunk route running between Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Shenton Way, passing through Toh Tuck, Clementi, Buona Vista, Holland Village, Tanglin, Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Suntec City, Bayfront and Shenton Way.

Allocated to the Bus Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package), Tower Transit Singapore took over operations of this bus service from SMRT Buses since 29 May 2016.

Bus Service 106 will be amended to serve the relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal from 25 Jun 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 106: Bukit Batok ↔ Shenton Way
Direction 1
Towards Shenton Way
Direction 2
Towards Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    Bukit Batok Int
    NS2
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Blk 231
    – Blk 283
    – Blk 289E
    – Yusof Ishak Sec Sch
    – Burgundy Hill
  • Toh Tuck Ave
    – SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot
    – Aft Toh Tuck Link
  • Commonwealth Ave West
    – Aft Toh Tuck Ave
    – Blk 203
    – Blk 317
    – Clementi Stn EW23
    – Blk 329
    – Blk 365
    – Sch Of Science & Tech
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Opp SP SMA
    – Opp Blk 19A CP
    – Blk 15 EW21CC22
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – Blk 43
  • Holland Ave
    – Holland V Stn/Blk 12 CC21
  • Holland Rd
    – Fairlodge
    – Les Jardins de Holland
    – Great Eastern Mans
    – Opp Peirce Rd
    – Bef Tyersall Ave
  • Napier Rd
    – S’pore Botanic Gdns
    – Opp British Council
  • Tanglin Rd
    – Aft Tomlinson Rd
  • Orchard Rd
    – Delfi Orchard
    – Royal Thai Embassy
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22
    – Opp Somerset Stn NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Hotel S’pore
    – NTUC Income Ctr CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Convention Ctr
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn CC4DT15
    – Opp The Ritz-Carlton
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands Hotel
    – Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE CE1DT16
  • Central Blvd 
    – Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
    – Downtown Stn DT17
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Shenton Way
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr DT17
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE CE1DT16
    – Marina Bay Sands Theatre
  • Raffles Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd
    – Natl Youth Council
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22
    – Opp Four Seasons Hotel
    – Bef Tomlinson Rd
  • Grange Rd
    – Grange Residences
  • Napier Rd
    – British Council
    – Opp S’pore Botanic Gdns
  • Holland Rd
    – Aft Min of Foreign Affairs
    – CSC Dempsey Clubhse
    – Aft Peirce Rd
    – Lien Twrs
    – Aft Estoril Mans
  • Holland Ave
    – Holland V Stn Exit A CC21
    – Blk 9
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – Opp Blk 43
  • Commonwealth Ave West
    – Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22
    – Blk 19A CP
    – SP SMA
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Opp Sch Of Science & Tech
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Blk 329
    – Clementi Stn EW23
    – Opp Blk 317
    – Nan Hua Pr Sch
    – Aft ITE West (Clementi)
  • Toh Tuck Ave
    – Bef Toh Tuck Link
    – Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Opp Burgundy Hill
    – Opp Parkview Apts
    – Blk 290H
    – Keming Pr Sch
    – Blk 229
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    – Bukit Batok Int
    NS2

Note:

  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal

 


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange  Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Passes Through Toh Tuck, Clementi, Buona Vista, Holland Village, Tanglin, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec City, Bayfront, Shenton Way
Route Length 21.8km (D1) | 22.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– MAN NL323F
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Shenton Way
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 03 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 03 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 11 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 12 mins
After 1930: 10 – 13 mins

Service 106 serves the residential estates of Bukit Batok, Clementi and Buona Vista, providing a direct bus connection to the Orchard Road and Downtown Core areas. It is a vital connection not just between residential estates, but also many It also offers many links within different parts of the city, such as Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Marina Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Downtown and Shenton Way.

Service 106 offers the fastest bus connection between Bukit Batok and Clementi, and apart from express services, is the only bus route connecting the Orchard shopping belt with Marina Bay Sands and surrounding attractions at Bayfront.

Formerly an SBS route since the 1980s, the route was transferred to TIBS in 2000 and has been operated by SMRT until it was re-allocated to the Government Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package) in May 2016. SMRT’s Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses appeared on the route since Aug 2014, marking a comeback since SBS deployed double-deck buses on Service 106 in 1986. Tower Transit continues to deploy double-deck buses on Service 106.

MRT Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery) → Bukit Batok Int
    AM Peak Daily
  • Holland Rd (Aft Estoril Mans) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays AM Peak
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Burgundy Hill) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays PM Peak
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 106A: Bukit Batok Interchange → Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi MRT)
    Weekdays AM Peak only,  0645 – 0715 hours

Formerly operating between Marina Boulevard and Marina Bay Sands during the Formula 1 race period, the 1st Generation 106A was withdrawn after the opening of the Circle Line Extension between Promenade and Marina Bay.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery (Posters & Others):

Gallery (Tower Transit):

Gallery: (SMRT Buses)


Operator History:

  • 1974 – 2000: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Service Ltd
  • 2004 – 28 May 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 29 May 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.

History:

  • 1974: Introduced as Serangoon Gardens Est – Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd by SBS, replacing former Service 103A
  • 1977: Amended to Orchard Rd
  • 1981: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983: Amended to ply Lor Chuan, skipping CTE
  • 1985: Extended from Buona Vista to Bukit Batok Ter
  • 1987 (23 Sep): Amended to Bt Batok Int
  • 1988 (13 Mar): Amended to Serangoon Int following closure of Serangoon Gdns Ter
  • 2000 (24 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened from Serangoon to Marina Centre Ter under Phase 2 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to Shenton Way Ter via Bayfront and Marina Bay
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (18 Aug): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Amended from Maxwell Rd / Straits View to ply Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd towards Bukit Batok, calling at four additional bus stops. Calls at the relocated Bus stop 03539 Marina Bay Station (Formally 03539 Aft Marina Stn Rd) along Central Blvd towards Shenton Way Terminal.
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 May): Re-allocated to the Government Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package), and operations transferred from SMRT Buses to Tower Transit Singapore
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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One thought on “Tower Transit Bus Service 106

  • 29 June 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    1. This morning Service 106, bus registration number SMB3518P had 4 standing passengers on the upper deck whom they boarded at the Holland Village bus stop. They were standing all the way to bus stop at Gleneagles.
    Please remind the bus captains to constantly view their CCTVs especially when the bus is crowded.

    2. It’s been a month since Tower Transit has taken over this Service 106. But I hae yet to see any positive improvement in the schedules. At worst, I see a 106A arriving at the bus stop and a 106 arriving less than a minute(depending on traffic light signals). Then when I boarded this 106, after some distance along Commonwealth Ave West, there’ll be another 106 overtaking and thereafter these two 106s will be taking turns to trail each other. I board service 106 at bus stop 20109, block 203 daily just before 8am.

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