Tower Transit Bus Service 143

Tower Transit Bus Service 143 is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Int and Jurong East Int, passing through Thomson Road, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast Road, Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens. It is also the only service to serve both Teban and Pandan Gardens.

Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 12 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package. In addition, LTA’s 3-door concept bus was trialed on Bus Service 143 in 2017.

Bus Service 143 will be affected by a removal of bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road from 26 Nov 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 143: Toa Payoh ↔ Jurong East
Direction 1
From Toa Payoh
Direction 2
From Jurong East
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int
    NS19
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    –  Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novena Lodge
    – Novena Stn Exit B NS20
  • Newton Rd
    – Hotel Royal
    – Newton Life Ch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Orchard Plaza
  • Clemenceau Ave
    – Aft Haw Par Glass Twr
    – Opp Shell Hse
  • Havelock Rd
    – Ctrl Sq
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit H EW16NE3
    – Opp New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Aft Blair Rd
    – Melati Blk 2
    – Opp St. Teresa’s Ch
    – Keppel DP Blk 519
    – Opp Mt Faber Lodge
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity NE1CC29
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Opp PSA Bldg CC27
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn/FC CC26
    – Aft Pasir Panjang Stn
    – Aft Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Opp Gloria Man
    – Opp S’pore Science Pk II
    – Opp The Longhouse
    – The Crystal Tabernacle Ch
    – Opp Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Opp Pasir Panjang PO
    – Aft Palm Green Condo
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Varsity Pk
    – Waseda S Snr High Sch
    – West Bay Resort Condo
    – Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Blk 726 Clementi West Mkt
    – Blk 701
    – Blk 513
    – Tanglin Sec Sch
  • West Coast Highway
    – Opp The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – S’pore Food Ind Bldg
    – Opp Blk 408
  • Pandan Gardens
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Ayer Rajah CC
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – C’wealth Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Blks 34/35
    – Opp Blk 47
  • Teban Gardens Rd
    – Aft Hasanah Mque
    – Opp Blk 41
    – Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Aft Pandan Gdns
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int
    EW24NS1
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int
    EW24NS1
    – Blk 131
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Jurong East Lib
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
    – Bef Pandan Gdns
  • Teban Gardens Rd
    – Teban Gdn PO
    – Blk 41
    – Bef Hasanah Mque
  • West Coast Rd
    – Aft Teban Gdns Rd
    – Blk 35
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • Pandan Gardens
    – Ayer Rajah CC
    – Blk 407
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 408
    – Opp Angliss Bldg
  • West Coast Highway
    – The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
    – Blk 512
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 601
    – Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Opp West Bay Resort Condo
    – Opp Waseda S Snr High Sch
    – Varsity Pk
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Aft Clementi Rd
    – Bef Pasir Panjang PO
    – Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Jamiyah Halfway Hse
    – Westvale
    – S’pore Science Pk II
    – Gloria Man
    – Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Opp Barossa Gdns
    – Bef Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Bef Pasir Panjang Stn CC26
    – Opp Currency Hse CC26
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
    – Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Mt Faber Lodge
    – Opp Keppel DP Blk 519
    – St. Teresa’s Ch
    – Opp Melati Blk 2
    – Aft Jln Bt Merah
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Cplx NE4DT19
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp State Ct
  • Clemenceau Ave
    – Shell Hse
    – Aft River Valley Rd
    – Opp Haw Par Glass Twr
  • Penang Rd
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
  • Toa Payoh Lor 6
    – Toa Payoh Int
    NS19

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Jurong East Bus Interchange
Passes Through Thomson Rd, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Pandan Gdns, Teban Gdns
Route Length 29.2 km (D1) | 28.8 km (D2)
Travelling Time 105 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0525hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0525hrs – 0000hrs (Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 14 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 12 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 143 is a major inter-town & city route connecting Jurong East, West Coast, Pasir Panjang and Toa Payoh to the Central areas of HarbourFront, Chinatown and Orchard. Providing important links between Toa Payoh, Chinatown and HarbourFront, the route is also the only to serve both Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens, making it a less favorable option between Jurong East and West Coast.

The route experiences generally high demand during many parts of day owing to the multiple connections it provides. Bus bunching on this route is common during both peak and off-peak hours. On Saturday nights, operating hours are extended for the benefit of late-night city dwellers.

In 2014, a route variant 143M was introduced to ease demand and improve consistency of service between Teban Gardens, Pandan Gardens and Jurong East Interchange/MRT.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Pasir Panjang Rd (Aft Clementi Rd)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0542hrs, 0553hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0520hrs, 0529hrs
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (C’wealth Sec Sch)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0619hrs

Route Variants:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1968 – 1971: Singapore Traction Company Ltd
  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 11 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 12 Jun 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:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Jurong Rd 16.2km (10 m.s.) Market
  • 1981: Amended to serve at Penjuru Rd (Jurong Depot), Pandan Gdns and Teban Gdns, skipping West Coast Rd
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2001: Amended in 2001 to ply West Coast Rd when parts of Teban Gardens Rd were closed.
  • 2002 (12 May): Merged with Feeder Service 331 and extended to Jurong East Int, skipping Pandan Gardens portion.
  • 2002 (17 Nov): Amended back to ply Pandan Gardens
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at Orchard Stn bus stop along Orchard Turn, skipping Orchard Blvd stop
  • 2007: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, calls at bus stop (Blk 131) along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2014 (18 May): Route variant Service 143M introduced under the BSEP scheme.
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal

Past Routings:


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4 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 143

  • 31 July 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    On 30 July 2017 21:21 I board bus 143 no 5035 from Jurong East Interchange. I was sitting near to the exit entrance. I was shocked to see few small cockroaches moving around. I managed to kill two during my 30 minutes trip. I was a very uncomfortable. I hope the company will take serious action on this issue.

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  • 14 July 2017 at 9:31 AM
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    I am Mr Sim, I reach the bus stop about 0918hrs according to my handphone timing at C K Tang bus stop. I was the bus 143 stop picking up the passenger and I was about 50 meter away only . I ran and raise up my hand , the bus driver saw me running towards his bus. He quickly closed the door and just drive away. Is it that is the service attitude today of the bus driver. I hope that there is a impoverishment on this . That is very bad !!!! Get the bus driver to be responsible okay. I want him to be punishonest for his baddress attitude. If not I will be putting up some photos and videos record on the Facebook.

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  • 15 June 2016 at 10:46 PM
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    143 have SMB3512E on Sunday, but its on other je svcs too

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