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.

Route Information
Route Toa Payoh Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Thomson Rd, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Pandan Gdns, Teban Gdns
Route Length 29.3km (D1) | 29.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 105mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0525 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0525 – 0000 (Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 14 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 10 – 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.

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 fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares..

MRT Stations

  •  NS1  EW24   Jurong East
  •  DT11  NS21   Newton

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    –  Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novena Lodge
    – Novena Ch
  • Newton Rd
    – Hotel Royal
    – Newton Life Ch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Tang Plaza
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard
    – Orchard Plaza
  • Clemenceau Ave
    – Aft Haw Par Glass Twr
    – Opp Shell Hse
  • Havelock Rd
    – Ctrl Sq
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Chinatown Pt
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
    – Outram Pk Stn
    – 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
    – HarbourFront Stn
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
    – Telok Blangah Stn
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Opp PSA Bldg
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn
    – Aft PSA Wharves G3
    – Redwood West
    – Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn
    – 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 East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – 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
    – Opp Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Redwood West
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Opp PSA Wharves G3
    – Opp Currency Hse
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – PSA Bldg
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn
    – Opp VivoCity
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Mt Faber Lodge
    – Opp Keppel DP Blk 519
    – St. Teresa’s Ch
    – Opp Melati Blk 2
    – Aft Jln Bt Merah
    – Bef Hosp Dr
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Bef Outram Rd
    – Pearl’s Ctr
    – People’s Pk Cplx
  • 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
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Orchard Stn
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
  • Toa Payoh Int
Service 143 at a glance
Service 143 at a glance

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. 

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Gallery:

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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

Past Routings:

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One thought on “Tower Transit Bus Service 143

  • 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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