Tower Transit Bus Service 49

Tower Transit Bus Service 49 is a trunk route from Jurong East Bus Interchange and looping at Jurong West Street 42, passing through Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51. It is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.


Route
Bus Service 49: Jurong East – Jurong West Street 42 (Loop)
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
  • Jurong East Central
    – Seventh-Day Advent Ch
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Blk 203
    – Ng Teng Fong General Hosp
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Intl Business Pk
  • Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (AYE)
    – Aft Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Carrier S’pore
    – Aft Jurong Lake
  • Yuan Ching Rd (Express)
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Aft Yuan Ching Rd
  • Corporation Dr
    – Blk 158
    – Opp Jurong Sec Sch
  • Yuan Ching Rd
    – Blk 115/Opp Japanese Gdn
    – Opp Lakeside Apt
  • Tah Ching Rd
    – Blk 329
  • Corporation Dr
    – Blk 357
    – Blk 367
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp Lakepoint Condo
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Opp Lakeside Stn EW26
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 501
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 502
  • Jurong West St 42
    – Blk 551
    – Blk 560A
    – Blk 402
    – Blk 416
  • Jurong West St 41
    – Blk 491
    – Opp Blk 481
    – Yuhua Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Opp Blk 515
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Lakeside Stn EW26
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp S’pore A’space Mfg
    – Lakepoint Condo
  • Corporation Dr
    – Aft Corporation Rd
    – Opp Blk 364
  • Tah Ching Rd
    – Blk 331
  • Yuan Ching Rd
    – Lakeside Apt
    – Japanese Gdn/Opp Blk 115
  • Corporation Dr
    – Jurong Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 158
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Aft Corporation Dr
  • Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (AYE)
    – Aft Yuan Ching Rd
    – Opp Carrier S’pore
    – Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp German Ctr
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Big Box
    – Jurong East Stn/Int EW24NS1
  • Jurong East Central
    – Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Street 42 (Loop)
Passes Through Yung Ho Rd, Corporation Dr, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 51
Route Length 23.4 km
Traveling Time 85 – 105 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Jurong East
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 14 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins

 

Route History

Service 49 provides residents of Taman Jurong and Jurong West Street 41 / 42 with greater connectivity to Lakeside MRT Station and Jurong East Interchange / MRT, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. By complimenting existing bus lines such as 98, 154, 240, 334 and 335, the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied various other bus services to and from Lakeside MRT. This is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

At introduction on 14th December 2013, Service 49 was unique in having a new bus terminal constructed for its use. Roadside bus terminals were popular in the 1970s, and dwindled in number in favor of centralized bus interchanges, especially so when more Integrated Transport Hubs (ITHs) are being constructed. Because there are no major bus interchanges near the area, Tamam Jurong Bus Terminal was constructed for the ease of operating this service without forcing it to terminate at the nearest interchange. During its first two days of operation (14 & 15 Dec 2013), Service 49 offered free rides for residents to try out the new service. This was carried out with the partnership of Yuhua SMC, Jurong GRC and LTA.

Boarding and alighting was not allowed at Taman Jurong Bus Terminal. Initially, the first passenger stop (Service 49 Red Plate) of the route is along Corporation Dr (Opp Blk 158), whereas the last passenger stop is at (Service 49 White Plate) Yuan Ching Road (Blk 143). It was later amended to call at several bus stops in Taman Jurong Estate twice in different directions from 09 November 2014. Red and white service plates were used to distinguish the direction of travel in addition to Electronic Display Signages (EDS) on buses.

  • Red plate indicates buses heading for Jurong West Street 41;
  • White plate indicates buses heading for Taman Jurong Ter.

Service 49 underwent a major amendment from 22 November 2015, extending its route from Taman Jurong to Jurong East Interchange. The new routing from Jurong East Interchange plied Boon Lay Way, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Yung Ho Road, Corporation Drive and Yung Kwang Road (express) before rejoining its original route along Yuan Ching Road. The red / white plate system for Service 49 was also removed.

The new route enhanced connectivity to the new Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and improve bus connections between Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

Miscellaneous: Leaked Poster Release

In late October, the Service 49 extension to Jurong East poster was uploaded to “The Yuhua Family” Facebook Page. The poster indicated that the extension was to take place on 15 Nov 2015. However, LTA had delayed the extension to 22 Nov 2015, one week later than the planned extension. The poster was then removed from the Facebook Page shortly.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Corporation Drive (Blk 158) → Jurong East Temp Int via Jurong West Street 42
    Daily: 0600hrs, 0609hrs, 0618hrs
  • Jurong West Street 42 (Blk 551)  Jurong East Temp Int
    Daily: 0600hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs

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Operator History
  • 14 Dec 2013 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

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

History
  • 2013 (14 Dec): Introduced from Taman Jurong to Jurong West Street 42 (Loop), via Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51 under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (09 Nov): Calls at additional 3 bus stops towards Jurong West St 42 & Taman Jurong Ter under BSEP.
  • 2015 (22 Nov): Extended to start from Jurong East Int
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
Past Routings

External Links & References

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