Tower Transit Bus Service 66

Tower Transit Bus Service 66 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Jurong East, passing through Bedok Reservoir, Ubi, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Bukit Timah and Bukit Batok. Spanning East to West, the route stretches to around 33 kilometres with no express sectors, with an off-peak journey time of around 2 hours.

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:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 66: Bedok ↔ Jurong East
Direction 1
Towards Jurong East
Direction 2
Towards Bedok
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Bedok North St 1
    – Opp Bedok Ctrl PO
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Blk 403
    – Blk 506
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Waterfront Key
    – Aft Waterfront Waves
    – Waterfront Isle
    – Blk 716
    – Blk 713
    – Blk 703
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
    – Blk 629
    – Blk 609
    – Blk 121
    – Opp Blk 646
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 311
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 302
    – Ubi Stn Exit A DT27
    – Blk 3024
    – Blk 3026
    – Aztech Bldg
  • Circuit Link
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Circuit Rd
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit D CC10DT26
  • Pipit Rd
    – Blk 90
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 79 FC
  • Mattar Rd
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit B DT25
    – MacPherson Pr Sch
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Canossa Convent Pr
    – Opp Aljunied Pk
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Cencon Bldg
    – Gulab Bldg
    – Bef Siemens Ctr
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Jln Besar
    – Hoa Nam Bldg
    – Aft Allenby Rd
    – Opp Veerasamy Rd
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn DT13
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Bef Winstedt Rd
    – Newton FC
    – Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
    – Balmoral Plaza
    – City Twrs
    – Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
    – Stevens Stn DT10
    – Bef Lewis Rd
    – NUS Bt Timah Campus
    – Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9
    – Bef Crown Ctr
    – Coronation Plaza
    – Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Chinese High Sch
    – Opp Natl JC
    – Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – Sixth Ave Ctr
    – Aft Maple Ave
    – The Tessarina
    – The Nexus
    – King Albert Pk Stn DT6
    – King Albert Pk
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
    – Beauty World Stn Exit C DT5
    – Blk 18
    – Signature Pk Condo
    – Opp The Hillford
    – Bef Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Opp Autobacs
    – Blk 288C
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Keming Pr Sch
    – Blk 229
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Blk 628 NS2
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Bt Batok Polyclinic
    – Blk 140
    – Princess E Pr Sch
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Bef PIE
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Blk 253
    – Blk 228
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 118
    – Opp S’pore Science Ctr
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int 
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  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int 
    EW24NS1
    – Blk 131
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – S’pore Science Ctr
    – Aft S’pore Science Ctr
    – Opp Blk 114
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 303
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Aft PIE
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Opp Princess E Pr Sch
    – Opp Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 127
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Opp Blk 628 NS2
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Blk 231
    – Blk 283
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Ch of St. Mary
    – Autobacs
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
    – Aft Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – The Hillford
    – Aft Chun Tin Rd
    – Opp Blk 19
    – Opp Beauty World Stn DT5
    – Goh & Goh Bldg
  • Jln Anak Bt
    – Opp Bt Timah Plaza
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp King Albert Pk Stn DT6
    – Hua Guan Gdn
    – Opp The Nexus
    – Aft Swiss Club Rd
    – Opp Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – Aft Jln Naga Sari
    – Natl JC
    – Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Opp Coronation Plaza
    – Opp Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9
    – Aft Kheam Hock Rd
    – Aft Dunkirk Ave
    – Opp Stevens Stn DT10
    – Chinese Intl Sch
    – Bef Goldhill Ave
    – Anglo-Chinese Sch
    – Chancery Ct
    – Opp Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Newton FC
    – Aft Makepeace Rd
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Little India Stn NE7DT12
  • Serangoon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp NE8
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Aft Tai Thong Cres
    – Opp Gulab Bldg
    – Opp Cencon Bldg
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Pk
  • Merpati Rd
    – Aft Jln Anggerek
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit A DT25
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 77
    – Blk 36
    – Opp Blk 66
  • Circuit Link
    – MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 3019
    – Blk 3021
    – Blk 3023
    – Ubi Stn Exit B DT27
    – Automobile Megamart
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 637
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 745
    – Opp Blk 716
    – Opp Waterfront Isle
    – Opp Waterfront Waves
    – Opp Waterfront Key
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
    – Blk 109
    – Bet Blks 139/140
  • Bedok North St 1
    – Bedok Ctrl PO
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange ↔ Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir, Ubi, MacPherson Estate, Little India, Bukit Timah, Bukit Batok
Route Length 33.6km (D1) | 32.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 120mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Buses:

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Bedok 0530 – 2300 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2300 (Saturdays)
0600 – 2300 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0530 – 2300 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2300 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 17 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 – 16 mins
After 1900: 15 – 17 mins
0630 – 0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 – 16 mins
After 1900: 10 – 16 mins

Bus Service 66 is a long trunk route spanning East to West, connecting residential areas of Bedok, Bedok Reservior, MacPherson Estate, Jurong East and Bukit Batok to Little India and Bukit Timah. This service compliments Service 65 between Little India and Bedok Reservoir, and also plies the full stretch of Bukit Timah Road / Dunearn Road along with various other services, such as 67 and 170.

The route also complements the Downtown Line along Bukit Timah Road and Dunearn Road, serving stations between Rochor and Beauty World. On the Eastern sector, the route also compliments the Downtown Line, serving most stations between Jalan Besar and Bedok Reservoir.

The route may experience occasional traffic delays along Bedok Reservoir Road, Bukit Timah Road, Dunearn Road, Jalan Besar and Serangoon Road, particularly during both morning and evening peak periods.

MRT Stations

Parallel Bus Services

Bus Services Parallel Route
48 Bukit Timah Road / Dunearn Road (Rochor Station – Botanic Gardens Station)
65 Serangoon Road / Jalan Besar – Bedok Reservoir Road
67, 170, 170A Bukit Timah Road / Dunearn Road (Rochor Station – Beauty World Station)
157, 174 Bukit Timah Road / Duenarn Road (Coronation Plaza) – Bukit Batok Road
60, 87, 228 Bedok Interchange – Bedok Reservoir Road
Special Departures:
  • Bedok Reservoir Road (Opp Blk 701)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0610hrs, 0625hrs, 0640hrs, 0655hrs
  • Bendemeer Road (Blk 44) → Jurong East Int
    Sundays & Public Holidays, at night
  • Serangoon Road (Tekka Ctr) → Bedok Int
    Sundays & Public Holidays, at night
Short-working Trips:
  • Service 66A:  Bedok Int → Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
    Sundays & Public Holidays, 1815hrs – 1833hrs
  • Service 66B: Jurong East Int → Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr)
    Sundays & Public Holidays, 1730hrs – 1905hrs

Morning downroutes from Bedok Reservoir Road bring passengers to Bedok before the first bus arrives from Jurong East. In addition, during Sundays & Public Holidays, Shortworking Trips 66A and 66B bring many commuters from both East and West ends of the route into Little India in the evenings, with additional downroutes in the reverse direction later at night.

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


Operator History:
  • 1989 – 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.

Route History:
  • 1989: Introduced between Tampines and Jurong East
  • 1991 (26 May): Shortened to Bedok Int.
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to ply along Lor Bengkok instead of Circuit Link due to the DTL construction works.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Terminates at Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int
  • 2012 (26 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), skpping bus stop outside Blk 204 Bedok North Interchange
  • 2015 (01 May): Start of Volvo B9TL Double Decker deployments
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Reinstated to ply Circuit Link instead of Lor Bengkok.
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Serves a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Calls at relocated bus stop 43453 Aft PIE along Bukit Batok Rd
Past Routings:

Gallery:

Service 66 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 66 at a glance. Click for larger image.

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7 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 66

  • 2 May 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    This Is Not My Favourite Bus Service For ‘Tower Transit’.It Is Not Fair That ‘Double Decker Buses’ Are Not Deployed On Weekdays But Only On Weekends And Public Holidays.

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