Tower Transit Bus Service 78

Tower Transit Bus Service 78 is a trunk route running from Jurong East Int and looping at Clementi Avenue 2, passing through Penjuru Road, Jalan Buroh, Pandan Road and West Coast Road, serving the industrial areas around Pandan Reservoir.

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 78: Jurong East Clementi
Direction 1
Towards Clementi
 Looping at Clementi
Towards Jurong East
  • Jurong East Temp Int  NS1  EW24 
  • 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
    – C’wealth Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Blks 34/35
    – Opp Blk 47
    – Opp Blk 51
  • Penjuru Rd
    – Opp S’pore Wood Ind
    – Opp Sunlight Timber
    – Sanmina-SCI
  • Tanjong Penjuru
    – Ban Joo
    – ECS Freight Svcs
  • Jln Buroh
    – Opp Caltex S’pore
  • Pandan Rd
    – ComfortDelGro Engrg
    – Opp PPL Shipyard
    – Ct S’pore
    – Swanson Plastics
  • Pandan Ave
    – Opp Foh Foh Pte Ltd
    – Opp LP 4
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
    – Blk 512
    – Opp Blk 701
  • Clementi Ave 2
    – Opp Blk 408
  • Commonwealth Ave West
    – Opp Blk 329
  • Commonwealth Ave West
    – Clementi Stn   EW23 
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – NTUC Fairprice
  • Clementi Ave 2
    – Blk 408
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 701
    – Blk 513
    – Tanglin Sec Sch
  • Pandan Rd
    – Gas Svc Intl
    – Franklin Offshore
    – Opp Sia Huat
    – PPL Shipyard
    – Yeo & Son Investment
  • Jln Buroh
    – Aft Pandan Rd
    – Caltex S’pore
  • Tanjong Penjuru
    – Chin Leong (CLP)
    – LTH Logistics
  • Penjuru Rd
    – Opp Sanmina-SCI
    – Aft Jln Buroh
    – S’pore Wood Ind
  • West Coast Rd
    – Bet Blks 50/51
    – Aft Teban Gdns Rd
    – Blk 35
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Bef Teban Gdns 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 (express)
  • Jurong East Temp Int  NS1  EW24 
Technical Information
Route Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Clementi Avenue 3 (Loop) WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Penjuru Road, Jalan Buroh, Pandan Road, West Coast Road
Route Length 25.0km
Travelling Time 76 – 113 mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Jurong East 0545 – 0020 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 09 mins
After 1930: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 78 is an industrial trunk route linking the factories and offices at Penjuru and Pandan with connections to Clementi and Jurong East MRT stations. It also supplements other residential bus services between Teban Gardens and Jurong East MRT/Int, as well as between West Coast and Clementi Town Centre.

Demand for this service is heavy during weekday peak hours, and large numbers of double-deck buses (as well as plenty of split-shift buses) are deployed.

Special Departures:

  • Clementi Ave 2 (Opp Blk 408)  Jurong East (via Clementi Ave 3)
    Weekdays & Saturdays AM Peak
  • West Coast Rd (Aft Teban Gardens Rd) → Jurong East
    AM Peak Daily
SG5026G - Service 78A
Tower Transit Volvo B9TL (SG5026G) – Service 78A

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 78A: Jurong East Int → Tanjong Penjuru (ECS Freight Svcs)
    Weekdays, 0715hrs – 0825hrs

78A caters to workers heading from Jurong East Into to industries in Tanjong Penjuru during the morning peak hours.

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 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.

History:

  • 1988 (19 Jun): Introduced by SBS as Jurong East Int – Clementi Ave 3 (Loop)
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to serve Pandan Rd, replacing Service 245.
  • 2001: Amended to skip one pair of stops along Penjuru Rd and call at a new pair along West Coast Rd
  • 2002 (May): Amended to skip Teban Gardens Rd towards Jurong East and ply West Coast Rd instead.
  • 2004 (04 Sep): Amended to ply Pandan Ave (towards Clementi) with 2 stops and skips 1 stop along Pandan Rd
  • 2005 (03 Apr): Amended to ply West Coast Rd in both directions, skipping Teban Gardens altogether.
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, serving bus stop at Blk 131 along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Past Routings:


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