Tower Transit Bus Service 96

Tower Transit Bus Service 96 is a trunk route from Clementi Int and looping at Kent Ridge Crescent, passing through Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Road.

Allocated to the Bus Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package), Tower Transit Singapore took over operations of this bus service from SMRT Buses since 26 June 2016.



Technical Information
Route Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Commonwealth Avenue West, Clementi Road
Route Length 6.7km
Travelling Time 35mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
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 Clementi
0645 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0700 – 2330 (Saturdays)
0700 – 2300 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 10 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 10 mins
After 1930: 07 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 96 primarily serves the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus and UTown with bus connections to Clementi MRT & Interchange. It runs parallel to Service 183 (between Clementi MRT and Clementi Road), which does not enter NUS, as well as serving residential blocks along Clementi Road. Double decker buses were deployed on this service since 2012.

MRT Stations served:

Special Departures:
  • Kent Ridge Cres (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) Clementi Int
    Weekdays PM Peak only, except NUS Vacation Period
Shortworking Trips
  • Service 96A: Clementi Int → Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
    Weekdays AM Peak Only, except NUS Vacation Period
  • Service 96B: Clementi Int → Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
    Weekdays PM Peak Only, except NUS Vacation Period

Although route details state that 96B starts from Clementi Int, trips also start from Kent Ridge Crescent (NUS Fac of Design & Env) as well as Kent Ridge Crescent (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) during operating hours. 96B buses go off-service from Clementi Station to Kent Ridge Terminal (via Clementi Ave 6 and AYE) for a short layover before starting on another trip of 96B.

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


Operator History:

  • 1982 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 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 the Bulim Bus Package


  • 1982: Original route from Clementi to Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
  • 1988: Amended to serve Clementi Ave 3
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “Tower Transit Bus Service 96

  • 7 November 2016 at 3:11 PM

    I think Tower Transit should extend this route to Kent Ridge Bus Terminal


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