Tower Transit Bus Service 97

Tower Transit Bus Service 97 is a trunk service plying between Jurong East and Marina Center, passing through Jurong Town Hall Rd, AYE, Alexandra, HarbourFront, Keppel Rd, Robinson Rd, Bayfront and Suntec City. Its express variant is Service 97e.

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
Bus Service 97: Jurong East ↔ Marina Centre
Direction 1
From Jurong East
Direction 2
From Marina Centre
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
    – Blk 131
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Jurong East Lib
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
  • AYE
    – Opp Cycle & Carriage
    – Opp The Infiniti
    – Opp NEWest
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
    – Aft NUS High Sch
    – SIT Dover
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – Opp NUH
    – Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
  • AYE
    – Opp Normanton Pk
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp SP Jain
    – Opp Alexandra Pt
    – Bef PSA Bldg
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd CC27
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
    – Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Keppel Rd
    – Keppel DP Blk 517
    – Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
    – Former Railway Stn
    – Customs Port Br HQ
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr DT17
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE CE1DT16
    – Marina Bay Sands Theatre
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn Exit B CC4DT15
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Pan Pacific Hotel
    – Marina Ctr Ter
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Marina Ctr Ter
  • Raffles Ave
    – Aft S’pore Flyer
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Convention Ctr CC3
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn CC4DT15
    – Opp The Ritz-Carlton
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands Hotel
    – Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE CE1DT16
  • Ctrl Blvd
    – Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
    – Downtown Stn DT17
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp AXA Twr EW15
  • Keppel Rd
    – Opp Customs Port Br HQ
    – Opp Former Railway Stn
    – Keppel Workshop
    – Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
    – Opp Keppel DP Blk 517
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity NE1CC29
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Aft PSA Bldg CC27
    – Alexandra Pt
    – SP Jain
  • AYE
    – Normanton Pk
    – Science Pk
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – PSB Science Pk Bldg
    – NUH
  • AYE
    – Opp SIT Dover
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
    – Blk 506
    – NEWest
    – The Infiniti
    – Cycle & Carriage
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
Note:
  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange  Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Marina Blvd, Central Blvd, Bayfront Ave, Temasek Blvd
Route Length 21.8 km (D1) | 23.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL

12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Jurong East
0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
0600 – 2350 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 13 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 13 mins

Service 97 is a trunk route between Jurong East and the Downtown Core, via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Telok Blangah Road. The route serves as a link between Jurong East, HarbourFront and many parts of the City, including, Shenton Way, Downtown, Bayfront and Suntec City. Its express variant, Limited-Stop Express Bus Service 97e, operates during the peak hours and skips stops along the AYE.

Trivia: This is one of the few trunk routes to intersect its own route in either direction (at Suntec City)

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

MRT Stations Served
Route Variants

Gallery
Service 97 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 97 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History
  • 1983 – 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 under the Bulim Bus Package

History
  • 1983 (13 Jan): Originally Jurong East – Shenton Way peak hour service
  • 1983 (18 Dec): Extended to Hougang (South) Int when Service 86 merged with Service 97
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Amended to Jurong East Int
  • 1988 (18 Dec): Amended to ply along the AYE instead of Pasir Panjang Road with the extension of the MRT to Jurong East
  • 1994: Extended to Hougang Ctrl Int
  • 1998 (24 May) – 2001 (19 May): Terminus relocated to Hougang Ctrl Temp Int due to partial closure of Hougang Ctrl Int for North East Line construction works
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to Jurong East – Marina Ctr (Loop), under Phase 2 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to ply Bayfront and Marina Bay Sands area and terminate at Marina Centre Ter
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Route variant Fast Forward 97e designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
Past Routings
External Links & References

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