SMRT Bus Service 973 is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and Hume Avenue, passing through Pending Rd, Petir Rd and Hillview Ave, connecting Pending, Petir and Hume residents with the Hillview and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations along the Downtown Line. It was launched on Sunday, 26 February 2017.
Bus Service 973 calls at Bus Stop 43069, Opp Hillview Stn along Upp Bukit Timah Rd from 14 May 2017
- No boarding and alighting at Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Park
- The first stop for commuters is at Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 604) while the last stop is at Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 183).
||Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park ↺ Hume Avenue (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Bukit Panjang Rd, Petir Rd, Hillview Ave|
|Route Length||10.8 km|
|Traveling Time||~ 60 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
|Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
||0525 – 0000 (Daily from Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk, Woodlands Rd)
0530 – 0005 (Daily From Block 604, Bukit Panjang Rd)
|0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
Bus Service 973 is a short trunk service from Bukit Panjang to Hume Avenue, mainly serving residents along Hume Avenue and Petir Road with direct links to both Hillview and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations. The route duplicates Bus Service 700 / 700A from Bukit Panjang to Petir Road.
Due to buses having to filter right along Upper Bukit Timah Road near Hillview MRT Station, Bus Service 973 does not call at both Hillview Stn bus stops along Upper Bukit Timah Road (namely 43061 Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn) and 43069 Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Hillview Stn). As such, commuters must alight at nearby bus stops and walk to Hillview MRT Station.
For Hillview MRT Station, commuters boarding Bus Service 973 towards Hume should board at 43069 Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Hillview Stn), just outside Hillview MRT Exit A.
Commuters boarding towards Petir Road / Bukit Panjang should board at 43891 Dairy Farm Rd (Aft Dairy Farm Cres), which requires crossing Dairy Farm Road from Hillview MRT Exit A. There is no sheltered walkway connecting to Hillview MRT Station.
Bus Service 973 serves the following amenities along its route:
- Zhenghua Primary School
- Trinity Theological College
- Shopping Centres:
- Bukit Panjang Plaza
- The Rail Mall
- Bukit Panjang Park
- Bukit Panjang N2 Park
- Dairy Farm Nature Park
- Senja-Cashew Community Centre
- Bukit Panjang Community Centre
- Hillview Community Centre
- MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre
MRT / LRT Stations served:
- Petir Road (Aft Dairy Farm Rd) → Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Park
Daily: 0535hrs, 0546hrs
Pre Launch Event (Click to expand)
A day before the service launch, on Saturday, 25 February 2017, a promotional pre-launch event was held for the advisers from the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC as well as Grassroot Leaders and residents.
Gallery: (Bus Stops)
- 26 Feb 2017 onwards: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.
- 2017 (26 Feb): Service launched. Wheelchair-accessible at launch.
- 2017 (14 May): Additional calling Bus Stop 43069 Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Hillview Stn)/