Tower Transit Bus Service 974

Tower Transit Bus Service 974 is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and Joo Koon, passing through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay and Pioneer.

Service 974 will be launched on Sunday, 8th April 2018. It will be the fifth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 68.

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 974: Bukit Panjang ↔ Joo Koon
Direction 1
Towards Joo Koon
Direction 2
Towards Bukit Panjang
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk

  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT BP6DT1
  • Petir Rd (Express)
  • Jelebu Rd (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 183
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Phoenix Stn BP5
    – Opp Blk 26 BP4
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Opp Blk 113
    – Opp Blks 237/239 BP3
    – Blk 277 BP2
    – Blk 414
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall NS4BP1
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr
    – Northvale Condo
  • KJE (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Bahar
    – Westwood Sec Sch
    – Blk 271 CP
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Blk 263
    – Opp Blk 695
  • Boon Lay Way (Express)
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Blk 662D EW27
  • Jurong West St 63
    – Blk 662A
    – Blk 658C
    – Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28
  • Pioneer Rd Nth
    – Blk 653B
  • Upp Jurong Rd
    – Aft Jurong West St 93
    – Opp Jurong Camp
    – Bef Kian Teck Rd
    – Aft Kian Teck Rd
    – Opp SAFTI Military Inst
  • Benoi Rd (Express)
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int EW29
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int EW29
  • Benoi Rd (Express)
  • Upper Jurong Rd
    – SAFTI Military Inst
    – Bef Kian Teck Rd
    – Aft Kian Teck Rd
    – Jurong Camp
    – Bef Jurong West St 93
  • Pioneer Rd Nth
    – Opp Blk 653B
  • Jurong West St 63
    – Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28
    – Blk 608
    – Blk 664C
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Opp Blk 662C EW27
  • Boon Lay Way (Express)
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Blk 695
    – Blk 608C
  • Jln Bahar
    – Opp Blk 271 CP
    – Opp Westwood Sec Sch
  • PIE (Express)
  • KJE (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr
    – Opp Northvale Condo
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Blk 352
    – Blk 224 BP2
    – Blk 239 BP3
    – Blk 113
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 26 BP4
    – Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Aft Bt Panjang Stn BP6DT1
  • Petir Rd (Express)
  • Jelebu Rd (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd (Express)
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk

Technical Information
Route  Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus ParkJoo Koon Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay, Pioneer
Route Length 18.1 km (D1) | 17.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 40 – 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
(Negotiated Contract)
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single Deck buses:
MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Bt Panjang MRT 0545hrs  2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Joo Koon 0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 15 mins
0830 – 1659: 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 15 mins
0630 – 0830: 15 mins
0830 – 1659: 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 15 mins




Bus Service 974 
is a trunk service from Bukit Panjang to Joo Koon. The route enhances inter-town connectivity and provides Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang residents with access to existing bus services plying Nanyang Technological University and Jurong Industrial Estate. It will also enhance connectivity in the west by linking Bukit Panjang Station (Downtown Line) and Choa Chu Kang Station (North-South Line) to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon Stations (East-West Line).

 

The route is expected to relieve end-to-end demand on Service 172 by opening up a new express bus corridor along the Kranji Expressway (KJE), offering faster journeys between Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay, as well as complementing existing bus connections between Boon Lay and Joo Koon. Connecting directly to Joo Koon, the route will also benefit commuters travelling between the north of Singapore and industries at Joo Koon via train, reducing the need to transfer between the North South Line and East West Line at Jurong East.

No boarding and alighting is allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. The first stop of Joo Koon-bound trips will start from Bus Stop 44029 (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) along Upp Bt Timah Rd, while the last stop for Bukit Panjang bound trips will be at Bus Stop 44031 (Aft Bt Panjang Stn) along Upp Bt Timah Rd.

Service 974: Launch poster
Service 974: Launch poster
MRT/LRT Stations Served:

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


Early Announcement

Early Announcement (Click to expand)

This route was revealed on 28 January 2018 on mobile applications displaying bus arrival timings using LTA Datamall.

The service was also displayed on the departure timings board of Joo Koon Bus Interchange.


Gallery

Operator History:
  • 2018 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Route History:

  • 2018 (08 Apr): Service launched. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

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44 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 974

  • 23 March 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    The service will be launch on 8 april 2018

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  • 23 March 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    i heard that from channel news asia today that LTA has announced the new bus service 974 but the official routed has hot been post yet.

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  • 15 March 2018 at 11:52 PM
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    It’s more likely 974 will go to SMRT instead of TTS, I presume it will be launched together with GAS service 68 next month.

    SMRT received a number of A95s and Citaros since last December (of which most of the A95s and the Citaros have yet to enter service other than ECLO shuttle)

    The issue now is how to put them on service, there will almost be no service to give them to other than 974.

    It is further supported by my friend seeing off-service A95s at Pioneer back in January and also some new SMRT Citaros (both rojak and LG) spotted as TRG buses at CCK Int by some ppl since last month (yep 974 serves CCK MRT).

    So yeah it’s highly likely 974 will go SMRT, besides as you know 97x is for Bukit Panjang trunk services and all of them are controlled by SMRT as of today… Moreover, no TTS training/off service buses spotted in Pioneer/CCK/BPJ so far.

    TTS has not received any additional buses on top of their starting fleet of 367 buses and they will not be able to receive anymore new buses because LTA has run out of buses in storage.

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    • 19 March 2018 at 9:02 AM
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      interesting viewpoint

      you work in the industry?

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      • 23 March 2018 at 8:15 PM
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        No, it’s just my insights.

        Update: 974 will be launched on 8 April, operated by TTS, not SMRT.

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    • 23 March 2018 at 9:30 PM
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      You have been prove sooooooo wrong.

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    • 5 April 2018 at 6:25 PM
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      Land Transport Authority did not run out of buses in storage. They ran out of Volvo B9TLs in storage, but the Mercedes Benz Citaro O530s and MAN A95s are still available, however, Tower Transit Singapore may not take in the MAN A95s into their fleet, instead, they might deploy only Mercedes Benz Citaros as only Mercedes Benz Citaros were spotted on training.

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    • 17 April 2018 at 8:31 PM
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      I think the off service MAN A95s your friend saw at Pioneer back in January were training for the ELCO (Early Closure, Late Opening). Also, the SMRT Citaros spotted at Bukit Panjang ITH does not support your assumption that SMRT will operate Service 974 as Service 974 does NOT serve BPITH.

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  • 13 February 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Since bus service 180 extend to bukit panjang int, so either construct more queue area in bukit panjang int (1st plan) or wait till gali batu ter to complete and then introduce 974 (2nd plan) from gali batu ter to joo koon int. It will be too early if using 2nd plan, in my opinion 1st plan is better. Actually lta need not need to construct gali batu ter, just add more queue area in bukit panjang int.

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    • 9 March 2018 at 10:18 AM
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      Problem is spacing,974 cannot start from Joo Koon either

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      • 23 March 2018 at 10:36 PM
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        Remember last year in 2017, Service 256 was integrated with Service 258 and was withdrawn? The berth is still not occupied, where got spacing problem at Joo Koon ITH?

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    • 8 February 2018 at 8:19 PM
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      How you know is mid Febuary to be launch for service 974?

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    • 15 February 2018 at 11:29 AM
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      Cannot be the month of Feb as they are still review the New Service 972 Routes liaise with LTA.

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    • 15 March 2018 at 11:56 PM
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      February has already passed and 974 isn’t even officially announced yet…
      974 will probably launch with GAS service 68 next month.

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