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 Bulim Bus Package
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

  • 15 April 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    I think Land Transport Authority’s intention is to let Service 974 terminate at the future Gali Batu Bus Terminal, but I think it still should terminate at Bukit Panjang Integrated transport Hub, instead of Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. In my opinion, LTA should tender this service to Singapore Mass Rapid Transit and Service 944 to Tower Transit Singapore

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    • 19 April 2018 at 4:03 PM
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      Agree. It seems pretty messed up.
      Bukit Batok is meant for TTS so it should have 944. Bukit Panjang is technically still under SMRT, so it should have 974.

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  • 15 April 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Omg, theres so many ways now u can go from BP to Boon Lay, 180, 187, 974 and frm CCK there is also 172. Can they like at least change one route of the bus and maybe pass by Bukit Gombak or maybe Woodlands?

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  • 14 April 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    This Bus Service Is Almost Simliar To SBS Transit Bus Service 161.Tower Transit Bus Service 974 Connects Between Bukit Panjang(Temporary Bus Park) And Joo Koon(Integrated Transport Hub Bus Interchange) Via Choa Chu Kang And The Expressway At Kranji While SBS Transit Bus Servive 161 Connects Between Hougang(Bus Interchange) And Woodlands(Temporary Bus Interchange) Via Sengkang And The Expressway At Both Seletar And Tampines.

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  • 10 April 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Waiting for this service almost 25 min at jalan bahar after 8pm on 2nd day operation.

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  • 8 April 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    Silly idea, but what if LTA cuts back 187 to BP then extend 974 to Woodlands via BKE?

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