Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e

Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e is a Express variant of Service 97, which plies between Jurong East and Marina Centre during the weekday peak hours. It passes through AYE, Alexandra, HarbourFront, Shenton Way, Bayfront and Suntec City. The bus service calls at limited stops along the parent route.

Tower Transit Singapore has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 12 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package.

Bus Service 97e: Jurong East Marina Centre
Direction 1
AM Peak
From Jurong East
Direction 2
PM Peak
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
  • AYE
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
    – Aft NUS High Sch
    – Opp Normanton Pk
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp Alexandra Pt
    – Bef PSA Bldg CC27
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
    – Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Keppel Rd
    – 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
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity NE1CC29
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Aft PSA Bldg CC27
  • AYE
    – Normanton Pk
    – Science Pk
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
    – Blk 506
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp Jurong East Lib
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
  • 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 67 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 Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Jurong East
0736 – 0824 (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
1806 – 1854 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 12 mins PM Peak: 12 mins


Bus Service 97e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters living at Jurong East and Clementi, linking them with industries at Alexandra, HarbourFront and the City areas of Shenton Way, Bayfront and Marina Centre. Operating during the peak hours, it plies the exact same route as its parent Bus Service 97, but only calls at selected bus stops along its route. As a result, it also charges express fares.

The service was first introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, then branded Fast-Forward and the first Fast-Forward service to be introduced, touting shorter journey times for peak hour commuters and the use of the lowercase e as the service suffix. Owing to the success of 97e, SBS Transit subsequently introduced 8 more Fast-Forward services to benefit other trunk routes.

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

Departure Timings
  • Weekdays AM Peak from Jurong East:
    0736, 0748, 0800, 0812, 0824
  • Weekdays PM Peak from Marina Ctr:
    1806, 1818, 1830, 1842, 1854
MRT Stations Served
Route Variants:


Operator History
  • 03 Jan 2005 – 10 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 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.

  • 2005 (03 Jan): Introduced between Jurong East and Fullerton Road to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops.
  • 2009 (23 Feb): Calls at additional bus stop along Telok Blangah Rd (Blk 45), also extended from Fullerton Rd to Marina Centre via Esplanade Dr, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave and Raffles Ave. AM Peak trips from Jurong East end at Raffles Ave, while PM Peak trips from Temasek Blvd end at Jurong East.
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to Marina Bay Sands via Robinson Rd, Marina Blvd, Bayfront Ave & terminating at Marina Centre Terminal via Temasek Ave, Temasek Blvd & Raffles Blvd. In its return trip, it uses Raffles Ave, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Bayfront Ave & Central Blvd towards Shenton Way, skipping 5 bus stops along Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Collyer Quay & Raffles Quay. The bus stop skipped along Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr) will be replaced by (Opp The Ogilvy Ctr).
  • 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): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (13 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
Past Routings
  • 2005: No significant route changes since introduction

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