Tower Transit Bus Service 990

Tower Transit Bus Service 990 is a trunk route running between Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Jurong Gateway Road, serving Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, 6, Jurong East Central and Toh Guan Road. This is the 32nd service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), launched on Saturday, 15 November 2014.

Allocated to the Government Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package), Tower Transit Singapore took over operations of this bus service from SMRT Buses since 29 May 2016.

Route Details (Click to expand)
Loop Service (via Jurong Gateway Road)
  • Bukit Batok Int  NS2 
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3
    • Blk 231
    • Blk 283
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 6
    • Blk 291A
    • Opp Bt View Sec Sch
    • Bt Batok Swim Cplx
  • Bukit Batok Ave 1
    • Blk 298
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    • Blk 266
  • Toh Guan Rd
    • Opp Blk 288D
    • Blk 284
    • Opp IMM Bldg
  • Boon Lay Way
    • Aft Jurong East St 11
    • Jurong East Stn/Int  NS1  EW24
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    • Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    • Opp Blk 135  NS1  EW24
    • Opp The JTC Summit  NS1  EW24
  • Boon Lay Way
    • Bef Toh Guan Rd
  • Toh Guan Rd
    • IMM Bldg
    • Blk 286A
    • Blk 288E
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    • Blk 241
  • Bukit Batok Ave 1
    • Blk 190
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 6
    • Opp Bt Batok Swim Cplx
    • Bt View Sec Sch
    • Opp Blk 291A
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3
    • Keming Pr Sch
    • Blk 229
  • Bukit Batok Int  NS2 
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong Gateway Road (Loop)
Passes Through Bukit Batok East Ave 3, 6, Jurong East Ctrl, Toh Guan Rd
Route Length 8.7 km
Travelling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
Daily, 0545hrs – 0000hrs
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 12 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 12 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 12 mins

Route History

Service 990 provides residents around Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, Avenue 6 and Toh Guan Road with greater connectivity to Bukit Batok MRT Station/Bus Interchange, Jurong Regional Centre, Jurong East MRT Station and Bus Interchange. The route was launched on Saturday, 15 November 2014, and offered free rides on 15th and 16th November 2014.

The route serves the many amenities around Jurong Regional Centre (such as shopping malls), Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, and schools such as Keming Primary School and Bukit View Secondary School. This is the thirty-second bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Service 990’s launch was held in tandem with SMRT’s Community Engagement & Career Fair (known as Journey With Us@Bukit Batok Interchange). Free rides were offered to all commuters on the first two days of service (15 & 16 November 2014). SMRT operated the route since its introduction until its it was re-allocated to the Government Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package) in May 2016.

MRT Stations Served:

Fares: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.


Operator History:

  • 2014 – 29 May 2016: SMRT Buses
  • 29 May 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021.


  • 2014 (15 Nov): Introduced as a loop service from Bukit Batok Int to Jurong Gateway Rd (Loop) under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Calls at an additional bus stop along Jurong Gateway Rd – Opp The JTC Summit
  • 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 May): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore under the Bulim Bus Package

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “Tower Transit Bus Service 990

  • 4 December 2016 at 10:00 PM

    I think Mercedes-Benz Citaros are also in the fleet as there are lots of them during the peak hours.


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