Tower Transit Bus Service 106

Tower Transit Bus Service 106 is a trunk route running between Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Shenton Way, passing through Toh Tuck, Clementi, Buona Vista, Holland Village, Tanglin, Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Suntec City, Bayfront and Shenton Way.

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43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43179 Blk 231 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43189 Blk 283 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43619 Blk 289E Bt Batok East Ave 3
43629 Yusof Ishak Sec Sch Bt Batok East Ave 3
42319 Burgundy Hill Bt Batok East Ave 3
28109 SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot Toh Tuck Ave
28189 Aft Toh Tuck Link Toh Tuck Ave
28019 Aft Toh Tuck Ave C'wealth Ave West
20109 Blk 203 C'wealth Ave West
17189 Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
17179 Clementi Stn Exit B EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17169 Blk 329 C'wealth Ave West
17159 Blk 365 C'wealth Ave West
19049 Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
19039 Dover Stn Exit B EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19029 Opp SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19019 Blk 27 C'wealth Ave West
11199 Blk 15 C'wealth Ave West
11189 Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11401 Holland Village Stn/Blk 12 CC21 Holland Ave
11239 Fairlodge Holland Rd
11229 Les Jardins De Holland Holland Rd
11219 Great Eastern Mansions Holland Rd
11209 Opp Peirce Rd Holland Rd
13029 Bef Tyersall Ave Holland Rd
13019 S'pore Botanic Gdns Napier Rd
09149 Opp British Council Napier Rd
09159 Aft Tomlinson Rd Tanglin Rd
09169 Delfi Orchard Orchard Rd
09179 Royal Thai Embassy Orchard Rd
09048 Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09038 Opp Somerset Stn NS23 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
03509 Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03519 Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
03239 Shenton Way Ter Shenton Way
03222 Hub Synergy Pt Anson Rd
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE Robinson Rd
03381 The Sail Marina Blvd
03391 Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27CE2 Marina Blvd
03511 Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03501 Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bayfront Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
04111 Capitol Bldg EW13NS25 Stamford Rd
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08041 YMCA Orchard Rd
08031 Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1 Penang Rd
08111 Winsland Hse Penang Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09059 Natl Youth Council Grange Rd
09022 Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22 Orchard Blvd
09111 Opp Four Seasons Hotel Orchard Blvd
09121 Bef Tomlinson Rd Orchard Blvd
09131 Grange Residences Grange Rd
09141 British Council Napier Rd
13011 Opp S'pore Botanic Gdns Napier Rd
13021 Aft Min Of Foreign Affairs Holland Rd
11201 CSC Dempsey Clubhse Holland Rd
11211 Aft Peirce Rd Holland Rd
11221 Lien Twrs Holland Rd
11231 Aft Estoril Mansions Holland Rd
11419 Holland Village Stn Exit A CC21 Holland Ave
11409 Blk 9 Holland Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11191 Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22 C'wealth Ave West
19011 Blk 19A CP C'wealth Ave West
19021 SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19031 Dover Stn Exit A EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19041 Opp Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17181 Opp Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
20101 Nan Hua Pr Sch C'wealth Ave West
28011 BEF TOH TUCK AVE C'wealth Ave West
28181 Bef Toh Tuck Link Toh Tuck Ave
28101 Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot Toh Tuck Ave
42311 Opp Burgundy Hill Bt Batok East Ave 3
43621 Opp Parkview Apts Bt Batok East Ave 3
43611 Blk 290H Bt Batok East Ave 3
43181 Keming Pr Sch Bt Batok East Ave 3
43171 Blk 229 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
Note:

  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange  Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Passes Through Toh Tuck, Clementi, Buona Vista, Holland Village, Tanglin, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec City, Bayfront, Shenton Way
Route Length 21.7km (D1) | 22.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 69 – 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– MAN NL323F
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Shenton Way
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 12 mins

Service 106 serves the residential estates of Bukit Batok, Clementi and Buona Vista, providing a direct bus connection to the Orchard Road and Downtown Core areas. It is a vital connection not just between residential estates, but also many It also offers many links within different parts of the city, such as Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Marina Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Downtown and Shenton Way.

Service 106 offers the fastest bus connection between Bukit Batok and Clementi, and apart from express services, is the only bus route connecting the Orchard shopping belt with Marina Bay Sands and surrounding attractions at Bayfront.

Formerly an SBS route since the 1980s, the route was transferred to TIBS in 2000 and has been operated by SMRT until it was re-allocated to the Bus Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package) in May 2016. SMRT’s Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses appeared on the route since Aug 2014, marking a comeback since SBS deployed double-deck buses on Service 106 in 1986. Tower Transit continues to deploy double-deck buses on Service 106.

MRT Stations served:
Special Departures
  • Raffles Ave (The Float @ Marina Bay) → Bukit Batok Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
  • Holland Rd (Aft Estoril Mans) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays: 0610hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Burgundy Hill) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays: 17:01, 17:12, 17:22, 17:31, 17:40, 18:01, 18:11 & 18:21
Short Trip Service
  • Service 106A: Bukit Batok Interchange → Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi MRT)
    Weekdays: 07:30 – 08:55

Formerly operating between Marina Boulevard and Marina Bay Sands during the Formula 1 race period, the 1st Generation 106A was withdrawn after the opening of the Circle Line Extension between Promenade and Marina Bay.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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Gallery (Tower Transit):

Gallery: (SMRT Buses)


Operator History:

  • 1974 – 2000: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Service Ltd
  • 2004 – 28 May 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 29 May 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.

History:

  • 1974: Introduced as Serangoon Gardens Est – Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd by SBS, replacing former Service 103A
  • 1977: Amended to Orchard Rd
  • 1981: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983: Amended to ply Lor Chuan, skipping CTE
  • 1985: Extended from Buona Vista to Bukit Batok Ter
  • 1987 (23 Sep): Amended to Bt Batok Int
  • 1988 (13 Mar): Amended to Serangoon Int following closure of Serangoon Gdns Ter
  • 2000 (24 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened from Serangoon to Marina Centre Ter under Phase 2 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to Shenton Way Ter via Bayfront and Marina Bay
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (18 Aug): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Amended from Maxwell Rd / Straits View to ply Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd towards Bukit Batok, calling at four additional bus stops. Calls at the relocated Bus stop 03539 Marina Bay Station (Formally 03539 Aft Marina Stn Rd) along Central Blvd towards Shenton Way Terminal.
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 May): Re-allocated to the Government Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package), and operations transferred from SMRT Buses to Tower Transit Singapore
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

Past Routings:


 

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2 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 106

  • 8 November 2017 at 4:12 PM
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    On 7/11/2017 at around 1055 Hrs, I took bus service No. 106 Registration number SMB3546H from Bus Stop No. 03071 (Opp The Ogilvy Ctr). The Bus Captain Mr Kumar was polite and greeted me good morning. I got down at Bus stop No. 08031 (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) at around 1120 hrs where i left my hand-phone in the bus. I took a cab down to Bt Batok Interchange hoping that my hand-phone will be still in the bus without any one stealing it due to the CCTV installed. I proceed to the Passenger Service Counter where i spoke to Mr Zainal ID: 11207 and to Mr Siong ID: 10611 explain the situation. They proceed to do the necessary actions by asking me questions to find where is the bus currently and what is the ETA to the interchange. Once the bus arrived at the interchange when to check with the bus Captain and thank god my Hand-phone Found. I was so much Thankful to Mr Kumar. I would like to thank all three of them for their sincerity. Good Job.

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  • 29 June 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    1. This morning Service 106, bus registration number SMB3518P had 4 standing passengers on the upper deck whom they boarded at the Holland Village bus stop. They were standing all the way to bus stop at Gleneagles.
    Please remind the bus captains to constantly view their CCTVs especially when the bus is crowded.

    2. It’s been a month since Tower Transit has taken over this Service 106. But I hae yet to see any positive improvement in the schedules. At worst, I see a 106A arriving at the bus stop and a 106 arriving less than a minute(depending on traffic light signals). Then when I boarded this 106, after some distance along Commonwealth Ave West, there’ll be another 106 overtaking and thereafter these two 106s will be taking turns to trail each other. I board service 106 at bus stop 20109, block 203 daily just before 8am.

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