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.

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

106
43009
Bt Batok Int
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
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
C'wealth Ave West
19029
Opp SP SMA
C'wealth Ave West
19019
Opp Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
11199
Blk 15
C'wealth Ave West
11189
Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11401
Holland V Stn Exit C
Holland Ave
11239
Fairlodge
Holland Rd
11229
Les Jardins De Holland
Holland Rd
11219
Great Eastern Mans
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
Orchard Rd
09038
Opp Somerset Stn
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
03509
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Bayfront Ave
03519
Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
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
Marina Blvd
03511
Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09059
Natl Youth Council
Grange Rd
09022
Bef Orchard Stn Exit B
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 Mans
Holland Rd
11419
Holland V Stn Exit A
Holland Ave
11409
Blk 9
Holland Ave
11181
Opp Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11191
Buona Vista Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19011
Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
19021
SP SMA
C'wealth Ave West
19031
Dover Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19041
Opp Sch Of Science & Tech
C'wealth Ave West
17151
Blk 410
C'wealth Ave West
17161
Opp Blk 329
C'wealth Ave West
17171
Clementi Stn
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
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 21.8km (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: 07 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 12 mins
After 1900: 12 – 13 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 (Seating Gallery) → Bukit Batok Int
    AM Peak Daily
  • Holland Rd (Aft Estoril Mans) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays AM Peak
  • Bukit Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Burgundy Hill) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays PM Peak
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 106A: Bukit Batok Interchange → Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi MRT)
    Weekdays: 0641hrs – 0848hrs | 07 – 41 min frequency

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. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery (Posters & Others):

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:


External Links & References:

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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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