Tower Transit Bus Service 143

Tower Transit Bus Service 143 is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Int and Jurong East Int, passing through Thomson Road, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast Road, Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens. It is also the only service to serve both Teban and Pandan Gardens.

Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 12 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package. In addition, LTA’s 3-door concept bus was trialed on Bus Service 143 in 2017.

143
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52079
Opp Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
50059
Opp Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
50049
Opp Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50037
Novena Stn Exit B
Thomson Rd
50069
Hotel Royal
Newton Rd
40129
Newton Life Ch
Newton Rd
40189
Newton Stn Exit B
Scotts Rd
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08137
Orchard Plaza
Orchard Rd
08019
Aft Haw Par Glass Twr
Clemenceau Ave
04329
Opp Shell HSE
Clemenceau Ave
06189
Ctrl Sq
Havelock Rd
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Opp Pearl's Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10041
BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10399
Melati Blk 2
Kg Bahru Rd
14221
Opp St. Teresa's Ch
Kg Bahru Rd
14231
Keppel DP Blk 519
Kg Bahru Rd
14019
Opp Mt Faber Lodge
Kg Bahru Rd
14141
VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14121
Harbourfront Stn Exit B
Telok Blangah Rd
14131
Caribbean at Keppel Bay
Telok Blangah Rd
14151
Opp Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14161
Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14171
Opp Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
15141
Labrador Pk Stn
Pasir Panjang Rd
15151
Opp Mapletree Biz City
Pasir Panjang Rd
15161
Pasir Panjang Ctr
Pasir Panjang Rd
15191
Pasir Panjang Stn/Fc
Pasir Panjang Rd
15201
Aft Pasir Panjang Stn
Pasir Panjang Rd
15221
Aft Sth Buona Vista Rd
Pasir Panjang Rd
16201
Barossa Gdns
Pasir Panjang Rd
16011
Opp Haw Par Villa Stn
Pasir Panjang Rd
16021
Opp Gloria Man
Pasir Panjang Rd
16031
Opp S'pore Science Pk II
Pasir Panjang Rd
16041
OPP LUXE VILLE
Pasir Panjang Rd
16051
The Crystal Tabernacle Ch
Pasir Panjang Rd
16061
Opp Heng Mui Keng Terr
Pasir Panjang Rd
16071
Opp Pasir Panjang PO
Pasir Panjang Rd
16081
Aft Palm Green Condo
Pasir Panjang Rd
17011
Opp Varsity Pk
West Coast Rd
17021
Waseda S Snr High Sch
West Coast Rd
17381
West Bay Resort Condo
West Coast Rd
17031
Kent Ridge Sec Sch
West Coast Rd
17041
Blk 726 Clementi West Mkt
West Coast Rd
17061
Blk 701
West Coast Rd
17071
Blk 513
West Coast Rd
20291
Tanglin Sec Sch
West Coast Rd
20281
Opp The Japanese Sec Sch
West Coast Highway
20131
S'pore Food Industries Bldg
West Coast Rd
20141
Opp Blk 408
West Coast Rd
20199
Blk 410
Pandan Gdns
20189
Opp Ayer Rajah CC
Pandan Gdns
20259
C'wealth Sec Sch
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20161
Opp Blks 34/35
West Coast Rd
20171
Opp Blk 47
West Coast Rd
20239
Aft Hasanah Mque
Teban Gdns Rd
20219
Opp Blk 41
Teban Gdns Rd
20209
Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd
Teban Gdns Rd
20261
Aft Pandan Gdns
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20271
Opp German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28221
Opp Intl Business Pk
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28231
Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28241
Opp Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439
Blk 124
Jurong East Ctrl
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28301
Blk 131
Jurong Gateway Rd
28431
Blk 134
Jurong East Ctrl
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239
Opp Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28229
German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20269
Bef Pandan Gdns
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20201
Teban Gdn PO
Teban Gdns Rd
20211
Blk 41
Teban Gdns Rd
20231
Bef Hasanah Mque
Teban Gdns Rd
20179
Aft Teban Gdns Rd
West Coast Rd
20169
Blk 35
West Coast Rd
20181
Ayer Rajah CC
Pandan Gdns
20191
Blk 407
Pandan Gdns
20149
Blk 408
West Coast Rd
20139
Opp Angliss Bldg
West Coast Rd
20289
The Japanese Sec Sch
West Coast Highway
20299
Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
West Coast Rd
17079
Blk 512
West Coast Rd
17069
Opp Blk 701
West Coast Rd
17049
Blk 601
West Coast Rd
17039
Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch
West Coast Rd
17389
Opp West Bay Resort Condo
West Coast Rd
17029
Opp Waseda S Snr High Sch
West Coast Rd
17019
Varsity Pk
West Coast Rd
16089
Aft Clementi Rd
Pasir Panjang Rd
16079
Bef Pasir Panjang PO
Pasir Panjang Rd
16069
Heng Mui Keng Terr
Pasir Panjang Rd
16059
Jamiyah Halfway Hse
Pasir Panjang Rd
16049
WHITEHAVEN
Pasir Panjang Rd
16039
S'pore Science Pk II
Pasir Panjang Rd
16029
Gloria Man
Pasir Panjang Rd
16019
Haw Par Villa Stn
Pasir Panjang Rd
16209
HORIZON RESIDENCES
Pasir Panjang Rd
15229
Bef Sth Buona Vista Rd
Pasir Panjang Rd
15219
Pasir View Pk
Pasir Panjang Rd
15209
Bef Pasir Panjang Stn
Pasir Panjang Rd
15199
Opp Currency Hse
Pasir Panjang Rd
15169
Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
Pasir Panjang Rd
15159
Mapletree Business City
Pasir Panjang Rd
15149
Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg
Pasir Panjang Rd
14189
Aft Alexandra Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14179
Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14159
Bef Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14139
Bef Seah Im Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14129
Harbourfront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Rd
14119
Opp VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14011
Bef Mt Faber Lodge
Kg Bahru Rd
14239
Opp Keppel DP Blk 519
Kg Bahru Rd
14229
St. Teresa's Ch
Kg Bahru Rd
10391
Opp Melati Blk 2
Kg Bahru Rd
10049
OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05012
Pearl's Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
06171
Opp State Ct
Upp Cross St
04321
Shell HSE
Clemenceau Ave
04311
Aft River Valley Rd
Clemenceau Ave
08011
Opp Haw Par Glass Twr
Clemenceau Ave
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Rd
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Rd
40121
Opp Newton Life Ch
Newton Rd
50061
Opp Hotel Royal
Newton Rd
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Rd
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Rd
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Thomson Rd, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Pandan Gdns, Teban Gdns
Route Length 29.2 km (D1) | 28.8 km (D2)
Travelling Time 105 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0525hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0525hrs – 0000hrs (Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 14 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 12 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 143 is a major inter-town & city route connecting Jurong East, West Coast, Pasir Panjang and Toa Payoh to the Central areas of HarbourFront, Chinatown and Orchard. Providing important links between Toa Payoh, Chinatown and HarbourFront, the route is also the only to serve both Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens, making it a less favorable option between Jurong East and West Coast.

The route experiences generally high demand during many parts of day owing to the multiple connections it provides. Bus bunching on this route is common during both peak and off-peak hours. On Saturday nights, operating hours are extended for the benefit of late-night city dwellers.

In 2014, a route variant 143M was introduced to ease demand and improve consistency of service between Teban Gardens, Pandan Gardens and Jurong East Interchange/MRT.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Pasir Panjang Rd (Aft Clementi Rd)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0542hrs, 0553hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0520hrs, 0529hrs
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (C’wealth Sec Sch)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0619hrs

Route Variants:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1971: Singapore Traction Company Ltd
  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 11 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 12 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.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Jurong Rd 16.2km (10 m.s.) Market under 1971 Bus Reroganisation
  • 1971 (02 Aug): Amended to Toa Payoh Town Ctr Ter
  • 1971 (06 Dec): Operated by Associated Bus Service (ABS)
  • 1972 (11 Jun): Amended to ply the extended Upp Cross St with the partial conversion of Havelock Rd to one-way road, skipping New Bridge Rd
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (24 Feb): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Blvd with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way road, skipping Orchard Rd
  • 1981 (01 Feb): Amended to Jurong Depot
  • 1981 (19 Apr): Amended to ply Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens Rd
  • 1982 (24 May): Amended to ply West Coast Highway
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St towards Toa Payoh Int to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Calls at a staggered bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Blvd, skipping the bus stop opposite Orchard Stn; Calls at a new bus stop outside Newton Stn along Scotts Rd
  • 1988 (20 Mar): Amended to ply New Bridge Rd, skipping Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd and Neil Rd
  • 1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
  • 1992: Amended to ply Clemenceau Ave towards Toa Payoh Int, skipping Tank Rd
  • 1994: Amended to ply Orchard Turn
  • 1997 (07 Dec): Amended to ply South Bridge Rd and Neil Rd with the partial closure of New Bridge Rd to facilitate the construction of Chinatown MRT station on the North East MRT Line
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 1999: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite West Bay Resort Condo along West Coast Rd
  • 2001: Amended to ply West Coast Rd and Penjuru Rd with the partial closure of Teban Gardens Rd
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2002 (20 Apr): Amended to ply the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping South Bridge Rd and Neil Rd
  • 2002 (12 May): Integrated with Service 331 and extended to Jurong East Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop outside Orchard Emerald along Orchard Rd
  • 2002 (17 Nov): Amended to ply Pandan Gardens
  • 2005 (03 Apr): Calls at 2 new bus stops opposite Blks 34/35 and opposite Blk 47 along West Coast Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside VivoCity along Telok Blangah Rd and a relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2007 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2008 (07 Dec): Skips the bus stop opposite Temenggong D Mosque along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, calls at bus stop (Blk 131) along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop outside Outram Pk Stn along New Bridge Rd
  • 2014 (18 May): Route variant Service 143M introduced under the BSEP scheme.
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at the bus stop after Hospital Dr along Eu Tong Sen St, skipping the bus stop before Hospital Dr along Kg Bahru Rd

Past Routings:


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4 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 143

  • 31 July 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    On 30 July 2017 21:21 I board bus 143 no 5035 from Jurong East Interchange. I was sitting near to the exit entrance. I was shocked to see few small cockroaches moving around. I managed to kill two during my 30 minutes trip. I was a very uncomfortable. I hope the company will take serious action on this issue.

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  • 14 July 2017 at 9:31 AM
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    I am Mr Sim, I reach the bus stop about 0918hrs according to my handphone timing at C K Tang bus stop. I was the bus 143 stop picking up the passenger and I was about 50 meter away only . I ran and raise up my hand , the bus driver saw me running towards his bus. He quickly closed the door and just drive away. Is it that is the service attitude today of the bus driver. I hope that there is a impoverishment on this . That is very bad !!!! Get the bus driver to be responsible okay. I want him to be punishonest for his baddress attitude. If not I will be putting up some photos and videos record on the Facebook.

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  • 15 June 2016 at 10:46 PM
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    143 have SMB3512E on Sunday, but its on other je svcs too

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