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 NS19 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 NS20 Thomson Rd
50069 Hotel Royal Newton Rd
40129 Newton Life Ch Newton Rd
40189 Newton Stn Exit B NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40179 Env Bldg Scotts Rd
09219 Far East Plaza Scotts Rd
09047 Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09037 Opp Mandarin Orchard NS22 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 NE4DT19 New Bridge Rd
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
05069 Outram Park Stn Exit H EW16NE3 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 HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14121 Aft HarbourFront Stn NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14131 Caribbean at Keppel Bay Telok Blangah Rd
14151 Opp Chr Community Chapel Telok Blangah Rd
14161 Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14171 Opp Yeo's Bldg Telok Blangah Rd
15141 Labrador Pk Stn CC27 Pasir Panjang Rd
15151 Opp Mapletree Biz City Pasir Panjang Rd
15161 Pasir Panjang Ctr Pasir Panjang Rd
15191 Pasir Panjang Stn/Fc CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15201 Aft Pasir Panjang Stn CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15221 Aft Sth Buona Vista Rd Pasir Panjang Rd
16201 Barossa Gdns Pasir Panjang Rd
16011 Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25 Pasir Panjang Rd
16021 Opp Gloria Mansion Pasir Panjang Rd
16031 Opp S'pore Science Park 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 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 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 Park II Pasir Panjang Rd
16029 Gloria Mansion Pasir Panjang Rd
16019 Haw Par Villa Stn CC25 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 CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15199 Opp Currency Hse CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15169 Harbourside Ind Bldg 2 Pasir Panjang Rd
15159 Mapletree Business City Pasir Panjang Rd
15149 Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27 Pasir Panjang Rd
14189 Aft Alexandra Rd Telok Blangah Rd
14179 Yeo's Bldg Telok Blangah Rd
14169 Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14159 Bef Chr Community Chapel Telok Blangah Rd
14139 Bef Seah Im Rd Telok Blangah Rd
14129 Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14119 Opp VivoCity NE1CC29 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 EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
10018 Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05013 Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19 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 NS23 Somerset Rd
09011 Opp Ngee Ann City Orchard Turn
09023 Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22 Orchard Turn
09212 Royal Plaza On Scotts Scotts Rd
40171 Opp Env Bldg Scotts Rd
40181 Newton Stn Exit A NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40121 Opp Newton Life Ch Newton Rd
50061 Opp Hotel Royal Newton Rd
50031 Opp Novena Ch NS20 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 NS19 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 87 – 126 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

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

Route Variants:

  • Service 143M: Jurong East Temporary Interchange ↺ Pandan Gardens

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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5 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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    • 16 January 2020 at 2:45 PM
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      Put lor. Sick and tired of people like you chasing the bus, ended up delaying. Because you chase the bus, ended up the back bus able to catch up and you force the bus to get stuck at the lights. Self-entitled. Because you chase the bus, you made all the people in the bus forced to wait for you. Have you ever wonder why some people give you that death stare and annoyed look?

      If it’s the last bus, totally fine, but it’s not even the last bus for your scenario. Can’t you just be courteous and wait for the next one or plan your journey well (Checking bus arrival time beforehand, and speed up walking if you think you are able to make it).

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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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