Tower Transit Bus Service 143M

Tower Transit Bus Service 143M is a trunk service plying between Jurong East Temporary Interchange and Pandan Gardens, passing through Jurong Town Hall Road and Teban Gardens. It is a route variant of Service 143, introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

143M
Jurong East Temp Int ↺ Pandan Gdns (Loop)
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
20159
Blk 411
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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Pandan Gardens (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong Town Hall Rd, Teban Gardens Rd, West Coast Rd
Route Length 9.7 km
Travelling Time 30 – 36 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
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
MAN A22
Departure Times from Jurong East
0530hrs – 0105hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0530hrs – 0105hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 13 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 14 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 14 – 16 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins

Service 143M provides residents of Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens with greater connectivity to Jurong East MRT and Interchange, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. The route serves Teban Gardens Market and Food Centre, Commonwealth Secondary School and Jurong Regional Library, along with JCube, Jem and Westgate malls near Jurong East Interchange. This bus service is introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the first M-suffixed service under the BSEP.

The service duplicates Service 143, relieving demand and improving reliability of bus services for commuters. By looping at Pandan Gardens, it strengthens bus connections there in addition to existing Services 51 and 143. With Service 143 being frequently affected by inconsistent arrivals, 143M would be a welcomed relief for regular commuters between Pandan Gardens and Jurong East.

It is worth noting that 143M’s catchment is similar to the old Feeder 331 which looped at Teban Gardens and was withdrawn due to duplication with Services 51, 79 and 143. The late operating hours of this service will result in withdrawal of Shortworking Trip 143A.

This service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction.

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (C’wealth Sec Sch)  Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs, 0556hrs
Route Variant
  • Service 143: Toa Payoh Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange

 


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History:

  • 2014 (18 May): Introduced between Jurong East Temp Int and Pandan Gardens under the BSEP.
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Blk 411, West Coast Road
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Operator History:

  • 18 May 2014 – 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.

Past Routings:


 

External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 143M

  • 24 May 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    It is so misleading to number it 143M when the bus only loop at Pandan and doesn’t even goes to Toa Payoh interchange and covers only 10% of bus 143 route. It makes more sense to change the bus number to avoid any confusion to commuters.

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  • 12 July 2016 at 10:12 PM
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    Should actually merge this into 990. Such that Bukit Batok commuters could go to Ayer Rajah.

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    • 20 January 2017 at 6:28 PM
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      Bad idea actually , both bus 990 and 143M operate at a relativity low frequency and both service receive low to moderate demand . There is no point combining both services together . Plus longer the route , the less reliable the services . If want to travel from Bukit Batok to Ayer Rajah you can take 176 at the bus stop outside Bukit Batok Bus Interchange . Thanks

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