Tower Transit Bus Service 143M

Tower Transit Bus Service 143M is a trunk service plying between Jurong East 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 Int
↺ Pandan Gdns (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Int B7 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28301 Blk 131 EW24NS1 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
28211 Bef Jurong East Stn EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28009 Jurong East Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd

Note:

  • No boarding at Bus Stop 28211 – Bef Jurong East Stn, Jurong Gateway Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Pandan Gardens (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong Town Hall Rd, Teban Gardens Rd, West Coast Rd
Route Length 9.9 km
Travelling Time 30 – 36 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 01:15 05:25 – 01:15 05:50 – 01:15
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 15 – 16 mins 14 – 16 mins 14 – 15 mins 15 – 20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

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.

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 resulted in withdrawal of Shortworking Trip 143A.

During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Jurong East MRT Station, operating hours will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by Tower Transit closer to these dates.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (C’wealth Sec Sch) → Jurong East Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 05:30 & 05:40
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 05:30, 05:43 & 05:56
Route Variant
  • Service 143: Toa Payoh Int ↔ Jurong East Int
    Daily

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Operator History:
  • 18 May 2014 – 11 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 12 Jun 2016 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bulim Bus Package.

History:
  • 2014 (18 May): Introduced between Jurong East Temp Int and Pandan Gardens (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme  (BSEP).
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Serves additional bus stop outside Blk 411 along West Coast Rd
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2019 (05 Oct): Daily last bus timing from Jurong East extended from 01:05 to 01:15
  • 2020 (06 Dec): Amended to relocated Jurong East Int

Past Routings

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4 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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    • 30 November 2019 at 3:58 PM
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      Isn’t that what supplementary services are for?

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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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