Tower Transit Bus Service 173

Tower Transit Bus Service 173 is a trunk route running from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and looping at Clementi Bus Interchange, passing through Bukit Batok Street 21, Hillview, Hume Avenue, Upper Bukit Timah, Lorong Kismis, Toh Tuck and Commonwealth Avenue West.

173
Bt Batok Int ↺ Clementi Int (Loop)
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43419 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43399 Opp Blk 120 Bt Batok Ctrl
43389 Opp Blk 102 Bt Batok Ave 1
43519 Opp Bt Batok Swim Cplx Bt Batok East Ave 6
43749 Opp Bt View Sec Sch Bt Batok St 21
43739 Blk 217 Bt Batok St 21
43169 Blk 254 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43231 Opp The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43241 Opp Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43291 Aft Jln Remaja Jln Batu Nilam
43301 Opp Hillbrooks Jln Batu Nilam
43261 Opp Hillview Hts Hillview Ave
43811 Bef Summerhill Hume Ave
43821 Opp Symphony Hts Hume Ave
43029 Opp The Hillside Upp Bt Timah Rd
43019 Springdale Condo Upp Bt Timah Rd
42119 Southaven II Upp Bt Timah Rd
42099 Beauty World Stn Exit A DT5 Upp Bt Timah Rd
42151 Beauty World Stn Exit C DT5 Jln Jurong Kechil
42161 Blk 18 Jln Jurong Kechil
42239 Aft Jln Jurong Kechil Toh Tuck Rd
42309 Hse No. 45 Toh Tuck Terr
42249 Bef Eng Kong Pl Lor Kismis
42291 Opp Toh Tuck Cres Toh Tuck Rise
42209 Aft Toh Tuck Rise Toh Tuck Rd
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
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
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
42201 Bef Toh Tuck Rise Toh Tuck Rd
42299 Aft Toh Tuck Cres Toh Tuck Rise
42241 Aft Eng Kong Pl Lor Kismis
42301 Opp Hse No. 19 Toh Tuck Terr
42231 Bef Jln Jurong Kechil Toh Tuck Rd
42169 Opp Blk 19 Jln Jurong Kechil
42159 Opp Beauty World Stn DT5 Jln Jurong Kechil
42091 Beauty World Stn Exit B DT5 Upp Bt Timah Rd
42111 WOH HUP BLDG Upp Bt Timah Rd
43011 Bt Regency Upp Bt Timah Rd
43021 Aft Old Jurong Rd Upp Bt Timah Rd
43829 Symphony Hts Hume Ave
43819 Hillview Green Hume Ave
43267 Hillview Hts Hillview Ave
43309 Hillbrooks Jln Batu Nilam
43289 Hillview Hse Jln Remaja
43249 Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43239 The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43161 Blk 272 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43731 Opp Blk 217 Bt Batok St 21
43741 Bt View Sec Sch Bt Batok St 21
43511 Bt Batok Swim Cplx Bt Batok East Ave 6
43381 Blk 102 Bt Batok Ave 1
43391 Bt Batok CC Bt Batok Ctrl
43411 Opp Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl

 Note

  • Bus Service 173 towards Clementi calls at Bus Stop 43261 Opp Hillview Hts, (B04) Hillview Ave while Bus Service 173 towards Bukit Batok calls at Bus Stop 43267 Hillview Hts, (B03) Hillview Ave
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Clementi Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Bukit Batok St 21, Hillview, Hume Ave, Upp Bukit Timah, Lor Kismis, Toh Tuck, Clementi
Route Length 27.4 km
Travelling Time 91 – 122 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 Buses:
– 
MAN NL323F
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
After 2330hrs – 0110hrs (Daily | Service 173A*, terminates at Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 (Blk 254))
Departure Times from Clementi 0550 – 0013 (Weekdays)
0553 – 0010 (Saturdays)
0600 – 0012 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 15 mins
Notes Service 173A operates from Bukit Batok Interchange to Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 (Blk 254). Buses leaving Bt Batok Int after 2330 hours will operate as 173A.

 

Service 173 is a residential trunk route connecting the housing estates of Bukit Batok and Clementi, and the private estates of Hillview, Hume, Upper Bukit Timah, Toh Tuck and Lorong Kismis to Bukit Batok and Clementi Town Centres. Much of its route serves residents of private estates and condominiums along its route, and it is the only SMRT bus service at Clementi Bus Interchange.

As the route covers low-density estates, demand is relatively low during most parts of the day, but particularly high during the peak hours. Between Bukit Batok and Clementi, Service 106 offers a faster journey as compared to this route.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 2000 and has been operated by SMRT until its it was re-allocated to the Bus Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package) in May 2016. High capacity double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand and road limitations within the many narrow roads which the route serves.

A Short Trip Service, Service 173A, will operate after the last bus has departed Bukit Batok Interchange to connect residents to the housing estates at late hours. During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings of Service 173A will be extended to complement the extension of train operating hours.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Upp Bukit Timah Rd (Beauty World Stn Exit A)  Clementi Int  Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays: From 0530hrs till before 0555hrs
    Saturdays: From 0535hrs till before 0550hrs
  • Jln Jurong Kechil (Opp Beauty World Stn) → Bukit Batok Int
    Weekdays: From 0540hrs till before 0605hrs
  • Clementi Int  Bukit Batok Int
    Sundays & Public Holidays: From 0600hrs till before 0640hrs
Short Trip Service
Service 173A - Tower Transit MAN A22 (SMB3004E)
Service 173A – Tower Transit MAN A22 (SMB3004E)
  • Service 173A: Bukit Batok Interchange → Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 (Blk 254)
    Daily: After 2330hrs – 0110hrs

3 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 173

  • 11 December 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    I was waiting at Springdale condo bus stop #43019 for service 173. At 1410 hr bus173 with registration number Xxx3002 zoomed past without stopping. Please take action on the driver. Thank you.

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  • 16 April 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    Feed Back:
    One of your bus 173 was spewing tons of thick black smoke when I drove behind it along Humes into Hillview Ave ydy Sunday 15/04/18 around 1pm. I hope you folks at Tower will fix it before the LTA catches up and fine you. Very bad PR you know. The bus no is SMB 3012G

    I took a photo of the bus condition. If u want one, let me know and I will send to you.

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  • 19 August 2017 at 10:56 PM
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    How does one knows which way the service is going (ie towards BT Batok or Clementi Interchange) if one waits at the bus stop opposite and before Jln Batu Nilam?

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