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 Ave 3 (Loop)
43009
Bt Batok Int
Bt Batok Ctrl
43419
Blk 628
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
Aft Bt Timah Fire Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42119
Southaven II
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42099
Beauty World Stn Exit A
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42151
Beauty World Stn Exit C
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
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
Jln Jurong Kechil
42091
Beauty World Stn Exit B
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
Bt Batok Ctrl
43009
Bt Batok Int
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 (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
2345 – 0100 (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 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)
    Weekdays: 2345hrs – 0100hrs | 15 min frequency
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 2348hrs – 0100hrs

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2 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 173

  • 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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