Tower Transit Bus Service 177

Tower Transit Bus Service 177 is a peak-hour trunk route operating from Bukit Batok and looping at Bukit Panjang, passing through Hillview, MINDEF (Gombak Hill) and Upper Bukit Timah.

Bus Service 177 will be temporary amended to skip Hillview Link to facilitate the construction of NS Hub from 23 November 2020.

177
Bt Batok Int ↺ Jelebu Rd (Loop)
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43179 Blk 231 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43169 Blk 254 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43231 Opp The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43241 Opp Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43251 Hillbrooks Hillview Ave
43261 Opp Hillview Hts Hillview Ave
43151 Opp Glendale Pk Condo Hillview Ave
43719 MINDEF CP Gombak Dr
43111 Min Of Defence Upp Bt Timah Rd
44011 Opp The Linear Upp Bt Timah Rd
44021 Bt Panjang Stn Exit B DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 Bt Panjang Rd
44739 Blk 180 Jelebu Rd
44859 Maysprings Condo DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44019 The Linear Upp Bt Timah Rd
43119 Bef Hazel Pk Terr Upp Bt Timah Rd
43721 Blk 319 Gombak Dr
43719 MINDEF CP Gombak Dr
43159 Bef Glendale Pk Condo Hillview Ave
43268 Hillington Green Condo Hillview Ave
43259 Opp Hillbrooks Hillview Ave
43249 Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43239 The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43161 Blk 272 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43171 Blk 229 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
Note:

  • Bus Service 177 towards both Bukit Panjang (Jelebu Rd) and Bukit Batok calls at MINDEF CP along Gombak Drive. Check the bus destination before boarding.
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Jelebu Road (Loop)
Passes Through Hillview Ave, Gombak Dr, Upp Bt Timah Rd, Bt Panjang Rd
Route Length 11.7 km
Traveling Time 47 – 51 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
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
05:50 – 08:40 & 16:20 – 18:20
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 14 mins 12 mins 12 mins N.A.
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 177 is a weekday peak-hour inter-town route connecting Bukit Batok, Hillview and Bukit Panjang, as well as providing bus connections to Ministry of Defence Headquarters (MINDEF HQ @ Gombak Drive) and its surrounding army camps. Formerly a full-day service, it now only operates during weekday peak hours with moderate demand. In 2012, this route was converted from bidirectional operation to unidirectional operation, looping at Jelebu Road when the former Bukit Panjang Interchange was demolished to make way for the new Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since 1989, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1995 and was operated by SMRT Buses until its it was re-allocated to the Bus Contracting Model (Bulim Bus Package) in May 2016 and operated by Tower Transit since then. At the same time in May 2016, Shortworking trip 177A was withdrawn.

Service 177 calls at MINDEF CP, Gombak Dr both towards Jelebu Rd (Bukit Panjang) and Bukit Batok.

Temporary Amendment to skip Hillview Link

To facilitate the construction of NS Hub, Hillview Link would be temporarily closed from 23 November 2020. As a result, Service 177 would be temporarily amended to ply an express sector along Hillview Rd and Upper Bukit Timah Rd (between Hillview Rd & Gombak Dr).

There would be no change in bus stops served for Service 177.

At Hillview Ave, buses towards Bukit Panjang will call at Bus Stop 43151 – Opp Glendale Pk Condo, while buses towards Bukit Batok will call at Bus Stop 43159 – Bef Glendale Pk Condo. In addition, only buses towards Bukit Batok will call at  Bus Stop 43721 – Blk 319 along Gombak Dr.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Times from Bukit Batok Int
  • Weekdays (Except Public Holidays)
    Morning Peak Hours: 05:50, 06:05, 06:20, 06:34, 06:49, 07:03, 07:16, 07:30, 07:43, 07:57, 08:11, 08:25 & 08:40
    Evening Peak Hours: 16:20, 16:32, 16:44, 16:56, 17:08, 17:20, 17:32, 17:44, 17:56, 18:08 & 18:20

Gallery (Tower Transit)
Gallery (SMRT Buses)

 


Operator History
  • 1989 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 27 May 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 30 May 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
  • 1989 (26 Apr): Introduced between MINDEF Car Park and Hillview Rd (Loop) as a peak hour service on weekdays and Saturdays only.
  • 1990 (10 Mar): Extended to start from Bt Batok Int and extended to loop at Bt Panjang Ter
  • 1995 (02 Jul): Operations transferred to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to at Bt Panjang Int
  • 2004 (25 Sep): No longer operates on Saturdays
  • 2005: Serves new bus stop outside Hillington Green Condo along Hillview Ave, skipping the bus stop outside Hillview Heights
  • 2012 (01 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Amended to loop at Jelebu Road with the closure of Bt Panjang Int
  • 2016 (29 May): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore
  • 2016 (13 Jun): Morning Peak operating hours extended to start at 05:50 instead of 06:00 from Bukit Batok Int.
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Serves the bus stop outside Blk 180 along Jelebu Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Bt Panjang Plaza
  • 2020 (23 Nov): Temporarily amended to skip Hillview Link, plying an express sector on Hillview Rd & Upp Bt Timah Rd to facilitate the construction of NS Hub

Past Routings


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5 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 177

  • 2 November 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    Bus 77 Should Be Extended To Full Day Operations On Weekdays And Weekends.

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    • 3 August 2019 at 5:38 PM
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      Ya Loh. But hey,it’s 177, not 77.😀😀😀😀

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  • 9 March 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    I currently use bus 176 from Bulit Batok to Hillview and at 1830 to 1900 it is always over-full. I really would like to use service 177, but the last bus at 1820 prevents me from doing so. I finish work in Tuas at 1800, take the company bus to Jurong East, MRT to Bukit Batok; it means I arrive 1835-1840 at BB interchange, too late to get the last bus. I often see people waiting at the stop after the service has finished. Might it be possible to extend the service?

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  • 20 June 2016 at 9:42 PM
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    Is Go-Ahead Singapore bus coming to Bukit Batok & Jurong East

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    • 23 November 2020 at 12:39 PM
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      Tower Transit buses, not Go-Ahead.

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