Tower Transit Bus Service 49

Tower Transit Bus Service 49 is a trunk route from Jurong East Bus Interchange and looping at Jurong West Street 42, passing through Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51. It is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.

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Jurong East Temp Int ↺ Jurong West St 42 (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28069 Blk 203 Boon Lay Way
28059 Ng Teng Fong General Hosp Boon Lay Way
28309 Intl Business Pk Jurong Town Hall Rd
20061 Aft Jurong Town Hall Rd Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20081 Carrier S'pore Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21011 Aft Jurong Lake Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21779 Aft Yuan Ching Rd Yung Ho Rd
21561 Blk 158 Corporation Dr
21571 Opp Jurong Sec Sch Corporation Dr
21631 Blk 115/Opp Japanese Gdn Yuan Ching Rd
21641 Opp Lakeside Apt Yuan Ching Rd
21679 Blk 329 Tah Ching Rd
21601 Blk 357 Corporation Dr
21611 Blk 367 Corporation Dr
21211 Opp Lakepoint Condo Corporation Rd
28099 Opp Lakeside Stn EW26 Boon Lay Way
28381 Blk 515 Jurong West St 51
28391 Blk 501 Jurong West St 51
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28541 Blk 551 Jurong West St 42
28551 Blk 560A Jurong West St 42
28561 Blk 402 Jurong West St 42
28571 Blk 416 Jurong West St 42
28581 Blk 491 Jurong West St 41
28591 Opp Blk 481 Jurong West St 41
28601 Yuhua Sec Sch Jurong West St 41
28611 Opp Blk 461 Jurong West St 41
28389 Opp Blk 515 Jurong West St 51
28091 Lakeside Stn EW26 Boon Lay Way
21229 Opp S'pore Aerospace Mfg Corporation Rd
21219 Lakepoint Condo Corporation Rd
21619 AFT CORP RD Corporation Dr
21609 Opp Blk 364 Corporation Dr
21671 Blk 331 Tah Ching Rd
21649 Lakeside Apt Yuan Ching Rd
21639 Japanese Gdn/Opp Blk 115 Yuan Ching Rd
21579 Jurong Sec Sch Corporation Dr
21569 Opp Blk 158 Corporation Dr
21771 AFT CORP DR Yung Ho Rd
21019 Aft Yuan Ching Rd Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20089 Opp Carrier S'pore Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20069 Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20271 Opp German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28051 Opp Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Boon Lay Way
28061 Jurong East Stn/Int EW24NS1 Boon Lay Way
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Street 42 (Loop)
Passes Through Yung Ho Rd, Corporation Dr, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 51
Route Length 23.5 km
Traveling Time 85 – 105 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
Daily
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 9 10 mins 10 15 mins 10 14 mins 10 12 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 49 provides residents of Taman Jurong and Jurong West Street 41 / 42 with greater connectivity to Lakeside MRT Station and Jurong East Interchange / MRT, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. By complimenting existing bus lines such as 98, 154, 240, 334 and 335, the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied various other bus services to and from Lakeside MRT. This is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

At introduction on 14 December 2013, Service 49 was unique in having a new bus terminal constructed for its use. Roadside bus terminals were popular in the 1970s, and dwindled in number in favor of centralized bus interchanges, especially so when more Integrated Transport Hubs (ITHs) are being constructed. As there are no major bus interchanges near the area, Tamam Jurong Bus Terminal was constructed for the ease of operating this service without forcing it to terminate at the nearest interchange. During its first two days of operation (14 & 15 Dec 2013), Service 49 offered free rides for residents to try out the new service. This was carried out with the partnership of Yuhua SMC, Jurong GRC and the Land Transport Authority.

Boarding and alighting was not allowed at Taman Jurong Bus Terminal. Initially, the first passenger stop (Service 49 Red Plate) of the route was at Corporation Dr (Opp Blk 158), whereas the last passenger stop (Service 49 White Plate) was at Yuan Ching Road (Blk 143). On 9 November 2014, Service 49 was amended to call at several bus stops in Taman Jurong Estate twice in different directions. Red and white service plates were used to distinguish the direction of travel in addition to Electronic Display Signages (EDS) on buses.

  • Red plate indicates buses heading for Jurong West Street 41;
  • White plate indicates buses heading for Taman Jurong Ter.

Service 49 underwent a major amendment from 22 November 2015, extending its route from Taman Jurong to Jurong East Temporary Interchange. The new routing from Jurong East Interchange plied Boon Lay Way, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Yung Ho Road, Corporation Drive and Yung Kwang Road (express) before rejoining its original route along Yuan Ching Road. With the amendment, the red / white plate system for Service 49 was discontinued.

The new route enhanced connectivity to the new Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and improved bus connections between Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

Miscellaneous: Early Poster Release

In late October 2015, the Service 49 Route Extension to Jurong East poster was uploaded to “The Yuhua Family” Facebook Page. The poster indicated that the extension was to take place on 15 Nov 2015. However, LTA had delayed the extension to 22 Nov 2015, one week later than the planned extension. The poster was subsequently removed from the Facebook Page.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Corporation Drive (Blk 158) → Jurong East Temp Int via Jurong West Street 42
    Daily: 06:00 & 06:09
  • Jurong West Street 42 (Blk 551)  Jurong East Temp Int
    Daily: 06:00 & 06:08

Gallery:

 

Poster Gallery:

Operator History
  • 14 Dec 2013 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under Bulim Bus Package.

History
  • 2013 (14 Dec): Introduced from Taman Jurong to Jurong West Street 42 (Loop), via Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51 under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (09 Nov): Amended to ply Corporation Dr, Yung Ho Rd and Yuan Ching Rd in both directions
  • 2015 (22 Nov): Extended to Jurong East Temp Int and amended to ply Corporation Dr and Yung Kuang Rd
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Past Routings

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