Tower Transit Bus Service 66

Tower Transit Bus Service 66 is a trunk service plying from Jurong East and looping at Beauty World, passing through Bukit Batok.

Service 66 was shortened to loop at Upper Bukit Timah Road (Beauty World) as part of the Downtown Line 3 Bus Rationalisation from 12 Dec 2021.

 

66
Jurong East Int
↺ Upp Bt Timah Rd (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Int B6 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28301 Blk 131 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28431 Blk 134 Jurong East Ctrl
28251 S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28261 Aft S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28271 Opp Blk 114 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28281 Opp Blk 227 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291 Blk 303 Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459 Aft PIE Bt Batok Rd
43351 Blk 168 Bt Batok West Ave 8
43361 Blk 154A Bt Batok West Ave 8
43371 Blk 109 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43519 Opp Bt Batok Swim Cplx Bt Batok East Ave 6
43599 Bt View Sec Sch Bt Batok East Ave 6
43141 Opp Blk 291A Bt Batok East Ave 6
43199 Ch Of St. Mary Bt Batok East Ave 6
43209 Autobacs Bt Batok East Ave 6
42199 Aft Bt Batok East Ave 6 Jln Jurong Kechil
42189 The Hillford Jln Jurong Kechil
42179 Aft Chun Tin Rd Jln Jurong Kechil
42169 Opp Blk 19 Jln Jurong Kechil
42159 Opp Beauty World Stn DT5 Jln Jurong Kechil
42079 Opp Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch Upp Bt Timah Rd
42151 Beauty World Stn Exit C DT5 Jln Jurong Kechil
42161 Blk 18 Jln Jurong Kechil
42171 Signature Pk Condo Jln Jurong Kechil
42181 Opp The Hillford Jln Jurong Kechil
42191 Bef Bt Batok East Ave 6 Jln Jurong Kechil
43201 Opp Autobacs Bt Batok East Ave 6
43191 Blk 288C Bt Batok East Ave 6
43149 Blk 291A Bt Batok East Ave 6
43591 Opp Bt View Sec Sch Bt Batok East Ave 6
43511 Bt Batok Swim Cplx Bt Batok East Ave 6
43379 Blk 185 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43369 Blk 183 Bt Batok West Ave 8
43359 Blk 169 Bt Batok West Ave 8
43453 Bef PIE Bt Batok Rd
28299 Blk 253 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289 Blk 228 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28279 Blk 114 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28269 Blk 118 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28259 Opp S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439 Blk 124 Jurong East Ctrl
28009 Jurong East Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Upper Bukit Timah Road (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong Town Hall Rd, Bukit Batok West Ave 8, Bukit Batok East Ave 6, Jln Jurong Kechil
Route Length 17.3 km
Travelling Time 65 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
MAN A22
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
Daily
05:30 – 23:00
Operating Frequency
  6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service
6 – 7 mins 15 – 16 mins 7 mins 14 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 66 connects housing estates in Bukit Batok East and West to Jurong East & Beauty World MRT Stations.

Formerly a long trunk route spanning from East to West between Bedok and Jurong East, it was shortened to loop at Beauty World Downtown Line 3 Bus Rationalisation in December 2021.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jln Jurong Kechil (Beauty World Stn Exit C) Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 23:48, 00:04 & 00:20
    Saturdays: 23:46, 00:03 & 00:20
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:47, 00:03 & 00:20

Gallery:

 

Poster Gallery:

 

Gallery (SBS Transit):

Operator History:
  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 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.

Route History:
  • 1989 (17 Dec): Introduced between Tampines Int and Jurong East Int
  • 1991 (26 May): Shortened to Bedok Int under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 5
  • 1997 (05 May): Serves new pair of bus stops outside KK Women & Child Hosp along Bt Timah Rd
  • 2000: Serves new bus stop before Goldhill Ave along Dunearn Rd
  • 2001: Serves new pair of bus stops opposite Blk 761 and opposite Baywater along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2002: Serves new pair of bus stops opposite and between Blks 731 and 734 along Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • 2003: Serves new bus stop outside Goh & Goh Bldg along Jln Jurong Kechil
  • 2006: Skips a pair of abolished bus stops outside and opposite Bedok Green Sec Sch along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2009 (05 Jul): Amended to ply Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Central with the closure of Jurong East St 12 to facilitate the Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP)
  • 2009 (22 Nov): Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite MacPherson Stn along Circuit Link
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to ply Lor Bengkok with the closure of Circuit Link to facilitate the construction of MacPherson MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
  • 2011 (04 Sep): Serves new bus stop outside Botanic Gdns Stn along Bt Timah Rd
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int
  • 2012 (11 Mar): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 204 along Bedok North Int
  • 2012 (26 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (09 Dec): Amended to ply Upp Bt Timah Rd and Bt Timah Link with the partial closure of Jln Jurong Kechil to facilitate the construction of Beauty World MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
  • 2014 (26 Jan): Amended to ply the reinstated Jln Jurong Kechil, skipping Upp Bt Timah Rd and Bt Timah Link
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Amended to ply the reinstated Circuit Link, skipping Lor Bengkok
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Serves new pair of bus stops before and after Ubi Rd 3 along Ubi Ave 2
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Serves relocated bus stop before PIE along Bt Batok Rd
  • 2018 (28 Oct): Serves temporary co-sharing bus stop outside Newton FC along Bukit Timah Rd
  • 2019 (24 Feb): Serves reinstated bus stop Bef Winstedt Rd along Bukit Timah Rd
  • 2019 (23 Jun): Amended to ply Bt Batok East Ave 6, Bt Batok West Ave 6 and Bt Batok West Ave 8, skipping Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok Ctrl and Bt Batok East Ave 3.
  • 2020 (06 Dec): Amended to relocated Jurong East Int
  • 2021 (12 Dec): Shortened to loop at Upper Bukit Timah Road from Jurong East as part of the Downtown Line 3 Bus Service Rationalisation

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30 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 66

  • 12 January 2022 at 2:50 PM
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    Could have been cut short to start from Bedok Int looping at circuit link instead. (It does not fully duplicate DTL3, it was DTL2 that it duplicated

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  • 3 January 2022 at 10:57 AM
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    Should have introduced 66M to start from Jurong East looping at Beauty World MRT instead of cutting 66.

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    • 6 January 2022 at 1:14 AM
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      It duplicated by 228, 67 & 65 already. So that’s why LTA shorten 66 to Beauty World instead. Do you know that 66 was originally planned to be withdrawn due to DTL, but because of amendment to East Ave 6 & West Ave 8 in June 2019, Tower Transit Service 66 had been allowed to continue as Jurong East – Beauty World MRT as it’s not duplicated by DTL

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      • 16 January 2022 at 9:21 AM
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        I live somewhere in the east where 66 used to serve. I took this too school last time. I usually never go beyond Serangoon Rd on this route. So f I am the authorities I would have made it as Bedok – Kitchener Rd (Loop)

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      • 29 April 2022 at 10:53 PM
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        At least let 22 cover for 66 between Bedok and Ubi. Going to Eunos is rather pointless. Worst case, 22 extend to Airport and 24 shortened to Bedok. The DD fleet from 22 can be swapped for the SDs from 24.

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  • 11 December 2021 at 10:01 PM
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    Dear all,

    As i understand that your are very unhappy the Service 66 serves commuters from Jurong East to Beauty World Station from 12th December 2021. This bus, i often took from Macpherson to Bugis, it such a big lost at my workplace. It’s okay, neverminded. LTA just amend the Service without seeking the Bus Operators approvals and yet they anyhow change and makes us inconvenience caused.

    I am writing to LTA to integrated to Tower Transits Service 171 and Withdraw of Svc 66 to operate between Yishun to Jurong East and Jurong East to Yishun.

    Here’s the routes, hope it’s will be great offers for the commuters:

    Yishun via
    – Yishun Avenue 5
    – Sembawang Road
    – Mandai Avenue
    – Mandai Road
    – BKE
    – Bukit Panjang Road
    – Upper Bukit Timah Road
    – Jalan Anak Bukit
    – Jalan Jurong Kechil
    – Bukit Batok East Avenue 6
    – Bukit Batok West Avenue 6
    – Bukit Batok Road
    – Jurong Town Hall Road
    – Jurong East Central
    – Jurong Gateway Road
    – Jurong East Interchange

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    • 13 December 2021 at 10:52 AM
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      “MacPherson to Bugis”
      CCL + EWL or DTL

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  • 1 August 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    Waiting more than 30 mins for 66 still waiting fr 1210pm to1245pm when supposed to be 15 to 20 mins….

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  • 26 June 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    66 should cut back to Bukit Batok-Bedok instead no need to go Jurong East.

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    • 29 March 2021 at 7:26 PM
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      Although there is 197 to Jurong East-Bedok, but then…… Service 66 demand is still running strong between Jurong East-Bukit Timah sector…… So cannot cut short.

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      • 22 November 2021 at 8:47 PM
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        A lot of commuters definitely take 66 only from Jurong East to Beauty World. With the loss of people in Mustafa, City Square Mall; and infrequent 15-20 min arrivals, I think its finally time for 66 to go. And especially Bulim staff knows that as a new contract, Bedok seems to be far away. Also; with COVID, social gatherings has been reduced and movement has been further reduced, even WFH seems to be a new normal for now.

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        • 23 November 2021 at 3:12 PM
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          Just shorten 66 to Toa Payoh Interchange lah. Ridiculous to loop at Jalan Jurong Kechil la

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          • 29 April 2022 at 10:57 PM
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            Merge with 157 and let the latter loop at BW MRT instead.

        • 28 November 2021 at 10:56 AM
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          No. Service 66 must stay as it is and cannot be shortened

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          • 8 December 2021 at 11:10 AM
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            Why? It is paralleled by the MRT and other routes on many sectors.

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