Tower Transit Bus Service 870

Tower Transit Bus Service 870 is a trunk service operating from Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange and loops at Tengah Boulevard in Tengah new town, serving the new housing estates of Plantation Acres and Plantation Village as well as existing housing estates in Bukit Batok West.

Service 870 will be extended to Tengah Bus Interchange from 21 July 2024.

870
Jurong Town Hall Int
↺ Tengah Boulevard (Loop)
29009 Jurong Town Hall Int B2 EW24NS1 Venture Dr
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28311 Blk 209 Jurong East Ctrl
28621 Blk 241 Jurong East Ctrl
43691 Blk 190 Bt Batok Ave 1
43379 Blk 185 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43329 Blk 146 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43531 Blk 140 Bt Batok West Ave 3
43341 Princess E Pr Sch Bt Batok West Ave 3
40381 Blk 111 Plantation Crescent
40391 Blk 231B NEW Tengah Boulevard
43769 Dulwich Coll/Blk 445 Bt Batok Rd
43349 Opp Princess E Pr Sch Bt Batok West Ave 3
43539 Opp Blk 140 Bt Batok West Ave 3
43321 Opp Blk 144 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43371 Blk 109 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43699 Blk 298 Bt Batok Ave 1
28629 Blk 266 Jurong East Ctrl
28319 Blk 207 Jurong East Ctrl
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28211 Bef Jurong East Stn EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
29009 Jurong Town Hall Int EW24NS1 Venture Dr
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange ↺ Tengah Boulevard (Loop)
[From 21 Jul 2024]
Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange ↔ Tengah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Jurong East Ctrl, Bt Batok Ave 1, Bt Batok West Ave 6, Bt Batok West Ave 3, Plantation Cres
Route Length 11.7 km
Travelling Time 50 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 Single-deck & Double-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong Town Hall
Daily
06:00 – 23:15
[From 21 Jul 2024]
06:00 – 00:45
[Till 20 Jul 2024]
After 23:15 – 00:45 daily, buses operate as Service 870A, terminating at Tengah Blvd (Blk 231B)
[From 21 Jul 2024] Departure Times from Tengah
Daily
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
  6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service
10 mins 12 mins 10 – 12 mins 10 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 870 serves new housing estates in Tengah as well as existing housing estates in Bukit Batok West with direct links to Jurong East, as well as other amenities along its route.

Introduced on Sunday, 26 November 2023, the route is one of the first few services to serve the new Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange at launch.

Initial Announcement

Plans for the introduction of Bus Service 870 first emerged in October 2023, as mentioned within LTA Travel Guides outlining transportation options for residents of HDB Plantation Village. The guide also highlighted several amenities that Service 870 will serve such as Bukit Batok Swimming Complex and Bukit Batok Blk 156 Market.

As a designated Transit Priority Corridor, Tengah Link was designated solely for buses from 27 December 2023 (as per signage along Tengah Link). In the interim period from 27 August 2023, other motorists can also use Tengah Link via the left-in-left-out entrance and exit to Bukit Batok Road.

An article from The Straits Times regarding the new bus service in Tengah based on the Facebook Post by Dr Amy Khor mentioned that Tower Transit would be operating this bus service.

December 2023 Extension

On 1 November 2023, the routing and launch date for Service 870 was revealed in a Facebook Post by local Member of Parliament Dr. Amy Khor.

In addition, the post also highlighted plans for the route extension of Service 870 in December 2023 to serve future Bus Stop 40391 along Tengah Boulevard for Plantation Village estate and a non-stop sector along Tengah Drive. This was later announced to take effect from 24 December 2023.

July 2024 Extension & Future Bus Stops

With the completion of new roads and housing developments within Tengah New Town, Service 870 will be extended to Tengah Bus Interchange in tandem with its opening on 21 July 2024. Short Trip Service 870A will also be withdrawn on the same day.

In the future, Service 870 will serve the following bus stops along Tengah Blvd:

  • Bus Stop 40451 – Blk 306B, Tengah Blvd
  • Bus Stop 40459 – Blk 321, Tengah Blvd

MRT Station Served
Special Departures:

[Till 20 Jul 2024]

  • Plantation Cres (Blk 111) → Jurong Town Hall Int
    Daily: 06:05
Short Trip Service:

[Till 20 Jul 2024]

  • Service 870A: Jurong Town Hall Int → Tengah Blvd (Blk 231B)
    Daily: 23:30 – 00:45

Gallery (Buses):
Poster & Misc Gallery

Operator History:
  • 26 Nov 2023 – 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:
  • 2023 (26 Nov): Introduced between Jurong Town Hall Int and Plantation Cres (Loop)
  • 2023 (24 Dec): Extended to loop at Tengah Blvd via Tengah Dr and a section of Bukit Batok Rd
  • 2024 (21 Jul): Extended to Tengah Int, skipping Tengah Dr and part of Bukit Batok Rd

Past Routings


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29 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 870

  • 9 July 2024 at 5:56 PM
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    870 must have more DD ok please

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  • 16 May 2024 at 11:03 PM
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    Hi LTA/MP Amy
    As the appointed head to speaking for TENGAHans, have your team working close with LTA on moving bus stop closer to Garden Vines? This Bus Stand located at block 231B which is more than 500m away from 228A and is too far for those moving into Garden Vines 238A.

    I hope Amy KHOR able to announce the confirm good news of more bus services in Tengah and improving accessbility, make TENGAHans proud of you

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