Tower Transit Bus Service 870 is a trunk service operating from Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange and loops at Plantation Crescent in Tengah new town, serving the new housing estates of Plantation Acres and Plantation Grange as well as existing housing estates in Bukit Batok West.
↺ Plantation Crescent (Loop)
|Route||Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange ↺ Plantation Crescent (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Jurong East Ctrl, Bt Batok Ave 1, Bt Batok West Ave 6, Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok Rd|
|Route Length||10.6 km|
|Travelling Time||50 mins|
|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|
|Departure Times from Jurong Town Hall
|06:00 – 23:15|
|After 23:15 – 00:45 daily, buses operate as Service 870A, terminating at Plantation Cres (Blk 111)|
||10 mins||12 mins||10 – 12 mins||10 – 15 mins|
|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.
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 will be 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.
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.
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.
MRT Station Served
- EW24NS1 Jurong East
- Plantation Cres (Blk 111) → Jurong Town Hall Int
Short Trip Service:
- Service 870A: Jurong Town Hall Int → Plantation Cres (Blk 111)
Daily: 23:30 – 00:45
Poster & Misc Gallery
- 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.
- 2023 (26 Nov): Introduced between Jurong Town Hall Int and Plantation Cres (Loop)
- 2023 (Dec): Planned extension along Tengah Blvd, Tengah Dr and Bukit Batok Rd