Tower Transit Bus Service 96

Tower Transit Bus Service 96 is a trunk route from Clementi Int and looping at Kent Ridge Crescent, passing through Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Road.

96
Clementi Int ↺ Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17239 NTUC Fairprice Clementi Ave 3
17159 Blk 365 C'wealth Ave West
17099 Yale-NUS College Clementi Rd
16159 NUS Fac Of Engineering Clementi Rd
16149 NUS Fac Of Architecture Clementi Rd
16199 NUS Fac Of Design & Env Kent Ridge Cres
16189 Information Technology Kent Ridge Cres
16179 Opp Yusof Ishak Hse Kent Ridge Cres
16169 NUS Raffles Hall Kent Ridge Cres
17091 Aft Clementi Ave 1 Clementi Rd
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (Loop)
Passes Through Commonwealth Ave West, Clementi Rd
Route Length 6.8 km
Traveling Time 35 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
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Clementi
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:45 – 23:30 07:00 – 23:30 07:00 – 23:00
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 9 10 mins 5 10 mins 8 10 mins 9 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 96 primarily serves the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus and U-Town with bus connections to Clementi MRT & Interchange. It runs parallel to Service 183 (between Clementi MRT and Clementi Road), which does not enter NUS, as well as serving residential blocks along Clementi Road. Double decker buses were deployed on this service since 2012.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Fac of Design & Env) Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 18:28 & 18:37
  • Kent Ridge Cres (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 17:52
Short Trip Services
  • Service 96A: Clementi Int → Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
    Weekdays (except NUS vacation period & public holidays): 07:17 – 09:30
  • Service 96B: Clementi Int → Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays (except NUS vacation period & public holidays): 16:02 – 16:22

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Operator History:
  • 1982 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 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 2026 under the Bulim Bus Package..

History:
  • 1982 (16 Aug): Introduced between Clementi Int and Kent Ridge Cres (Loop), operating on weekdays and Saturdays only
  • 1986 (01 Jun): Skips abolished bus stop before Ayer Rajah Rd along Clementi Rd
  • 1988 (08 Mar): Amended to ply Clementi Ave 3 with the abolition of right turning from Clementi Ave 3 to Commonwealth Ave West
  • 1990 (02 Jul): Extended to operate on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

 

Past Routings


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4 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 96

  • 7 November 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    I think Tower Transit should extend this route to Kent Ridge Bus Terminal

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      • 22 July 2019 at 10:39 PM
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        Same but I don’t know if they will agree

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    • 10 August 2019 at 6:30 PM
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      I agree and call there as an en-route stop

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