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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (Loop)
Passes Through Commonwealth Avenue West, Clementi Road
Route Length 6.7 km
Travelling Time 35 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL

12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro

Departure Times from Clementi
0645 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0700 – 2330 (Saturdays)
0700 – 2300 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 07 mins
After 1900: 05 – 10 mins

Service 96 primarily serves the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus and UTown 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.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Kent Ridge Cres (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) Clementi Int
    Weekdays PM Peak only, except NUS Vacation Period
Short Trip Services
  • Service 96A: Clementi Int → Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
    Weekdays, except NUS vacation period: 0720hrs to 0929hrs
  • Service 96B: Clementi Int → Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays PM Peak, except NUS vacation period

Although route details state that 96B starts from Clementi Int, trips also start from Kent Ridge Crescent (NUS Fac of Design & Env) as well as Kent Ridge Crescent (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) during operating hours. 96B buses go off-service from Clementi Station to Kent Ridge Terminal (via Clementi Ave 6 and AYE) for a short layover before starting on another trip of 96B.

 


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Operator History:

  • 1982 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

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

History:

  • 1982: Original route from Clementi to Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
  • 1988: Amended to serve Clementi Ave 3
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 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:

 

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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