Tower Transit Bus Service 97

Tower Transit Bus Service 97 is a trunk service plying between Jurong East and Marina Center, passing through Jurong Town Hall Rd, AYE, Alexandra, HarbourFront, Keppel Rd, Robinson Rd, Bayfront and Suntec City. Its express variant is Service 97e.

Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 12 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package.

97
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28301
Blk 131
Jurong Gateway Rd
28431
Blk 134
Jurong East Ctrl
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239
Opp Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28229
German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20059
Opp Cycle & Carriage
AYE
20039
Opp The Infiniti
AYE
20029
OPP NEWEST
AYE
20019
Blk 431
AYE
17149
Blk 426
AYE
17139
Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
AYE
17129
Aft NUS High Sch
AYE
16099
SIT Dover
AYE
18079
Opp NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
18109
Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18049
Opp Normanton Pk
AYE
18019
Opp SP Jain
Alexandra Rd
15059
Opp Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
15049
Bef PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
14189
Aft Alexandra Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14179
Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14159
Bef Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14139
Bef Seah Im Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
14129
Harbourfront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Rd
14119
Opp VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14109
Keppel DP Blk 517
Keppel Rd
14089
Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
Keppel Rd
14069
Former Railway Stn
Keppel Rd
05641
Customs Port Br HQ
Keppel Rd
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE
Robinson Rd
03381
The Sail
Marina Blvd
03391
Marina Bay Financial Ctr
Marina Blvd
03511
Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Ave
02169
Promenade Stn Exit B
Temasek Ave
02159
Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
03509
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Bayfront Ave
03519
Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03217
Opp AXA Twr
Shenton Way
05649
Opp Customs Port Br HQ
Keppel Rd
14061
Opp Former Railway Stn
Keppel Rd
14071
Keppel Workshop
Keppel Rd
14081
Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
Keppel Rd
14101
Opp Keppel DP Blk 517
Keppel Rd
14141
VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14121
Harbourfront Stn Exit B
Telok Blangah Rd
14131
Caribbean at Keppel Bay
Telok Blangah Rd
14151
Opp Chr Community Chapel
Telok Blangah Rd
14161
Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14171
Opp Yeo's Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
15041
Aft PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
15051
Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
18011
SP Jain
Alexandra Rd
18041
Normanton Pk
AYE
18131
Science Pk
AYE
18101
PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18071
NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
16091
Opp SIT Dover
AYE
17121
Blk 610
AYE
17131
Clementi Flyover
AYE
17141
Clementi Stadium
AYE
20011
Blk 506
AYE
20021
NEWEST
AYE
20031
The Infiniti
AYE
20051
Cycle & Carriage
AYE
20271
Opp German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28221
Opp Intl Business Pk
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28231
Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28241
Opp Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439
Blk 124
Jurong East Ctrl
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
Note:
  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange  Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Marina Blvd, Central Blvd, Bayfront Ave, Temasek Blvd
Route Length 21.8 km (D1) | 23.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
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 Jurong East
0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
0600 – 2350 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 13 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 13 mins

Service 97 is a trunk route between Jurong East and the Downtown Core, via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Telok Blangah Road. The route serves as a link between Jurong East, HarbourFront and many parts of the City, including, Shenton Way, Downtown, Bayfront and Suntec City. Its express variant, Limited-Stop Express Bus Service 97e, operates during the peak hours and skips stops along the AYE.

Trivia: This is one of the few trunk routes to intersect its own route in either direction (at Suntec City)

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variants

Gallery
Service 97 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 97 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History
  • 1983 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 11 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 12 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
  • 1983 (13 Jan): Originally Jurong East – Shenton Way peak hour service
  • 1983 (18 Dec): Extended to Hougang (South) Int when Service 86 merged with Service 97
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Amended to Jurong East Int
  • 1988 (18 Dec): Amended to ply along the AYE instead of Pasir Panjang Road with the extension of the MRT to Jurong East
  • 1994: Extended to Hougang Ctrl Int
  • 1998 (24 May) – 2001 (19 May): Terminus relocated to Hougang Ctrl Temp Int due to partial closure of Hougang Ctrl Int for North East Line construction works
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to Jurong East – Marina Ctr (Loop), under Phase 2 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to ply Bayfront and Marina Bay Sands area and terminate at Marina Centre Ter
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Route variant Fast Forward 97e designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
Past Routings
External Links & References

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