Tower Transit Bus Service 97

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

Service 97 serves the relocated Jurong East Bus Interchange & skips Jurong East Central from 6 December 2020.

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28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 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 Science Pk AYE
18019 Bef Telok Blangah Hill Pk 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 CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14159 Bef Chr Community Chapel Telok Blangah Rd
14139 Bef Seah Im Rd Telok Blangah Rd
14129 Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14119 Opp VivoCity NE1CC29 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 Bef Cantonment Rd 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 NS27CE2 Marina Blvd
03511 Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03501 Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bayfront Ave
02169 Promenade Stn Exit B CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02159 Opp Suntec Convention Ctr Temasek Blvd
02089 Pan Pacific Hotel Raffles Blvd
02101 Aft Singapore Flyer Raffles Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
03509 Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03519 Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03217 Opp AXA Twr EW15 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 HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14121 Aft HarbourFront Stn NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14131 Caribbean at Keppel Bay Telok Blangah Rd
14151 Opp Chr Community Chapel Telok Blangah Rd
14161 Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14171 Opp Yeo's Bldg Telok Blangah Rd
15041 Aft PSA Bldg Alexandra Rd
15051 Alexandra Pt Alexandra Rd
18011 Aft Hortpark 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 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd

Note:

  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange  Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through Jurong Town Hall Rd, AYE, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Bayfront Ave
Route Length Towards Marina Centre: 21.3 km Towards Jurong East: 23.1 km
Traveling Time 48 – 80 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:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
MAN A22
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
Daily
05:45 – 23:45
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Daily
06:00 – 23:50
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Jurong East
10 mins 6 13 mins 6 13 mins 13 14 mins
From Marina Centre
11 mins 6 14 mins 9 10 mins 12 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

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)

MRT Stations Served
Route Variant

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1983 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 11 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 12 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
  • 1983 (29 Aug): Introduced between Jurong East Ter and Connaught Dr (Loop) as a peak hour service on weekdays and Saturdays
  • 1983 (18 Dec): Integrated with Service 86, extended to Hougang Int and converted to full day service
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Amended to Jurong East Int
  • 1988 (03 Jan): Serves new staggered bus stop opposite Treasury Bldg along Shenton Way, skipping the bus stop opposite Marina House
  • 1988 (18 Dec): Integrated with Service 79 and amended to ply AYE and Alexandra Rd, skipping Clementi Rd and Pasir Panjang Rd
  • 1994 (17 Dec): Extended to Hougang Ctrl Int
  • 1998 (24 May): Amended to Hougang Central Temp Int
  • 1999: Skips abolished pair of bus stops outside and opposite Wishart Rd along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2001 (20 May): Amended back to Hougang Central Int
  • 2002: Serves new pair of bus stops after Sommerville Rd and after Sunshine Lodge along Upp Serangoon Rd
  • 2003 (20 Jun): Serves new pair of bus stops outside Potong Pasir Stn along Upp Serangoon Rd
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave under North East MRT Line Rationalisation Phase 2
  • 2005 (12 Jun): Serves new bus stop outside Science Park along AYE
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside VivoCity along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2008 (07 Dec): Skips abolished bus stop opposite Temenggong D Mosque along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to Marina Ctr Ter, skipping Collyer Quay/Fullerton Rd and Esplanade Dr
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Serves new bus stop (03529) along Central Blvd
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2020 (06 Dec): Amended to relocated Jurong East Int, skipping Jurong East Ctrl

Past Routings

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3 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 97

  • 18 September 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    On 04/09/20 I boarded bus 97 to Cycle and Carriage at HarbourFront between 1145to 1120

    I told the Bus Captain, I don’t know the name of the bus stop of my destination; yet he smilingly nodded his head to listen to my explanation. I told him if I missed the last bus stop at AYE before the bus turned in Jurong Townhall Road, I had to walk a long distance to my destination at Pandan Garden.

    He smiled and assured me he understood my dilemma.

    I enjoyed my ride because I knew I won’t miss my destination. When the bus arrived at my destination: Cycle and Carriage, it took me just a few minutes to walk to my destination.

    He seemed to enjoy and dedicated to his work.

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  • 6 October 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    On 13 February 2017, Tower Transit Singapore became the first bus operator in Singapore to celebrate Valentines Day. Tower Transit buses all had Happy Valentines Day programmed onto their buses’s Electronic Destination Signages (EDS) and ran an article in The New Paper regarding the couples working in Tower Transit.

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