SMRT Bus Service 973

SMRT Bus Service 973  is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and Hume Avenue, passing through Pending Rd, Petir Rd and Hillview Ave, connecting Pending, Petir and Hume residents with the Hillview and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations along the Downtown Line. It was launched on 26 February 2017.

Bt Panjang Int
↺ Hume Ave (Loop)
45009 Bt Panjang Int B1 DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44241 Opp Lompang Rd Bt Panjang Rd
44231 Zhenghua Pr Sch Bt Panjang Rd
44229 Bef Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44371 Blk 219 Petir Rd
44381 Blk 202 Petir Rd
44351 Aft Chestnut Ave Petir Rd
44361 Bef Dairy Farm Rd Petir Rd
43969 Bef Dairy Farm Hts Dairy Farm Rd
43899 Bef Dairy Farm Cres Dairy Farm Rd
43069 Hillview Stn Exit A DT3 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43279 Aft Hillview Stn DT3 Hillview Rd
43268 Hillington Green Condo Hillview Ave
43811 Bef Summerhill Hume Ave
43821 Opp Symphony Hts Hume Ave
43041 Hume Pk Condo Upp Bt Timah Rd
43051 Opp The Rail Mall Upp Bt Timah Rd
42991 Bef Hillview Stn Exit B DT3 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43891 Aft Dairy Farm Cres Dairy Farm Rd
43961 Aft Dairy Farm Hts Dairy Farm Rd
44369 Aft Dairy Farm Rd Petir Rd
44359 Bef Chestnut Ave Petir Rd
44389 Opp Blk 201 Petir Rd
44379 Opp Blk 219 Petir Rd
44221 Opp Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44239 Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch Bt Panjang Rd
44249 Blk 174 Bt Panjang Rd
44639 Bt Panjang Plaza DT1-BP6 Jelebu Rd
45009 Bt Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange ↺ Hume Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Bt Panjang Rd, Petir Rd, Dairy Farm Rd, Upp Bt Timah Rd
Route Length 10.7 km
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park
Current Fleet Single Deck Bus:
– MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
05:30 – 00:10
Between 00:30 – 01:10, buses departing Bukit Panjang Int are renumbered as Service 973A which terminates at Pending Rd (Bef Pending Stn)
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
10 – 13 mins 12 mins 10 – 12 mins 10 – 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 973 is a short trunk service from Bukit Panjang to Hume Avenue, mainly serving residents along Hume Avenue and Petir Road with direct links to both Hillview and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations.

Bus Service 973 serves the following amenities along its route:

  • Schools:
    • Zhenghua Primary School
    • Trinity Theological College
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Bukit Panjang Plaza
    • HillV2
    • The Rail Mall
  • Bukit Panjang Park
  • Bukit Panjang N2 Park
  • Dairy Farm Nature Park
  • Senja-Cashew Community Centre
  • Bukit Panjang Community Centre
  • Hillview Community Centre
  • MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre
MRT / LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Petir Road (Aft Dairy Farm Rd) → Bukit Panjang Int
    Daily: 05:35 & 05:46
Short Trip Service
  • Service 973A: Bukit Panjang Int → Pending Rd (Bef Pending Stn)
    Daily: 00:30, 00:50 & 01:10

Service 973A was introduced in tandem with the adjustment of Bukit Panjang LRT Operating Hours to facilitate renewal works from 13 January 2019.

Gallery (Buses):
Poster Gallery:
Gallery (Misc):


Pre Launch Event (Click to expand)
A day before the service launch, on Saturday, 25 February 2017, a promotional pre-launch event was held for the advisers from the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC as well as Grassroot Leaders and residents.

Operator History:
  • 26 Feb 2017 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

  • 2017 (26 Feb): Introduced between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Hume Ave (Loop)
  • 2017 (14 May): Serves additional bus stop opposite Hillview Stn along Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Amended to Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub; Serves 3 new bus stops before and after Dairy Farm Heights along Dairy Farm Rd and before Hillview Stn along Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • 2019 (13 Jan): Daily last bus timing extended to 0010hrs in tandem with the adjusted Bukit Panjang LRT operating hours

Past Routings

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16 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 973

  • 2 March 2024 at 2:12 PM

    Service 973 should extend to loop at Bukit Batok Road passing via Dairy Farm, Hillview, Little Guilin, Bukit Gombak, merging most sectors with service 945

    973 could extend to loop at Bukit Gombak Area for enchanced connectivity for Hillview Residents to get to Little Guilin & Bukit Gombak MRT

  • 31 December 2023 at 3:40 PM

    Should extend 973 to Loop at Bukit Gombak MRT to connect Hillview Residents to Bukit Gombak replacing the Hillv2 Shuttle Bus

    Extension to Bukit Gombak plys Hillview Road(only towards Bukit Gombak), Hume Ave (Only towards Bukit Panjang), Hillview Avenue, Bukit Batok East/West Avenue 4,5, Street 31 and loop back to BPITH

    • 1 January 2024 at 4:07 PM

      HillV2 down there not much of demand technically. The reason why 973 was designed this way was probably to allow Hume side to access Hillview MRT or Rail Mall..

      Mind you, HillV2 is similar to KINEX or Junction 10, not like West Mall or etc. For 973’s case, it was mainly introduced initially to replace SMRT 700 and allow the residents of Dairy Farm & Hume to Hillview MRT. If 973 doesn’t exist today, Hume side won’t have direct connection to nearby Hillview MRT.


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