The route operates from Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and ends at Pending Road (Bef Pending Stn), operating daily, after the last bus of Service 973 has departed. It commenced operations on 13 January 2019.
→ Bef Pending Stn
|Route||Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange → Pending Road (Bef Pending Stn)|
|Passes Through||Bukit Panjang Rd|
|Route Length||1.5 km|
|Travelling Time||5 mins|
|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||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
|Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
|00:30 – 01:10|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Short Trip Service 973A is a trunk service operating from Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and ends at Pending Road (Bef Pending Stn). The Short-Trip Service operates daily and connects the transport node of Bukit Panjang to residential areas around Bukit Panjang Road and Pending after the last bus of Service 973 has departed, offering late-night bus connections within Bukit Panjang without having to operate full-distance trips via Hillview and Hume.
Commencing service on 13 January 2019, Service 973A was introduced as train services on the Bukit Panjang LRT end earlier from 13 January 2019 to allow for accelerated rail renewal work.
During Eves of Public Holidays, operating hours will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by SMRT Buses closer to these dates.
MRT / LRT Stations Served
- From Bukit Panjang Int:
Daily: 00:30, 00:50 & 01:10
- 13 Jan 2019 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package.
- 2019 (13 Jan): Introduced from Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub to Pending Rd (Bef Pending Stn), operating after the last bus of Service 973 daily in tandem with the adjusted Bukit Panjang LRT operating hours