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.
|Route||Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange → Pending Rd (Bef Pending Stn)|
|Passes Through||Bt 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||Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
|Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
||0030hrs, 0050hrs, 0110hrs (Daily)|
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 to Hillview.
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. It is wheelchair-accessible at launch.
- From Bukit Panjang Int:
Daily: 0030hrs, 0050hrs & 0110hrs
Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT / LRT Stations Served
- 13 Jan 2019 onward: 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): New Short Trip Service 973A introduced in tandem with adjusted Bukit Panjang LRT operating hours