Tower Transit Bus Service 974

Tower Transit Bus Service 974 is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and Joo Koon, passing through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay and Pioneer.

Service 974 was launched on Sunday, 8th April 2018. It was the fifth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 68.



974
44029
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44259
Blk 183
Bt Panjang Rd
44149
Opp Phoenix Stn
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139
Opp Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44129
Opp Blk 113
Choa Chu Kang Way
44449
Opp Blks 237/239
Choa Chu Kang Way
44459
Blk 277
Choa Chu Kang Way
44469
Blk 414
Choa Chu Kang Way
44539
Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44541
Northvale Condo
Choa Chu Kang Dr
27109
Westwood Sec Sch
Jln Bahar
27099
Blk 271 CP
Jln Bahar
21379
Blk 263
Jln Boon Lay
21369
Opp Blk 695
Jln Boon Lay
22491
Blk 662D
Jurong West St 64
22501
Blk 662A
Jurong West St 63
22511
Blk 658C
Jurong West St 63
22521
Pioneer Stn Exit A
Jurong West St 63
22469
Blk 653B
Pioneer Rd Nth
22479
Aft Jurong West St 93
Upp Jurong Rd
23041
Opp Jurong Camp
Upp Jurong Rd
23051
Bef Kian Teck Rd
Upp Jurong Rd
23061
Aft Kian Teck Rd
Upp Jurong Rd
23071
Opp SAFTI Military Inst
Upp Jurong Rd
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
23079
SAFTI Military Inst
Upp Jurong Rd
23069
Bef Kian Teck Rd
Upp Jurong Rd
23059
Aft Kian Teck Rd
Upp Jurong Rd
23049
Jurong Camp
Upp Jurong Rd
22471
Bef Jurong West St 93
Upp Jurong Rd
22461
Opp Blk 653B
Pioneer Rd Nth
22529
Pioneer Stn Exit B
Jurong West St 63
22519
Blk 608
Jurong West St 63
22509
Blk 664C
Jurong West St 63
22499
Opp Blk 662C
Jurong West St 64
21361
Blk 695
Jln Boon Lay
21371
Blk 680C
Jln Boon Lay
27091
Opp Blk 271 CP
Jln Bahar
27101
Opp Westwood Sec Sch
Jln Bahar
44549
Opp Northvale Condo
Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44461
Blk 352
Choa Chu Kang Way
44451
Blk 224
Choa Chu Kang Way
44441
Blk 239
Choa Chu Kang Way
44121
Blk 113
Choa Chu Kang Way
44131
Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141
Phoenix Stn
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44031
Aft Bt Panjang Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
Technical Information
Route  Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus ParkJoo Koon Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang, KJE, Jalan Bahar, Boon Lay, Pioneer
Route Length 18.1 km (D1) | 17.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 40 – 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
(Negotiated Contract)
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Double Deck buses:
Volvo B9TL
Single Deck buses:
MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Bt Panjang MRT 0545hrs  2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Joo Koon 0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 15 mins
0831 – 1659: 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 15 mins
0630 – 0830: 15 mins
0831 – 1659: 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 15 mins




Bus Service 974 
is a trunk service from Bukit Panjang to Joo Koon. The route enhances inter-town connectivity and provides Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang residents with access to existing bus services plying Nanyang Technological University and Jurong Industrial Estate. It will also enhance connectivity in the west by linking Bukit Panjang Station (Downtown Line) and Choa Chu Kang Station (North-South Line) to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon Stations (East-West Line).

 

The route is expected to relieve end-to-end demand on Service 172 by opening up a new express bus corridor along the Kranji Expressway (KJE), offering faster journeys between Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay, as well as complementing existing bus connections between Boon Lay and Joo Koon. Connecting directly to Joo Koon, the route will also benefit commuters travelling between the north of Singapore and industries at Joo Koon via train, reducing the need to transfer between the North South Line and East West Line at Jurong East.

No boarding and alighting is allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. The first stop of Joo Koon-bound trips will start from Bus Stop 44029 (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) along Upp Bt Timah Rd, while the last stop for Bukit Panjang bound trips will be at Bus Stop 44031 (Aft Bt Panjang Stn) along Upp Bt Timah Rd.

Service 974: Launch poster
Service 974: Launch poster
MRT/LRT Stations Served:

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


Early Announcement

Early Announcement (Click to expand)

This route was revealed on 28 January 2018 on mobile applications displaying bus arrival timings using LTA Datamall.

The service was also displayed on the departure timings board of Joo Koon Bus Interchange.


Gallery

Operator History:
  • 2018 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Route History:

  • 2018 (08 Apr): Service launched. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2018 (09 Jul): Start of regular double-decker bus deployment.

External Links & References

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46 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 974

  • 23 March 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    The service will be launch on 8 april 2018

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  • 23 March 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    i heard that from channel news asia today that LTA has announced the new bus service 974 but the official routed has hot been post yet.

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  • 15 March 2018 at 11:52 PM
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    It’s more likely 974 will go to SMRT instead of TTS, I presume it will be launched together with GAS service 68 next month.

    SMRT received a number of A95s and Citaros since last December (of which most of the A95s and the Citaros have yet to enter service other than ECLO shuttle)

    The issue now is how to put them on service, there will almost be no service to give them to other than 974.

    It is further supported by my friend seeing off-service A95s at Pioneer back in January and also some new SMRT Citaros (both rojak and LG) spotted as TRG buses at CCK Int by some ppl since last month (yep 974 serves CCK MRT).

    So yeah it’s highly likely 974 will go SMRT, besides as you know 97x is for Bukit Panjang trunk services and all of them are controlled by SMRT as of today… Moreover, no TTS training/off service buses spotted in Pioneer/CCK/BPJ so far.

    TTS has not received any additional buses on top of their starting fleet of 367 buses and they will not be able to receive anymore new buses because LTA has run out of buses in storage.

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    • 19 March 2018 at 9:02 AM
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      interesting viewpoint

      you work in the industry?

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      • 23 March 2018 at 8:15 PM
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        No, it’s just my insights.

        Update: 974 will be launched on 8 April, operated by TTS, not SMRT.

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    • 23 March 2018 at 9:30 PM
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      You have been prove sooooooo wrong.

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    • 5 April 2018 at 6:25 PM
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      Land Transport Authority did not run out of buses in storage. They ran out of Volvo B9TLs in storage, but the Mercedes Benz Citaro O530s and MAN A95s are still available, however, Tower Transit Singapore may not take in the MAN A95s into their fleet, instead, they might deploy only Mercedes Benz Citaros as only Mercedes Benz Citaros were spotted on training.

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    • 17 April 2018 at 8:31 PM
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      I think the off service MAN A95s your friend saw at Pioneer back in January were training for the ELCO (Early Closure, Late Opening). Also, the SMRT Citaros spotted at Bukit Panjang ITH does not support your assumption that SMRT will operate Service 974 as Service 974 does NOT serve BPITH.

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  • 13 February 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Since bus service 180 extend to bukit panjang int, so either construct more queue area in bukit panjang int (1st plan) or wait till gali batu ter to complete and then introduce 974 (2nd plan) from gali batu ter to joo koon int. It will be too early if using 2nd plan, in my opinion 1st plan is better. Actually lta need not need to construct gali batu ter, just add more queue area in bukit panjang int.

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    • 9 March 2018 at 10:18 AM
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      Problem is spacing,974 cannot start from Joo Koon either

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      • 23 March 2018 at 10:36 PM
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        Remember last year in 2017, Service 256 was integrated with Service 258 and was withdrawn? The berth is still not occupied, where got spacing problem at Joo Koon ITH?

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    • 8 February 2018 at 8:19 PM
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      How you know is mid Febuary to be launch for service 974?

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    • 15 February 2018 at 11:29 AM
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      Cannot be the month of Feb as they are still review the New Service 972 Routes liaise with LTA.

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    • 15 March 2018 at 11:56 PM
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      February has already passed and 974 isn’t even officially announced yet…
      974 will probably launch with GAS service 68 next month.

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