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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45 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 974

  • 15 April 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    I think Land Transport Authority’s intention is to let Service 974 terminate at the future Gali Batu Bus Terminal, but I think it still should terminate at Bukit Panjang Integrated transport Hub, instead of Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. In my opinion, LTA should tender this service to Singapore Mass Rapid Transit and Service 944 to Tower Transit Singapore

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    • 19 April 2018 at 4:03 PM
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      Agree. It seems pretty messed up.
      Bukit Batok is meant for TTS so it should have 944. Bukit Panjang is technically still under SMRT, so it should have 974.

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  • 15 April 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Omg, theres so many ways now u can go from BP to Boon Lay, 180, 187, 974 and frm CCK there is also 172. Can they like at least change one route of the bus and maybe pass by Bukit Gombak or maybe Woodlands?

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  • 14 April 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    This Bus Service Is Almost Simliar To SBS Transit Bus Service 161.Tower Transit Bus Service 974 Connects Between Bukit Panjang(Temporary Bus Park) And Joo Koon(Integrated Transport Hub Bus Interchange) Via Choa Chu Kang And The Expressway At Kranji While SBS Transit Bus Servive 161 Connects Between Hougang(Bus Interchange) And Woodlands(Temporary Bus Interchange) Via Sengkang And The Expressway At Both Seletar And Tampines.

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  • 10 April 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Waiting for this service almost 25 min at jalan bahar after 8pm on 2nd day operation.

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  • 8 April 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    Silly idea, but what if LTA cuts back 187 to BP then extend 974 to Woodlands via BKE?

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