SBS Transit Bus Service 974A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 974, operating from Joo Koon Int and ends at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) daily. Bus Service 974A commenced operations on 13 January 2019.
→ Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn
|Route||Joo Koon Bus Interchange → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)|
|Passes Through||Upp Jurong Rd, Jurong West St 63, Jln Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang Way, Bt Panjang Rd|
|Route Length||20.9 km|
|Travelling Time||53 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd
|Current Depot||Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)|
|Current Fleet||Double Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3 Door)
– MAN A95
|Departure Times from Joo Koon
|23:00 – 23:30|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Short Trip Service Service 974A is a trunk service operating from Joo Koon Int and ends at Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn), via Bukit Panjang MRT.
As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates daily and supplements the Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang sectors of existing Bus Service 974 during the late night hours, as train services on the Bukit Panjang LRT end earlier from 13 January 2019 to allow for accelerated rail renewal work.
After terminating at Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn), several Service 974A buses will turn around and perform special departures of Bus Service 974A from Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn).
During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, operating hours from Bus Stop 44531 – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by SBS Transit closer to these dates.
MRT/LRT Stations Served:
- EW29 Joo Koon
- EW28 Pioneer
- EW27 Boon Lay
- NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang
- BP2 South View
- BP3 Keat Hong
- BP4 Teck Whye
- BP5 Phoenix
- BP6–DT1 Bukit Panjang
- From Joo Koon Int:
Daily: 23:00, 23:15 & 23:30
- Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)
Weekdays: 00:19, 00:34, 00:49 & 01:05
Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 00:18, 00:33, 00:49 & 01:05
- 13 Jan 2019 – 28 May 2021: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
- 29 May 2021 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.
SMRT Buses will operate this service as the awarded operator for the Jurong West Bus Package in September 2024.
- 2019 (13 Jan): Introduced from Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) to Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall), operating after the last bus of Service 974 daily. Operated by Tower Transit under the Bulim Bus Package.
- 2021 (23 Jan): Extended to start from Joo Koon Int and loop at Bukit Panjang MRT, terminating at Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) with the closure of Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk
- 2021 (29 May): Operations transferred to SBS Transit Ltd under the Jurong West Bus Package
- 2022 (13 Feb): Serves a new bus stop aft Blk 503 along Kranji Expressway