Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e

Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e is a Express variant of Service 97, which plies between Jurong East and Marina Centre during the weekday peak hours. It passes through AYE, Alexandra, HarbourFront, Shenton Way, Bayfront and Suntec City. The bus service calls at limited stops along the parent route.

Tower Transit Singapore has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 12 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package.

97e
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28301
Blk 131
Jurong Gateway Rd
28431
Blk 134
Jurong East Ctrl
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20019
Blk 431
AYE
17149
Blk 426
AYE
17139
Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
AYE
17129
Aft NUS High Sch
AYE
18049
Opp Normanton Pk
AYE
15059
Opp Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
15049
Bef PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14129
Harbourfront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Rd
14119
Opp VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14069
Former Railway Stn
Keppel Rd
05641
Customs Port Br HQ
Keppel Rd
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE
Robinson Rd
03381
The Sail
Marina Blvd
03391
Marina Bay Financial Ctr
Marina Blvd
03511
Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Ave
02169
Promenade Stn Exit B
Temasek Ave
02159
Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
03509
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Bayfront Ave
03519
Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE
Bayfront Ave
03539
Marina Bay Stn
Central Blvd
03529
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03217
Opp AXA Twr
Shenton Way
05649
Opp Customs Port Br HQ
Keppel Rd
14061
Opp Former Railway Stn
Keppel Rd
14141
VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14121
Harbourfront Stn Exit B
Telok Blangah Rd
14161
Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
15041
Aft PSA Bldg
Alexandra Rd
15051
Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Rd
18041
Normanton Pk
AYE
18131
Science Pk
AYE
17121
Blk 610
AYE
17131
Clementi Flyover
AYE
17141
Clementi Stadium
AYE
20011
Blk 506
AYE
28241
Opp Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439
Blk 124
Jurong East Ctrl
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
Note:
  • No boarding and alighting at Marina Centre Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange   Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Marina Blvd, Central Blvd, Bayfront Ave, Temasek Blvd
Route Length 21.8 km (D1) | 23.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 67 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Jurong East
0736 – 0824 (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
1806 – 1854 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 12 mins PM Peak: 12 mins

 

Bus Service 97e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters living at Jurong East and Clementi, linking them with industries at Alexandra, HarbourFront and the City areas of Shenton Way, Bayfront and Marina Centre. Operating during the peak hours, it plies the exact same route as its parent Bus Service 97, but only calls at selected bus stops along its route. As a result, it also charges express fares.

The service was first introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, then branded Fast-Forward and the first Fast-Forward service to be introduced, touting shorter journey times for peak hour commuters and the use of the lowercase e as the service suffix. Owing to the success of 97e, SBS Transit subsequently introduced 8 more Fast-Forward services to benefit other trunk routes.

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

Departure Timings
  • Weekdays AM Peak from Jurong East:
    0736, 0748, 0800, 0812, 0824
  • Weekdays PM Peak from Marina Ctr:
    1806, 1818, 1830, 1842, 1854
MRT Stations Served
Route Variants:

Gallery

Operator History
  • 03 Jan 2005 – 10 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 Jun 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.

History
  • 2005 (03 Jan): Introduced between Jurong East and Fullerton Road to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops.
  • 2009 (23 Feb): Calls at additional bus stop along Telok Blangah Rd (Blk 45), also extended from Fullerton Rd to Marina Centre via Esplanade Dr, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave and Raffles Ave. AM Peak trips from Jurong East end at Raffles Ave, while PM Peak trips from Temasek Blvd end at Jurong East.
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to Marina Bay Sands via Robinson Rd, Marina Blvd, Bayfront Ave & terminating at Marina Centre Terminal via Temasek Ave, Temasek Blvd & Raffles Blvd. In its return trip, it uses Raffles Ave, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Bayfront Ave & Central Blvd towards Shenton Way, skipping 5 bus stops along Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Collyer Quay & Raffles Quay. The bus stop skipped along Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr) will be replaced by (Opp The Ogilvy Ctr).
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop (03529 Downtown Stn) along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (13 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
Past Routings
  • 2005: No significant route changes since introduction

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