Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e

Tower Transit Express Bus Service 97e is an express route between Jurong East and Marina Centre, passing through AYE, Alexandra, HarbourFront, Shenton Way, Bayfront and Suntec City. This bus service calls at limited stops along the parent route – Service 97.

97e
28009
Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
Jurong Gateway Road
28301
Blk 131
Jurong Gateway Road
28431
Blk 134
Jurong East Central
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Road
20019
Blk 431
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17149
Blk 426
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17139
Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17129
Aft NUS High Sch
Ayer Rajah Expressway
18049
Opp Science Pk
Ayer Rajah Expressway
15059
Opp Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Road
15049
Bef PSA Bldg
Alexandra Road
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
Telok Blangah Road
14129
HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
Telok Blangah Road
14119
Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
Telok Blangah Road
14069
Former Railway Stn
Keppel Road
05641
Bef Cantonment Rd
Keppel Road
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Road
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Road
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Road
03381
The Sail
Marina Boulevard
03391
Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27CE2
Marina Boulevard
03511
Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E CE1DT16
Bayfront Avenue
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Avenue
02169
Promenade Stn Exit B CC4DT15
Temasek Avenue
02159
Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Boulevard
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Boulevard
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Boulevard
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Boulevard
02101
Aft S’pore Flyer
Raffles Avenue
02051
The Float @ Marina Bay
Raffles Avenue
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Avenue
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr CC3
Temasek Boulevard
02161
Promenade Stn CC4DT15
Temasek Avenue
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Avenue
03509
Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS CE1DT16
Bayfront Avenue
03519
Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16
Bayfront Avenue
03539
Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
Central Boulevard
03529
Downtown Stn DT17
Central Boulevard
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03217
Opp AXA Twr EW15
Shenton Way
05649
Opp Customs Port Br HQ
Keppel Road
14061
Opp Former Railway Stn
Keppel Road
14141
HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity NE1CC29
Telok Blangah Road
14121
Aft HarbourFront Stn NE1CC29
Telok Blangah Road
14161
Telok Blangah Stn CC28
Telok Blangah Road
15041
Aft PSA Bldg
Alexandra Road
15051
Alexandra Pt
Alexandra Road
18041
Normanton Pk
Ayer Rajah Expressway
18131
Science Pk
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17121
Blk 610
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17131
Clementi Flyover
Ayer Rajah Expressway
17141
Clementi Stadium
Ayer Rajah Expressway
20011
Blk 506
Ayer Rajah Expressway
28241
Opp Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Road
28439
Blk 124
Jurong East Central
28009
Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
Jurong Gateway Road



Notes:

  • – Wheelchair Inaccessible Bus Stop
  • No Boarding & Alighting at Marina Centre Terminal
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange β†’ Marina Centre Bus Terminal
[PM]: Marina Centre Bus Terminal β†’ Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Marina Blvd, Central Blvd, Bayfront Ave, Temasek Blvd
Route Length Towards Marina Centre: 21.6 km Towards Jurong East: 23.1 km
Traveling Time 67 – 74 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 Citaro
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:36 – 08:24
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:06 – 18:54
Operating Frequency
From Jurong East
12 mins
From Marina Centre
12 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

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.

The service was first introduced by SBS Transit in January 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. For a three-month period starting in February 2005, passengers on each trip were offered a complimentary copy of The Business Times every morning.

Owing to the success of 97e, SBS Transit subsequently introduced 8 more Fast-Forward services to benefit other trunk routes.

In June 2016, operations for Fast Forward 97e was transferred to Tower Transit under the Bus Contracting Model, and the service was rebranded to an Express Service.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Jurong East Temp Int:
    07:36, 07:48, 08:00, 08:12 & 08:24
  • Evening Peak from Marina Centre Ter:
    18:06, 18:18, 18:30, 18:42 & 18:54
Route Variant:

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 03 Jan 2005 – 10 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 Jun 2016 – Present: 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 Int and Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) during morning peak hours and between Collyer Quay (Clifford Pier) and Jurong East Int during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional Fast Forward service on weekdays.
  • 2005 (12 Jun): Serves new bus stop outside Science Park along AYE.
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside VivoCity and additional bus stop opposite VivoCity along Telok Blangah Rd.
  • 2009 (23 Feb): Extended to terminate at Raffles Ave (The Esplanade) for morning peak trips and start from Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr) for evening peak trips;
    Serves additional pair of bus stops outside Blk 44 and opposite Blk 45 along Telok Blangah Rd.
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Amended to Marina Ctr Ter.
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int.
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Serves new bus stop (03529) along Central Blvd
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (13 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings


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