The Land Transport Authority has today handed over the Bulim Bus Depot to Tower Transit Singapore (“Tower Transit”). Tower Transit was awarded the Bulim Bus Package that was tendered out under the new bus contracting model, and will operate 26 bus services out of the depot from mid-2016. The hand-over of Bulim Bus Depot allows Tower Transit to prepare for its operations early, including fitting out the depot and training its bus captains and technicians.
2. Under the first bus contracting package, Bulim Bus Package, Tower Transit will operate its bus services which will serve Bukit Batok, Clementi and Jurong East bus interchanges. To ensure a smooth transition with minimal inconvenience to commuters, the transition of these bus services to Tower Transit will be carried out in three tranches from mid-2016.
3. Bulim Bus Depot, located off Jurong West Avenue 2, spans almost 10ha and can accommodate about 500 buses. It is equipped with refuelling and bus repair/maintenance facilities, as well as amenities for bus drivers such as crew rest rooms, staff lounges and a canteen.
4. The handover of the Bulim Bus Depot to Tower Transit is the first major transition milestone. In the coming months, Tower Transit will be focusing on manpower recruitment and training. Closer to the implementation date, LTA will also be handing over to Tower Transit the buses for deployment.
 The 26 bus services are: SBST services 41, 49, 66, 78, 79, 96, 97, 97e, 98, 143, 183, 282, 284, 285, 333, 334, and 335, and SMRT services 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 941, 945, 947 and 990.