Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & Tower Transit - First Tranche of Bus Services in Bulim Package to Roll Out on 29 May

News Releases 29 Apr 2016 bus services bus contracting

    To ensure a smooth transition with minimal inconvenience to commuters, the Bulim package under the bus contracting model will be implemented in three tranches from end May 2016.

2.  The Bulim bus package, to be run by Tower Transit Singapore, consists of 26 bus services which will operate from three bus interchanges – Bukit Batok, Clementi and Jurong East; and terminate at four bus interchanges – Bedok, Marina Centre, Shenton Way, and Toa Payoh. They will be supported by the Bulim Bus Depot located off Jurong West Avenue 2.

3.  The implementation dates of the three tranches are as follows: 


Implementation Date

Bus Services

No of Routes


29 May 2016

77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 941,
945, 947, 990



12 June 2016

66, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 143/143M



26 June 2016

41, 49, 96, 98/98M, 183, 282,
284, 285, 333, 334, 335




4.  Mr Chew Men Leong, LTA’s Chief Executive, said, “The Bulim bus package marks the start of the bus contracting model. We would like to assure commuters that LTA, Tower Transit Singapore, SBS Transit and SMRT are working together tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.”

5.  Mr Andrew Bujtor, Managing Director of Tower Transit Singapore, said, “We keep a countdown timer running on the screens in our depot. It is in the canteen, so when we catch a breath, have our meals or even have a quick stress-relieving game of table tennis, it is always on our minds. The result is, we have been extremely focused and we are now in a very good position in terms of manpower and operational readiness. I am proud of the tremendous job our team has done so far in getting us to the starting line. When we finally hit the road, our promise is that with the release of each tranche, each bus and each trip, we will continue to get better and more intuitive in serving our commuters.”

6.  Commuters can look out for more information on the Bulim bus package on LTA’s social
media channels

Tower Transit Singapore’s social media platforms

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