Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SMRT - New Bus Service 973 in Bukit Panjang and Hillview from Sunday, 26 February 2017

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10 February 2017 - A new bus service in Bukit Panjang and Hillview, Service 973, will begin operations from Sunday, 26 February 2017, to enhance connectivity between Petir Road, Dairy Farm Road, Hillview Ave and Hume Ave, to the nearby Hillview MRT station.

Service 973 will operate daily (including public holidays) from 5.30am to 12.05am. Passengers may contact the SMRT Customer Hotline at 1800-336-8900 from 7.30am to 8.00pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) or visit for more information.

As part of our efforts to improve and optimise the overall public transport network, the Land Transport Authority regularly reviews bus connectivity, especially when a new rail line opens. In view of the opening of the Downtown Line 2 in 2015 and the upcoming Downtown Line 3 by end 2017, LTA is considering making further changes to the bus network to better serve the areas along the line. More details on the changes will be announced at a later date. 

Please refer to the Annex for details.

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