SBS Transit Bus Service 143

SBS Transit Bus Service 143 is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Int and Jurong East Int, passing through Thomson Road, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast Road, Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens. It is also the only service to serve both Teban and Pandan Gardens.

SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7401G) – Service 143, with advert wrap for Pentel

Route Information
Route Toa Payoh Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Thomson Rd, Orchard, Clemenceau, Chinatown, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Pandan Gdns, Teban Gdns
Route Length 29.3km (D1) | 29.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 105mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0525 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0525 – 0000 (Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 14 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 10 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 143 is a major inter-town & city route connecting Jurong East, West Coast, Pasir Panjang and Toa Payoh to the Central areas of HarbourFront, Chinatown and Orchard. Providing important links between Toa Payoh, Chinatown and HarbourFront, the route is also the only to serve both Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens, making it a less favorable option between Jurong East and West Coast.

The route experiences generally high demand during many parts of day owing to the multiple connections it provides. Bus bunching on this route is common during both peak and off-peak hours. On Saturday nights, operating hours are extended for the benefit of late-night city dwellers.

In 2014, a route variant 143M was introduced to ease demand and improve consistency of service between Teban Gardens, Pandan Gardens and Jurong East Interchange/MRT.

This service will be affected by the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night bus diversions on the first Saturday night of every month from Oct 2014 – Mar 2015.

Special Departures:

  • Pasir Panjang Rd (Aft Clementi Rd)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0542hrs, 0553hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0520hrs, 0529hrs
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (C’wealth Sec Sch)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs,
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs,
    Sundays/PHs: 0619hrs

Route Variants:

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 143′s fleet comprises of a majority of Volvo B9TL CDGE and Wrights, with some Scania K230UBs and one Volvo B10TL Super Olympian. Additional B9TL Wrights were added under the BSEP scheme. This service performs crossover trips to Premium 543 during weekday AM Peak hours.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Thomson Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Clemenceau Ave
  • Havelock Rd
  • New Bridge Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • West Coast Highway
  • West Coast Rd
  • Pandan Gardens
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Teban Gardens Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Teban Gardens Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Pandan Gardens
  • West Coast Rd
  • West Coast Highway
  • West Coast Rd
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Upp Cross St
  • Clemenceau Ave
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Orchard Turn
  • Scotts Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Int
Service 143 at a glance

Service 143 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1968 – 1971: Singapore Traction Company Ltd
  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Jurong Rd 16.2km (10 m.s.) Market
  • 1981: Amended to serve at Penjuru Rd (Jurong Depot), Pandan Gdns and Teban Gdns, skipping West Coast Rd
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2001: Amended in 2001 to ply West Coast Rd when parts of Teban Gardens Rd were closed.
  • 2002 (12 May): Merged with Feeder Service 331 and extended to Jurong East Int, skipping Pandan Gardens portion.
  • 2002 (17 Nov): Amended back to ply Pandan Gardens
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at Orchard Stn bus stop along Orchard Turn, skipping Orchard Blvd stop
  • 2007: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, calls at bus stop (Blk 131) along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2014 (18 May): Route variant Service 143M introduced under the BSEP scheme.

Past Routings:

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