SBS Transit Bus Service 174

SBS Transit Bus Service 174 is a trunk service plying between Boon Lay Interchange and New Bridge Road Terminal, passing through Jurong Road, Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Farrer, Tanglin, Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Chin Swee. It has a Fast Forward route variant, Service 174e.


^ SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3755L) – Service 174, with advert wrap for EXSA2015 winners

Route Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange  New Bridge Road Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong Rd, Bukit Batok, Bukit Timah, Farrer, Tanglin, Dhoby Ghaut, Clarke Quay, Chin Swee Rd
Route Length 28.1km (D1) | 27.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 110mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0520 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 18 mins
After 1930: 14 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 14 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 18 mins
After 1930: 14 – 18 mins

Route History

Service 174 is a trunk route spanning from West to the City, connecting the residential estates of Jurong West and Bukit Batok with Bukit Timah, and the City areas of Tanglin, Orchard, Clarke Quay and Outram. The service provides bus connections to many institutions along the Bukit Timah Road academic belt, as well as providing a quick inter-town link between Bukit Batok and Boon Lay via Jurong Road. The service does not ply the Pan-Island Expressway instead of Jurong Road so as to provide bus connections for dormitories along Jurong Road.

As an inter-town and City route, demand is average to high during offpeak hours, and very high during peak hours. The route is well utilized along the Bukit Timah stretch and a popular alternative to the MRT network from West to City. A fast-forward variant, 174e, is also operated for faster travel between West and City during peak hours.

No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Ter. The first stop for Boon lay bound buses is along Eu Tong Sen St (10017 Aft Hosp Dr).

Special Departures:

  • Dunearn Road (Opp Coronation Plaza)  New Bridge Road Ter
    Weekdays: 0546hrs, 0600hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs
  • Farrer Road (Farrer Rd Mkt) → Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0600hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs

Route Variants:

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

Fleet: Service 174′s fleet comprises a mix of Volvo B9TL Wrights, Volvo Olympians, Scania K230UBs and Mercedes-Benz Citaros.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Boon Lay Int
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Ave
  • Corporation Rd
  • Jurong Rd
  • Bt Batok Rd
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
  • Bt Batok Central
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
  • Bt Timah Link
  • Jln Anak Bt
  • Dunearn Rd
  • Farrer Rd
  • Holland Rd
  • Napier Rd
  • Tanglin Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Bras Basah Rd
  • North Bridge Rd
  • South Bridge Rd
  • Upp Cross St
  • Chin Swee Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Outram Rd
  • Chin Swee Rd
  • Havelock Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Hill St
  • Stamford Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Grange Rd
  • Orchard Blvd
  • Grange Rd
  • Napier Rd
  • Holland Rd
  • Farrer Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Bt Batok Central
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
  • Bt Batok Rd
  • Jurong Rd
  • Boon Lay Ave
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Int
Service 174 at a glance

Service 174 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company 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 Nanyang University and New Bridge Rd/Neil Rd, operated by United Bus Company
  • 1987 (06 Jun): Amended to New Bridge Rd Ter
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Amended to Boon Lay Int
  • 1993: Amended to ply PIE (now Jurong West Ave 2), skipping Jurong Rd (between Corporation Rd and Hong Kah flyover).
  • 2003 (07 Dec): Amended to ply Upp Cross St/Havelock Rd, Chin Swee Rd and Outram Rd, skipping Eu Tong Sen St and New Bridge Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to Grange Rd with the closure of a section of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2008 (14 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Route variant Fast Forward 174e designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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