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143
File:SBS9483Gfront.JPG
Bus service 143 before the bus stop pole was replaced.
Management
Operator SBS Transit
Depot(s) Soon Lee Bus Park
Braddell Bus Park
Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Scania K230UB
Route Details
Start Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
End Jurong East Bus Interchange
Via Orchard Rd
New Bridge Rd
Telok Blangah Rd
Pasir Panjang Rd
West Coast Rd
Frequency

DIRECTION ONE - TOA PAYOH BUS INTERCHANGE TO JURONG EAST BUS INTERCHANGE
6 – 11 minutes (6.30am - 8.30am)
9 - 11 minutes (8.31am - 4.59pm)
8 - 10 minutes (5.00pm - 7.00pm)
9 - 14 minutes (After 7.00pm)
DIRECTION TWO - JURONG EAST BUS INTERCHANGE TO TOA PAYOH BUS INTERCHANGE
8 – 11 minutes (6.30am - 8.30am)
7 - 12 minutes (8.31am - 4.59pm)
9 - 10 minutes (5.00pm - 7.00pm)
9 - 12 minutes (After 7.00pm)

WAB Availability Yes 20px
Short Service Trips
143A Jurong East Interchange to Teban Gardens Road (Before Hasanah Mosque)

On weekdays and Sundays between 11.40 pm and 12.30 am and between 12.10am to 12.20am on Saturdays.

Service 143A (2 - 4 Buses)

Jurong East Int to Teban Gardens Rd (bef Hasanah Mosque)

Departure times from Jurong East Int:
Weekdays: 2343, 2355, 0008, 0020
Saturdays: 0010, 0020
Sundays & PH: 2346, 0003, 0020

SBS Transit Service 143 is one of Singapore's pioneer trunk bus services introduced in the early 1970s, plying between Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and Jurong East Bus Interchange, and was the second service in Singapore to use double-deck air conditioned buses in Singapore in 1993 with 12 units (SBS9010M - SBS9021G).

This service is catered to provide links for Toa Payoh, West Coast, Teban and Pandan Gardens residents to and from Orchard, Chinatown and HarbourFront.

Tourists often use this bus service to get to and from hotels, tourist attractions and shopping districts located at Orchard, Chinatown, HarbourFront and Haw Par Villa. It also ferries workers along Pasir Panjang to and from HarbourFront to transfer to the MRT. Buses operated under this service are deployed from Soon Lee Bus Park and Braddell Bus Park.

It boasts one of the newest fleets with the vast majority, Volvo B9TLs, several Scania K230UBs as well as a scheduled Volvo B10TL.Right now, it has 24 double-deckers in its fleet due to high capacity loading.

History

  • 11 Apr 1971: Service 143 was introduced as a Toa Payoh to Jurong Rd 10 MS (Market Service). This service was introduced in conjunction of the 1971 Bus Reorganisation Plan and it was under STC.
  • End-1971: When STC was shut down, it was handed over to ABS before the merger and the formation of SBS in 1973.
  • 1981: Completion of the former Jurong Bus Terminal at Penjuru Road. Service 143 was amended to call from Penjuru Road (Jurong Depot).
  • 1995: Service 143 was re-routed to Teban Garden Bus Terminal. 4 stops were skipped.
  • 1998: On 31 May, Service 143 was re-routed to Toa Payoh Temporary Bus Interchange due to the construction of HDB Hub and the air-conditioned Bus Interchange.
  • May 2002: Service 143 was re-routed to Jurong East Bus Interchange due to the closure of Jurong Depot in Teban Gardens, it came along with the amendment of Service 78 and 79 to enhance its bus network within Teban Gardens estate. 8 bus stops in total, along West Coast Road, Penjuru Road and Pandan Gardens were skipped to ply the current Jurong Town Hall stretch. It was also extended to ply an additional 12 stops in total to Jurong East Bus Interchange.
  • 2002: Service 143 was re-routed to ply Pandan Gardens again.
  • 2005: Service 143 added an additional route, Service 143A terminating at Teban Gardens after 2330 hours. The route was re-routed at Teban Gardens once again. For now, Jurong East bound buses enter Teban Gardens Rd by West Coast Road while Toa Payoh bound buses enter Teban Gardens Road via Jurong Town Hall Road instead of vice-versa.[1]
  • 2007: Service 143 became a Wheelchair-Accessible Bus (WAB) service (Logo: 20px) on 17 December 2007.

Service details

DIRECTION ONE - TOA PAYOH BUS INTERCHANGE TO JURONG EAST BUS INTERCHANGE
  • First Bus
    • Weekdays: 0530HRS
    • Saturdays: 0530HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 0545HRS
  • Last Bus
    • Weekdays: 2330HRS
    • Saturdays: 2330HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 2330HRS
DIRECTION TWO - JURONG EAST BUS INTERCHANGE TO TOA PAYOH BUS INTERCHANGE
  • First Bus
    • Weekdays: 0525HRS
    • Saturdays: 0525HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 0545HRS
  • Last Bus
    • Weekdays: 2330HRS
    • Saturdays: 0000HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 2330HRS

Note: Buses leaving Jurong East Interchange from 2340HRS to 0020HRS will terminate at Teban Gardens Rd (Before Hasanah Mosque) on Weekdays, Sundays & PHs and from 0010HRS and 0020HRS on Saturdays.

Bus fleet

File:SBS903X.JPG

Total: 26 - 29 Buses; WAB 20px

Service 143 (26 - 29 Buses) [WAB]

Depots:

  • Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
  • Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)

Buses:

  • Soon Lee Bus Park (23 - 26 Buses)

SBS8441J SBS8893M SBS8894K SBS8982P
4 Scania K230UB (1 Batch 2 Euro IV / 3 Batch 1 Euro V)

SBS3012Y SBS3016L SBS7356D SBS7361M SBS7401G SBS7451L SBS7457X SBS7460K SBS7462E SBS7469L SBS7471D SBS7473Z SBS7474X SBS7489D SBS7493R SBS7530S SBS7532L SBS7537Z SBS7623H SBS7627Y SBS7629S SBS7705E
22 Volvo B9TL (2 WEG2 Batch 2B / 13 CDGE / 6 WEG2 Batch 1 / 1 WEG2 Batch 2A)

  • Braddell Bus Park (3 Buses)

SBS9817C
1 Volvo B10TL (1 Volgren)

SBS7622K
1 Volvo B9TL (1 WEG2 Batch 1)

Notes:

  • Short of 1 Bradell Bus Park (BRBP) bus.
  • SBS8982P will crossover to Service 78 during Weekdays AM Peak.
  • SBS7530S & SBS7532L crossover to Premium 543 during Weekdays AM Peak.
  • Weekdays: Soon Lee 20AM-20PM / 6S; Braddell 2AM-2PM / 1S (29 Buses)
  • Saturdays: Soon Lee 18AM-22PM / 3T; Braddell 1AM-3PM (28 Buses)
  • Sundays: Soon Lee 15AM-18PM / 4T; Braddell 2AM-2PM / 1T (25 Buses)

Service 143A (2 - 4 Buses)

Jurong East Int to Teban Gardens Rd (bef Hasanah Mosque)

Departure times from Jurong East Int:
Weekdays: 2343, 2355, 0008, 0020
Saturdays: 0010, 0020
Sundays & PH: 2346, 0003, 0020

Route

The service passes through.[2]

References

External links

6 – 11 minutes (6.30am - 8.30am) 8 - 11 minutes 9 - 11 minutes (8.31am - 4.59pm) 8 - 10 minutes (5.00pm - 7.00pm) 9 - 14 minutes (After 7.00pm)

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