SMRT Bus Service 176

SMRT Bus Service 176 is a trunk route linking Bukit Panjang Interchange and Bukit Merah Interchange, passing through Upper Bukit Timah, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Jurong East Central, West Coast Highway and Henderson.

Bus Service 176 will be amended to serve Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub from 04 September 2017.


Route
Bus Service 176: Bukit Panjang ↔ Bukit Merah
Direction 1
From Bukit Panjang
Direction 2
From Bukit Merah
  • Petir Rd
    – Bt Panjang Int DT1BP6
  • Jelebu Rd (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 183 DT1BP6
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT DT1BP6
    – The Linear
    – Bef Hazel Pk Terr
    – Cashew Stn DT2
    – Assumption Pathway Sch
    – Aft Assumption Eng Sch
  • Hillview Rd
    – Aft Hillview Stn DT3
  • Hillview Ave
    – Hillington Green Condo
    – Opp Hillbrooks
    – Hillview Apts
    – The Petals Condo
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
    – Blk 258
    – Blk 242
    – Blk 240
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Blk 628 NS2
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Bt Batok Polyclinic
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Opp Blk 144
    – Blk 109
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Blk 298
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 266
    – Blk 207
    – Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
    – Bef Pandan Gdns
    – C’wealth Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 411
    – Blk 408
    – Opp Angliss Bldg
  • West Coast Highway
    – The Japanese Sec Sch
    – Blk 518
    – Blk 705
    – Blk 716
    – Aft West Coast Lk
    – West Coast View
    – Bef Clementi Rd
    – Opp West Coast Pk
    – Bef Wholesale Ctr
    – Opp Wholesale Ctr
    – Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Opp Wharves Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Bef Pasir Panjang Stn CC26
    – Opp Currency Hse CC26
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Aft Alexandra Rd
    – Yeo’s Bldg
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
  • Henderson Rd
    – Blk 54
    – Aft Telok Blangah Hts
    – Opp Blk 1
    – Bef Bt Merah Ctrl
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int

 

 

  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
    – Aft Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Blk 1
    – Bef Telok Blangah Hts
    – Opp Blk 55
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – Opp Yeo’s Bldg
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Labrador Pk Stn CC27
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn/FC CC26
    – Aft Pasir Panjang Stn CC26
    – Opp Pasir View Pk
  • West Coast Highway
    – Wharves Bldg
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Wholesale Ctr
    – Bef West Coast Pk
    – West Coast Pk
    – Aft Clementi Rd
    – Opp West Coast View
    – Opp West Coast Lk
    – Emerson Process
    – Tien Wah Press Bldg
    – Opp Blk 518
    – Opp The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – S’pore Food Ind Bldg
    – Opp Blk 408
    – Opp Blk 411
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Bef Teban Gdns Rd
    – Aft Pandan Gdns
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 124
    – Seventh-Day Advent Ch
    – Blk 209
    – Blk 241
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Blk 190
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Blk 185
    – Blk 146
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 127
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 628 NS2
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
    – Blk 503
    – Opp Blk 242
    – Opp Blk 258
  • Hillview Ave
    – Opp The Petals Condo
    – Opp Hillview Apts
    – Hillbrooks
    – Opp Hillview Hts
  • Hillview Rd
    – Glendale Pk Condo
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Hillview Stn DT3
    – Opp Dairy Farm Rd
    – Opp Assumption Eng Sch
    – Bef Cashew Stn DT2
    – Min of Defence
    – Opp The Linear
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit B DT1BP6
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604 DT1BP6
  • Jelebu Rd (Express)
  • Petir Rd
    – Bt Panjang Int DT1BP6

 

Technical Information
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Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Upp Bukit Timah, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Jurong East Ctrl, West Coast Highway, Henderson
Route Length 22.2 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
– MAN NG363F
12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Bt Panjang
0530hrs – 2335hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2335hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Bt Merah
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 11 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 09 – 15 mins
0630 – 0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831 – 1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 07 – 08 mins
After 1900: 08 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 176 is an inter-town route connecting the housing estates of Bukit Panjang, Hillview, Bukit Batok, Jurong East and Bukit Merah. Part of its route travels along West Coast Highway for quick journeys between Pasir Panjang and Jurong East. Its sector between Telok Blangah MRT and Bukit Merah benefits residents at Telok Blangh and Bukit Merah Central with convenient access to Telok Blangah MRT Station along the CIrcle Line. Along with Service 175, this service serves the industries along West Coast Highway and Pasir Panjang Road.

Running with moderate to low demand during off-peak hours, the service encounters high demand during peak hours from increased commute to and from industries around West Coast and Pasir Panjang, as well as increased inter-town commute. High capacity double-deck buses buses are deployed on a regular basis; SMRT’s Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses appeared on the route since Nov 2014.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since 1988, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1995 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity articulated buses are deployed regularly.

Special Departures:

  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Aft Pandan Gdns) → Bt Panjang Int
    Daily: 0550hrs & 1 more trip before 0616hrs

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See above.


 

Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History:

  • 1988 (24 Jan): Introduced by SBS between Jurong East Int and Bukit Panjang (Loop)
  • 1989 (05 Mar): Amended to serve Upper Bt Timah Rd and Bt Batok West Ave 6.
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Extended from Jurong East to Bt Merah, covering lost sectors of withdrawn Service 184
  • 1995 (01 Oct): Handed to TIBS. Amended to ply Bt Batok East Ave 2 instead of Bt Batok East Ave 4 on same day.
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to Bt Panjang Int
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Route amended to make way for the new Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2014 (03 Feb): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2014 (17 Nov): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2015 (27 Dec): Calls at Hillview Station along Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Amended to Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings:

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