SMRT Bus Service 180

SMRT Bus Service 180 is a trunk route running between Boon Lay Interchange and Bukit Panjang. It travels through Jurong West Street 64, Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok Road and Jelebu Road. It is the most direct route between Boon Lay and Bukit Panjang, offering faster journey times as compared to the MRT. As such, the service is well patronized throughout the day, with moderate to high demand at most times of day. As such, high capacity double-deck buses make up the whole permanent fleet.

Bus Service 180 will change its stopping point at Petir Rd / Upp Bukit Timah Rd from 04 Sep 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 180: Boon Lay  Bukit Panjang Rd (Loop)
From Boon Lay
Looping at Bukit Panjang Rd
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Opp Blk 662C EW27
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Jurong Fire Stn
    – Blk 200
    – Opp Lakeside Stn EW26
    – Aft Jurong West St 51
    – Opp Jurong Lake
    – Blk 350
    – Opp Chinese Gdn Stn EW25
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 303
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Aft PIE
    – Opp Dulwich Coll
    – Opp Blk 443D
    – Opp Blk 437A
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Opp Dunearn Sec Sch
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 26
    – Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT DT1BP6
  • Petir Rd (Express)
  • Jelebu Rd (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 183
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Phoenix Stn BP5
    – Opp Blk 26
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Bt Batok Fire Stn
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Blk 402
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Blk 436A
    – Blk 443D
    – Dulwich Coll/Blk 445
    – Bef PIE
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Blk 253
    – Blk 228
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Chinese Gdn Stn EW25
    – Opp Blk 350
    – Jurong Lake
    – Bef Jurong West St 51
    – Lakeside Stn EW26
    – Opp Blk 200
    – Opp Jurong Fire Stn
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Blk 662D EW27
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27

 

 

Technical Information
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Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Panjang Road (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong West St 64, Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok Rd, Jelebu Rd
Route Length 20.7 km
Travelling Time 80 – 90 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 buses:
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0530 – 2310 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600 – 2310 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
2311 – 2345 (Daily | Service 180A Terminating at Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 183))
Frequency Loop Service
 
0630-0830: 04 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 04 – 12 mins
After 1900: 06 – 12 mins
 

Route History

SMRT Bus Service 180 previously operated as a bidirectional service between Bukit Panjang and Boon Lay, but buses did not have extended breaks at Boon Lay due to space constraints. When Bukit Panjang Interchange was demolished to make way for the new Integrated Transport Hub, the route was converted to start from Boon Lay and loop at Bukit Panjang due to space constraints at Bukit Panjang Bus Park.

Originally introduced as Service 951 in 1990, a series of major amendments has shortened the route to its present form since 1996.

From 2311hrs daily, buses leaving Boon Lay Interchange will operate as Shortworking Trip 180A and terminate at Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 183). Additional trips of 180A operated in the late evening (weekdays only) are performed by split-shift buses before being taken out of service.

Double-decker buses are deployed on a regular basis from 13 March 2016.

LRT / MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Petir Road (Bt Panjang Stn)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs – 0620hrs
    Satudays:
     0520hrs – 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs – 0630hrs
  • Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 183)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekday Peak hours

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 180A: Boon Lay Interchange → Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183)
    1916 – 1950 (Weekdays), 2311 – 2345 (Daily)

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

Fleet: See Above


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Operator History:

  • 1996 – 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:

  • 1990 (10 Jun): Introduced as Service 951, Marsiling Ter – Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Amended to Woodlands Regional Int
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Re-numbered to Service 180 and shortened to Bt Panjang Ter – Boon Lay Int
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to start from Bt Panjang Int
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Amended to loop at Petir Road with the closure of Bt Panjang Int, Shortworking trip 180A introduced.
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Jan): Start of double-decker bus deployments under Service 190 crossover.
  • 2016 (13 Mar): Start of regular double-decker bus deployments
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Calls at relocated bus stop 43453 Aft PIE along Bukit Batok Rd
  • 2017 (16 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Bus Stop along Petir Rd abolished, made to call along Upp Bt Timah Rd

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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2 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 180

  • 31 October 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    The information provided should include the estimated travelling time to each stop so that we can estimate how long is the journey before deciding which route to take.

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  • 30 August 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Details on Aug/30 time 6.50am:
    – My Transport website showing 180 with arriving status, but no show of the bus till 7.10am, what happened?
    – Too long waiting time from 6.50am till 7.10am.
    – Suggest to send bus traffic flow checker to check on the said timing’s, to have one more bus flow allocate
    – As everytime the poor 7.10am bus driver has to stress out due to over crowded with passengers

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