SBS Transit Bus Service 181

SBS Transit Bus Service 181 is a trunk route running from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Jurong West Avenue 3, passing through Jurong West Street 64 and 75. Service 181 will not operate when its supplementary route, Service 181M, is in operation during Weekday mornings on school days.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 181: Boon Lay – Jurong West Avenue 3 (Loop)
  • Jurong West Central 3
    – Boon Lay Bus Interchange  EW27 
  • Jurong West Street 64
    – Blk 669 CP
    – Blk 670A
  • Jurong West Street 75
    – Opp Blk 755
    – Blk 749
  • Jurong West Avenue 5
    – Blk 861
    – Aft Westwood Ave
  • Jurong West Avenue 3
    – Blk 273B
    – Blk 276B
  • Jurong West Avenue 3
    – Opp Blk 276B
    – Bet Blks 272D/271A
  • Jurong West Avenue 5
    – Bet Blks 757/758
    – Blk 762
  • Jurong West Street 75
    – Gek Poh Shopping Ctr
    – Blk 755
  • Jurong West Street 64
    – Blk 678D
    – Blk 685B
  • Jurong West Central 3
    – Boon Lay Bus Interchange  EW27 
Technical Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong West Street 64 / 75
Route Length 6.2km
Travelling Time 35 – 40 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
– Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Boon Lay
School Term Weekdays: 0600 – 0630, 0745 – 0040
All other days: 0600 – 0040
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 08 mins
After 1930: 07 – 12 mins

 


SBST Release Poster
SBST Release Poster

Service 181 serves the following amenities along its route:

  • MRT Station: Boon Lay MRT
  • Schools:
    • Corporation Primary School (Service 181M only)
    • Westwood Primary School
    • Boon Lay Secondary School
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Gek Poh Shopping Centre

Service 181 primarily serves residents of Jurong West Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and Wenya estate (Neighbourhood 2) with connections to Boon Lay Interchange/MRT and Gek Poh Shopping Center. It incorporates a u-turn at the end of Jurong West Avenue 3, around Blk 276B.

Despite serving entirely within the Jurong West district, this route not classified as a feeder service, but rather as a trunk service, which may indicate a possible route extension or amendment in the future. During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:15am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

AM Peak Supplementary Bus Service

Bus Service 181M operates from 0630hrs – 0745hrs on school term weekdays, plying an extended route to Jurong West Street 23.  Bus Service 181 will not operate when Bus Service 181M is in operations.

More information about this supplementary bus service can be found here.

MRT Stations:

Special Departures:

  • Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B)  Boon Lay
    Weekdays: 0514hrs, 0524hrs, 0533hrs, 0542hrs, 0551hrs, 0600hrs, 0608hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs

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


Route Variants


Gallery:

SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7402D) - Service 181
SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7402D) – Service 181

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.


History:

  • 2005 (09 Jan): Introduced by SBS Transit as a six-month trial service between Jurong West Neighhourhood 2 (Wenya estate) to the Gek Poh Ville Neighbourhood Centre and Boon Lay Interchange.
  • 2010 (18 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (21 Mar): Route variant Bus Service 181M launched.

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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