SMRT Bus Service 187

SMRT Bus Service 187 is a trunk route linking Woodlands Temporary Interchange and Boon Lay Interchange, passing through Lakeside, Jurong West/East Avenue 1, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Panjang, Marsiling and Woodlands. It shares the Woodlands – Boon Lay termini with Service 178, while plying the faster route.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 187: Woodlands ↔ Boon Lay
Direction 1
Towards Boon Lay
Direction 2
Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int  NS9 
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn  NS8 
    – Blk 402
  • BKE (Express)
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 223
    – Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
    – Blk 174
    – Blk 183  DT1  BP6 
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Phoenix Stn  BP5 
    – Opp Blk 26
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Bt Batok Fire Stn
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Bt Batok Driving Ctr
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp HomeTeamNS
    – Blk 334
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 331
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Blk 315
    – Blk 306
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Opp Blk 628  NS2 
    – Blk 225
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Opp Blk 102
    – Blk 298
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 266
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Blk 239
    – Blk 229
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 347
    – Opp Jurong Polyclinic
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 490
    – Blk 463
    – Blk 457
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 458
    – Opp Blk 515
  • Boon Lay Way
    – 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 
  • 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 
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 501
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 441
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 422
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Jurong Polyclinic
    – Blk 316
    – Opp Parc Oasis
    – Blk 252
    – Blk 246
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 241
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Blk 190
    – Blk 102
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Blk 644
    – Blk 628  NS2 
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 305
    – Opp Blk 315
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 419
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp Blk 336
    – HomeTeamNS
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Bt Batok Driving Ctr
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 26
    – Phoenix Stn  BP5 
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604  DT1  BP6 
    – Opp Lompang Rd
    – Zhenghua Pr Sch
    – Blk 270
  • BKE (Express)
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 402
    – Marsiling Stn  NS8 
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int  NS9 
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Boon Lay Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marsiling, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok, Jurong West/East Ave 1, Lakeside
Route Length 24.5 km (D1) | 24.0 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands 0520 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0530 – 2345 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0540 – 0000 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 0000 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 13 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 06 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 187 is a residential inter-town route connecting Jurong West, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands, serving many residential areas and schools. The route experiences high demand during most of the day, and is especially well-patronized between Boon Lay and Bukit Panjang owing to inter-town connections provided, linking with Boon Lay, Lakeside and Bukit Batok MRT stations. The route shares its Bukit Panjang – Woodlands sector with Services 963 and 966 via the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

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 double-deck and articulated buses are deployed on a daily basis. Double-Decker buses made its debut on this service in January 2015.

LRT Stations Served:

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 604) Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0625hrs
    Sun/PHs: 0600hrs – 0640hrs

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 Woodlands Bus Package.

History:

  • 1988 (10 Jul): Introduced by SBS, plying between Bukit Panjang Ter and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1995 (17 Sep): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Extended to Woodlands Regional Int as part of MRT rationalization
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (12 Jan): Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 double-decker bus deployed.
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 187

  • 16 November 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    Today at 7:15 the driver of SMB233E operating on SVC 187 drives super slow. Even after waiting for 11 minutes, the driver driver very slow. What’s more, can SVC 187 deploy more double deck buses cos too much ppl and its damn pointless to deploy two freakin single deckers on the same service and cause inconvenience.

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