SMRT Bus Service 172

SMRT Bus Service 172 is a trunk route linking Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Boon Lay Interchange, passing through Choa Chu Kang Ave 1, Brickland Road, Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Jalan Bahar and Jalan Boon Lay.

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44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
44539 Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44399 Opp Blk 210 Choa Chu Kang Dr
44111 Opp Blk 203 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44109 Opp Hong San Terr Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44099 Opp Choa Chu Kang Mkt Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44089 Opp Blk 296A Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44689 Sunshine Pl Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44079 Opp Blk 464 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
30089 Aft Hai Inn See Tp Brickland Rd
30099 Opp Chengtai Nursery Sg Tengah Rd
30059 Opp Track 14 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30049 Home Team Academy Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30039 Army Logistics Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30029 Keat Hong Camp Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30019 Opp Tengah Air Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31199 B25 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31179 Aft Jln Berseri Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31169 Teen Challenge Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31159 Bef Lim Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31059 Aft Cemy Chapel Jln Bahar
31049 Aft Chr Cemy Path 9 Jln Bahar
31039 Opp Civil Defence Academy Jln Bahar
31029 Opp Jln Bahar Power Stn Jln Bahar
31019 Bef Nanyang Ave Jln Bahar
27129 Opp Nanyang Ave Jln Bahar
27109 Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
27099 Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
21379 Blk 263 Jln Boon Lay
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22499 Opp Blk 662C EW27 Jurong West St 64
21361 Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
21371 Blk 680C Jln Boon Lay
27091 Opp Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
27101 Opp Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
27121 Bef Nanyang Ave Jln Bahar
31011 Aft Nanyang Ave Jln Bahar
31021 Jln Bahar Power Stn Jln Bahar
31031 Civil Defence Academy Jln Bahar
31041 Bef Muslim Cemy Path 7 Jln Bahar
31051 Pusara Aman Mque Jln Bahar
31151 Aft Lim Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31161 Opp Teen Challenge Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31171 Opp Jln Berseri Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31191 B26 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30011 Tengah Air Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30021 Opp Keat Hong Camp Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30031 Opp Army Logistics Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30041 Opp Home Team Academy Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30051 Aft Track 14 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30091 Chengtai Nursery Sg Tengah Rd
30081 Opp Hai Inn See Tp Brickland Rd
44071 Blk 464 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
45451 Blk 293 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44081 Blk 296A Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44091 Bef Choa Chu Kang Mkt Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44101 Aft Hong San Terr Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44119 Blk 204 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44391 Aft Blk 202 Choa Chu Kang Dr
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Boon Lay Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Ave 1, Brickland Road, Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Jln Bahar, Jln Boon Lay
Route Length 14.5 km (D1) | 14.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Majority of buses park at: Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 09 – 12 mins
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 07 – 09 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

 

Service 172 is an inter-town route providing bus connections between Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay towns. The route travels through suburban areas along along Jalan Bahar and Old Choa Chu Kang Road, while also linking residents of Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 to Choa Chu Kang Int/MRT.

Due to demand from various defence institutions along Jln Bahar, Old Choa Chu Kang and increased inter-town passenger demand between Choa Chu Kang & Boon Lay during peak hours, this service operates a relatively large number of split-shift buses, including the addition of high capacity articulated and double deck buses. Double deck buses made their appearance from 14th July 2015 onwards.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1996 and has been operated by SMRT ever since.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 (Bef Choa Chu Kang Mkt) → Choa Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays AM Peak Hours

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1996: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 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
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as Service 172, between Lim Chu Kang Rd (End) and Prince Edward Rd Ter
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Amended to skip Choa Chu Kang Rd End under 1974 Bus Rationalisation
  • 1974 (08 Dec): Amended to ply Cecil St, skipping Robinson Rd
  • 1976 (14 Mar): Calls at a staggered bus stop outside The Cenotaph along Connaught Dr, skipping the bus stop opposite Singapore Cricket Club
  • 1979 (28 Oct): Amended to ply Sungei Rd towards Prince Edward Rd Ter with the conversion of Rochor Canal Rd to one-way road
  • 1979 (30 Dec): Amended to ply Jln Anak Bt towards Prince Edward Rd Ter with the partial conversion of Upp Bt Timah Rd to one-way road
  • 1980: Amended to ply Bt Timah Rd towards Lim Chu Kang Ter, skipping Mackenzie Rd
  • 1987 (28 Jun): Amended to Shenton Way Ter
  • 1991 (26 May): Shortened to loop at Jln Anak Bt from Lim Chu Kang Ter under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 5
  • 1993 (03 Jan): Amended to Boon Lay Int due to MRT rationalisation
  • 1994: Amended to ply Sungei Tengah Rd, Brickland Rd and Choa Chu Kang Ave 3, serving the new town of Choa Chu Kang.
  • 1998: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Blk 464 along Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
  • 1999: Calls at a new bus stop outside Sunshine Pl along Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS) and shortened to Choa Chu Kang Int.
  • 2004 (10 May): Operated by SMRT Buses
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2011 (23 Oct): Skips a pair of bus stops after LP 222 and B27 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd along Old Choa Chu Kang Rd due to road widening works
  • 2013 (25 Feb): Calls at a new bus stop outside Blk 293 along Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
  • 2015 (14 Jul): Start of Double-decker bus deployments
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Calls at relocated Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.

Past Routings:

 

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