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.

176
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44029 Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44019 The Linear Upp Bt Timah Rd
43119 Bef Hazel Pk Terr Upp Bt Timah Rd
43109 Cashew Stn DT2 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43099 Assumption Pathway Sch Upp Bt Timah Rd
43089 Aft Assumption Eng Sch Upp Bt Timah Rd
43279 Aft Hillview Stn DT3 Hillview Rd
43268 Hillington Green Condo Hillview Ave
43259 Opp Hillbrooks Hillview Ave
43249 Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43239 The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43449 Blk 258 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43439 Blk 242 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43429 Blk 240 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43419 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43401 Bt Batok Polyclinic Bt Batok West Ave 3
43321 Opp Blk 144 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43371 Blk 109 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43699 Blk 298 Bt Batok Ave 1
28629 Blk 266 Jurong East Ctrl
28319 Blk 207 Jurong East Ctrl
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28431 Blk 134 Jurong East Ctrl
28249 Jurong East Lib Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239 Opp Jurong Town Hall Jurong Town Hall Rd
28229 German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
20269 Bef Pandan Gdns Jurong Town Hall Rd
20259 C'wealth Sec Sch Jurong Town Hall Rd
20159 Blk 411 West Coast Rd
20149 Blk 408 West Coast Rd
20139 Opp Angliss Bldg West Coast Rd
20289 The Japanese Sec Sch West Coast Highway
17339 Blk 518 West Coast Highway
17329 Blk 705 West Coast Highway
17319 Blk 716 West Coast Highway
17369 Aft West Coast Link West Coast Highway
17309 West Coast View West Coast Highway
17359 Bef Clementi Rd West Coast Highway
17299 Opp West Coast Pk West Coast Highway
16249 Bef Wholesale Ctr West Coast Highway
16239 Opp Wholesale Ctr West Coast Highway
16229 Haw Par Villa Stn CC25 West Coast Highway
16219 Opp Wharves Bldg West Coast Highway
15219 Pasir View Pk Pasir Panjang Rd
15209 Bef Pasir Panjang Stn CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15199 Opp Currency Hse CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15169 Harbourside Ind Bldg 2 Pasir Panjang Rd
15159 Mapletree Business City Pasir Panjang Rd
15149 Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27 Pasir Panjang Rd
14189 Aft Alexandra Rd Telok Blangah Rd
14179 Yeo's Bldg Telok Blangah Rd
14169 Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14041 Blk 54 Henderson Rd
14051 Aft Telok Blangah Hts Henderson Rd
14241 Opp Blk 1 Henderson Rd
10331 Bef Bt Merah Ctrl Henderson Rd
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
10339 Aft Bt Merah Ctrl Henderson Rd
14249 Blk 1 Henderson Rd
14059 Bef Telok Blangah Hts Henderson Rd
14049 Opp Blk 55 Henderson Rd
14161 Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14171 Opp Yeo's Bldg Telok Blangah Rd
15141 Labrador Pk Stn CC27 Pasir Panjang Rd
15151 Opp Mapletree Biz City Pasir Panjang Rd
15161 Pasir Panjang Ctr Pasir Panjang Rd
15191 Pasir Panjang Stn/Fc CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15201 Aft Pasir Panjang Stn CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15211 Opp Pasir View Pk Pasir Panjang Rd
16211 Wharves Bldg West Coast Highway
16221 Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25 West Coast Highway
16231 Wholesale Ctr West Coast Highway
16241 Bef West Coast Pk West Coast Highway
17291 West Coast Pk West Coast Highway
17351 Aft Clementi Rd West Coast Highway
17301 Opp West Coast View West Coast Highway
17361 Opp West Coast Link West Coast Highway
17311 Emerson Process West Coast Highway
17321 Tien Wah Press Bldg West Coast Highway
17331 Opp Blk 518 West Coast Highway
20281 Opp The Japanese Sec Sch West Coast Highway
20131 S'pore Food Industries Bldg West Coast Rd
20141 Opp Blk 408 West Coast Rd
20151 Opp Blk 411 West Coast Rd
20251 Bef Teban Gdns Rd Jurong Town Hall Rd
20261 Aft Pandan Gdns Jurong Town Hall Rd
20271 Opp German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28221 Opp Intl Business Pk Jurong Town Hall Rd
28231 Jurong Town Hall Jurong Town Hall Rd
28241 Opp Jurong East Lib Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439 Blk 124 Jurong East Ctrl
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28311 Blk 209 Jurong East Ctrl
28621 Blk 241 Jurong East Ctrl
43691 Blk 190 Bt Batok Ave 1
43379 Blk 185 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43329 Blk 146 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43409 Opp Blk 127 Bt Batok West Ave 3
43411 Opp Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43421 Blk 503 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43431 Opp Blk 242 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43441 Opp Blk 258 Bt Batok East Ave 2
43231 Opp The Petals Condo Hillview Ave
43241 Opp Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
43251 Hillbrooks Hillview Ave
43261 Opp Hillview Hts Hillview Ave
43271 Glendale Pk Condo Hillview Rd
43061 Hillview Stn DT3 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43071 Opp Dairy Farm Rd Upp Bt Timah Rd
43081 Opp Assumption Eng Sch Upp Bt Timah Rd
43091 Bef Cashew Stn DT2 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43111 Min Of Defence Upp Bt Timah Rd
44011 Opp The Linear Upp Bt Timah Rd
44021 Bt Panjang Stn Exit B DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 Bt Panjang Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
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 22.3 km (D1) | 22.9 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)
Majority of buses park at: Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– MAN A24
12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
0530hrs – 2335hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2335hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Bukit 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

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.

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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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 176

  • 14 November 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    Bus 176 (SMB 274L)
    Give this driver a pat on his back for good attitude.

    He waited for us as we ran towards the bus stop before Inchcape Bldg before 12 noon

    At bus stop before Pandan Loop, one passenger forgot to indicate his intention to alight and only pressed the bell after bus past the bus stop, the driver stopped his bus a distance from the bus stop for him to alight.

    Thirdly, at bus stop outside teban garden, one passenger wanted to board this bus but was busy looking at her things and did not see the bus arrived until the bus past the bus stop. The driver stopped the bus for her to board.

    This driver also sounded his horn when near the bus stop where there are lesser passengers to indicate his arrival. Good gesture.

    Thanks

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