SMRT Bus Service 178

SMRT Bus Service 178 is a trunk route between Woodlands Temporary Interchange and Boon lay Interchange, passing through Marsiling, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Road, Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Batok, Jurong Town Hall, AYE and Corporation Road.

178
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46291
Blk 106
Woodlands Ave 5
46199
Blk 120
Marsiling Rise
46181
Opp Blk 12
Marsiling Rd
46209
Blk 2
Marsiling Dr
46709
Aft Blk 1
Marsiling Dr
46119
Marsiling CC
Admiralty Rd
46091
W'Lands Town Gdn
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46059
Globalfoundries/Aft Bke
Woodlands Rd
46049
Globalfoundries
Woodlands Rd
46039
Opp Kranji Lodge 1
Woodlands Rd
46029
Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 2
Woodlands Rd
45139
Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
45129
S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45119
Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45109
Bef Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45099
Aft Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45079
Aft Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45069
Aft Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45059
Opp Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45049
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Blk 1
Woodlands Rd
45039
Opp Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45029
Opp Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
44999
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45019
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
44069
Aft KJE Slip Rd
Woodlands Rd
44059
Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
44049
Opp Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44029
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44019
The Linear
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43119
Bef Hazel Pk Terr
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43109
Cashew Stn
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43099
Assumption Pathway Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43089
Aft Assumption Eng Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43069
HILLVIEW STN EXIT A
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43059
The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43049
Opp Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43029
Opp The Hillside
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43631
YWMA Kindergarten
Old Jurong Rd
43201
Opp Autobacs
Bt Batok East Ave 6
43191
Blk 288C
Bt Batok East Ave 6
43181
Keming Pr Sch
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43171
Blk 229
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43419
Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43401
Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43531
Blk 140
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43341
Princess E Pr Sch
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43453
BEF PIE
Greenbank Pk
28299
Blk 253
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289
Blk 228
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28279
Blk 114
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28269
Blk 118
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28259
Opp S'pore Science Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239
Opp Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28309
Intl Business Pk
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20061
Aft Jurong Town Hall Rd
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20081
Carrier S'pore
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21011
Aft Jurong Lake
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21021
Bef Jurong Port Rd
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21171
OPP CORP PL
Corporation Rd
21181
Opp Blk 161
Corporation Rd
21191
Jurong Stadium
Corporation Rd
21271
Opp Assyakirin Mque
Corporation Rd
21201
Sime Rengo Packaging Ltd
Corporation Rd
21211
Opp Lakepoint Condo
Corporation Rd
21681
Opp Blk 200
Boon Lay Way
21691
OPP SUMMERDALE
Boon Lay Way
22491
Blk 662D
Jurong West St 64
22009
Boon Lay Int
Jurong West Ctrl 3
22009
Boon Lay Int
Jurong West Ctrl 3
22499
Opp Blk 662C
Jurong West St 64
21699
SUMMERDALE
Boon Lay Way
21689
Blk 200
Boon Lay Way
21229
Opp S'Pore A'Space Mfg
Corporation Rd
21219
Lakepoint Condo
Corporation Rd
21209
Opp Sime Rengo Packaging Ltd
Corporation Rd
21279
Assyakirin Mque
Corporation Rd
21199
Opp Jurong Stadium
Corporation Rd
21189
Blk 161
Corporation Rd
21179
CORP PL
Corporation Rd
21029
AFT CORP PL
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
21019
Aft Yuan Ching Rd
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20089
Opp Carrier S'pore
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
20069
Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
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
28251
S'pore Science Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28261
Aft S'pore Science Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28271
Opp Blk 114
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28281
Parc Oasis
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291
Blk 303
Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459
Aft PIE
Bt Batok Rd
43349
Opp Princess E Pr Sch
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43539
Opp Blk 140
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43409
Opp Blk 127
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43411
Opp Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43179
Blk 231
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43189
Blk 283
Bt Batok East Ave 3
43199
Ch Of St. Mary
Bt Batok East Ave 6
43209
Autobacs
Bt Batok East Ave 6
43639
Opp YWMA Kindergarten
Old Jurong Rd
43021
Aft Old Jurong Rd
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43041
Hume Pk Condo
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43051
Opp The Rail Mall
Upp Bt Timah Rd
43061
Hillview Stn
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
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
Upp Bt Timah Rd
44041
Ten Mile Junction Stn
Woodlands Rd
44051
Opp Blk 632 CP
Woodlands Rd
43991
OPP BLK 635A
Woodlands Rd
44061
Bef Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45011
Aft Yew Tee Flyover
Woodlands Rd
45021
Heavy Veh Pk
Woodlands Rd
45031
Yew Tee Ind Est
Woodlands Rd
45041
Thong Huat Bros Pte Ltd
Woodlands Rd
45051
Da Di Glass
Woodlands Rd
45061
Opp Mandai Est
Woodlands Rd
45071
Bef Mandai Rd
Woodlands Rd
45091
Opp Jln Bumbong
Woodlands Rd
45101
Aft LP 234
Woodlands Rd
45111
Opp Kranji War Memorial
Woodlands Rd
45121
Opp S'pore Turf Club
Woodlands Rd
45131
Opp Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
46389
Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 2
Woodlands Ave 3
46499
Opp Blk 402
Woodlands Ave 3
46519
Opp Blk 144
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509
W'Lands Town Gdn
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46069
W'Lands Train Checkpt
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46088
Opp Blk 1A
Woodlands Ctr Rd
46111
Blk 23
Admiralty Rd
46201
Blk 10
Marsiling Dr
46189
Blk 12
Marsiling Rd
46191
Opp Blk 120
Marsiling Rise
46299
Opp Blk 106
Woodlands Ave 5
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange  Boon Lay Bus Interchange  
Passes Through Marsiling, Woodlands Ctr, Woodlands Rd, Upp Bukit Timah, Bukit Batok Ctrl, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Corporation Rd
Route Length 29.9 km (D1) | 30.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 90 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0545 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600 – 2330 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 14 mins
0831-1659: 14 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 15 mins
After 1900: 13 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 178 is a supplementary inter-town route serving between the housing estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok, Jurong East and Boon Lay. Much of its route plies through industrial areas (such as those around Woodlands Road, Corporation Road and International Business Park), hence demand is strongly skewed towards peak hours. It shares the Woodlands – Boon Lay termini with Service 187, while plying a longer route.

This route experiences very low off-peak demand and operates at borderline QoS standards. Its low frequency is attributed to the presence of multiple duplicating routes and little demand from industrial estate portions. It is believed that this route is highly unprofitable and SMRT’s requests to convert it to a peak-hour route was turned down by the PTC. Despite this, it encounters considerable demand between Woodlands Int and Kranji MRT during weekday morning peak hours due to industries at Marsiling Industrial Estate and Woodlands Road, and shortworking trip 178A was introduced to cope with the additional demand.

During periods of heavy congestion around Woodlands Checkpoint, buses may be diverted to skip parts of Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre, going via Woodlands Avenue 3 instead.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand.

MRT / LRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Woodlands Ctr Rd (Woodlands Train Checkpt) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Sundays & PHs: 5:35am, 5:52am, 6:09am, 6:26am, 6:43am

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 178A: Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Road (Kranji Stn)
    Weekdays AM Peak hours: 0538hrs – 0835hrs | 14 – 42 min frequency

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

Fleet: Service 178′s fleet comprises MAN NL323F buses. Additional MAN NL323F buses were added under the BSEP scheme.


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1974 – 1983: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1983 – 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:

  • 1974 (03 Feb): Introduced between Corporation Drive and Upper Bukit Timah Road
  • 1975 (21 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Gardens
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Extended to Jurong Int
  • 1981 (29 Nov): Extended to Woodlands Int
  • 1983 (10 Jul): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Shortened to Boon Lay Int with closure of Jurong Int, and amended to serve Bukit Batok
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Extended to Woodlands Regional Int, covering parts Feeder service 372 (now service 903).
  • 2006 (19 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (15 Jul): Shortworking trip 178A introduced
  • 2013 (29 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Serves the new Bus Stop 43991 – Opp Blk 635A, Woodlands Road
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Calls at relocated bus stop 43453 Aft PIE along Bukit Batok Rd
  • 2017 (28 May): Calls at relocated bus stop 47071 Bef Mandai Rd and no longer calls at bus stop 45081 Opp Mandai Rd along Woodlands Rd.
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Ave 3 and Woodlands Centre Road towards Woodlands
  • 2018 (10 Jun): Calls at a new bus stop along Woodlands Road (44999 Bef Yew Tee Flyover)

Past Routings:

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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 178

  • 21 June 2016 at 2:49 AM
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    Bus 178 SMRT should have MAN A95 as most people are taking the following bus.

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