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.

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46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 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 Bef Bke 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 NS7 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 Junction 10 Woodlands 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
43069 HILLVIEW STN EXIT A DT3 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 Ppis Bt Batok 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 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 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 Bt Batok Rd
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 Corporation Place 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 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
21699 SUMMERDALE Boon Lay Way
21689 Blk 200 Boon Lay Way
21229 Opp S'pore Aerospace 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 Corporation Place Corporation Rd
21029 Aft Corporation 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 Opp Blk 227 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 NS2 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 Ppis Bt Batok 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 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
44041 Junction 10 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 NS7 Woodlands Rd
46389 Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 1 Woodlands Ave 3
46499 Opp Blk 402 Woodlands Ave 3
46519 Opp Blk 144 Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509 Marsiling Pk Woodlands Ctr Rd
46069 W'Lands Train Checkpt Woodlands Ctr Rd
46088 Blk 25 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 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 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 29.7 km (D1) | 30.3 km (D2)
Travelling Time 90 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN A22
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: 06 – 14 mins
0831 – 1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 14 – 16 mins
After 1900: 14 – 17 mins
0630 – 0830: 14 – 15 mins
0831 – 1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 14 – 15 mins
After 1900: 15 – 17 mins

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 prior to the Bus Contracting Model in 2016 was turned down by the Public Transport Council. 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 Short Trip 178A was introduced to cope with the additional demand.

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.

Double decker buses are deployed on this service on a regular basis since 25 February 2019.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Woodlands Ctr Rd (Woodlands Train Checkpt) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Sundays & PHs: 0535hrs, 0552hrs, 0609hrs, 0626hrs, 0643hrs
Short Trip Service
  • Service 178A: Woodlands Temp Int → Woodlands Road (Kranji Stn)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 05:36, 06:13, 06:26, 07:08, 07:52 & 08:36

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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)
  • 2019 (25 Feb): Start of regular double-decker bus deployments

Past Routings:

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3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 178

  • 1 February 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    they can follow SBST dual depot control system that is majority Woodlands and minority Kranji/Bulim until Mandai Depot is ready.

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  • 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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    • 26 February 2019 at 8:29 PM
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      178 already has double deckers.

      Reply

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