The route operates from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and loops at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) during the weekday morning peak hours. During the weekday afternoon peak hours, it operates from Lien Ying Chow Drive (Hall 1) ends at Boon Lay Bus Interchange.
The route skips all bus stops along Jurong West Street 63 & Pioneer Road North in both directions.
|Route||[AM] Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Nanyang Drive (NTU)
[PM] Lien Ying Chow Drive (Hall 1) → Boon Lay Bus Interchange
|Passes Through||Jurong West St 63 (express), Pioneer Rd North (express), NTU|
|Route Length||9.6 km|
|Journey Time||~ 6 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Soon Lee Bus Park|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
||Weekdays, during NTU school term:
[AM] From Boon Lay Interchange: 0730hrs – 0930hrs | 1 – 7 mins frequency
[PM] From Lien Ying Chow Drive (Hall 1): 1500hrs – 2000hrs | 4 – 26 mins frequency
[PM] From Nanyang Dr (Wee Kim Wee Sch of C&I): 1516hrs – 2008hrs | 5 – 14 mins frequency
Short Trip Service 179A is a trunk service with different morning and evening routes. It operates from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and loops at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), terminating at Boon Lay Bus Interchange. The route skips all bus stops along Jurong West Street 63 & Pioneer Road North in both directions.
As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday AM and PM Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 179 from students and staff commuting from Boon Lay Int/MRT to NTU in the mornings, and returning from NTU to Boon Lay Int/MRT in the evenings. By skipping all bus stops between Boon Lay Interchange and NTU, the route offers faster connections between the two ends of the route, while separating passengers heading to/from Joo Koon MRT with those heading to/from Boon Lay Int/MRT.
Unique for a Short-Trip Service, Service 179A is the only one that plies the entire route of its parent Service 179. It is also the only Short-Trip service to skip bus stops of its parent service, an arrangement which is usually seen in limited-stop express services.
- From Boon Lay Interchange:
Weekdays, during NTU school term: (Total: 28 trips)
0730hrs, 0732hrs, 0738hrs, 0740hrs, 0745hrs, 0750hrs, 0752hrs, 0758hrs, 0802hrs, 0806hrs, 0813hrs, 0818hrs, 0822hrs, 0827hrs, 0830hrs, 0831hrs, 0836hrs, 0841hrs, 0846hrs, 0851hrs, 0855hrs, 0859hrs, 0903hrs, 0707hrs, 0911hrs, 0919hrs, 0923hrs, 0930hrs
- From Lien Ying Chow Drive (Hall 1):
Weekdays, during NTU school term: (Total: 36 trips)
1500hrs, 1505hrs, 1512hrs, 1518hrs, 1523hrs, 1529hrs, 1533hrs, 1541hrs, 1546hrs, 1555hrs, 1604hrs, 1612hrs, 1621hrs, 1629hrs, 1637hrs, 1645hrs, 1655hrs, 1700hrs, 1714hrs, 1720hrs, 1728hrs, 1735hrs, 1741hrs, 1749hrs, 1759hrs, 1809hrs, 1814hrs, 1830hrs, 1842hrs, 1853hrs, 1906hrs, 1910hrs, 1936hrs, 1941hrs, 1948hrs, 2000hrs
- From Nanyang Dr (Wee Kim Wee Sch of C&I):
Weekdays, during NTU school term: (Total: 34 trips)
1516hrs, 1525hrs, 1536hrs, 1545hrs, 1559hrs, 1608hrs, 1617hrs, 1626hrs, 1634hrs, 1642hrs, 1650hrs, 1659hrs, 1707hrs, 1713hrs, 1718hrs, 1730hrs, 1736hrs, 1741hrs, 1755hrs, 1803hrs, 1816hrs, 1822hrs, 1828hrs, 1839hrs, 1846hrs, 1857hrs, 1904hrs, 1913hrs, 1923hrs, 1929hrs, 1939hrs, 1952hrs, 2003hrs, 2008hrs
Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT Stations Served
- EW27 Boon Lay
- 1 Oct 2007 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2007 (01 Oct): Introduced from [AM] Boon Lay Int ↺ Nanyang Drive (NTU) and [PM] Lien Ying Chow Drive (Hall 1) → Boon Lay Int.