SMRT Bus Service 180

SMRT Bus Service 180 is a trunk route running between Boon Lay Interchange and Bukit Panjang. It travels through Jurong West Street 64, Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok Road and Jelebu Road. It is the most direct route between Boon Lay and Bukit Panjang, offering faster journey times as compared to the MRT. As such, the service is well patronized throughout the day, with moderate to high demand at most times of day. As such, high capacity double-deck buses make up the whole permanent fleet.

180
Boon Lay Int ↺ Bt Panjang Rd (Loop)
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
28099
Opp Lakeside Stn
Boon Lay Way
28379
Aft Jurong West St 51
Boon Lay Way
28369
Opp Jurong Lake
Boon Lay Way
28359
Blk 350
Boon Lay Way
28349
Opp Chinese Gdn Stn
Boon Lay Way
28281
Parc Oasis
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291
Blk 303
Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459
Aft PIE
Bt Batok Rd
43761
Opp Dulwich Coll
Bt Batok Rd
43751
Opp Blk 443D
Bt Batok Rd
43781
Opp Blk 437A
Bt Batok Rd
43771
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 2
Bt Batok Rd
43671
Opp Dunearn Sec Sch
Bt Batok Rd
44171
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
44161
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
44151
Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
Bt Batok Rd
44131
Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141
Phoenix Stn
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44029
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt
Upp Bt Timah Rd
45009
BT PANJANG INT
Petir Rd
44259
Blk 183
Bt Panjang Rd
44149
Opp Phoenix Stn
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139
Opp Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44159
Bt Batok Fire Stn
Bt Batok Rd
44169
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
44179
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
43679
Blk 402
Bt Batok Rd
43779
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 2
Bt Batok Rd
43789
BLK 436A
Bt Batok Rd
43759
Blk 443D
Bt Batok Rd
43769
Dulwich Coll/Blk 445
Bt Batok Rd
43453
BEF PIE
Greenbank Pk
28299
Blk 253
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289
Blk 228
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28341
Chinese Gdn Stn
Boon Lay Way
28351
Opp Blk 350
Boon Lay Way
28361
Jurong Lake
Boon Lay Way
28371
Bef Jurong West St 51
Boon Lay Way
28091
Lakeside Stn
Boon Lay Way
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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong West St 64, Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok Rd, Bukit Panjang Rd
Route Length 21.4 km
Travelling Time 85 – 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck buses:
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0550 – 2310 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600 – 2310 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
2311 – 2345 (Daily | Service 180A Terminating at Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 183))
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
0523 – 2331 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0533 – 2332 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
2347 – 0019 (Daily | Service 180A Terminating at Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 183))
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 04 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 04 – 12 mins
After 1900: 06 – 12 mins

Route History

SMRT Bus Service 180 previously operated as a bi-directional service between Bukit Panjang and Boon Lay, but buses did not have extended breaks at Boon Lay due to space constraints. When Bukit Panjang Interchange was demolished to make way for the new Integrated Transport Hub, the route was converted to start from Boon Lay and loop at Bukit Panjang due to space constraints at Bukit Panjang Bus Park. It only was amended back to the new Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange on 25 Feb 2018, more than 5 months after the new Bus Interchange opened.

Originally introduced as Service 951 in 1990, a series of major amendments has shortened the route to its present form since 1996.

From 2311hrs daily, buses leaving Boon Lay Interchange will operate as Shortworking Trip 180A and terminate at Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 183). Additional trips of 180A operated in the late evening (weekdays only) are performed by split-shift buses before being taken out of service.

Double-decker buses are deployed on a regular basis from 13 March 2016.

LRT / MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bukit Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs – 0620hrs
    Satudays:
     0520hrs – 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs – 0630hrs
  • Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 183)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekday Peak hours

Short Trip Service:

  • Service 180A: Boon Lay Interchange → Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183)
    Weekdays: 1823hrs – 1950hrs
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 2313hrs – 2345hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 2311hrs – 2345hrs

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

Fleet: See Above


Gallery

Poster Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 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:

  • 1990 (10 Jun): Introduced as Service 951, Marsiling Ter – Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1996 (04 Feb): Amended to Woodlands Regional Int
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Re-numbered to Service 180 and shortened to Bt Panjang Ter – Boon Lay Int
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Amended to start from Bt Panjang Int
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Amended to loop at Petir Road with the closure of Bt Panjang Int, Shortworking trip 180A introduced.
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Jan): Start of double-decker bus deployments under Service 190 crossover.
  • 2016 (13 Mar): Start of regular double-decker bus deployments
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Calls at relocated bus stop 43453 Aft PIE along Bukit Batok Rd
  • 2017 (16 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Bus Stop along Petir Rd abolished, made to call along Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • 2018 (25 Feb): Amended to Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 180

  • 23 March 2018 at 1:42 AM
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    The fleet is all A95 with regular E500 cameos

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  • 31 October 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    The information provided should include the estimated travelling time to each stop so that we can estimate how long is the journey before deciding which route to take.

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  • 30 August 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Details on Aug/30 time 6.50am:
    – My Transport website showing 180 with arriving status, but no show of the bus till 7.10am, what happened?
    – Too long waiting time from 6.50am till 7.10am.
    – Suggest to send bus traffic flow checker to check on the said timing’s, to have one more bus flow allocate
    – As everytime the poor 7.10am bus driver has to stress out due to over crowded with passengers

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