SBS Transit Bus Service 181

SBS Transit Bus Service 181 is a trunk route running from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Jurong West Avenue 3, passing through Jurong West Street 64 and 75. Service 181 will not operate when its supplementary route, Service 181M, is in operation during Weekday mornings on school days.

181
Boon Lay Int ↺ Jurong West Ave 3 (Loop)
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22441 Blk 669 CP Jurong West St 64
22591 Blk 670A Jurong West St 64
27371 Opp Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
27381 Blk 749 Jurong West St 75
27439 Blk 861 Jurong West Ave 5
27449 Aft Westwood Ave Jurong West Ave 5
27459 Blk 273B Jurong West Ave 3
27469 Blk 276B Jurong West Ave 3
27461 Opp Blk 276B Jurong West Ave 3
27451 Bet Blks 272D/271A Jurong West Ave 3
27441 Bet Blks 757/758 Jurong West Ave 5
27431 Blk 762 Jurong West Ave 5
27389 Gek Poh Shop Ctr Jurong West St 75
27379 Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
22599 Blk 678D Jurong West St 64
22449 Blk 685B Jurong West St 64
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
Technical Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3 
Passes Through Jurong West Street 64 / 75
Route Length 6.4 km
Travelling Time 35 – 40 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Boon Lay
School Term Weekdays: 0600 – 0630, 0745 – 0040
All Other Days: 0600 – 0040
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 09 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900: 07 – 12 mins

 

SBST Release Poster
SBST Release Poster

Service 181 serves the following amenities along its route:

  • MRT Station: Boon Lay MRT
  • Schools:
    • Corporation Primary School (Service 181M only)
    • Westwood Primary School
    • Boon Lay Secondary School
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Gek Poh Shopping Centre

Service 181 primarily serves residents of Jurong West Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and Wenya estate (Neighbourhood 2) with connections to Boon Lay Interchange/MRT and Gek Poh Shopping Center. It incorporates a u-turn at the end of Jurong West Avenue 3, around Blk 276B.

Despite serving entirely within the Jurong West district, this route not classified as a feeder service, but rather as a trunk service.

During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Boon Lay MRT Station, operating hours will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by SBS Transit closer to these dates.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B)  Boon Lay
    Weekdays: 0513hrs, 0522hrs, 0531hrs, 0540hrs, 0547hrs, 0554hrs, 0601hrs, 0608hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs
AM Peak Supplementary Bus Service

Bus Service 181M operates from 0630hrs – 0745hrs on school term weekdays, plying an extended route to Jurong West Street 23.  Bus Service 181 will not operate when Bus Service 181M is in operation.

 

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery:

SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7402D) - Service 181
SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7402D) – Service 181

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.


History:

  • 2005 (09 Jan): Introduced by SBS Transit as a six-month trial service between Jurong West Neighhourhood 2 (Wenya estate) to the Gek Poh Ville Neighbourhood Centre and Boon Lay Interchange.
  • 2010 (18 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (21 Mar): Route variant Bus Service 181M launched.

Past Routings:


 

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