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
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
Jurong West Ctrl 3
Technical Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong West Street 64 / 75
Route Length 6.2km
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, which may indicate a possible route extension or amendment in the future. During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:15am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

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 operations.

More information about this supplementary bus service can be found here.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B)  Boon Lay
    Weekdays: 0514hrs, 0524hrs, 0533hrs, 0542hrs, 0551hrs, 0600hrs, 0608hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs

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


Route Variants


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:


External Links & References:

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