SMRT Bus Service 187

SMRT Bus Service 187 is a trunk route linking Woodlands Temporary Interchange and Boon Lay Interchange, passing through Lakeside, Jurong West/East Avenue 1, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Panjang, Marsiling and Woodlands. It shares the Woodlands – Boon Lay termini with Service 178, while plying the faster route.

187
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46549
Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46539
Blk 320
Woodlands Ave 3
46529
Opp Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46491
Blk 402
Woodlands Ave 3
44269
Blk 223
Bt Panjang Rd
44239
Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bt Panjang Rd
44249
Blk 174
Bt Panjang 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
43529
Opp Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok West Ave 5
43641
Opp HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43831
Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43491
Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43481
Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43471
Blk 306
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43461
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43411
Opp Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43701
Blk 225
Bt Batok Ctrl
43389
Opp Blk 102
Bt Batok Ave 1
43699
Blk 298
Bt Batok Ave 1
28629
Blk 266
Jurong East Ctrl
28321
Blk 239
Jurong East Ave 1
28331
Blk 229
Jurong East Ave 1
28451
Parc Oasis
Jurong East Ave 1
28461
Blk 347
Jurong East Ave 1
28491
Opp Jurong Polyclinic
Jurong East Ave 1
28501
Blk 490
Jurong West Ave 1
28511
Blk 463
Jurong West Ave 1
28521
Blk 457
Jurong West Ave 1
28399
Blk 458
Jurong West St 51
28389
Opp Blk 515
Jurong West St 51
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
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
28381
Blk 515
Jurong West St 51
28391
Blk 501
Jurong West St 51
28529
Blk 441
Jurong West Ave 1
28519
Blk 425
Jurong West Ave 1
28509
Blk 422
Jurong West Ave 1
28499
Jurong Polyclinic
Jurong East Ave 1
28469
Blk 316
Jurong East Ave 1
28459
Opp Parc Oasis
Jurong East Ave 1
28339
Blk 252
Jurong East Ave 1
28329
Blk 246
Jurong East Ave 1
28621
Blk 241
Jurong East Ctrl
43691
Blk 190
Bt Batok Ave 1
43381
Blk 102
Bt Batok Ave 1
43709
Blk 644
Bt Batok Ctrl
43419
Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43469
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43479
Opp Blk 305
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43489
Opp Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43499
Blk 419
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43839
Opp Blk 336
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43649
HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43521
Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok West Ave 5
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
44251
Blk 604
Bt Panjang Rd
44241
Opp Lompang Rd
Bt Panjang Rd
44231
Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bt Panjang Rd
44261
Blk 270
Bt Panjang Rd
46499
Opp Blk 402
Woodlands Ave 3
46521
Marsiling Stn
Woodlands Ave 3
46531
Blk 173
Woodlands Ave 3
46541
Opp Blk 347
Woodlands Ave 3
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Boon Lay Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marsiling, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok, Jurong West/East Ave 1, Lakeside
Route Length 24.5 km (D1) | 24.0 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Woodlands 0520 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0530 – 2345 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0540 – 0000 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 0000 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 13 mins
After 1900: 09 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 10 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 07 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 187 is a residential inter-town route connecting Jurong West, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands, serving many residential areas and schools. The route experiences high demand during most of the day, and is especially well-patronized between Boon Lay and Bukit Panjang owing to inter-town connections provided, linking with Boon Lay, Lakeside and Bukit Batok MRT stations. The route shares its Bukit Panjang – Woodlands sector with Services 963 and 966 via the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since 1988, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1995 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity double-deck and articulated buses are deployed on a daily basis. Double-Decker buses made its debut on this service in January 2015.

LRT Stations Served:

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 604) Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0625hrs
    Sun/PHs: 0600hrs – 0640hrs

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:


Operator History:

  • 1988 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 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:

  • 1988 (10 Jul): Introduced by SBS, plying between Bukit Panjang Ter and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1995 (17 Sep): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS)
  • 1996 (10 Mar): Extended to Woodlands Regional Int as part of MRT rationalization
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (12 Jan): Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 double-decker bus deployed.
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 187

  • 16 November 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    Today at 7:15 the driver of SMB233E operating on SVC 187 drives super slow. Even after waiting for 11 minutes, the driver driver very slow. What’s more, can SVC 187 deploy more double deck buses cos too much ppl and its damn pointless to deploy two freakin single deckers on the same service and cause inconvenience.

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