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.

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46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
46549 Blk 347 Woodlands Ave 3
46539 Blk 320 Woodlands Ave 3
46529 Opp Marsiling Stn NS8 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 BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 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 NS2 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 EW26 Boon Lay Way
21681 Opp Blk 200 Boon Lay Way
21691 OPP SUMMERDALE Boon Lay Way
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22499 Opp Blk 662C EW27 Jurong West St 64
21699 SUMMERDALE Boon Lay Way
21689 Blk 200 Boon Lay Way
28099 Opp Lakeside Stn EW26 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 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 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 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 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 NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46531 Blk 173 Woodlands Ave 3
46541 Marsiling Mall Woodlands Ave 3
46009 Woodlands Temp Int NS9TE2 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

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.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Bukit Panjang Road (Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604) Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0625hrs
    Sun/PHs: 0600hrs – 0640hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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:

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3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 187

  • 1 February 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    Should be under Jurong West package but again they can follow SBST dual depot control system that is majority Woodlands and minority Kranji/Bulim

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  • 13 December 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Why can’t 187 should just give majority DD as the stupid getting high

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  • 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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