SMRT Express Bus Service 188e

SMRT Express Bus Service 188e is an AM-Peak uni-directional limited-stop express route of Service 188, operating from Choa Chu Kang Interchange to HarbourFront Interchange, passing through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Clementi Road and Pasir Panjang.

188e
Choa Chu Kang Int → HarbourFront Int
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44441 Blk 239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44121 Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
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
43401 Bt Batok Polyclinic Bt Batok West Ave 3
43321 Opp Blk 144 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43371 Blk 109 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43699 Blk 298 Bt Batok Ave 1
28629 Blk 266 Jurong East Ctrl
28631 Opp Blk 288D Toh Guan Rd
28641 Blk 284 Toh Guan Rd
28651 Opp IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
20019 Blk 431 AYE
16159 NUS Fac Of Engineering Clementi Rd
16149 NUS Fac Of Architecture Clementi Rd
16139 Bef Kent Ridge Ter Clementi Rd
15199 Opp Currency Hse CC26 Pasir Panjang Rd
15169 Harbourside Ind Bldg 2 Pasir Panjang Rd
15159 Mapletree Business City Pasir Panjang Rd
15149 Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27 Pasir Panjang Rd
14009 HarbourFront Int NE1CC29 Seah Im Rd
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange HarbourFront Bus Interchange
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Clementi Rd, Pasir Panjang
Route Length 22.0 km
Travelling Time 65 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 Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0708hrs – 0723hrs (Weekdays, Except Public Holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
15 mins

 

Introduced on 25th June 2007, Service 188e links the residential estates of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok, Jurong East and Clementi (bus stop at Blk 431 only) with the National University of Singapore (NUS), and various industries and offices at Pasir Panjang and HarbourFront. Operating during the morning peak hours, this service charges express fares.

This limited-stop service only calls at selected bus stops along the route of its parent Service 188 and will travel alternative routes along two sections – after Toh Guan Road, the bus will travel along the AYE instead of Boon Lay Way, and after Clementi Road, it will ply along West Coast Highway instead of Pasir Panjang Road. Two trips are operated on weekday mornings.

Service 188e is one of three peak-hour express services introduced by SMRT between 2006 and 2007, which duplicate their parent service and improve travel times by only calling at bus stops with higher commuter traffic. The other two express services are 854e and 963e.

Fare: Charges express distance fares. See Bus Fares.

Departure Timings
  • Weekdays from Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange: 0708hrs & 0723hrs
MRT / LRT Stations Served
Route Variants

Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 2007 – 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:

  • 2007 (25 Jun): Introduced as a unidirectional peak hour service to provide commuters with a faster link from Choa Chu Kang to HarbourFront Int. Departs Choa Chu Kang Interchange between 7.08am to 7.23am. Charges Express fares and concessionary travel is not applicable.
  • 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (13 Aug): Renumbered to Express 188e from Express 188E
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Calls at relocated Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.
  • 2020 (15 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings:

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