SMRT Express Service 188e

SMRT Express Bus Service 188e is an AM-Peak uni-directional limited-stop express route 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. Its parent route is 188 and has a weekend variant 188R.

Express 188E will be changed to Express 188e from 13 Aug 2018.


Route
188E
Choa Chu Kang Int → HarbourFront Int
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop
44461
Blk 352
Choa Chu Kang Way
44451
Blk 224
Choa Chu Kang Way
44441
Blk 239
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 Engrg
Clementi Rd
16149
NUS Fac Of Architecture
Clementi Rd
16139
Bef Kent Ridge Ter
Clementi Rd
15199
Opp Currency Hse
Pasir Panjang Rd
15169
Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
Pasir Panjang Rd
15159
Mapletree Business City
Pasir Panjang Rd
15149
Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg
Pasir Panjang Rd
14009
HarbourFront Int
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 21.7 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 Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
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. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

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

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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

Past Routings:


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