SMRT Express Bus Service 188R

SMRT Express Bus Service 188R is a weekend express route between Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 188 and a weekday express variant 188e is also operated.

Bus Service 188R will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 15 April 2020.

188R
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
14169 Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14129 Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14121 Aft HarbourFront Stn NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14161 Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
28659 IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28649 Blk 286A Toh Guan Rd
28639 Blk 288E Toh Guan Rd
28621 Blk 241 Jurong East Ctrl
43691 Blk 190 Bt Batok Ave 1
43379 Blk 185 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43329 Blk 146 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43409 Opp Blk 127 Bt Batok West Ave 3
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
44129 Opp Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44449 Opp Blks 237/239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Blk 277 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44469 Blk 414 Choa Chu Kang Way
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↔ Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah, HarbourFront
Route Length 23.7 km (D1) | 23.8 km (D2)
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
0700hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
0830hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 35 mins
0831 – 1659: 30 – 35 mins
1700 – 1900: 30 – 33 mins
After 1900: 27 – 31 mins
0630 – 0830: –
0831 – 1659: 30 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 28 – 33 mins
After 1900: 30 – 33 mins

 

Service 188R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays. Duplicating sectors of Service 188, the service connects the residential estates of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and Jurong East with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa.

The route plies a long express sector along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in both directions, skipping stops along AYE, Clementi Road and Pasir Panjang altogether, making it a very fast connection from the housing estates in the West to the central areas of HarbourFront and Sentosa island.

The route was introduced in May 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa earlier that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 123, 963R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from Bus Stop 14129 – Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit A).

Fare: Charges express distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Route Variants

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Operator History
  • 2010 – 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

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