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SMRT Bus Service 187 is a trunk route linking Woodlands Regional 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.
^ SMRT MAN A95 (SMB5903Y) – Service 187
|Route||Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange ↔ Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Lakeside, Jurong West/East Ave 1, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Panjang, BKE, Marsiling|
|Route Length||24.4km (D1) | 24.1km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||80 mins|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Current Depot||Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
|Departure Times from T1||0520 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0530 – 2345 (Sundays/PHs)
|Departure Times from T2||0540 – 0000 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 0000 (Sundays/PHs)
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 13 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
|0630-0830: 07 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 09 mins
After 1930: 06 – 15 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.
- Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 604) → Woodlands Int
Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0625hrs
Sun/PHs: 0600hrs – 0640hrs
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 187′s fleet comprises Mercedes-Benz O405G and MAN NL323F buses. Double-deck Alexander Dennis Enviro500 buses were deployed from January 2015 onwards.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
- 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 2016.
- 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
- Refer to this article
- 1996: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1996.
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-Guide
- SGWiki – Buses
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