Jurong West Bus Package

Service 243G is one of 26 bus services under the Jurong West Bus Package
Service 243G is one of 26 bus services under the Jurong West Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #11:
“Jurong West Bus Package” (25 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Jurong West Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages to be released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Currently, SBS Transit operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2024.

This package comprises 25 existing bus services mainly originating from Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Tuas Bus Terminal and Soon Lee Depot.

All bus operations would likely be based out of Soon Lee Depot, located along Soon Lee Road and within the Jurong Industrial Estate. Soon Lee Bus Depot was leased to the LTA in 2016 under the Bus Contracting Model.

Bus Service 256 was removed from the Jurong West Bus Package in June 2017 following the withdrawal of the bus service.


Contract Details:

Name To Be Announced
Awarded To Be Announced
Duration Five years, with two-year extension granted based on good performance
Published To Be Announced
Closing To Be Announced
Scope
Services 179, 181/181M, 182/182M, 185, 192, 193, 194, 199, 240/240M, 241, 242, 243, 246, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 405 & 502/502A
Bus Depot Soon Lee Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals Boon Lay, Joo Koon, Tuas

Bus Services:

Jurong West Bus Package contains 26 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
179 Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Dr Trunk  
181 Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Ave 3 Trunk  
181M Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West St 23 Trunk AM Peak Variant
182 Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Ave 9 Trunk  
182M Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Ave 9 Trunk Selected times of day
185 Soon Lee Depot Buona Vista Trunk  
192 Boon Lay Tuas Trunk  
193 Boon Lay Tuas Trunk  
194 Boon Lay ↺ Jln Ahmad Ibrahim Trunk  
199 Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Cres Trunk  
240 Boon Lay ↺ Jln Ahmad Ibrahim Feeder  
240M Boon Lay Way ↺ Jurong West St 64 Feeder Peak hour Supplementary
241 Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West St 91 Feeder  
242 Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Ave 5 Feeder  
243G Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Ave 5 Feeder  
243W Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Ave 5 Feeder  
246 Boon Lay ↺ Boon Lay Dr Trunk  
247 Tuas ↺ Tuas Bay Link Trunk  
248  Tuas ↺ Tuas South Ave 14 Trunk  
249 Boon Lay ↺ Jln Samulun Trunk  
251 Boon Lay ↺ Shipyard Rd Trunk  
252 Joo Koon ↺ Joo Koon Rd Trunk  
253 Joo Koon ↺ Benoi Rd Trunk  
254 Joo Koon ↺ Tuas Ave 11 Trunk  
255 Joo Koon ↺ Gul Cres Trunk  
257 Joo Koon ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 Trunk  
258 Joo Koon ↺ Jurong West St 64 Trunk  
405 Boon Lay ↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Trunk Selected days only
502 Soon Lee Depot ↺ Bayfront Ave Express  
502A Soon Lee Depot → Ctrl Blvd Express AM Peak Unidirectional

Services 181M, 182M, 240M and 502A are considered as supplementary services or route variants of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count. Service 243G and 243W are considered as one bidirectional service. Shortworking trip services are not included in the above list.


Scope of Tender:

As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:

  1. Operate the twenty-five (25) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
  2. Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
  3. Operate and maintain Boon Lay, Joo Koon Bus Interchanges, Tuas Bus Terminal and Soon Lee Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
  4. Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
  5. Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 26 bus services
  6. Provide customer management services, such as lost and found service, and a hotline for commuter feedback and enquiries.

All bus services will have scheduled headways of no more than 15 minutes for both directions during the morning and evening peak periods, with at least half of them having even shorter scheduled headways of no more than 10 minutes. Of these, the feeder services will run at even shorter intervals of 6-8 minutes. An estimated 45% of bus services will come at shorter intervals during peak periods when compared to the expanded BSEP.

More guidelines can be found in the main Bus Contracting Model (GCM) article.


Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:


Route Package Timeline:

  • 2016 (11 Aug): Jurong West Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2017 (18 Jun): Bus Service 256 removed from the Jurong West Bus Package following the withdrawal of the bus service.

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