SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 242

SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 242 is a Feeder service operating from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Jurong West Avenue 5, passing through Jurong West Central 1 and Jurong West Avenue 4.


Route
Bus Service 242: Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 (Loop)
From Boon Lay Looping at Jurong West Ave 5
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27
  • Jurong West Ctrl 1
    – Blk 683A
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Blk 680C
  • Jurong West Ave 4
    – Blk 676B
    – Blk 673C
  • Jurong West St 72
    – West Grove Pr Sch
    – Blk 729
  • Jurong West Ave 5
    – Blk 715
  • Jurong West St 71
    – Blk 711
  • Jurong West Ave 4
    – Blk 717
    – Blk 734 CP
    – Jurong West Sub-Stn
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Blk 263
  • Jurong West Ctrl 1
    – Blk 691A CP
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27

 

Technical Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong West Ctrl 1, Jurong West Ave 4
Route Length 5.7 km
Travelling Time 35 – 40 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Boon Lay 0600hrs – 0040hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 04 – 06 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 10 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 06 mins
After 1900: 06 – 10 mins

Feeder Service 242 serves residents and schools around Jurong West Neighbourhoods 6, 7 and 8 with connections to Jurong West Town Centre. Plying Jurong West Avenues 4 and 5, Service 242 does not duplicate other routes to Boon Lay Interchange, making it a unique connection within its catchment areas.

Fare: Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong West Street 72 (West Grove Pr Sch)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0500hrs, 0509hrs, 0519hrs, 0529hrs, 0538hrs, 0547hrs, 0557hrs
    Saturdays: 0500hrs, 0510hrs, 0520hrs, 0531hrs, 0541hrs, 0552hrs, 0600hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0515hrs, 0526hrs, 0537hrs, 0548hrs, 0559hrs

 


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Operator History:

  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.

History:

  • 1989: Introduced as Boon Lay Way (Lakeside MRT) – Jurong West St 91(Loop)
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to start from Boon Lay Interchange.
  • 1991: With the introduction of service 243, 242 was amended to ply the whole stretch of Upp Jurong Rd (present Jurong West Ave 4) and skips Jurong West Ave 5 & Jurong West St 72.
  • 1992: With the amendment of service 243 to serve Pioneer Rd North, the service was amended back to its original route from Boon Lay to Jurong West St 91.
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int along Jurong West St 64
  • 2009 (15 Mar): Shortened to loop at Jurong West St 71 and skipping Jurong West St 91 & 92, with a new Service 241 covering lost sectors.
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to air-conditioned Boon Lay Int, and at the same time, amended to Jurong West Central 1
  • 2010 (28 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2013: Calls at new bus stop at Jurong West St 71 (Blk 711)
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2015 (04 May): Last bus extended to 0040hrs daily
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016

Past Routings:

  • 1990: Boon Lay Int, Jurong West Ctrl 3, Jurong West Ctrl 2, Boon Lay Way, Jln Boon Lay, Upp Jurong Rd (now Jurong West Ave 4), Jurong West St 72, Jurong West Ave 5, Jurong West St 71, Upp Jurong Rd (now Jurong West Ave 4), Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West Ctrl 2, Jurong West Ctrl 3, Boon lay Int
  • 1991: Boon Lay Int, Jurong West Ctrl 3, Jurong West Ctrl 2, Boon Lay Way, Jln Boon Lay, Upp Jurong Rd (now Jurong West Ave 4), Jurong West St 72, Jurong West Ave 5, Pioneer Rd Nth, Jurong West St 91, Jurong West St 92, Jurong West St 91, Pioneer Rd Nth, Jurong West Ave 5, Jurong West St 72, Upp Jurong Rd (now Jurong West Ave 4), Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West Ctrl 2, Jurong West Ctrl 3, Boon lay Int
  • 1992: Same as 1990
  • 2009: Current routing. Last major amendment in 1992.

External Links & References:

Back to Boon Lay Feeder services
Back to Feeder, Townlink and Intratown routes
Back to Bus Services
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