SBS Transit Bus Service 253 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Joo Koon Bus Interchange and looping at Benoi Road, passing through Benoi Sector. It serves deleted sectors of Service 251, 254 and 255 with the relocation of these bus services from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Bus Interchange.
|Bus Service 253: Joo Koon ↺ Benoi Road (Loop)|
|From Joo Koon||Looping at Benoi Rd|
||Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Benoi Rd (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Benoi Sector, Pioneer Rd|
|Route Length||10.9 km|
|Travelling Time||40 mins|
|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
|Departure Times from Joo Koon
||0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins
Service 253 is a short industrial route linking the industrial areas around Benoi with connections to Joo Koon MRT and Bus Interchange. It plies Benoi Sector, Pioneer Road and Benoi Road. Formerly operating between Boon Lay Interchange and Benoi Road (Loop) prior to its withdrawal in 2001, the route number has been re-used with its introduction on 12 December 2015.
As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route reorganization, Service 253 was introduced to cover lost sectors of Services 251, 254 and 255 as these three services were shortened from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Interchange.
MRT Stations Served
- EW29 Joo Koon
- 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.
- 2015 (12 Dec): Introduced as Joo Koon Int – Benoi Rd (Loop) with the opening of Joo Koon Interchange. Replaces lost sectors of Services 251, 254 & 255.
- 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 2015: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.