(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 256

SBS Transit Bus Service 256 was a Jurong Industrial Service running from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and looping at Joo Koon Bus Interchange, passing through Jurong West Street 61/62, Pioneer Road North and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. It was withdrawn on 18 Jun 2017 in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line. Lost sectors were replaced by amendments to Bus Services 192 & 258.

Bus Service 256 was withdrawn on 18 June 2017, in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East-West Line. Lost sectors were replaced by Bus Service 192 & 258.


Route:

Bus Service 256: Boon Lay ↺ Joo Koon
From Boon Lay
Looping at Joo Koon
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27
  • Jurong West St 62
    – Blk 665A
    – Opp Blk 622
  • Jurong West St 61
    – Jurong West Pr Sch
  • Jurong West St 63
    – Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28
  • Pioneer Rd North
    – Blk 653B
    – Pioneer Junction
    – Bef Secura
    – Aft International Rd
  • Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
    – Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd
    – Aft Benoi Sector
    – Bef Benoi Flyover
  • Benoi Rd
    – Bef Joo Koon Int
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int EW29
  • Benoi Road
    – Opp FairPrice Hub
  • Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
    – Aft Benoi Flyover
    – Stamford Tyre
    – Nippon Paint
  • Pioneer Rd North
    – Aft Lok Yang Way
    – Opp Secura S’pore
    – S’pore Post
    – Opp Blk 653B
  • Jurong West St 63
    – Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28
  • Jurong West St 61
    – Opp Jurong West Pr Sch
  • Jurong West St 62
    – Blk 622
    – Blk 668D
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange Joo Koon Bus Interchange
Passes Through Jurong West St 62, Pioneer MRT Station, Pioneer Rd North, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
Route Length 12.0 km
Travelling Time 40 – 50 mins
Operator Information
Former BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0545 – 2320 (Daily)
Departure Times from Joo Koon
0605 – 2335 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
 
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins
 

Service 256 served the residential areas around Jurong West Street 62, as well as industrial areas around Jln Ahmad Ibrahim and Pioneer Rd North, with connections to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon MRT Stations, while looping Joo Koon Bus Interchange and terminating at Boon Lay Bus Interchange. It commenced service on 28 November 2015.

As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route reorganisation, Service 256 was introduced to cover lost sectors of Service 257 as the former route was shortened from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Interchange.

Service Withdrawal

As part of the Tuas Bus Service changes in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line, Bus Service 256 was withdrawn from 18 June 2017.

Service 192 was amended to ply the lost Service 256 sector from Boon Lay Int to Pioneer MRT Station via Jurong West St 62, while Service 258 was amended to ply the lost Service 256 sector from Pioneer MRT Station to Joo Koon Int, via Pioneer Rd North and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery (Buses):

Gallery (Maps):


Operator History:

  • 28 Nov 2015 – 17 Jun 2017: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route is terminated when the bus service is withdrawn.

History:

  • 2015 (28 Nov): Introduced as Boon Lay Int – Joo Koon Int (Loop) to replace lost sectors of Service 257 after its amendment due to the opening of Joo Koon Int.
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (18 Jun): Route withdrawn. Lost sectors replaced by Bus Service 192 & 258.

Past Routeings:

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3 thoughts on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 256

  • 22 May 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    Sorry, with the withdrawal of service 256, and the introduction of services 247 and 248, there should actually be one new service awaiting introduction under Jurong West bus package, because by right, there should be 26 services.

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  • 22 May 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    Is there a chance bus 256 will be revived?

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