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 It was withdrawn on 18 Jun 2017 in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line.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: Boon Lay ↺ Joo Koon
|From Boon Lay
||Looping at Joo Koon
||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|
|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)|
|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 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:
Fleet: See Above.
- 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The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route is terminated when the bus service is withdrawn.
- 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- 2017 (18 Jun): Route withdrawn.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.
- Refer to this article
- No changes in routeing from Nov 2015 to June 2017