Jurong West Bus Package

The Jurong West Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).

Under the BCM, bus routes are bundled into bus packages, consisting of a single bus depot, several bus interchanges/terminals, the bus routes and the buses themselves. With all bus infrastructure belonging to the Government, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) would contract out the bus package, select a bus operator (through a competitive tendering process), and lease these assets to the new operator.

The successful tenderer operates these bus routes and collects fares on behalf of LTA, while maintaining the associated bus infrastructure (buses & onboard equipment, depots, interchanges & terminals). In return, the operator is awarded an operating fee from LTA and potential bonuses via an incentive framework.

PT218 – Jurong West Bus Package (1st Tendered Term)

The first tendered contract for the Jurong West Bus Package was put up for tender on 23 November 2022 together with the Bukit Merah Bus Package under Contract PT218: Bus Contracting – Bukit Merah and Jurong West Bus Packages.

The tender closes on 22 March 2023.

PT212 – Jurong West Bus Package (Negotiated Contract Term: 2016 to 2024):

As part of the Bus Contracting Model which was fully implemented in September 2016, LTA entered into a Negotiated Contract with SBS Transit to operate bus services under the Jurong West Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Jurong West Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2024 by LTA in 2016.

Contract PT212: Jurong West Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2024
Bus Services
179/179A, 181/181M, 182/182M, 185, 192, 193, 194, 199, 240/240M, 241, 242, 243G/243W, 246, 247, 248/248M, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 405, 502/502A & 974
(26 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Soon Lee Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Tuas Bus Terminal
Bus Services:

Jurong West Bus Package contains 26 existing bus services operated by SBS Transit.

Service Route Type
179 Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Drive Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3 Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Avenue 9 Trunk
Soon Lee Bus Park Buona Vista Trunk
Boon Lay Tuas Trunk
Boon Lay Tuas Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Crescent Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Feeder
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Street 91 Feeder
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
Boon Lay ↺ Boon Lay Drive Trunk
Tuas ↺ Tuas Bay Link Trunk
Tuas ↺ Tuas South Avenue 14 Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Samulun Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Shipyard Road Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Joo Koon Road Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Benoi Road Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas Avenue 11 Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Gul Crescent Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 Trunk
Joo Koon ↺ Jurong West Street 64 Trunk
Boon Lay ↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Road Trunk
Soon Lee Bus Park ↺ Central Boulevard Express
974 Joo Koon ↺ Upper Bukit Timah Road Trunk

Bus Services 243G & 243W are counted as 1 Service (243).

Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
179A Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Drive
Skips Jurong West Street 63 & Pioneer Road North
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Street 23 Supplementary
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Avenue 9 Supplementary
Corporation Drive (Blk 65) → Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) Short Trip
Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) ↺ Jurong West Street 64 Supplementary
Jurong West St 91 (Blk 962) → Jurong West St 63 (Pioneer Stn Exit B) Short Trip
248M Tuas ↺ Tuas South Way Supplementary
Soon Lee Bus Park → Central Boulevard (Downtown Stn)
Skips Jurong East
Short Trip
974A Joo Koon → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) Short Trip


Jurong West Package – Negotiated Contract (PT212) 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 bus package following the withdrawal of the bus service.
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 502 & 502A temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 502 & 502A
  • 2021 (29 May): Bus Service 974 added to the bus package, transferred after the first tendered package term of Bulim Bus Package
  • 2021 (26 Sep): Bus Service 248M added to the bus package

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