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.


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, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 405, 502/502A & 655
Operated by Tower Transit under a negotiated contract – 651
(27 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 27 existing bus services, 26 of which are currently operated by SBS Transit and 1 by Tower Transit.

Service Route Type
179 Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Drive Trunk
181
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3 Trunk
182
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Avenue 9 Trunk
185
Soon Lee Bus Park Buona Vista Trunk
192
Boon Lay Tuas Trunk
193
Boon Lay Tuas Trunk
194
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Trunk
199
Boon Lay ↺ Nanyang Crescent Trunk
240
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Feeder
241
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Street 91 Feeder
242
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
243G
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
243W
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Avenue 5 Feeder
246
Boon Lay ↺ Boon Lay Drive Trunk
247
Tuas ↺ Tuas Bay Link Trunk
248
Tuas ↺ Tuas South Avenue 14 Trunk
249
Boon Lay ↺ Jalan Samulun Trunk
251
Boon Lay ↺ Shipyard Road Trunk
252
Boon Lay ↺ Joo Koon Road Trunk
253
Joo Koon ↺ Benoi Road Trunk
254
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas Avenue 11 Trunk
255
Joo Koon ↺ Gul Crescent Trunk
257
Joo Koon ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 Trunk
258
Joo Koon ↺ Jurong West Street 64 Trunk
405
Boon Lay ↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Road Trunk
502
Soon Lee Bus Park ↺ Central Boulevard Express
651 Jurong West Avenue 3 ⇄ Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard City Direct
655
West Coast Road ⇄ Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard City Direct

Notes:
Bus Services 243G & 243W are counted as 1 Service (243).
City Direct 651 is operated by Tower Transit under a Negotiated Contract.

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
Supplementary
181M
Boon Lay ↺ Jurong West Street 23 Supplementary
182M
Joo Koon ↺ Tuas South Avenue 9 Supplementary
240A
Corporation Drive (Blk 65) → Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) Short Trip
240M
Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) ↺ Jurong West Street 64 Supplementary
241A
Jurong West St 91 (Blk 962) → Jurong West St 63 (Pioneer Stn Exit B) Short Trip
502A
Soon Lee Bus Park → Central Boulevard (Downtown Stn)
Skips Jurong East
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 (17 Apr): City Direct 655 added to the bus package
  • 2017 (18 Jun): Bus Service 256 removed from the bus package following the withdrawal of the bus service.
  • 2020 (13 Jan): City Direct 651 added to the bus package, operated by Tower Transit
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 502, 502A, 651 & 655 temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 502, 502, 651 & 655.

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