Jurong West Bus Package

Service 243G is one of 26 bus services under the Jurong West Bus Package
Service 243G is one of 26 bus services under the Jurong West Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #11:
“Jurong West Bus Package” (25 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Jurong West Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages to be released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Currently, SBS Transit operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2024. The NC with SBS Transit is referred as PT212 – Jurong West Bus Package.

This package comprises 25 existing bus services mainly originating from Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Tuas Bus Terminal and Soon Lee Depot.

All bus operations would likely be based out of Soon Lee Depot, located along Soon Lee Road and within the Jurong Industrial Estate. Soon Lee Bus Depot was leased to the LTA in 2016 under the Bus Contracting Model.

Bus Service 256 was removed from the Jurong West Bus Package in June 2017 following the withdrawal of the bus service.


Contract Details:

Name To Be Announced
Awarded To Be Announced
Duration Five years, with two-year extension granted based on good performance
Published To Be Announced
Closing To Be Announced
Scope
Services 179, 181/181M, 182/182M, 185, 192, 193, 194, 199, 240/240M, 241, 242, 243, 246, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 405 & 502/502A
Bus Depot Soon Lee Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals Boon Lay, Joo Koon, Tuas

Bus Services:

Jurong West Bus Package contains 25 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS 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

Note:
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
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

 


Scope of Tender:

As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:

  1. Operate the twenty-five (25) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
  2. Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
  3. Operate and maintain Boon Lay, Joo Koon Bus Interchanges, Tuas Bus Terminal and Soon Lee Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
  4. Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
  5. Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 26 bus services
  6. Provide customer management services, such as lost and found service, and a hotline for commuter feedback and enquiries.

All bus services will have scheduled headways of no more than 15 minutes for both directions during the morning and evening peak periods, with at least half of them having even shorter scheduled headways of no more than 10 minutes. Of these, the feeder services will run at even shorter intervals of 6-8 minutes. An estimated 45% of bus services will come at shorter intervals during peak periods when compared to the expanded BSEP.

More guidelines can be found in the main Bus Contracting Model (GCM) article.


Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:


Route Package 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 Jurong West Bus Package following the withdrawal of the bus service.

External Links & References:

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