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.
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.
|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|
|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|
Jurong West Bus Package contains 25 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|179||Boon Lay||↺ Nanyang Dr||Trunk|
|181||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West Ave 3||Trunk|
|181M||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West St 23||Trunk||AM Peak Variant|
|182||Joo Koon||↺ Tuas South Ave 9||Trunk|
|182M||Joo Koon||↺ Tuas South Ave 9||Trunk||Selected times of day|
|185||Soon Lee Depot||Buona Vista||Trunk|
|194||Boon Lay||↺ Jln Ahmad Ibrahim||Trunk|
|199||Boon Lay||↺ Nanyang Cres||Trunk|
|240||Boon Lay||↺ Jln Ahmad Ibrahim||Feeder|
|240M||Boon Lay Way||↺ Jurong West St 64||Feeder||Peak hour Supplementary|
|241||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West St 91||Feeder|
|242||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West Ave 5||Feeder|
|243G||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West Ave 5||Feeder|
|243W||Boon Lay||↺ Jurong West Ave 5||Feeder|
|246||Boon Lay||↺ Boon Lay Dr||Trunk|
|247||Tuas||↺ Tuas Bay Link||Trunk|
|248||Tuas||↺ Tuas South Ave 14||Trunk|
|249||Boon Lay||↺ Jln Samulun||Trunk|
|251||Boon Lay||↺ Shipyard Rd||Trunk|
|252||Joo Koon||↺ Joo Koon Rd||Trunk|
|253||Joo Koon||↺ Benoi Rd||Trunk|
|254||Joo Koon||↺ Tuas Ave 11||Trunk|
|255||Joo Koon||↺ Gul Cres||Trunk|
|257||Joo Koon||↺ Pioneer Sector 2||Trunk|
|258||Joo Koon||↺ Jurong West St 64||Trunk|
|405||Boon Lay||↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Rd||Trunk||Selected days only|
|502||Soon Lee Depot||↺ Ctrl Blvd||Express|
|502A||Soon Lee Depot||→ Ctrl Blvd||Express||AM Peak Unidirectional|
Services 181M, 182M, 240M and 502A are considered as supplementary services or route variants of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count. Service 243G and 243W are considered as one bidirectional service. Shortworking trip services are not included in the above list.
Scope of Tender:
As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:
- Operate the twenty-five (25) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
- Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
- Operate and maintain Boon Lay, Joo Koon Bus Interchanges, Tuas Bus Terminal and Soon Lee Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
- Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
- Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 26 bus services
- 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.
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