SBS Transit Bus Service 249

SBS Transit Bus Service 249 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and looping at Jalan Samulun, passing through Jalan Boon Lay and Jalan Buroh. It is the only JIS to ply an offshore island (Pulau Samulun), and the first to receive a fully air-conditioned fleet.

249
Boon Lay Int ↺ Jln Samulun (Loop)
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
21359 AFT ST KINETICS Jln Boon Lay
21349 Beecham Pte Ltd Jln Boon Lay
21339 Premier Milk Pte Ltd Jln Boon Lay
21329 OPP UTOC ENGRG Jln Boon Lay
21319 Opp Tractor Rd Jln Boon Lay
21309 Aft Jln Pesawat Jurong Pier Rd
21299 Bef Jln Buroh Jurong Pier Rd
22079 Aft Jurong Pier Rd Jln Buroh
22069 Opp Ceva Logistics Jln Buroh
22059 Aft Buroh St Jln Buroh
22049 Bef Tg Kling Rd Jln Buroh
22399 Aft Jln Buroh Tg Kling Rd
22409 Bef Shipyard Rd Tg Kling Rd
22429 Opp Natl Oxygen Pte Ltd Tg Kling Rd
22089 Natsteel Tg Kling Rd
22331 Jurong Shipyard Tg Kling Rd
22081 Opp Natsteel Tg Kling Rd
22421 Natl Oxygen Pte Ltd Tg Kling Rd
22099 Bef Jln Samulun Shipyard Rd
23469 Opp Tanoto Shipyard Jln Samulun
23451 Jurong Shipyard Jln Samulun
23461 Tanoto Shipyard Jln Samulun
22091 Aft Jln Samulun Shipyard Rd
22401 Aft Shipyard Rd Tg Kling Rd
22391 Bef Jln Buroh Tg Kling Rd
22041 Aft Tg Kling Rd Jln Buroh
22051 Opp Buroh St Jln Buroh
22061 Ceva Logistics Jln Buroh
22071 Bef Jurong Pier Rd Jln Buroh
21291 Aft Jln Buroh Jurong Pier Rd
21301 Opp Jln Pesawat Jurong Pier Rd
21311 Bef Tractor Rd Jln Boon Lay
21321 UTOC ENGRG Jln Boon Lay
21331 Opp Premier Milk Pte Ltd Jln Boon Lay
21341 Opp Beecham Pte Ltd Jln Boon Lay
21351 BEF BOON LAY WAY Jln Boon Lay
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Samulun (Loop)
Passes Through Jln Boon Lay, Jln Buroh, Tg Kling Rd
Route Length 15.6 km
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 18 mins

Service 249 is an industrial route linking the industries around Jalan Boon Lay, Jalan Buroh, Tanjong Kling and Pulau Samulun to the Jurong West Town Centre. Its sectors along Tanjong Kling Road and Jln Samulun mainly serves workers at Jurong Shipyard.

As an industrial service, demand is high during the peak hours, and relatively low during off-peak hours.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1978 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.

History
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Introduced as Jurong Int – Jalan Samulun (Loop)
  • 1990 (1 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int – Jalan Samulun (Loop) when Jurong Int closed, no longer serves Tanjong Kling Rd (Jurong Shipyard) on return direction
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Amended to serve all stops along Jln Boon Lay during the Jurong West Rationalisation
  • 2006 (04 Mar): Calls at a new pair of bus stops before and after Jln Buroh along Tg Kling Rd
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2007: Air-conditioned buses deployed
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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5 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 249

  • 9 November 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    It is the first JIS to get a fully air-conditioned fleet, but the last JIS to get a wheelchair accessible bus

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    • 23 November 2019 at 8:52 PM
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      Actually, the last 2 JIS to get a wheelchair accessible bus are 247/248 upon their introduction in 2017.

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      • 17 April 2020 at 11:42 PM
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        I wouldn’t really count them in as they were introduced in 2017 and were wheelchair at launch. I was comparing with the JIS services introduced long ago, not the once introduced from 2015 onwards

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  • 22 August 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    You mean the route is restricted to use single deck?

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    • 17 April 2020 at 11:43 PM
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      Svc 249 operates a full fleet of DDs…

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