SBS Transit Bus Service 253 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Joo Koon Bus Interchange and looping at Benoi Road, passing through Benoi Sector. It serves deleted sectors of Service 251, 254 and 255 with the relocation of these bus services from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Bus Interchange.
Normal weekday bus frequencies are reinstated from 17 June 2019 with the end of the On-Demand Public Bus Trial.
||Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Benoi Rd (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Benoi Sector, Pioneer Rd|
|Route Length||10.9 km|
|Travelling Time||40 mins|
|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 Joo Koon
||0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins
Service 253 is a short industrial route linking the industrial areas around Benoi with connections to Joo Koon MRT and Bus Interchange. It plies Benoi Sector, Pioneer Road and Benoi Road. Formerly operating between Boon Lay Interchange and Benoi Road (Loop) prior to its withdrawal in 2001, the route number has been re-used with its introduction on 12 December 2015.
As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route reorganization, Service 253 was introduced to cover lost sectors of Services 251, 254 and 255 as these three services were shortened from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Interchange.
On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) Trial
To facilitate the ODPB Trial from 17 December 2018 to 14 June 2019, Service 253 operates at a frequency of 30 minutes during off peak hours on Weekdays (Except Public Holidays). Commuters may book an On-Demand Public Bus (On-Demand Public Bus – Joo Koon Area) through the BusGo app. Following the end of the ODPB Trial, the bus frequency was reverted back to pre-trial status.
ODPB Trial Hours – Joo Koon Area
- Weekdays from 17 Dec 2018 to 14 Jun 2019:
1100hrs – 1500hrs & 2030hrs – 2330hrs
Departure Timings of Service 253 during ODPB trial hours
- From Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Weekdays (Except Public Holidays) during the On-Demand Public Bus Trial:
1100hrs, 1130hrs, 1200hrs, 1230hrs, 1300hrs, 1330hrs, 1400hrs, 1430hrs, 1500hrs
2030hrs, 2100hrs, 2130hrs, 2200hrs, 2230hrs, 2300hrs, 2330hrs
Fare: Charges basic distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT Station Served
- EW29 Joo Koon
- 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.
- 2015 (12 Dec): Introduced as Joo Koon Int – Benoi Rd (Loop) with the opening of Joo Koon Interchange. Replaces lost sectors of Services 251, 254 & 255.
- 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 2015: Service introduced.