SBS Transit Bus Service 253

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 Services 251, 254 and 255 with the relocation of these bus services from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Bus Interchange in December 2015.

Joo Koon Int
↺ Benoi Rd (Loop)
24009 Joo Koon Int B2 EW29 Joo Koon Circle
23519 Opp FairPrice Hub Benoi Rd
23471 Aft Benoi Rd Benoi Sector
23191 Opp S'Pore Trspt Pte Ltd Benoi Sector
23201 Opp Shimano Pte Ltd Benoi Sector
23211 Mapletree Logistics Hub Benoi Sector
23269 Exxon Mobil Pioneer Rd
23259 Bef Shipyard Rd Pioneer Rd
23249 Bef Benoi Rd Pioneer Rd
23281 Aft Pioneer Rd Benoi Rd
23291 ST Marine Benoi Rd
23301 Bef Benoi Basin Benoi Rd
23311 Keppel Shipyard Benoi Rd
23321 Bef Benoi Lane Benoi Rd
23331 Opp JP Nelson Benoi Rd
23241 Aft Benoi Rd Pioneer Rd
23251 Aft Shipyard Rd Pioneer Rd
23261 Opp Exxon Mobil Pioneer Rd
23219 Tru-Marine Benoi Sector
23209 Aft Shimano Pte Ltd Benoi Sector
23199 S'Pore Trspt Pte Ltd Benoi Sector
23479 Bef Benoi Rd Benoi Sector
23371 Bef Joo Koon Int EW29 Benoi Rd
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 Joo Koon Circle
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Benoi Road (Loop)
Passes Through Benoi Sector, Pioneer Rd
Route Length 10.9 km
Travelling Time 40 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Joo Koon
05:45 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 9 – 10 mins 10 – 14 mins 10 – 12 mins 12 – 25 mins
Saturdays 11 mins 11 – 15 mins 14 – 15 mins 14 – 25 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 mins 12 – 15 mins 12 – 15 mins 15 – 25 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

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 operated 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:
    11:00 – 15:00 & 20:30– 23:30

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:
    11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 & 15:00
    20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00 & 23:30

MRT Station Served


Operator History
  • 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.

SMRT Buses will operate this service as the awarded operator for the Jurong West Bus Package in September 2024.

  • 2015 (12 Dec): Introduced between Joo Koon Integrated Transport Hub and Benoi Rd (Loop) which replaces lost sectors of Services 251, 254 & 255
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings

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