SBS Transit Bus Service 255

SBS Transit Bus Service 255 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Joo Koon Bus Interchange and looping at Gul Crescent, passing through Pioneer MRT, Pioneer Road North and Benoi Sector.

Service 255 operates at a reduced frequency of 25 – 30 minutes per bus during Weekday off-peak hours, as part of the On-Demand Public Bus trial.

255
Joo Koon Int ↺ Gul Cres (Loop)
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
23519
Opp FairPrice Hub
Benoi Rd
24639
Aft Benoi Rd
Gul Circle
24259
DNV GL Laboratory
Gul Circle
24249
Asiatic Agricultural Ind
Gul Circle
24239
Bef Gul St 1
Gul Circle
24229
Aft Gul St 3
Gul Circle
24219
Precision Products
Gul Circle
24209
Aft Gul Lane
Gul Cres
24199
JB Ind Pte Ltd
Gul Cres
24189
Tai Sin Electric Cables
Gul Cres
24179
Opp Hong Hock Hardware
Gul Cres
24169
Bef Gul Circle
Gul Cres
24301
SNL Logistics Pte Ltd
Gul Circle
24641
W Atelier
Gul Ave
24651
Metall-Treat Ind
Gul Ave
24089
Aft Gul Ave
Gul Way
24299
Aft Gul Way
Gul Circle
24289
Opp Keppel T&T
Gul Circle
24279
Cameron Iron Works
Gul Circle
24269
Sing Huat Hardware
Gul Circle
24631
Bef Benoi Rd
Gul Circle
23371
Bef Joo Koon Int
Benoi Rd
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Gul Cres (Loop)
Passes Through Gul Circle, Gul Ave, Gul Way
Route Length 8.8 km
Travelling Time 30 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 Joo Koon
0545hrs – 2315hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 08 mins
After 1900: 09 – 12 mins

Service 255 serves the industrial areas around Gul, connecting them with Joo Koon MRT and FairPrice Hub.

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

Route Shortening to Joo Koon Bus Interchange
Route shortening poster to Joo Koon for Sv255

As part of Phase 3 of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange Opening Route Amendments, Service 255 was shortened to Joo Koon Int via Benoi Rd from 12 December 2015.

The deleted route sector along Jurong West St 63 and Pioneer MRT Station was replaced by the amendment of Service 192 while the deleted Benoi Sector sector was replaced by new Service 253.

Operating hours were pushed back 15mins as the traveling time from Joo Koon to Gul Circle is faster as compared to from Boon Lay.

On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) Trial

To facilitate the ODPB Trial from 17 December 2018 to 14 June 2019, Service 255 operates at a frequency of 30 minutes during off peak hours in the afternoon and 25 – 30 minutes during off peak hours in the evenings on Weekdays (Except Public Holidays). Commuters may book an On-Demand Public Bus (On-Demand Public Bus – Joo Koon Area) through the BusGo app.

ODPB Trial Hours – Joo Koon Area

  • Weekdays from 17 Dec 2018 to 14 Jun 2019:
    1100hrs – 1500hrs & 2030hrs – 2330hrs

Departure Timings of Service 255 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, 2055hrs, 2120hrs, 2145hrs, 2215hrs, 2245hrs, 2315hrs

MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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Operator History
  • 1970s – 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: Introduced as Jurong Int – Gul Crescent (Loop)
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int – Gul Crescent (Loop) when Jurong Int closed. Express sector along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim abolished.
  • 1995 (15 Jan): Amended to ply Benoi Rd towards Gul Cres, Gul Ave and Gul Way after Gul Cres, and express sector along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim between Jln Boon Lay and Pioneer Rd
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Under Jurong West Rationalisation, merged with Service 253 and amended to ply Benoi Sector and Pioneer Rd, and also to ply Jurong West St 63 towards Pioneer Rd North
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int along Jurong West St 64
  • 2007: Air-conditioned buses deployed
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to air-conditioned Boon Lay Int
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Amended to Joo Koon Bus Interchange via Benoi Rd. Deleted sectors replaced by Service 192 and 253.
  • 2016 (04 Jan): First bus timing from Joo Koon Int brought forward to 5.45am instead of 6.00am
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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