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 Gul Circle and Gul Way.

255
Joo Koon Int ↺ Gul Cres (Loop)
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 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 EW29 Benoi Rd
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 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. 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 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 Station Served

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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 between Jurong Int and Gul Circle (Loop)
  • 1981 (15 Nov): Amended to loop at Gul Cres with the introduction of Service 252
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1995 (15 Jan): Amended to ply Benoi Rd and Gul Circle in both directions and Gul Ave and Gul Way towards Boon Lay Int; Skips 3 pairs of bus stops along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Amended to ply Jurong West St 63, Pioneer Rd North and Benoi Sector, skipping Jln Ahmad Ibrahim under the Jurong West Rationalisation  (merged with Service 253)
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2007 (24 Jun): Serves 2 additional pairs of bus stops outside and opposite Blk 653B and outside and before S’pore Post along Pioneer Rd North
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Shortened to Joo Koon Integrated Transport Hub 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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