SBS Transit Bus Service 256 was a Jurong Industrial Service running from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and looping at Joo Koon Bus Interchange. It was withdrawn on 18 Jun 2017 in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line. Lost sectors were replaced by amendments to Bus Services 192 & 258.
|Route||Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Jurong West St 62, Pioneer MRT Station, Pioneer Rd North, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim|
|Route Length||12.0 km|
|Traveling Time||40 – 50 mins|
|Former BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package|
|Former Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Former Depot||Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)|
|Former Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Boon Lay
|05:45 – 23:20|
|Departure Times from Joo Koon
|06:05 – 23:35|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|10 – 11 mins||11 – 14 mins||10 – 11 mins||11 – 13 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Service 256 served the residential areas around Jurong West Street 62, as well as industrial areas around Jln Ahmad Ibrahim and Pioneer Rd North, with connections to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon MRT Stations, while looping Joo Koon Bus Interchange and terminating at Boon Lay Bus Interchange. It commenced service on 28 November 2015.
As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route reorganisation, Service 256 was introduced to cover lost sectors of Service 257 as the former route was shortened from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Interchange.
Service 192 was amended to ply the lost Service 256 sector from Boon Lay Int to Pioneer MRT Station via Jurong West St 62, while Service 258 was amended to ply the lost Service 256 sector from Pioneer MRT Station to Joo Koon Int, via Pioneer Rd North and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.
MRT Stations Served
- 28 Nov 2015 – 17 Jun 2017: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2015 (28 Nov): Introduced as Boon Lay Int – Joo Koon Int (Loop) to replace lost sectors of Service 257 after its amendment due to the opening of Joo Koon Int
- 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2017 (18 Jun): Route withdrawn. Lost sectors replaced by Bus Service 192 & 258.
- 2015 – 2017:
Boon Lay Int, Jurong West Ctrl 3, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 63, Pioneer Rd Nth, Pioneer Circus, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim, Benoi Rd, Joo Koon Int (loop), Joo Koon Circle, Benoi Rd, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim, Pioneer Circus, Pioneer Rd Nth, Jurong West St 63, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West Ctrl 3 and Boon Lay Int