(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 256

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 It was withdrawn on 18 Jun 2017 in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line.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.

256
Boon Lay Int ↺ Joo Koon Int (Loop)
22009
Boon Lay Int
Jurong West Central 3
22251
Blk 665A
Jurong West Street 62
22241
Opp Blk 622
Jurong West Street 62
22539
Jurong West Pr Sch
Jurong West Street 61
22521
Pioneer Stn Exit A
Jurong West Street 63
22469
Blk 653B
Pioneer Road North
22189
Pioneer Junction
Pioneer Road North
22179
Bef Secura
Pioneer Road North
22169
Aft Intl Rd
Pioneer Road North
23011
Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
23021
Aft Benoi Sector
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
23031
Bef Benoi Flyover
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
23371
Bef Joo Koon Int
Benoi Road
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
23519
Opp FairPrice Hub
Benoi Road
23039
Aft Benoi Flyover
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
23029
Stamford Tyre
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
23019
Nippon Paint
Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
22161
Aft Lok Yang Way
Pioneer Road North
22171
Opp Secura S’pore
Pioneer Road North
22181
S’pore Post
Pioneer Road North
22461
Opp Blk 653B
Pioneer Road North
22529
Pioneer Stn Exit B
Jurong West Street 63
22531
Opp Jurong West Pr Sch
Jurong West Street 61
22249
Blk 622
Jurong West Street 62
22259
Blk 668D
Jurong West Street 62
22009
Boon Lay Int
Jurong West Central 3

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
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
Travelling Time 40 – 50 mins
Operator Information
Former BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:

Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0545 – 2320 (Daily)
Departure Times from Joo Koon
0605 – 2335 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins

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 Withdrawal

As part of the Tuas Bus Service changes in tandem with the opening of the Tuas West Extension of the East West Line, Bus Service 256 was withdrawn from 18 June 2017.

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

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 28 Nov 2015 – 17 Jun 2017: SBS Transit Ltd
History
  • 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.
Past Routings:
  • No changes in routeing from Nov 2015 to June 2017

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3 thoughts on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 256

  • 22 May 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    Sorry, with the withdrawal of service 256, and the introduction of services 247 and 248, there should actually be one new service awaiting introduction under Jurong West bus package, because by right, there should be 26 services.

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  • 22 May 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    Is there a chance bus 256 will be revived?

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