SBS Transit Bus Service 257

SBS Transit Bus Service 257 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Joo Koon Bus Interchange and looping at Pioneer Sector 2, passing through Pioneer Road and Gul Road.

Normal weekday bus frequencies are reinstated from 17 June 2019 with the end of the On-Demand Public Bus Trial.

257
Joo Koon Int ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 (Loop)
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 Joo Koon Circle
23519 Opp FairPrice Hub Benoi Rd
23369 Keppel Logistics Benoi Rd
23359 Opp Gul Ave Benoi Rd
23449 Aft Benoi Pl Benoi Rd
23349 Bef Pioneer Rd Benoi Rd
23239 Opp Keppel Logistics Pioneer Rd
23229 Opp Gul Way Pioneer Rd
24339 Hong Hang Bldg Pioneer Rd
24389 Opp GE Keppel Energy Svcs Gul Rd
24379 Opp Asia Ind Gases Gul Rd
24369 Dyna-Mac Engrg Svcs Gul Rd
24359 S'pore Takada Ind Gul Rd
24349 Keppel Shipyard Gul Rd
24341 Opp Keppel Shipyard Gul Rd
24351 Opp S'pore Takada Ind Gul Rd
24461 Bef Nam Leong Co Pte Ltd Pioneer Sector Lane
24391 Chem-Solv Technologies Pioneer Sector 2
24401 Opp Hoe Huat Engrg Pioneer Sector 2
24411 Gul Camp Pioneer Sector 2
24421 Bef Pioneer Sector 1 Pioneer Sector 2
24531 Utracon Corp Pioneer Sector 1
24541 Opp Keppel Shipyard Pioneer Sector 1
24559 HQ 6 Div Pioneer Sector 1
24549 Keppel Shipyard Pioneer Sector 1
24539 Dundee Marine Pioneer Sector 1
24431 Aft Pioneer Sector 2 Pioneer Sector 1
24441 GSK Pioneer Sector 3
24451 Opp Cambridge Ind Trust Pioneer Sector 3
24381 GE Keppel Energy Svcs Gul Rd
24331 Opp Hong Hang Bldg Pioneer Rd
23221 Aft Gul Way Pioneer Rd
23231 Keppel Logistics Pioneer Rd
23341 Aft Pioneer Rd Benoi Rd
23441 Bef Benoi Pl Benoi Rd
23351 Aft Gul Ave Benoi Rd
23361 Opp Keppel Logistics Benoi Rd
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 ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 (Loop)
Passes Through Pioneer Sector 1, Pioneer Sector 3, Gul Rd, Benoi Rd
Route Length 14.6 km
Travelling Time 35 – 45 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
0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 16 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 17 mins

Service 257 serves the industrial areas around Pioneer Sectors 1, 2 & 3 with connections to 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

As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route amendments, Phase 2 implementation (28 November 2015) shortens Service 257 to Joo Koon Int via Benoi Rd. The deleted route sector from Boon Lay Int to Jln Ahmad Ibrahim was replaced by the new Service 256.

Operating hours was also pushed back from 0545 – 2320 to 0600 – 2330 daily, to compensate for the reduction in traveling time between Joo Koon and Pioneer Sector 2.

The first bus timing was later brought back forward to 0545hrs from 4 Jan 2016.

On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) Trial

To facilitate the ODPB Trial from 17 December 2018 to 14 June 2019, Service 257 operates 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:
    1100hrs – 1500hrs & 2030hrs – 2330hrs

Departure Timings of Service 257 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, 2100hrs, 2130hrs, 2200hrs, 2230hrs, 2300hrs, 2330hrs

MRT Station Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.



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 Road (Loop)
  • 1990 (1 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int – Gul Road (Loop) when Jurong Int closed
  • 1992: Amended to serve Pioneer Sector Lane instead of Pioneer Sector 2
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Under Jurong West Rationalisation, merged with service 253 and amended to ply Benoi Rd and Pioneer Rd towards Pioneer Sector 2, and also to ply Jurong West Streets 61/62/63
  • 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 (28 Nov): Amended to Joo Koon Bus Interchange via Benoi Rd. Deleted sectors replaced by Service 256.
  • 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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