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.

Service 257 operates at a reduced frequency of 30 minutes per bus during Weekday off-peak hours, as part of the On-Demand Public Bus trial.

257
Joo Koon Int ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 (Loop)
24009
Joo Koon Int
Joo Koon Circle
23519
Opp FairPrice Hub
Benoi Rd
23369
Keppel Logistics
Benoi Rd
23359
Opp Gul Ave
Benoi Rd
23449
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
Aft Benoi Pl
Benoi Rd
23351
Aft Gul Ave
Benoi Rd
23361
Opp Keppel Logistics
Benoi Rd
23371
Bef Joo Koon Int
Benoi Rd
24009
Joo Koon Int
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.

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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