On-Demand Public Bus (Joo Koon Area)

On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) services in the Joo Koon area are being offered between 17 December 2018 and 14 June 2019, during off-peak hours on weekdays (except public holidays). Buses will operate with the service number JK-x, where x is a single-digit number.

The trial for the Joo Koon area covers Joo Koon MRT Station / Bus Interchange and the Benoi Sector, Gul Circle, Benoi Road & Pioneer Sector areas, serving bus stops presently served by Bus Services 253, 255 and 257.

Technical Information
Catchment Area Joo Koon / Benoi / Gul / Pioneer Sector
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot
Soon Lee Bus Depot (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Operating Hours
1100hrs – 1500hrs & 2030hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency On-demand during Operating Hours
Fare Flat fare equivalent to journeys under 3.2km. Distance-based fare rules and concession rates apply.
Booking App BusGo (Android/iOS)

As part of the On-Demand Public Bus trialService JK-x serves the Jurong Industrial area near Joo Koon, Benoi, Gul and Pioneer Sector as well as Joo Koon Bus Interchange during the weekday off-peak hours, namely 1100hrs – 1500hrs & 2030hrs – 2330hrs. Buses dispatched follow a flexible route, depending on demand, as directed by the BusGo mobile application developed by Via Transportation.

Bus Stops served by the On-Demand Public Bus Service for the Joo Koon area are also served by SBS Transit Bus Services 253, 255 or 257. As such, these regular bus services will operate at a reduced frequency of 30 minutes during ODPB trial hours.


Booking a Ride

Commuters who wish to book a trip on the on-demand bus must first download the BusGo app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

During the booking, commuters are required to indicate:

  • Boarding Stop (within trial area)
  • Alighting Stop (within trial area)
  • Number of Passengers (1 to 5)
  • If any passengers are wheelchair-bound

With a successful booking, the Bus Registration Number, Unique Bus Service Number (JK-1, JK-2, JK-3, etc.) and Boarding Code will be relayed to the commuter via the app.

Upon boarding, commuters are required to flash their unique boarding number to the Bus Captain through the BusGo app. They will then need to pay their fare (via contactless card or cash) no differently from other bus services. Additional commuters not accounted for in the booking may be denied boarding by the Bus Captain.

Commuters may be banned from the On-Demand Public Bus trial if he or she cancels or does not show up for a confirmed booking, for up to 3 times within 24 hours. The duration of the ban is at the discretion of the Land Transport Authority (LTA).


Bus Stops Served

The following bus stops may be used as a boarding or alighting point for the On-Demand Public Bus (Joo Koon Area) service.

Joo Koon Bus Interchange & its vicinity
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 24009 – Joo Koon Circle – Joo Koon Interchange (Berth 3)
  • 23379 – Benoi Road – Opp Joo Koon Int
  • 23519 – Benoi Road – Opp FairPrice Hub
  • 23371 – Benoi Road – Bef Joo Koon Int
Service 253: Benoi Sector / Pioneer Road / Benoi Road
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 23471 – Benoi Sector – Aft Benoi Rd
  • 23191 – Benoi Sector – Opp S’pore Trspt Pte Ltd
  • 23201 – Benoi Sector – Opp Shimano Pte Ltd
  • 23211 – Benoi Sector – Mapletree Logistics Hub
  • 23269 – Pioneer Road – Exxon Mobil
  • 23259 – Pioneer Road – Bef Shipyard Rd
  • 23249 – Pioneer Road – Bef Benoi Rd
  • 23281 – Benoi Road – Aft Pioneer Rd
  • 23291 – Benoi Road – ST Marine
  • 23301 – Benoi Road – Bef Benoi Basin
  • 23311 – Benoi Road – Keppel Shipyard
  • 23321 – Benoi Road – Bef Benoi Lane
  • 23331 – Benoi Road – Opp JP Nelson
  • 23241 – Pioneer Road – Aft Benoi Rd
  • 23251 – Pioneer Road – Aft Shipyard Rd
  • 23261 – Pioneer Road – Opp Exxon Mobil
  • 23219 – Benoi Sector – Tru-Marine
  • 23209 – Benoi Sector – Aft Shimano Pte Ltd
  • 23199 – Benoi Sector – S’pore Trspt Pte Ltd
  • 23479 – Benoi Sector – Bef Benoi Rd

All other stops listed at Joo Koon Bus Interchange & its vicinity above.

Service 255: Gul Circle / Gul Crescent / Gul Avenue / Gul Way
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 24639 – Gul Circle – Aft Benoi Rd
  • 24259 – Gul Circle – DNV GL Laboratory
  • 24249 – Gul Circle – Asiatic Agricultural Ind
  • 24239 – Gul Circle – Bef Gul St 1
  • 24229 – Gul Circle – Aft Gul St 3
  • 24219 – Gul Circle – Precision Products
  • 24209 – Gul Crescent – Aft Gul Lane
  • 24199 – Gul Crescent – JB Ind Pte Ltd
  • 24189 – Gul Crescent – Tai Sin Electric Cables
  • 24179 – Gul Crescent – Opp Hong Hock Hardware
  • 24169 – Gul Crescent – Bef Gul Circle
  • 24301 – Gul Circle – SNL Logistics Pte Ltd
  • 24641 – Gul Avenue – W Atelier
  • 24651 – Gul Avenue – Metall-Treat Ind
  • 24089 – Gul Way – Aft Gul Ave
  • 24299 – Gul Circle – Aft Gul Way
  • 24289 – Gul Circle – Opp Keppel T&T
  • 24279 – Gul Circle – Cameron Iron Works
  • 24269 – Gul Circle – Sing Huat Hardware
  • 24631 – Gul Circle – Bef Benoi Rd

All other stops listed at Joo Koon Bus Interchange & its vicinity above.

Service 257: Benoi Road / Pioneer Road / Gul Road / Pioneer Sector Lane / Pioneer Sectors 1, 2 & 3
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 23369 – Benoi Road – Keppel Logistics
  • 23359 – Benoi Road – Opp Gul Ave
  • 23449 – Benoi Road – Benoi Pl
  • 23349 – Benoi Road – Bef Pioneer Rd
  • 23239 – Pioneer Road – Opp Keppel Logistics
  • 23229 – Pioneer Road – Opp Gul Way
  • 24339 – Pioneer Road – Hong Hang Bldg
  • 24389 – Gul Road – Opp GE Keppel Energy Svcs
  • 24379 – Gul Road – Opp Asia Ind Gases
  • 24369 – Gul Road – Dyna-Mac Engrg Svcs
  • 24359 – Gul Road – S’pore Takada Ind
  • 24349 – Gul Road – Keppel Shipyard
  • 24341 – Gul Road – Opp Keppel Shipyard
  • 24351 – Gul Road – Opp S’pore Takada Ind
  • 24461 – Pioneer Sector Lane – Bef Nam Leong Co Pte Ltd
  • 24391 – Pioneer Sector 2 – Chem-Solv Technologies
  • 24401 – Pioneer Sector 2 – Opp Hoe Huat Engrg
  • 24411 – Pioneer Sector 2 – Gul Camp
  • 24421 – Pioneer Sector 2 – Bef Pioneer Sector 1
  • 24531 – Pioneer Sector 1 – Utracon Corp
  • 24541 – Pioneer Sector 1 – Opp Keppel Shipyard
  • 24559 – Pioneer Sector 1 – HQ 6 Div
  • 24549 – Pioneer Sector 1 – Keppel Shipyard
  • 24539 – Pioneer Sector 1 – Dundee Marine
  • 24431 – Pioneer Sector 1 – Aft Pioneer Sector 2
  • 24441 – Pioneer Sector 3 – GSK
  • 24451 – Pioneer Sector 3 – Opp Cambridge Ind Trust
  • 24381 – Gul Road – GE Keppel Energy Svcs
  • 24331 – Pioneer Road – Opp Hong Hang Bldg
  • 23221 – Pioneer Road – Aft Gul Way
  • 23231 – Pioneer Road – Keppel Logistics
  • 23341 – Benoi Road – Aft Pioneer Rd
  • 23441 – Benoi Road – Aft Benoi Pl
  • 23351 – Benoi Road – Aft Gul Ave
  • 23361 – Benoi Road – Opp Keppel Logistics

All other stops listed at Joo Koon Bus Interchange & its vicinity above.


Fare

During the ODPB Trial, a promotional flat distance fare for 3.2km regardless of distance travelled applies for all passengers. Distance-fare transfer rules apply and concessionary fare travel is allowed.

  • Fares from 17 December 2018 – 28 December 2018
    Adult Card: $0.77
    Adult Cash: $1.40
    Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card: $0.54
    Senior Citizen / Persons With Disabilities Cash: $1.00
    Student Card: $0.37
    Student Cash: $0.65
    Workfare Transport Concession Scheme Card: $0.63
    Workfare Transport Concession Scheme Cash: $1.40
  • Fares from 29 December 2018
    Adult Card: $0.83
    Adult Cash: $1.50
    Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card: $0.55
    Senior Citizen / Persons With Disabilities Cash: $1.00
    Student Card: $0.38
    Student Cash: $0.65
    Workfare Transport Concession Scheme Card: $0.64
    Workfare Transport Concession Scheme Cash: $1.50

Note: The increase in fare is in line with the Public Transport Fare Review 2018, in which new fares take effect from 29 December 2018.


Operator History:
  • 17 December 2018 – 14 June 2019: SBS Transit Ltd

This bus service is part of the On-Demand Public Bus Service trial.


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