Jurong Industrial Services, commonly abbreviated as JIS, are bus services that serve the industrial areas of Jurong, with routes operating from Boon Lay Bus Interchange as well as Joo Koon Bus Interchange. The term “Jurong Industrial Service” is rarely or never used a designation, and are commonly regarded as trunk routes.
Although Services 182/182M, 192 and 193 serve the Jurong Industrial Area, they are not classified as Jurong Industrial Services.
Boon Lay Interchange is home to the following Jurong Industrial Services:
- Service 246: Loops at Boon Lay Drive, via Jalan Tukang.
- Service 247: Loops at Jurong Pier Road, merged with 98 in 2002 and withdrawn.
- Service 248: Loops at Neythal Road. Merged with 250 and withdrawn in 1992.
- Service 249: Loops at Jalan Samulun.
- Service 250: Loops at Sixth Lokyang Road, merged with 248 in 1992 to cover Soon Lee. Rationalized in 2001 for duplication of 192 and 252.
- Service 251: Loops at Refinery Road, extended to Benoi Road after merging with 253. Amended to loop at Shipyard Road instead of Benoi Road after Joo Koon Int amendments.
- Service 252: Loops at Gul Circle, later at Joo Koon Road. Merged with 250 in 2001 and plied Soon Lee areas.
Joo Koon Interchange is the new home for the following Jurong Industrial Services, upon its opening in Nov 2015.
- Service 253: Loops at Benoi Road, rationalized in 2001 following duplication of 251, 255 and 257. Another Service 253 created from 12 Dec 2015, covering lost sectors of Services 251, 254, 255 & 257.
- Service 254: Loops at Tuas Avenue 1, later extended to loop at Tuas Avenue 11. Amended to start from Joo Koon Int, losing its Pioneer Rd North and partial Pioneer Rd Sector
- Service 255: Loops at Gul Crescent, amended to ply Benoi Sector after merging with 253 in 2001. Amended to start from Joo Koon Int, losing its Jurong West St 63 and Benoi Sector sector.
- Service 256: New service covering lost sectors of Service 257 in Jurong West
- Service 257: Loops at Gul Road, later extended to Pioneer Sector. Amended to Joo Koon Int in Nov 2015, lost sectors covered by new Service 256
- Service 258: New service enhancing connectivity for Jurong West Residents between Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon
All JIS routes are controlled by Soon Lee Bus Depot (SLBP).
Jurong Industrial Services were introduced in the 1970s-1980s to cater to the development of Pioneer and Tuas as an industrial area. Originally operating from Jurong Bus Interchange, they were shifted to Boon Lay Bus Interchange when the interchange closed down. One directional services between the industrial estate and Boon Lay Gardens Bus Terminal were offered during peak hours in the 1980s (with an A suffix), but were subsequently withdrawn due to low demand.
In Nov / Dec 2015, the opening of Joo Koon Bus Interchange resulted in Services 254, 255 and 257 shifting over from Boon Lay and new services 253, 256 and 258 being launched.
|Bus Services||Area of service||Bus Interchange|
|246||Chin Bee, Tukang||Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|249||Tanjong Kling, Samulun||Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|251||Shipyard Road, Pioneer Rd North||Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|252||Soon Lee, Joo Koon||Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|253||Benoi Sector, Benoi Rd||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|254||Pioneer, Tuas West, Tuas Basin||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|255||Gul||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|256||Jln Ahmad Ibrahim||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|257||Pioneer Sector||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|258||Jurong West Residential Area||Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
Older or retiring bus models are usually deployed on Jurong Industrial Services, as newer ones are generally reserved for urban routes. However, services under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme will receive brand new buses.
Fares for Jurong Industrial Services follow the current distance-based fare scheme (DBF) for trunk services.
Jurong Industrial Services operate daily from 5:45am to 11:30pm. Demand is significantly higher during peak hours compared to off-peak hours, and hence many buses are added to the fleet during peak periods. Weekend frequencies are poor, usually around 20mins headway. During selected holidays, such as Christmas or New Year’s Day, headway will be increased beyond 20mins due to exceedingly low demand.