SBS Transit Bus Service 251

SBS Transit Bus Service 251 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Boon Lay Bus Interchange and looping at Shipyard Rd, passing through Boon Lay Way and Tanjong Kling Road.

^ SBS Transit Volvo Olympian (SBS9505C) – Service 251

Route Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Shipyard Road (Loop) WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Boon Lay Way, Pioneer Rd North, Pioneer Rd, Tg Kling Rd
Route Length 13.0km
Traveling Time 30 – 40 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0545 – 2335 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 11 mins
After 1930: 11 – 18 mins

Route History

Service 251 serves the industrial areas around Shipyard Road within the Jurong Industrial Estate, connecting them to Jurong West Town Centre. The route serves many shipbuilding industries, and offers scenic views of ExxonMobil’s Jurong refinery.

As an industrial service, demand is high during the peak hours, and relatively low during off-peak hours.

Route Amendment due to Joo Koon Bus Interchange Opening

Service 251 amendment poster

Service 251 amendment poster

As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route amendments, Phase 3 implementation (12 December 2015) amended Service 251 to serve Boon Lay Way and Pioneer Rd North from 12 December 2015, replacing deleted Service 254 sectors when it was relocated to Joo Koon.

Also as part of the amendment, Service 251 was shortened to loop at Shipyard Road instead of Benoi Road, with the deleted sector in Benoi Road replaced by Service 253 from Joo Koon. The deleted Jln Ahmad Ibrahim sector was replaced by Service 194 from Boon Lay.

As Service 251 serves Shipyard Road and Tanjong Kling Road in one direction only, a total of 9 bus stops along these two roads (formally served by Service 251 towards Benoi Rd) have been abolished. Affected commuters along Shipyard Road and Tanjong Kling Road should board and alight from Service 251 at the bus stops opposite the abolished bus stops.

Special Departures

  • Pioneer Rd North (Singapore Post) → Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0608hrs
    Saturdays: 0555hrs, 0607hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 0555hrs

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: See Above

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Shipyard Rd)
  • Jurong West Central 3
    – Boon Lay Int
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Opp Blk 662C
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Opp Blk 660 CP
    – Opp Blk 657 CP
    – Opp Blk 655 CP
  • Pioneer Rd North
    – Pioneer Junction
    –  Bef Secura
    – Aft International Rd
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Opp Hitachi
    – Bef Jln Buroh
    – Bef Benoi Sector
    – Exxon Mobil
    – Bef Shipyard Rd
  • Shipyard Rd
    – Opp SML Shipyard Ltd
    – Comfort Holdings
    – Opp Jurong Marine Base
    – Mobil Marine Ter
    – Opp Far East Levingston
    – Opp Plant Engrg
    – Aft Jln Samulun
  • Tg Kling Rd
    – Aft Shipyard Rd
    – Bef Jln Buroh
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Aft Jln Buroh
    – Hitachi
  • Pioneer Rd North
    – Aft Lok Yang Way
    – Opp Secura S’pore
    – S’pore Post
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Blk 655 CP
    – Blk 657 CP
    – Blk 660 CP
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Blk 662D
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int
Service 251 at a glance

Service 251 at a glance, before route amendment

Operator History:

  • 1978 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.



Posters for affected bus stops along Refinery Road



  • 1978 (01 Jun): Introduced as Jurong Int – Refinery Road (Loop), with opening of Jurong Interchange
  • 1990 (1 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int – Refinery Road (Loop) when Jurong Int closed
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Merged with service 253 and amended to loop at Benoi Rd via Tg Kling Rd under Jurong West Rationalisation. Deleted sectors covered by 254
  • 2003: Amended to skip Liu Fang Rd1
  • 2011: Air-conditioned buses deployed
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Joo Koon Bus Int Opening Route Amendments – Amended to ply Boon Lay Way and Pioneer Rd North, covering deleted sector of Service 254, and shortened to loop at Shipyard Rd. Deleted sectors covered by Service 194 & 253
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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