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.


^ SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3867Y) – Service 257

Route Information
Route Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Pioneer Sector 2 (Loop) WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Pioneer Sector 1, Pioneer Sector 3, Gul Rd
Route Length 14.6km
Travelling Time 35 – 45 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 (TBC)
Departure Times from Joo Koon
0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06  mins
0831-1659: 06 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 06 mins
After 1930: 06 – 16 mins

Route History

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

Service 257 amendment poster

Service 257 amendment poster

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 will be replaced by the new Service 256.

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

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

Fleet: See Above.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int
  • Benoi Rd
    – Opp Fairprice Hub
    – S’poer Warehse & Tpt
    – Opp Gul Ave
    – Benoi Pl
    – Bef Pioneer Rd
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Opp Keppel Logistics
    – Opp Gul Way
    – Robin Shipyard
  • Gul Rd
    – Opp GE Keppel Energy Svcs
    – Opp Asia Ind Gases
    – Dyna-Mac Engrg Svcs
    – S’pore Takada Ind
    – Keppel Shipyard
    – Opp Keppel Shipyard
    – Opp S’pore Takada Ind
  • Pioneer Sector Lane
    – Smarty BT Oilfield
  • Pioneer Sector 2
    – Chem-Solv Technologies
    – Hoe Huat Engrg
    – Gul Camp
    – Opp Pan Abrasives Ltd
  • Pioneer Sector 1
    – Utracon Corp
    – Opp Keppel Shipyard
    – HQ 6 Div
    – Keppel Shipyard
    – Dundee Marine
    – Aft Pioneer Sector 2
  • Pioneer Sector 3
    – Opp Hoechst S’pore
    – Aft S’pore Steel Ltd
  • Gul Rd
    – GE Keppel Energy Svcs
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Opp Robin Shipyard
    – Aft Gul Way
    – Keppel Logistics
  • Benoi Rd
    – Aft Pioneer Rd
    – Opp Benoi Pl
    – Aft Gul Ave
    – Opp S’pore Warehse & Tpt
    – Bef Joo Koon Int
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int
Service 257 at a glance

Service 257 at a glance, before route shortening

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 2016.

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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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