SBS Transit Bus Service 253


SBS Transit Bus Service 253 is a Jurong Industrial Service running from Joo Koon Bus Interchange and looping at Benoi Road, passing through Benoi Sector. It serves deleted sectors of Service 251, 254 and 255 with the relocation of these bus services from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Bus Interchange.


^ SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3275E) – Service 253

Route Information
Route Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Benoi Road (Loop) 
Passes Through Benoi Sector, Pioneer Rd
Route Length 10.9km
Traveling Time 30mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
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: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 12 mins
After 1930: 12 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 253 is a short industrial route linking the industrial areas around Benoi with connections to Joo Koon MRT and Bus Interchange. It plies Benoi Sector, Pioneer Road and Benoi Road. Formerly operating between Boon Lay Interchange and Benoi Road (Loop) prior to its withdrawal in 2001, the route number has been re-used with its introduction on 12 December 2015.

As part of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange opening and accompanying Jurong Industrial Estate route reorganization, Service 253 was introduced to cover lost sectors of Services 251, 254 and 255 as these three services were shortened from Boon Lay to Joo Koon Interchange.

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

Fleet: See Above


Route Information:

Loop Service (via Benoi Rd)
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int
  • Benoi Rd
    – Opp Fairprice Hub
  • Benoi Sector
    – Aft Benoi Rd
    – Opp S’pore Tpt Pte Ltd
    – Opp Shimano Pte Ltd
    – Mapletree Logistics Hub
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Exxon Mobil
    – Bef Shipyard Rd
    – Bef Benoi Rd
  • Benoi Rd
    – Aft Pioneer Rd
    – ST Marine
    – Bef Benoi Basin
  • Benoi Rd
    – Keppel Shipyard
    – Bef Benoi Lane
    – Opp JP Nelson
  • Pioneer Rd
    – Aft Benoi Rd
    – Aft Shipyard Rd
    – Opp Exxon Mobil
  • Benoi Sector
    – TRU Marine
    – Aft Shimano Pte Ltd
    – S’pore Tpt Pte Ltd
    – Bef Benoi Rd
  • Benoi Rd
    – Bef Joo Koon Int
  • Joo Koon Circle
    – Joo Koon Int


Operator History:

  • 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 2015 (12 Dec): Introduced as Joo Koon Int – Benoi Rd (Loop) with the opening of Joo Koon Interchange. Replaces lost sectors of Services 251, 254 & 255.
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2015: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide

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