Bus Service 248 (SBS Transit Ltd)

Information in this article with effect from 18 Jun 2017 – Service introduction

Bus Service 248 is a Jurong Industrial bus service from Tuas, looping at Tuas, via Tuas.

Bus Service 248 Information

Route

Tuas Terminal to Tuas South Avenue 14 (Loop)

Operator

SBS Transit Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 06 00 h to 23 15 h

Saturdays: 06 00 h to 23 15 h

Sundays and Public Holidays: 06 00 h to 23 15 h

Frequency

06 30 h to 08 30 h: To be confirmed

08 31 h to 16 59 h: To be confirmed

17 00 h to 19 00 h: To be confirmed

19 01 h to 06 29 h (+1): To be confirmed

Fares: Bus Service 248 charges Distance Fares for Basic Bus Services.

Bus Service 248 includes an express sector in Tuas.

The jurong Industrial Bus Service serves industrial estates in Tuas, connecting workers to EW32 Tuas West Road MRT Station and EW33 Tuas Link MRT Station, serving Pioneer as well.

Bus Service 248 provides connectivity to Tuas as the sole service in most of its catchment – industries in Tuas and workers living in dormitories in Tuas.

The express sector is to allow faster travel for passengers to Tuas. This will also mean there will not be overcrowding by commuters boarding and alighting along the express sector, who can board bus services 182, 182M, or 247 to connect to MRT Stations in the area.

Bus Service 248 Route Details:

  • D1

    Road Name

    Bus Stop Code

    Bus Stop Description

    Tuas West Dr

    25009

    Tuas Ter

    25411

    Aft Tuas Ter

    25421

    Opp Tuas Lk Stn

    25431

    Super Continental

    25441

    Bef Pioneer Rd

    Pioneer Rd

    25681

    Bef Tuas West Ave

    Tuas Ave 20

    25691

    Aft Tuas West Rd Stn

    26101

    BASF SEA

    26091

    Rotary Engrg

    Tuas Cres

    26081

    Bef Tuas Ave 18A

    26071

    Unifine Star Petrochem

    Tuas Sth Ave 5

    25701

    GlaxoSmithKline

    25711

    Opp The Index

    Tuas Sth Ave 12

    25741

    Halliburton

    Tuas Sth Ave 5

    25751

    Bef Tuas Sth Ave 14

    Tuas Sth Ave 14

    25761

    Opp REC Spore

    25771

    Aft Tuas Sth St 7

    Tuas Sth Ave 9

    25781

    Opp SLS

    25791

    Bef Tuas Sth Ave 10

    Tuas Sth Ave 10

    25801

    Bef Tuas Sth Ave 7

    25729

    Abbott

    Tuas Sth Ave 5

    25719

    The Index

    25709

    Edgen Murray

    Tuas Cres

    26709

    Bef Tuas Loop

    26089

    Bef Tuas Ave 20

    Tuas Ave 20

    26099

    Bef Tuas Ave 13

    26109

    Bef Tuas Ave 11

    Pioneer Rd

    24719

    Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A

    25689

    Aft Tuas West Ave

    Tuas West Dr

    25449

    Aft Pioneer Rd

    25439

    Opp Super Continental

    25429

    Tuas Lk Stn

    25009

    Tuas Ter

Route History:

Credits:

  • SBS Transit Ltd
  • Singapore Public Transportation

Last edited on 23 May 2017 – PUBLISHING

Opening of Tuas West Extension

Last edited 19 Jun 2017 – UPDATED for corrections

The Tuas West Extension of the East-West Line will be opened on 18 June 2017 to the public.

Comprising of four above-ground MRT stations, EW30 Gul Circle, EW31 Tuas Crescent, EW32 Tuas West Road, and EW33 Tuas Link, serving the Jurong and Tuas Industrial Estates, the Tuas West Extension will bring commuters more convenience for significant travel time savings.

In addition, the project also included the Tuas Viaduct which opened in February this year, the Tuas MRT Depot, and a new bus terminal on the roof of the train depot. The train depot has started receiving trains but the bus terminal will only commence operations in the near future.

To enhance last-mile connectivity between the MRT stations and the factories in the area, the Land Transport Authority has implemented a slew of bus service changes in the area. We will be sharing more details of the bus service changes below.

An open house of the Tuas West Extension will be held on 16 May 2017, 12.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Visitors may ride trains on the new Extension for free, and participate in many activities held at the carnival. This is similar to the Downtown Line 2 Carnival held less than two years ago. All four stations will be opened for the public to enjoy a sneak preview.

To raise awareness of the Extension, the Authority has organised many roving exhibitions at four stations along the existing East-West Line. More details of the roving exhibitions can be found in the Authority’s Press Release.

The entire Tuas West Extension is only fitted with the new signalling system. Therefore, trains will switch their on-board system from the old Fixed-Block system to the Moving Block system at EW28 Pioneer MRT Station. This will take about 2 minutes. The same applies for eastbound trains from Tuas Link; they will have to switch from the new to the old systems at Pioneer as well. The Moving Block system will be permanently activated between Pioneer and EW29 Joo Koon MRT Stations to allow smooth transitions.

Trains will no longer have to switch systems once the Moving Block system is fully activated to the entire East-West Line in 2018.

Only one train every four to five minutes during peak hours and every eight to ten minutes during off-peak hours will​ serve the Extension when opened. This will be every alternate train. All other trains will terminate at Joo Koon. Passengers are advised to check the destination on the platform display screens if heading to Tuas.

The first and last​ train timings along the Extension are as follows:

  • East-Bound Service towards Pasir Ris

    Station

    First Train towards

    Pasir Ris

    Last Train towards  Pasir Ris

    Mon – Sat

    Sun/ PH

    Daily

    EW33 Tuas Link

    0519

    0549

    2320

    EW32 Tuas West Road

    0521

    0551

    2322

    EW31 Tuas Crescent

    0523

    0553

    2324

    EW30 Gul Circle

    0526

    0556

    2327

  • West-Bound Service towards Tuas Link

    Station

    First Train towards

    Tuas Link

    Last Train towards Tuas Link

    Mon – Sat

    Sun/ PH

    Daily

    EW30 Gul Circle

    0530

    0600

    0041

    EW31 Tuas Crescent

    0532

    0602

    0043

    EW32 Tuas West Road

    0534

    0604

    0045

    EW33 Tuas Link (Arr)

    0537

    0607

    0048

To tie in with the new MRT stations, six bus services – 192, 193, 247, 248, 254, 256, and 258 – will be changed from 18 June 2017.

Bus Services 247 and 248 are new bus services, Bus Service 256 will be withdrawn, and Bus Services 192, 254, and 258 will receive route amendments to serve the new MRT Stations. Bus Service 193 will have two new bus stops added to its route – 24719 and 24711.

Please refer to the following posters for more details.

Credits:

  • SBST
  • Singapore Public Transportation
  • SMRT