Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
|Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Pertukaran Bas Ang Mo Kio
|Commencement date:||28 April 2007|
|Number of sawtooth berths:||6|
|Number of services:
|MRT station:||NS16 Ang Mo Kio|
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is located in Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Singapore. The interchange is within AMK Hub which is in turn linked to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via a pedestrian underpass below Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.
The interchange is the third to be fully air-conditioned in Singapore and the second bus interchange along the North South Line to be air conditioned after the Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and the Sengkang Bus Interchange, and similarly features automated sliding doors at each of its six berths that will open only when the bus reaches the berths.
The original bus interchange was opened in April 1983 as Ang Mo Kio New Town slowly expanded since the late 1970s. Buses originally berthed at elongated bus stops outside Blk 322 along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, which is right opposite the present-day Ang Mo Kio Bus Avenue 5 Interchange. Feeder Service 269 was inaugurated together with the opening of this interchange.
The bus interchange was relocated to a temporary structure at the other end of Ang Mo Kio Town Centre nearby to the Ang Mo Kio Community Library on 24 March 2002 when the 18-year-old interchange building was demolished to make way for the development of AMK Hub. The temporary bus interchange was originally intended to be operational for two years, but continued to operate at its site for an additional two years due to a delay in the construction of the AMK Hub when its earlier contractor went bust right after the demolition of the old bus interchange.
All services that terminate in Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange were relocated to the new bus interchange built within AMK Hub on 28 April 2007 and was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the then Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Ms Lim Hwee Hua.