Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°22′10.7″N 103°50′54.6″E / 1.369639°N 103.848500°E / 1.369639; 103.848500

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
宏茂桥巴士转换站
Pertukaran Bas Ang Mo Kio
Public bus
Amkbusinterchange.JPG
Interior of Ang Mo Kio Interchange
Location 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
Singapore
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SBS Transit
Bus routes 14 (SBS Transit)
1 (SMRT Buses)
1 (Go-Ahead)
Bus stands 6 (Boarding)
3 (Alighting)
Bus operators SBS Transit (except Services 136 & 169)
SMRT Buses (Service 169)
Go-Ahead (Service 136)
Connections  NS16  Ang Mo Kio
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible lifts
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened 10 April 1983
24 March 2002 (Temporary)
28 April 2007
Closed 24 March 2002
28 April 2007 (Temporary)
Key dates
10 April 1983 Commenced operations
24 March 2002 Operations shifted to temporary interchange
28 April 2007 Operations shifted back to new and air-conditioned interchange + New Service 269
4 September 2016 Service 136 handed over to Go-Ahead
9 April 2017 Service 25 extended to Upper East Coast Terminal
Services
22, 24, 25, 73, 86, 130, 133, 135, 136, 166, 169, 261, 262, 265, 269

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.

History[edit]

The new, air-conditioned bus interchange of Ang Mo Kio is located within AMK Hub.
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Temporary Bus Interchange located near Ang Mo Kio Public Library. It started operations in March 2002, and ended operations in April 2007.

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 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 near 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 another three years due to a delay in the construction of the AMK Hub when its earlier contractor went out of business 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.

Bus Contracting Model[edit]

Service 136 will be transferred to the Go-Ahead Group from SBS Transit in Q3 2016 as part of the Government Contracting Model – Loyang Bus Package.

On 7 June 2016, the Land Transport Authority called for tenders to operate 26 routes out of the Seletar Bus Package as part of its new contracting model. Nine services are under this package; if successfully tendered to a bus operator other than SBS Transit, 22, 25, 73, 86 and 166 will be the remaining five SBS Transit services left - which are bundled into Clementi, Hougang-Sengkang, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Bedok and Tampines. The bus services will be operated by the successful tenderer for a service term of five years, with a possible two-year extension based on good performance. It will also operate and maintain this and Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange. The sole SMRT service, 169 is under Sembawang – Yishun. [1]

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