Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Interior of Ang Mo Kio Interchange
|Location||53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933|
|Owned by||Land Transport Authority|
|Operated by||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus routes||14 (SBS Transit Ltd) |
1 (SMRT Buses Ltd)
1 (Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd)
|Bus stands||6 (Boarding)|
|Bus operators||SBS Transit Ltd (except Services 136 & 169)|
SMRT Buses Ltd (Service 169)
Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (Service 136)
|Connections||Ang Mo Kio|
|Disabled access||Accessible alighting/boarding points|
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
|Opened||10 April 1983 (Old) |
24 March 2002 (Temporary)
28 April 2007
|Closed||23 March 2002 (Old) |
27 April 2007 (Temporary)
|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|
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 was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The interchange is the third to be fully air-conditioned in Singapore 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 on 10 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.
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
Under the new bus contracting model, the entire bus interchange except 22, 25, 73, 86, 136, 166 and 169 will come under Seletar Bus Package. Service 136 is under Loyang, Service 22 is under Tampines, Service 25 is under Bedok, Service 169 is under Sembawang-Yishun, Service 86 is under Sengkang-Hougang, Service 166 is under Clementi while Service 73 is under Bishan-Toa Payoh packages respectively.
- "Shorter wait for bus". The Straits Times. 1 April 1983. Retrieved 7 September 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Apr '07 - New Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange". SBS Transit. 26 April 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- "Calling of Tender for Third Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model". Land Transport Authority. 7 June 2016.
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