Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°22′10″N 103°50′54″E / 1.36944°N 103.84833°E / 1.36944; 103.84833

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
Location53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
Singapore
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySBS Transit
Bus routes14 (SBS Transit)
1 (SMRT Buses)
1 (Go-Ahead)
Bus stands6 (Boarding)
3 (Alighting)
Bus operatorsSBS Transit (except Services 136 & 169)
SMRT Buses (Service 169)
Go-Ahead (Service 136)
Connections NS16  Ang Mo Kio
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessAccessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible lifts
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened10 April 1983
24 March 2002 (Temporary)
28 April 2007
Closed24 March 2002
28 April 2007 (Temporary)
Key dates
10 April 1983Commenced operations
24 March 2002Operations shifted to temporary interchange
28 April 2007Operations shifted 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 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.

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[1] 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.[2] 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[2] 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]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shorter wait for bus". The Straits Times. 1 April 1983. Retrieved 7 September 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ a b "Apr '07 - New Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange". SBS Transit. 26 April 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Calling of Tender for Third Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model". Land Transport Authority. 2016-06-07.

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