Boon Lay Bus Interchange

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Boon Lay Bus Interchange
文礼巴士转换站
Pusat Pertukaran Bas Boon Lay
Public bus
Alighting berths, boarding berths and entrance to Jurong Point from Boon Lay Bus Interchange.JPG
Interior of Boon Lay Bus Interchange
Location 87 Jurong West Central 3, Singapore 648343
Singapore
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SBS Transit
Bus routes 24 (SBS Transit)
4 (SMRT Buses)
1 (Tower Transit)
Bus stands 11 (End-on)
6 (Boarding)
4 (Alighting)
Bus operators SBS Transit (except Services 79, 172, 178, 180 and 187)
Tower Transit (Service 79)
SMRT Buses (Services 172, 178, 180 and 187)
Connections  EW27  Boon Lay
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened 1 July 1990
18 June 2006 (Temporary)
27 December 2009
Closed 18 June 2006
26 December 2009 (Temporary)
Key dates
1 July 1990 Commenced operations
18 June 2006 Operations shifted to temporary site
27 December 2009 Operations shifted back to new and air-conditioned interchange
21 November 2015 Joo Koon Bus Interchange opens, Service 258 introduced from Joo Koon Interchange to Boon Lay Interchange
28 November 2015 Service 256 introduced, Relocation of Services 182, 182M and 257 to Joo Koon Int from Boon Lay Int
12 December 2015 Relocation of Services 254 and 255 to Joo Koon Int from Boon Lay Int and Route amendment of Service 194 and 251
12 June 2016 Service 79 handed over to Tower Transit

Boon Lay Bus Interchange is an air-conditioned bus interchange located in Jurong West Central, in the western part of Singapore. It is situated within Jurong Point Shopping Mall and integrated with the nearby Boon Lay MRT Station. This interchange serves a variety of passengers, including those from Nanyang Technological University, Jurong Industrial Estate and Tuas Industrial Estate. This interchange has 31 bus services until some services get relocated to Joo Koon Bus Interchange and it is the biggest in terms of bus services and the busiest bus interchange in Singapore.[1]

History[edit]

Boon Lay Bus Interchange began operating on 1 July 1990 with services that used to terminate at the former Jurong Bus Interchange at Jurong Port Rd and Jurong East Bus Interchange being re-routed to terminate there. That time, the Jurong West extension and Tuas Industrial area was still largely under development. As both areas are undergoing development, more bus services were introduced and by the early 2000s, there were about 30 bus services terminating at the interchange.

That time, there used to be an empty land beside the former interchange. In 2006, the land where the former interchange sits at and the land beside it was sold together as a 'White site' to Prime Point Development Pte. Ltd. and soon the land where the former interchange sits at was acquired to construct the Jurong Point Extension.

The old bus interchange
The temporary bus interchange which operated from 18 June 2006 to 26 December 2009

From 18 June 2006 to 26 December 2009, the interchange had it operations temporarily next to Boon Lay MRT station, at an empty plot of land surrounded by Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 64 while the bus interchange was being rebuilt as part of the Jurong Point extension project and this project consisted of the extension of Jurong Point (JP2),the new Boon Lay Bus Interchange and a 16-storey condominium that is known as 'The Centris'.[2]

On 27 December 2009, the interchange moved back to its original location and all operations (except for bus Service 179, 179A and 199 which continued to operate at the temporary interchange till 7 May 2010[3]) resumed at the re-constructed interchange located along Jurong West Central 3.[4][5][6][7] Built over 20,000 square metres, it is Singapore's fourth air conditioned bus interchange and the first along the East West Line. In total, it has 60 bus bays and 31[4][8] boarding/alighting wheelchair accessible[9] berths with 22 of them being end-on and 9 of them being sawtooth (6 for boarding and 3 for alighting). Together with Boon Lay MRT station and Jurong Point, it is part of the Boon Lay Integrated Public Transport Hub.

With the opening of Joo Koon Bus Interchange in November 2015, Services 256 and 258 were introduced to Joo Koon Bus Interchange, while Services 182, 182M, 254, 255 and 257 were relocated to Joo Koon Bus Interchange. It reduces overcrowding at Boon Lay Bus Interchange.

Bus 79 was transferred to Bulim while the SMRT services 172 and 180 are under Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang while 178 and 187 are under Woodlands. 30 is under Bedok, 154 is under Serangoon-Eunos, 157 is under Bishan-Toa Payoh, 174 and 174e are under Clementi, 198 is under Bukit Merah with the rest of SBS services under Jurong West.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Release of the new Boon Lay Bus Interchange by SBS Transit". Sbstransit.com.sg. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boon Lay Bus Interchange will be relocated on Sunday, 18 June 2006". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Relocating of Services 179, 179A and 199 to the New Boon Lay Interchange" (PDF). Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Integrated public transport hub at Boon Lay to open in December". Channelnewsasia.com. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Relocation of Boon Lay Bus Interchange" (PDF). Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "First and Largest Air-conditioned Bus Interchange to open in the West". Sbstransit.com.sg. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "The New Boon Lay Bus Interchange will open on Sunday, 27 December 2009" (PDF). Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Boon Lay's new bus interchange set to open". Asiaone.com. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Boon for Boon Lay with LTA's New Integrated PT Hub". App.lta.gov.sg. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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