Clementi Bus Interchange
|Location||441 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 120441
|Owned by||Land Transport Authority|
|Operated by||SBS Transit|
|Bus routes||9 (SBS Transit)
5 (Tower Transit)
|Bus stands||5 (Boarding)
|Bus operators||SBS Transit (except Services 96, 173, 282, 284 & 285)
Tower Transit (services 96, 173, 282, 284, 285)
|Disabled access||Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
|Opened||16 November 1980
29 October 2006 (Temporary)
|Closed||28 October 2006
25 November 2011 (Temporary)
|Rebuilt||26 November 2011|
|16 November 1980||Commenced operations|
|29 October 2006||Operations shifted to temporary interchange|
|26 November 2011||Operations shifted back to new and air-conditioned interchange; Service 284M withdrawn|
|29 May 2016||Service 173 handed over to Tower Transit|
|26 June 2016||Services 96, 282, 284, 285 handed over to Tower Transit|
|7, 14, 96, 99, 147, 156, 165, 166, 173, 175, 196, 282, 284, 285
Clementi Bus Interchange is an air-conditioned bus interchange in Clementi New Town, beside Clementi MRT Station. It is located at the junction of Clementi Avenue 3 and Commonwealth Avenue West, situated within the Clementi Mall and integrated with Clementi MRT Station. This interchange serves mainly commuters travelling to the various housing estates, schools, recreational areas, healthcare centres and places of worship in Clementi and West Coast.
The interchange was first opened on 16 November 1980 by Chor Yeok Eng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Member of Parliament for Bukit Timah. It was a long covered walkway structure with queue railings and berths at the side of the road, leading many people to call it a "roadside bus terminal" resembling the interchanges built in the 1970s. This is especially so as the interchange was very small and cramped, and floods sometimes when it was rainy. It was sort of similar to the original Bedok Bus Interchange.
Operations then moved to the temporary facility built across the road at the junction of Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Avenue 3 (Land Lot MK05-08585W) on 29 October 2006. This facility was a blue-red-white structure that resembles the original interchange and was used for 5 years and 27 days while the original site was redeveloped into what is known as the new Clementi Town Centre that was planned by HDB which consisted of a new air-conditioned bus interchange, Clementi Mall and 2 HDB flats (Clementi Towers).
The current interchange is an 8,100 square meter facility that opened on 26 November 2011. It is the 6th air conditioned bus interchange in Singapore and 2nd along the East West Line. Together with Clementi and the nearby commercial developments, it is part of the Clementi Integrated Public Transport Hub.
Bus Contracting Model
As the winning bidder for Bulim Bus Package under the bus contracting model in 2015, Tower Transit took over operations for services 96, 173, 282, 284 and 285 from SBS Transit and SMRT Buses in June 2016. Despite Tower Transit operating the feeder bus services from Clementi, SBS Transit is still the principal operator, operating a majority of bus services included in three bus packages - Clementi, Bedok and Sengkang-Hougang. 
- Clementi Bus Interchange To Relocate To Temporary Site
- Introduction to Clementi
- New Clementi Bus Interchange Opens on 26 November 2011
- New Clementi bus interchange to benefit 8,500 commuters daily
- Information about the "Bus Contracting Model"
- LTA Awards First Tendered Bus Package to Tower Transit Group Limited