Clementi Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°32′12″N 104°16′44″E / 1.53667°N 104.27889°E / 1.53667; 104.27889

Clementi Bus Interchange
金文泰巴士转换站
Pertukaran Bas Clementi
Public bus
The bus interchange is integrated with the Clementi Mall and Clementi Town Centre
Location 441 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 120441
Singapore
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SBS Transit
Bus routes 9 (SBS Transit)
5 (Tower Transit)
Bus stands 5 (Boarding)
3 (Alighting)
Bus operators SBS Transit (except Services 96, 173, 282, 284 & 285)
Tower Transit (services 96, 173, 282, 284, 285)
Connections  EW23  Clementi
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible lifts
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened 16 November 1980
29 October 2006 (Temporary)
Closed 28 October 2006
25 November 2011 (Temporary)
Rebuilt 26 November 2011
Key dates
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26 November 2011 Operations shifted back to new and air-conditioned interchange; Service 284M withdrawn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
Services
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.

History[edit]

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.

Entrance to the temporary Clementi Bus Interchange which is since the construction site of a new HDB project.

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).[1][2]

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.[3][4]

Bus Contracting Model[edit]

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. [5][6]

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