Serangoon Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°21′8″N 103°52′19″E / 1.35222°N 103.87194°E / 1.35222; 103.87194

Serangoon Bus Interchange
实龙岗巴士转换站
Pertukaran Bas Serangoon
Public bus
Location 20 Serangoon Avenue 2, Singapore 556138
Singapore
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SBS Transit
Bus routes 8 (SBS Transit)
Bus stands 3 (Boarding)
2 (Alighting)
Bus operators SBS Transit
Connections  NE12  CC13  Serangoon
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened 10 March 1988 (old)
3 September 2011 (new)
Closed 3 September 2011 (old)
Key dates
10 March 1988 Commenced operations
3 September 2011 Operations shifted to new and air-conditioned interchange
9 July 2017 New Bus Stops for 101

Serangoon Bus Interchange is a bus interchange serving Serangoon New Town in Singapore, and is within walking distance from Serangoon. Opened on 3 September 2011, it is the smallest air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore with 8 services and 17 bus bays.

History[edit]

The original bus interchange was opened on 13 March 1988 along Serangoon Central. This interchange took over the overcrowded Serangoon Gardens Bus Interchange and a temporary bus terminal along Serangoon Avenue 3.[1] The compound was located under a multi-storey carpark (Block 273), with end-on berths on the eastern side and sawtooth berths (with a bus park) on the western side. Access to the interchange was located along Serangoon Central.

When the shopping mall nex opened on 25 November 2010, the old bus interchange continued to operate due to congestion at Serangoon Avenue 2, carpark problems and large crowds in the shopping mall.

Relocation[edit]

On 3 September 2011, the interchange was relocated to a new air-conditioned facility along Serangoon Avenue 2 integrated with the shopping mall, nex, and the Serangoon MRT Station,[2] making it the fifth bus interchange to be air conditioned . The new facility was the first to have glass walls instead of cement walls facing the bus bays, allowing commuters to be aware of the departure of buses, which was not present in the earlier air conditioned bus interchanges. Due to this, SBS Service 81 and Go-Ahead Service 82 no longer terminated at the interchange and were amended to loop at Serangoon Central instead.[2]

Bus Contracting Model[edit]

Under the new bus contracting model, with the exception of 100 under Clementi, the rest of the services are under Serangoon-Eunos Bus Packages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interchange in new town opens on Sunday". The Straits Times. 8 March 1988. Retrieved 23 June 2017 – via NewspaperSG. 
  2. ^ a b "Bus Services Operating From The New Serangoon Bus Interchange". SBS Transit. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 

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