Tampines Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°21′14″N 103°56′37″E / 1.35389°N 103.94361°E / 1.35389; 103.94361

Tampines Bus Interchange
淡滨尼巴士转换站
Pertukaran Bas Tampines
Public bus
Tampines Bus Interchange 3.JPG
LocationBlk 512 Tampines Central 1
Singapore 520512
Singapore
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySBS Transit
Bus routes27
Bus stands11 (3 End-On, 8 Sawtooth)
Bus operatorsSBS Transit (All except 3, 67, 68 & 969)
SMRT Buses (67 & 969)
Go-Ahead (Service 3 and 68)
Connections EW2  DT32  Tampines
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessAccessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened29 November 1987; 31 years ago (1987-11-29)
Key dates
29 November 1987Commenced operations

Tampines Bus Interchange is a bus interchange serving Tampines in Singapore. It is an open-air building located in the town centre near the Tampines MRT Station, with the allocated Block 512. There are 33 bus services operating from the bus interchange, making it the 3rd busiest bus interchange in Singapore.

History[edit]

Prior to the opening of the interchange, buses at Tampines were served at Tampines Bus Terminal in Tampines Avenue 5 which was started in 1983. The interchange was built at a cost of S$5 million and was opened in 2 phases, which opened on 29 November 1987 and in March 1988 respectively.[1]

The bus interchange was refurbished in 2008 to make it wheelchair-accessible and allow the introduction of wheelchair accessible bus services.[citation needed]

Tampines Interchange Extension[edit]

An extension, named the Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, was officially opened on 18 December 2016.[2]

Bus Contracting Model[edit]

Under the new bus contracting model, all the bus routes were split into 6 route packages-3 and 68 under Loyang, 8 under Bishan-Toa Payoh, 46 under Bedok, 67 under Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang, 969 under Sembawang-Yishun and the rest are under Tampines Bus Packages.

Redevelopment[edit]

Redevelopment for Tampines Bus Interchange will only start after the opening of Downtown Line stage 3. However, this was reflected in neither the URA Masterplan 2019 nor the Land Transport Masterplan 2040. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exhibition to acquaint residents with new bus interchange". The Straits Times. 15 November 1987.
  2. ^ "Sengkang and Tampines bus interchanges to be expanded". Today Online. Retrieved 25 Nov 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.ura.gov.sg/MS/DMP2013/regional-highlights/~/media/dmp2013/Planning%20Area%20Brochures/Brochure_Tampines.ashx

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