Tuas Depot

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Tuas Depot
Location
Location3 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638419
Coordinates1°20′17.0″N 103°38′37.2″E / 1.338056°N 103.643667°E / 1.338056; 103.643667
Characteristics
Owner(s)Land Transport Authority
Operator(s)SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
TypeAt-grade
RoadsTuas West Road, Tuas West Drive
Rolling stockC151
C651
C751B
C151A
C151B
C151C
CR151 (Future)
Routes served EWL  East West Line
History
Opened18 June 2017

Tuas Depot is an MRT depot serving the East West Line, located between Tuas West Road and Tuas West Drive in Singapore. It was constructed by Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S$237.1 million.[1] Construction of the depot together with the four stations of the Tuas West Extension started in late 2011 and were fully operational on 18 June 2017. The depot is located after Tuas Link MRT Station and it is able to house up to 60 trains.[2] This is the second largest depot as the maintenance for the East West Line trains will be carried out here. With the opening of this depot, it has lighten the maintenance load in Bishan Depot that each of both line would have their own maintenance centre.

The depot is located off Tuas Link station on the East West Line and has 2 reception tracks: 2 tracks eastbound towards Tuas Link station.

Integration of bus terminal[edit]

Tuas Bus Terminal was moved to a site on the roof of Tuas MRT Depot, adjacent to Tuas Link station, and opened on 7 October 2017.

The area designated for the proposed bus terminal is approximately 10,000 sq metres which is accessible via a ramp connecting directly to Tuas West Drive or another ramp structure connecting to Tuas Link 4.

The bus terminal has a naturally ventilated concourse area with facilities such as 2 passenger service offices, 2 separate Offices for main and secondary operators. The terminal is also staff friendly, with an administrative office, a staff lounge, designated staff toilets, a canteen and other rooms. Passenger lifts connect the ground level to the bus terminal. It is also accessible, having priority queues for the elderly and disabled, and has barrier free toilets.[3][4][5]

For security reasons, the bus terminal, including its driveways and bus parking area is intended to be fully lockable and secured against illegal entry after operation hours and is intended to be maintained as a restricted and controlled area with no access by unauthorized personnel.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LTA awards contract for Tuas Depot". Land Transport Authority. 23 September 2011. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ hermesauto (2017-05-17). "New Tuas depot will be among biggest here and feature new technology". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  3. ^ "New Tuas bus terminal to open on Oct 7". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  4. ^ hermesauto (2017-09-15). "New bus terminal in Tuas to open on Oct 7". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  5. ^ "New Tuas Bus Terminal to Open on 7 October 2017 | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  6. ^ "Tuas Bus Terminal | Land Transport Guru". Land Transport Guru. Land Transport Guru. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2017. Tuas Bus Terminal