Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange

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Coordinates: 1°43′1″N 104°24′18″E / 1.71694°N 104.40500°E / 1.71694; 104.40500

Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange
义顺临时巴士转换站
Pertukaran Bas Yishun
Public bus
Location 20A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768830
Singapore
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SMRT Buses
Bus routes 13 (SBS Transit)
8 (SMRT Buses)
1 (Advance Coach)
1 (Go-Ahead)
Bus stands 8 (Boarding)
4 (Alighting)
Bus operators SMRT Buses (171, 853/C, 854, 854e, 855, 856, 857, 859)
SBS Transit (All except 85, 171, 853/C, 854, 854e, 855, 856, 857, 859)
Advance Coach (Service AC7)
Go-Ahead Singapore (Service 85)
Connections  NS13  Yishun
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Accessible alighting/boarding points
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
History
Opened 23 August 1987 (Original)
14 March 2015 (Temporary)
Closed 14 March 2015 (Original)
2019 (Temporary)
Key dates
23 August 1987 Commenced operations
14 March 2015 Operations shifted to temporary interchange

Yishun Bus Interchange was located in northern Singapore, across Yishun Avenue 2 from Yishun MRT Station. The interchange was in operation from 1987 to 2015. Operations were transferred to a temporary site in 2015 and the interchange has been there ever since.

History[edit]

The original interchange was built at a cost of S$2 million, and it opened on 23 August 1987. It was the first bus interchange in Singapore purpose-built for the Trans-Island Bus Service. [1]

The shops at Block 923 were closed and subsequently demolished in 2012 due to the development plans. Residents who were residing at Block 923 were transferred to a new residential area.

On 17 June 2013, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) released the land parcel where the interchange will be located and launched it for sale on 28 June 2013.[2]

To make way for a new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), the interchange was relocated to a temporary site across Yishun Central 1 behind Northpoint Shopping Centre on 14 March 2015. The ITH is expected to be completed by 2019. The temporary bus interchange will continue to remain operational until either Canberra, Simpang or Khatib Bus Interchange is opened by 2025.[3]

Bus Contracting Model[edit]

Under the new bus contracting model, all the bus routes were split into 5 route packages- 103 under Serangoon-Eunos, 171, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 859 under Sembawang-Yishun, 85 under Loyang, 39 under Tampines with the rest under Seletar Bus Packages.

Ten services together with Yishun feeder services are under this package, SBS Transit won, and operations began on 18 March 2018 (800, 804, 805, 807, 811, 860) and 25 March 2018 (803, 806, 812, 850E, 851, 852).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tibs bus interchange to open at Yishun". The Straits Times. 22 August 1987. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "Government to release three residential sites and two commercial & residential sites estimated to yield 3,600 housing units in June 2013". Housing & Development Board (HDB). 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  3. ^ "Temporary interchange to open from 14 March". ChannelNewsAsia. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Calling of Tender for Third Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model". Land Transport Authority. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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