Interior of Bedok Bus Interchange
|Location||12 Bedok North Drive, Singapore 465492|
|Owned by||Land Transport Authority|
|Operated by||SBS Transit Ltd (ComfortDelGro Corporation)|
|Bus routes||26 (SBS Transit Ltd) |
1 (Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
1 (SMRT Buses Ltd) until 2Q2021
1 (Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd)
|Bus stands||10 (Boarding)|
|Bus operators||SBS Transit Ltd (except Services 17, 66 and 854) |
Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd (Service 66)
SMRT Buses Ltd until 2Q2021 (Tower Transit Singapore from 2Q2021) (Service 854)
Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (Service 17)
|Disabled access||Accessible alighting/boarding points|
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
|Opened||25 February 1979 (Old) |
19 November 2011 (Temporary)
30 November 2014 (Integrated Transport Hub)
|Closed||18 November 2011 (Old) |
29 November 2014 (Temporary)
|25 February 1979||Commenced operations|
|19 November 2011||Operations shifted to temporary interchange|
|30 November 2014||Operations shifted back to new air-conditioned interchange|
Bedok Bus Interchange is an air-conditioned bus interchange located in the approximate center of Bedok. It is situated along Bedok North Interchange and Bedok North Drive, on the second level of Bedok Mall. It is connected to Bedok MRT station. It is the 2nd busiest bus interchange in Singapore, with 39 bus services operating from it.
Soon after it opened, in 1981, the interchange was partially demolished and expanded at a cost of S$3 million, and work was completed in 1983. After the expansion, the interchange covered 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) ands had 32 end-on berths, 7 sawtooth berths and 33 remote parking bays. Several bus services were moved to the interchange from Chai Chee Bus Terminal when the terminal closed in 1985. Bedok MRT station opened in 1989 at the south of the original facility, complementing the bus interchange to serve people travelling within Bedok town and also the nearby East Coast Park.
In the 2003 URA Masterplan, it was indicated that the bus interchange would be redeveloped. This was confirmed in early 2011 when HDB announced plans to rejuvenate Bedok, which involved redeveloping the Bedok town centre and rebuilding the original facility into an air-conditioned one, integrated with a proposed commercial development (Bedok Mall) and proposed residential development (Bedok Residences), resembling Boon Lay Bus Interchange. The original facility has been completely demolished.
On 19 November 2011, after operating from the original facility for 32 years, the bus interchange moved to its temporary facility along Bedok North Drive to allow the original facility to be rebuilt as planned. With the opening of the temporary facility, some amendments were made to three services, Service 9, 18 and 35.
The new Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) began operations on 30 November 2014. With the completion of the ITH, Bedok residents are able to transfer in air-conditioned comfort between bus and MRT services at Bedok MRT station. It is the 7th air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore.
Bus Contracting Model
Under the new bus contracting model, all the bus routes were split into 10 route packages, the most for a single interchange in Singapore shared with Marina Centre Bus Terminal - 854 under Sembawang-Yishun, 66 under Bulim, 17 under Loyang, 26 and 155 under Bishan-Toa Payoh, 7, 32, 33 and 197 under Clementi, 18, 38 and 69 under Tampines, 16 under Bukit Merah, 87 under Sengkang-Hougang, 60 under Serangoon-Eunos and the rest under Bedok Bus Packages.
It is the only bus interchange in Singapore that has services run by all 4 major bus operators of Singapore (till 5 September 2021, when Bus Service 854 will be managed by Tower Transit) .
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