Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
|Location||530 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310530|
|Owned by||Land Transport Authority|
|Operated by||SBS Transit|
|Bus routes||20 (SBS Transit) |
1 (Tower Transit)
|Bus stands||13 (End-on) |
|Bus operators||SBS Transit |
Tower Transit (service 143)
|Disabled access||Accessible alighting/boarding points|
Accessible public toilets
Graduated kerb edges
Tactile guidance system
|Opened||26 December 1983 |
31 May 1998 (Temporary)
19 May 2002
|Closed||30 May 1998 |
18 May 2002 (Temporary)
|26 December 1983||Commenced operations|
|31 May 1998||Operations shifted to temporary interchange|
|19 May 2002||Operations shifted back to new and air-conditioned interchange|
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange is located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It is the first air-conditioned bus interchange in the country, which was completed in 2002 and officially opened by the then Minister for Transport, Yeo Cheow Tong, on 19 May that year. It has a direct connection from the bus interchange to the Toa Payoh MRT station on the North South Line.
Relocation of bus interchange in 1998
When the old Toa Payoh Bus Interchange was demolished on 31 May 1998 to make way for the building of HDB Hub, the new and current headquarters of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) of Singapore, the interchange operator, SBS Transit, moved its bus operations to a temporary location opposite its original site located at Toa Payoh Town Park, which was upgraded after the temporary interchange was demolished.
Bus interchange located in HDB Hub
SBS Transit ended bus operations to the temporary bus interchange on 19 May 2002 and moved its services back to the bus interchange original site, which has a direct underground connection to Toa Payoh MRT station. It is notably the first bus interchange in Singapore to be fully air conditioned and it is housed within the building of HDB Hub.
This bus interchange participated in the Exercise Northstar V on 8 January 2006.
Similar to other bomb hoaxes at Hougang and Jurong East, 21-year-old Lin Zhenghuang was sentenced to 3 months in jail on 7 February 2007 and fined S$4000 for eight charges under the Computer Misuse Act. The charges were for 'mooching' or illegally tapping into his neighbour's unsecured wireless internet network and posting a bomb hoax on an online forum of popular technology site HardwareZone. Lin previously pleaded guilty to one charge under the Telecommunications Act for transmitting a false message and nine charges under the Computer Misuse Act. The accused posted a message on 22 July 2005, reporting that there had been a bomb attack at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange.
Bus Contracting Model
Under the new bus contracting model, all the bus routes were split into 6 route packages: 143 under Bulim, 28 and 31 under Tampines, 90 and 141 under Serangoon-Eunos, 159 and 163 under Sengkang-Hougang, 145 under Bukit Merah and the rest are under Bishan-Toa Payoh Bus Packages.
- "Quiet start at Toa Payoh interchange". The Straits Times. 27 December 1983. Retrieved 27 September 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Bomb hoax youth gets 3 months' jail, $4,000 fine". Asia Media. 8 February 2007. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008.
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