Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) located at Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Singapore, serving residential and industrial areas around Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang.

The interchange is the third air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore, integrated within the Ang Mo Kio Hub development, and connected to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via an underpass below Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. Nearby public amenities include Cheng San Community Centre, Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Djitsun Mall and Ang Mo Kio Town East Garden.

Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Seletar Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange.

Details
Name Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange  |  宏茂桥巴士转换站
Address 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Loyang, Clementi, Hougang–Sengkang, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Bedok, Tampines
Anchor Operator SBS Transit
Bus Routes 14 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT), 1 (Go-Ahead)
Berths 6 sawtooth boarding berths, 3 alighting berths
Rail Connection  NS16   Ang Mo Kio

The Interchange:

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Ang Mo Kio. Connecting with Ang Mo Kio MRT Station along the North-South MRT Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of town, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the many bus services at the interchange.

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange - Bus Park
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange – Bus Park

Opened in April 2007, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was the third Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) to be opened in Singapore, after Toa Payoh in May 2002 and Sengkang in January 2003. The interchange is integrated within the retail portion of the Ang Mo Kio Hub shopping mall, hence combining retail and transportation facilities under one roof.

The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area which leads to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 via a traffic light junction. There are three alighting berths and six sawtooth boarding berths.

The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits leading to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and the junction with Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. Additional entrance/exits located within the interchange link to the Ang Mo Kio Hub shopping mall and Ang Mo Kio MRT station.

Historical Background

  • 1980: Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange opens
  • 1982: Given expansion to accommodate more buses (35 to 63 bus bays)
  • 1983: New interchange re-opens
  • 1987: Ang Mo Kio MRT Station opens
  • 2002: Shifted to a temporary location near Ang Mo Kio Public Library
  • 2007: New interchange opens, integrated with AMK Hub

The building of Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was first conceived in the 1970s to support the expansion of Ang Mo Kio New Town, one of Singapore’s largest new towns in that era. Before the interchange, buses berthed at elongated bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 since 1976, near the present-day Block 322. The terminal was later shifted to Ang Mo Kio Central 2 in 1981 to reduce congestion along the main road.

Other roadside terminals were also established in Ang Mo Kio to accommodate the growing number of bus routes. There was one at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, near Block 304 (later integrated into Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3), and others at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (Block 555), Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1 and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2.

Layout of Old Amg Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Layout of Old Amg Mo Kio Bus Interchange

Opened on Sunday, 10 April 1983, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was located at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Avenue 8, spreading over 14,000 square metres and boasting 36 boarding and alighting berths within a spacious concourse. It replacing the many scattered bus terminals around Ang Mo Kio as the centralized bus terminating point for bus services terminating in Ang Mo Kio.

The interchange continued operations for almost 20 years until it was closed on 24 March 2002, where operations were moved to Ang Mo Kio Temporary Bus Interchange further north along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, near the Ang Mo Kio Library. The existing interchange was demolished to make way for the building of Ang Mo Kio Hub. Originally intended to be operational for two years, construction delays at AMK Hub added two more years to its lifespan.

On Saturday, 28 April 2007Ang Mo Kio Integrated Transport Hub opened on the original site of the old interchange, with a total of 36 bus parking lots and nine berths for boarding and alighting. It is integrated within the retail portion of Ang Mo Kio Hub.

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange - Interchange Office
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange – Interchange Office
Interchange facilities:
  • Passenger Service Offices (SBST + SMRT)
  • Add Value Machine (AVM+)
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen (within Ang Mo Kio Hub)
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards & Bus departure timings screen
  • Service guide rack

SBS Transit and SMRT have Passenger Service Offices which are open throughout the day and handle commuter inquiries. Ang Mo Kio Interchange is fully integrated with AMK Hub, and retail outlets are available all under one roof.

Bus services:

Service 265 calls at Ang Mo Kio Int as an enroute stop in both directions, but terminates at Ang Mo Kio Depot.

Service Berth Destination Notes
22 B5 Tampines
24 B5 ↺ Changi Airport
25 B2 Bedok
73 B2 ↺ Toa Payoh
86 B1 Sengkang
130 B1 Shenton Way
133 B3 Shenton Way
135 B3 ↺ Siglap Road
136 B3 Punggol
138 B1 ↺ Mandai Lake Road (Singapore Zoo)
166 B4 Clementi
169 B4 Woodlands
261 B4 ↺ Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1
262 B4 ↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2
265 B2 ↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 Enroute stop
B5 → Ang Mo Kio Depot
269 B6 ↺  Ang Mo Kio Street 61
Berth Allocation:
Berth Services
B1 86, 130/A, 138/A/B
B2 25, 73, 265/A (To AMK Ave 10)
B3 133, 135/A, 136
B4 166, 169, 262
B5 22, 24, 265 (To AMK Ave 9)
B6 261, 269/A

Gallery:

Gallery (2014):

Gallery (Miscellaneous):

Ang Mo Kio Temporary Bus Interchange, which operated between March 2002 and April 2007. Photo re-used from Wikipedia.

External Links & References:

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