Bedok Bus Interchange

Bedok Bus Interchange is an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) situated at Bedok Town Centre, Singapore. The new air-conditioned facility takes over operations from Bedok Temporary Interchange, built west of the new interchange. It is integrated within the commercial and residential developments of Bedok Mall and Bedok Residences.

The interchange commenced operations from Sunday, 30 November 2014. All existing bus services was shifted from the temporary interchange to the new interchange. The bus stop outside Block 204 (Bus stop code 84091) was also abolished on the same day.

New Bedok Interchange concourse, integrated within Bedok Mall

Details:

Name: Bedok Bus Interchange | 勿洛巴士转换站
Service area: Bedok Central
Address: 12 Bedok North Drive, Singapore 465492
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: EW5 Bedok
Berths: 10 sawtooth, 5 alighting
Bus services: 26 (SBS Transit), 2 (SMRT), 1 (Tower Transit), 2 (Go-Ahead)

Timeline:

  • 1979 (26 Feb): Bedok Bus Interchange opens
  • 1981: Given expansion to accommodate more buses
  • 1985 (Sep): Additional bus services after closure of Chai Chee Bus Terminal
  • 1989: Bedok MRT opens
  • 2011: Shifted to a temporary location west of the original site
  • 2014: New air-conditioned interchange opens, integrated with Bedok Mall

The bus interchange was officially opened on Sunday, 30 November 2014, with Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew gracing the event.

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A History:

Bedok Bus Interchange was opened in 1979, constructed as part of Bedok Town Centre, and situated between Blk 203 and Bedok Food Centre (Blk 207). Like other new towns in that era, the interchange was constructed next to other community facilities such as hawker centres, a public library, town council offices and (later) a cinema. It was also allocated the block number 207A.

Two years after its opening, the interchange was partially demolished for expansion works in 1981. 17 more bus bays (bringing the total bus bays to 71) and a 180m-long passenger concourse were built with the additional 0.4 hectares of land given by HDB. Number of bus services increased from 15 to 26.

On 15 Sep 1985, Chai Chee Terminal was closed to make way for HDB developments. 5 trunk services (13, 20, 33, 40, 158) , 1 special service (401) and 4 feeder services (220, 224 inclusive) shifted over to Bedok Interchange while 1 trunk service (44) and 3 feeder services (221C 222 223) were withdrawn. Feeder service 219 was introduced to cover the missing link from Bedok Interchange to Chai Chee.

In 1989, Bedok MRT Station was completed, offering travel alternatives for long-distance commuters. Despite bus rationalization of many services, Bedok Interchange remained as a transfer point for over 30 bus services. Along its lifetime, the interchange has absorbed bus services from nearby bus terminals like Chai Chee Bus Terminal and Marine Parade Bus Terminal.

In early 2010, the HDB announced that the existing site of Bedok Interchange will be redeveloped into a an air-conditioned interchange integrated with commercial (Bedok Mall) and residential (Bedok Residences) developments. After serving the residents of Bedok for 32 years, the old Bedok interchange was closed on 19th November 2011. All bus operations have been moved to a temporary interchange facility built west of the existing site, named Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange and remains operational to this date. To accomadate the temporary interchange, minor amendments were made to Service 9 and 35 with the closure of the interchange entrance at New Upper Changi Road.

When the new Bedok Bus Interchange opened on Sunday, 30th November 2014, it was the seventh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) in Singapore, where the bus interchange and MRT station were integrated with adjoining commercial developments.

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Interchange facilities:

The 1.6 hectare ITH provides air-conditioned access for commuters transferring at the bus interchange and Bedok MRT Station. In addition to being linked to Bedok Mall, there will be 400 sqm of commercial space in the ITH for the convenience of commuters. The new interchange is expected to benefit about 40,000 commuters daily.

The new Bedok ITH is Singapore’s first ITH to achieve the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award. Notable features include energy efficient lighting for the concourse, LED lighting for the driveway and bus park area, as well as a water-cooled air-conditioning system.

The facility has exactly 56 angled-parking lots for regular 12-metre buses, and an additional 2 parallel-parking bendy bus lots. 5 lots are allocated to be shared among 2 services, with the exception of SMRT Bus Service 854 which is only allocated to the 2 bendy bus lots as well as SBS Transit Service CT18, which is allocated 1 lot although it does not call at the interchange. 10 boarding and 5 alighting berths cater to the flow of passenges. Vehicular entrance and exit is located along Bedok North Drive. Other facilities include:

  • Interchange offices (SBST + SMRT)
  • Transitlink Office
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Retail outlets
  • 10 Boarding and 5 alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets

SBS Transit has also added retail outlets at Bedok Interchange to generate rent. Vendors sell food, clothes and mobile phones among other products.

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Nearby:

In addition to Bedok Mall, nearby amenities include Bedok MRT Station, Blk 208B Hawker Centre, Bedok Public Library, Bedok Polyclinic, Bedok Point, East Coast Town Council and HDB Bedok Branch Office.

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Bus services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
7 B8 Clementi
9 B7 ↺ Changi Airfreight Centre
14 B6 Clementi
16 B8 Bukit Merah
17 B7 Pasir Ris Looping point
17A B7 Bedok North Ave 4
18 B3 Tampines Concourse Looping point
25 B10 Ang Mo Kio
26 B9 Toa Payoh
30 B4 Boon Lay
30e B4 Pasir Panjang Road Weekday AM/PM Peak
32 B9 Buona Vista
33 B9 Kent Ridge
35 B2 ↺ ALPS Ave Weekdays till 1930hrs, Saturdays till 1500hrs. Sundays/PHs No Operation.
35M B2 ↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Road Non-operational hours of Service 35
38 B6 Tampines
40 B10 ↺ Merpati Road
60 B1 Eunos Looping point
66 B2 Jurong East
69 B3 Tampines
87 B6 Sengkang
168 B3 Woodlands
196 B5 Clementi
197 B5 Jurong East
222 B4 ↺ Chai Chee Drive
225G B1 ↺ Bedok North Street 3 Clockwise loop
225W B2 Counter clockwise loop
228 B5 ↺ Bedok Reservoir Road
229 B8 ↺ Bedok South Avenue 3
401 B1 ↺ Fort Road Weekends & PHs
854 B10 Yishun
854E Alighting only Weekdays AM Peak

The interchange has only two vehicular entrances along Bedok North Drive, one being the entrance and the other being the exit.

Berth Allocation:

Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (Bus Interchange) has 5 alighting berths (prefixed A) and 10 sawtooth boarding berths (prefixed B).

Berth Services
A1 – A5  Alighting only
B1  60, 401, 225G
B2  35/35M, 66, 225W
B3  18, 69, 168
B4  30, 30e, 222
B5  196, 197, 228
B6  14, 38, 87
B7  9, 17, 17A
B8  7, 16, 229
B9  26, 32, 33
B10  25, 40, 854

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Image Gallery:

Berth B6, looking towards Berth B1
Berth B7, looking towards Berth B10
Alighting Berths, 5 in total
Alighting berths as seen from the vehicular entrance
Interchange exit

Miscellaneous:

New Bedok Int Guide
New Bedok Interchange Concourse map
New Bedok Int Guide 2
New Bedok Interchange Location Map
Vehicular entrance along Bedok North Drive
Bus stop 84091 (Blk 204) will be abolished with the opening of the interchange
SBST poster
SBST poster
SMRT poster
SMRT poster
New Bedok Int Guide
New Bedok Interchange Concourse map
New Bedok Int Guide 2
New Bedok Interchange Location Map
Signboard directing passengers to the new Bedok Bus Interchange
Signboard directing passengers to the new Bedok Bus Interchange
Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew on the opening ceremony
Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew on the opening ceremony
Commemorative plaque unveiled by Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew on 30 Nov 2014
Commemorative plaque unveiled by Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew on 30 Nov 2014
Future new/supplementary BSEP service provision at Bedok Int
Future service provision (35/35M) under BSEP at Berth 2 of Bedok Int
Old Bedok Interchange Concourse
Old Bedok Interchange Concourse

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