Boon Lay Bus Interchange is an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) located at Jurong West Central, serving residential areas around Jurong West and industrial area around Pioneer.
The interchange is the fourth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore, integrated within Jurong Point shopping mall and The Centris condominium, and located a short distance away from Boon Lay MRT Station. Nearby public amenities include the Juong West Community Building and Jurong Central Park.
Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Boon Lay Bus Interchange. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Jurong West Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange.
|Name||Boon Lay Bus Interchange | 文礼巴士转换站|
|Address||87 Jurong West Central 3, Singapore 648343|
|BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Bulim, Bukit Merah, Bedok, Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang, Woodlands, Serangoon – Eunos, Clementi, Bishan – Toa Payoh
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||24 (SBS Transit), 4 (SMRT), 1 (Tower Transit)|
|Berths||11 end-on, 6 sawtooth, 5 alighting|
|Rail Connection||Boon Lay|
Boon Lay Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Jurong West. Connecting with Boon Lay MRT Station along the East-West 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.
Opened in June 2006, Boon Lay Bus Interchange was the fourth Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) to be opened in Singapore, after Toa Payoh in May 2002, Sengkang in January 2003 and Ang Mo Kio in April 2007. The interchange is integrated within the retail portion of Jurong Point shopping mall, and at the same time, occupying the ground floor of The Centris condominium, hence combining retail, residential and transportation facilities under one roof.
The interchange has two vehicular concourse areas, West and East. The main West concourse is fully enclosed within the building, with six sawtooth boarding berths and five linear alighting berths combined with a large bus park. The smaller East concourse is open-air with 11 end-on berths for combined boarding, alighting and parking of buses. The East and West vehicular concourse areas each have a combined vehicular entrance/exit leading to Jurong West Central 3.
The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits located along Jurong West Central 3 and Jurong West Street 64. Three more entrance/exits located within the interchange link to the Jurong Point shopping mall and Boon Lay MRT station.
- 1975: Boon Lay Gardens Bus Terminal begins operations
- 1978: Jurong Bus Interchange opens, some services were rerouted from Boon Lay Gardens
- 1990: Boon Lay Bus Interchange opens, taking over Jurong Interchange
- 2006: Boon Lay Temporary Interchange takes over operations
- 2009: New Boon Lay Bus Interchange opens
- 2010: All bus services transferred to the new interchange
- 2015: New Joo Koon Bus Interchanges opens, Services 182, 182M, 254, 255, 257 transferred, Services 194, 251 amended, new services 256 & 258 to ply from Joo Koon to Boon Lay
Bus transport in Boon Lay began with scattered roadside terminals across Jurong. An early attempt at route centralization was the Boon Lay Gardens Bus Terminal located at the junction of Boon Lay Place and Boon Lay Drive, which commenced operations in 1975. The terminal ceased operations in the 1980s and is presently a heavy vehicle carpark.
On 1 June 1978, the Jurong Bus Interchange commenced operations. Located at the junction of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim and Jurong Port Road, it catered to the residents of Jurong via a network of feeder routes. Services 10, 30, 98, 154, 157, 165, 178, 184, 187, 188, 196, 197, 198, 199, 206, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 450, 852 & 951 used to serve the interchange. When it ceased operations on 1st July 1990, most of the bus services were either relocated to the new Boon Lay Bus Interchange or rerouted to other bus interchanges. The remaining services were withdrawn.
Boon Lay Bus Interchange was built at Jurong West Central to support the development of new residential estates in Jurong East. Commencing operations on 1 July 1990, it absorbed bus services from Jurong Bus Interchange which closed down, and some bus services from Jurong East Bus Interchange were extended to the new interchange. The adjacent Boon Lay MRT station would open six days later, on 7 July 1990, offering connections to the rail network. More services were progressively introduced with the development of the industrial areas in Pioneer and Tuas.
Interchange operations were shifted over to Boon Lay Temporary Bus Interchange on 18 Jun 2006, located at the junction of Jurong West Street 64 and Boon Lay Way. Meanwhile, the existing site was demolished to make way for a new bus interchange, fully integrated with an extension of Jurong Point (called JP2) and a residential (condominium) development on top, known as The Centris.
On 27 December 2009, the new bus interchange, also known as the Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub, commenced operations. It was fully air-conditioned and was the fourth Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) to be opened in Singapore, after Toa Payoh in May 2002, Sengkang in January 2003 and Ang Mo Kio in April 2007. All bus services were relocated there with the exception of Services 179, 179A and 199 which served the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Finally, on 8 May 2010, the three services were moved back to the new interchange in line with the NTU vacation period.
The temporary interchange would serve as a bus park for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) buses in 2010 where many athletes were housed within NTU. It was finally demolished in 2011.
Finally, in tandem with the opening of Joo Koon Bus Interchange, several bus services plying the Pioneer and Tuas industrial estates were amended out of Boon Lay Interchange in stages between November and December 2015. Details about the bus reorganization can be found here.
- Passenger Service Offices (SBST + SMRT)
- TransitLink Ticket Office and Add Value Machine (AVM+)
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus departure timings screen
- Service guide rack
- Toilets (Paid)
SBS Transit and SMRT have Passenger Service Offices which are open throughout the day and handle commuter inquiries. The TransitLink Ticket Office, which handles contactless card transactions, is open from 0800hrs – 2100hrs daily.
Toilets in Boon Lay Interchange charge a fee for non-staff of public transport operators; the nearest public toilet is a short walk away within Jurong Point Shopping Centre.
|172||B6||Choa Chu Kang|
|174||B16||New Bridge Road|
|174e||B17||→ New Bridge Road||Weekdays AM/PM Peak|
|179||B3||↺ Nanyang Drive|
|180/A||B6||↺ Bukit Panjang|
|181||B1||↺ Jurong West Avenue 3||Will not operate when Service 181M is in operations|
|181M||B1||↺ Jurong West Street 23||AM Peak during school term only|
|194||B8||↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim|
|199||B4||↺ Nanyang Crescent|
|240||B6||↺ Corporation Road|
|241||B2||↺ Jurong West Street 91|
|242||B2||↺ Jurong West Avenue 5|
|243G||B3||↺ Pioneer Road North||Counterclockwise loop|
|246||B15||↺ Boon Lay Drive||Jurong Industrial Service|
|249||B12||↺ Jalan Samulun||Jurong Industrial Service|
|251||B5||↺ Shipyard Road||Jurong Industrial Service|
|252||B10||↺ Joo Koon Road||Jurong Industrial Service|
|256||B3||↺ Joo Koon||Jurong Industrial Service|
|258||B4||Joo Koon||Looping Point|
|405||B5||↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Road||Only operates on selected days|
Berths B1 to B6 are sawtooth berths. Berths B7 to B17 are end-on berths.
|A1 – A5||Linear||For alighting only|
|B1||Sawtooth||179A, 181/181M, 193|
|B2||Sawtooth||192, 241, 242|
|B3||Sawtooth||179, 243G, 256|
|B4||Sawtooth||199, 243W, 258|
|B5||Sawtooth||178, 187, 251, 405|
|B6||Sawtooth||172, 180/180A, 240|