Bukit Batok Bus Depot

SBS Transit Bukit Batok Bus Depot is a bus depot under SBS Transit’s West District. Located at Bukit Batok Industrial Park, it serves as a parking and maintenance facility for bus operations mainly around Clementi, Kent Ridge, Buona Vista and all cross-border services.

General Information
Name Bukit Batok Bus Depot / 武吉巴督巴士车厂
Address 550 Bukit Batok Street 23, Singapore 659519
Depot Information
Operator SBS Transit
Type Major bus depot / open-air
Abbreviation BBDEP
Catchment Clementi, Kent Ridge, Buona Vista, Queen Street, Johor Bahru
Sub-depots Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)

The Depot

Bukit Batok Bus Depot (commonly abbreviated BBDEP) is a main bus depot located along Bukit Batok Street 23, within the Bukit Batok Industrial Estate southeast of the Bukit Batok residential estate. The depot supports bus operations mainly around Clementi, Kent Ridge, Buona Vista and all SBS Transit cross-border bus operations.

SBS7658H exiting from Bukit Batok Bus Depot
SBS7658H exiting from Bukit Batok Bus Depot

The main depot building contains offices and a canteen, and next to that is a sheltered bus workshop for repairs and maintenance works. A sheltered bus refuelling point with multiple refuelling lanes is located next to the main building, along with an automated bus washing machine. A combined vehicular entrance and exit leads to Bukit Batok Street 23. The adjoined bus park has sheltered parking for 291 buses.

Buses deployed to BBDEP are interchangeable with its sub-depot, Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP). BBDEP also handles all cross-border bus operations, such as Service 160, 170 and 170X, until the Bukit Merah tender is handed to the new operator.

Historical Background

Bukit Batok Bus Depot was built by Singapore Bus Services (SBS), commencing operations in January 1985 after the company moved out of their old Alexandra Depot. SBS buses which previously parked at Alexandra or Woodlands Depots, or Portsdown, Whitley and King Albert bus parks, were all relocated to the new depot. Located within an industrial estate, the depot is located far from nearby residential blocks, reducing noise pollution to nearby residents.

Spreading over 52,187 square metres and built at an estimated cost of $12 million, the depot is well equipped with bus washing machines, spray painting booths and fuel pumps. A covered bus park can hold up to 291 buses. Commonly referred to as BBDEP, it continues to provide maintenance and refueling works for buses today.

Depot Fleet:

Bukit Batok Depot currently houses the following models of buses:


Gallery (2017):

Gallery (2014):

Entrance signage
Another view of entrance
Overhead view #1
Overhead view #2
Bus wash with unregistered Citaros in the background
Depot entrance along Bukit Batok Street 23

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One thought on “Bukit Batok Bus Depot

  • 24 January 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Can expand another 50 lots and give to SMRT instead.

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