First published on 01 June 2013. Last updated on Jan 2017.
Changi Bus Park is a bus park under SBS Transit’s East District. Located along Upper Changi Road East, it serves as a parking facility for bus operations mainly around Tampines.
Operations for Changi Bus Park has ceased since 11 Dec 2016 to facilitate the construction of the East Coast Integrated Depot. The last day of operations was on 10 Dec 2016.
|Name||Changi Bus Park / 樟宜巴士泊车场|
|Address||52A Upper Changi Road East|
|Type||Bus park / open-air|
|Main depot||Bedok North Bus Depot|
Changi Bus Park was built to supplement the limited parking space at Bedok North Depot, and to accommodate additional buses under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP). It is also referred to as CGBP, and all refueling and maintenance works are carried out at Bedok North Bus Depot.
The bus park was handed over to SBS Transit in 28 Jan 2013 and began operations in mid-2013, which relieved the need for overnight parking of buses at Bedok and Tampines Bus Interchanges. With the majority of Tampines bus services relocated to CGBP for parking, much needed parking space was freed up at BNDEP for other buses.
The construction of CGBP (Contract RD249 – Proposed Bus Park at Upper Changi Road East) was awarded to KTC Civil Engineering and Construction at a value of S$ 10,395,000. Construction involved a new road leading to the bus park (from New Upp Changi Rd) and the bus park itself, consisting of pavement and ancillary buildings.
To reduce noise pollution to nearby landed houses, large noise barriers (about 5m tall) were erected facing the Sungei Bedok canal.
East Coast Integrated Depot:
Changi Bus Depot was designed to be only a temporary facility. To facilitate works for the East Coast Integrated Depot, Changi Bus Park ended operations on 10 December 2016 was subsequently slated for demolition. The East Coast Integrated Depot consists of a multi-story train depot serving the East-West, Downtown as well as the Thomson-East Coast MRT Lines. A new multi-story Bus Depot will also be part of the East Coast Integrated Depot.
Changi Bus Park previously housed the following models of buses:
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