Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange

Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located at the Choa Chu Kang Town Centre, serving residential areas around Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee, Teck Whye, Bukit Panjang, and industrial areas around Sungei Tengah, Sungei Kadut.

The interchange is located at Blk 301 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, next to Choa Chu Kang Loop. The sheltered concourse building is located just next to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station and Lot One Shoppers’ Mall. Nearby public amenities include Choa Chu Kang Town Council, Choa Chu Kang Public Library and Choa Chu Kang Park.

Currently, SMRT Buses is the anchor operator of Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange.

The interchange is slated to make way for a new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) in the future. Bus services are expected to be relocated to a temporary bus interchange northeast of the current site.

Details
Name Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange  |  蔡厝港巴士转换站
Address Blk 301 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, Singapore 680000
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Woodlands (925)
Anchor Operator SMRT Buses
Bus Routes 17 (SMRT)
Berths 5 sawtooth, 3 alighting
Rail Connection  NS4  BP1  Choa Chu Kang
The Interchange:

Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Choa Chu Kang. Connecting with Choa Chu Kang 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.

Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange - Concourse near Berth 3
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange – Concourse near Berth 3

The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area, with separate vehicle ingress and egress routes leading to Choa Chu Kang Loop. The linear alighting berths can accommodate three rigid buses (or two bendy buses), and there are five sawtooth berths for bus boarding, all with queuing lanes installed. Buses park at a bus park opposite the passenger concourse with 32 available lots, and separate ingress and egress lanes lead to Choa Chu Kang Loop.

The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits located the North edge (towards Choa Chu Kang Loop / The Warren condominium), South edge (towards Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4) and East edge (towards Choa Chu Kang MRT / Lot One Shoppers’ Mall). Sheltered walkways and ramps connect the interchange to the adjacent Choa Chu Kang MRT) .

LTA commissioned a traffic light at the interchange exit on 07 November 2015.

Historical Background

Choa Chu Kang started with roadside bus terminal along Teck Whye Avenue in 1988 with a handful of bus services (e.g. 75, 179, 185). The roadside terminal was later moved to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 after the opening of Choa Chu Kang MRT station in March 1990.

On 8 April 1990, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange opened under Singapore Bus Service (SBS) control and remains operational today with little structural modifications.

In late 1999, Choa Chu Kang was progressively handed over to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in exchange for bus services in Sengkang and Punggol as areas of control were redrawn after SBS was awarded the operating license for the North-East Line. The handover took place in the following phases:

  • 25 Jul 1999: Service 190
  • 29 Aug 1999: Services 185, 300, 302 and 307
  • 26 Dec 1999: Services 67, 172, 175 and 188.

Service 175 is now Service 975. Service 185 was amended to the present-day 985.

Future Plans

The interchange is slated to make way for a new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) in the future. Bus services are expected to be relocated to a temporary bus interchange northeast of the current site.

LTA Contract DE102 for the Proposed Design and Construction of Bus Interchange and Associated Works at Choa Chu Kang closed on 24 November 2016.

Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange - Interchange Office
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange – Interchange Office
Interchange facilities:
  • Passenger Service Office (SMRT)
  • Add Value Machine (AVM+)
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards & Bus arrival display screen
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets (Paid)

SMRT has a Passenger Service Office which is open throughout the day and handles commuter inquiries.

Bus Services:

Feeders 300, 301, 302 and 303 used to serve Choa Chu Kang Interchange. 301 and 303 were merged to form Townlink 307 (now Intratown 307). The present service 301 and 308 were introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Bus Services BPS1 and NR3 only allows passenger alighting at this interchange. Bus Service 188E only allows passenger boarding as a unidirectional route. Bus Service 925 does not call at this interchange on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Service Berth Destination Notes
67 B1 Tampines
172 B4 Boon Lay
188 B3 HarbourFront
188E B3 → HarbourFront Express service
Weekdays AM Peak
188R B3 Resorts World Sentosa Express service
Weekends & PHs only
190 B2 New Bridge Road
300 B4 ↺ Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3
301 B5 ↺ Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, 6
302 B1 ↺ Choa Chu Kang Crescent
307 B2 ↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62 and Teck Whye Lane
308 B3 ↺ Keat Hong Link
925 B4 Woodlands No operation on
Sundays & PHs
927 B3 ↺ Mandai Lake Road
983 B5 ↺ Jelebu Road
985 B2 Lorong 1 Geylang
BPS1 Alighting only Terminating stop
NR3 Alighting only Terminating stop

Berths:

Berth Services
Alighting For alighting only
B1 67, 302
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Dhoby Ghaut / Marina South Pier)
B2 190, 307, 985
B3 188, 188E/R, 308, 927
B4 172, 300, 925
B5 301, 983,
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Jurong East)
Qian Hu Fish Farm Shuttle
Wheelchair passenger boarding berth

Journey With Us @ CCKI

SMRT hosted their third Bus Carnival / Community Engagement Fair & Career Fair at Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange on 25 April 2015. This is in collaboration with the (re)launch of Services 301 & 983, as well as the amendment of Service 300.


Gallery:

Gallery (2014):

Interior as seen from Berth B1
Overview from Block 303 MSCP
Map of Choa Chu Kang feeder routes, from SMRT Bus and Train Services Guide.
Map of Choa Chu Kang feeder routes, from SMRT Bus and Train Services Guide

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