Clementi Bus Interchange

Clementi Bus Interchange is located at Clementi Town Centre. The air-conditioned interchange is part of an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) built within Clementi Mall, and serves the nearby Clementi MRT Station, Cityvibe, West Coast TC (Clementi Office) and Blk 448 Market & Hawker Centre.

Details:

Name Clementi Bus Interchange | 金文泰巴士转换站
Address 441 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 120441
BCM Route Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Bus Routes 9 (SBST), 5 (Tower Transit)
Berths 5 sawtooth, 3 alighting
Rail Connection  EW23   Clementi

History:

  • 1980: Clementi Int opens
  • 2006: Moved to temporary interchange
  • 2011: Moved to new Clementi Interchange ITH

The old Clementi Bus Interchange was first opened on 16th Nov 1980. Prior to the construction of Jurong East Bus Interchange in 1985, this interchange handled many routes heading to Jurong East and was frequently overcrowded and operating over-capacity. Things would improve later on with the addition of more trunk and feeder bus routes, such as the introduction of feeder service 287 to serve West Coast.

On October 29 2006, bus operations moved to a temporary bus interchange built across the road, at 3161 Commonwealth Ave West. It would take another five years for the existing site to be redeveloped.

Finally, on 26 November 2011, the new Clementi Bus Interchange opens as an Integrated Transport Hub. The interchange is an integrated development consisting of Clementi Mall and two blocks of HDB flats collectively called Clementi Towers (Blk 441A and 441B). It is the sixth air-conditioned bus interchange to be built, and the second along the East West Line after Boon Lay.

Feeder bus services:

Clementi Interchange started off with three feeder services, Service 282 (Clementi Avenue 5), Service 284 (Clementi Avenue 4) and Service 285 (Pandan loop). Service 287 was later introduced to Clementi West Street 2, but was withdrawn in 1988 and integrated with Service 282.

Service 284M was introduced in 2009 as an extension of Service 284 which operated during off-peak hours. It brought direct bus connections from Clementi Avenue 4 to Clementi Polyclinic and Clementi MRT before returning to Clementi Temp Int, and was withdrawn with the opening of the new Clementi Interchange.

Government Contracting Model:

Having been awarded the tender for the Bulim Bus Package under the Government Contracting Model (GCM) in 2015, Tower Transit took over operations of Services 96, 173, 282, 284 and 285 from SBS Transit/SMRT in June 2016. Despite operating the feeder bus services from Clementi Interchange, SBS Transit remains as the anchor operator, continuing to operating a majority of bus services in the interchange.

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit & Tower Transit)
  • Transitlink Office
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen (Closed in 2014)
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards & Bus arrival displays
  • Service guide racks
  • Retail outlets
  • Toilets

Clementi Interchange has one vehicular entrance and exit, both along Clementi Avenue 3.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
7 B3 Bedok
14 B5 Bedok
96 B1 ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (National University of Singapore)
99 B5 Joo Koon
147 B4 Hougang Central
156 B1 Sengkang
165 B4 Hougang Central
166 B2 Ang Mo Kio
173 B1 Bukit Batok Looping point
175 B2 Geylang Lorong 1
196 B3 Bedok
282 B3 ↺ Clementi West Street 2
284 B4 ↺ Clementi Avenue 4
285 B2 ↺ Pandan Loop

Berth Allocation:

Berth Services
Alighting For alighting only
B1 96, 156, 173
B2 166, 175, 285
B3 7, 196, 282
B4 147, 165, 284
B5 14, 99

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External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “Clementi Bus Interchange

  • 21 May 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Another design and space failure by LTA.This Interchange should be more bigger.

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    • 30 May 2016 at 3:01 PM
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      I don’t think so. The old interchange was smaller.

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  • 11 April 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    96,282,284,285 should just stay with SBST.Its very funny for TT to control only 3 feeders and 1 short trunk.LTA should just let TT take over 99 and 175 as well as the existing 4 service in exchange for 66 & 143/M.

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