Compassvale Bus Interchange, initially referred to as the Sengkang Bus Interchange Expansion, is located within Sengkang Town Centre and right next to the Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub. It is situated adjacent to the site of the old Sengkang Temporary Bus Interchange, which was demolished in 2003 after operations of the air-conditioned Sengkang Bus Interchange commenced.
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|Name||Compassvale Bus Interchange | 康埔桦巴士转换站|
|Address||51A Compassvale Road, Singapore 544760|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package (Anchor Operator)|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus Routes||1 (SBST)|
|Berths||2 boarding berths | 1 alighting berth|
|374||B1||↺ Fernvale Road|
|A1||For Alighting Only|
Compassvale Bus Interchange, located opposite Sengkang Bus Interchange, was built to increase the capacity of the existing interchange. It is bordered by Compassvale Road, Sengkang East Way and Sengkang Square.
The new interchange contains 1 alighting berth and 2 boarding berths with queue lines. The concourse is equipped with interchange offices, driver’s lounge, toilets, and provisions for a canteen, along with other ancillary rooms. The bus park consists of 12 bus parking lots, along with motorcycle parking.
A combined vehicular entrance/exit leads to Compassvale Road, with another vehicular exit along Sengkang Square. Commuters can also access the interchange via Compassvale Road and Sengkang Square. The interchange is connected to Sengkang Bus Interchange and Sengkang MRT/LRT Station via an overhead bridge across Sengkang Square.
The interchange started operations on 12 March 2017 with the capacity for an additional 4 to 5 future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) services, and bus services using the existing Sengkang Bus Interchange will not be affected. In mid-February 2017, drivers underwent familarisation sessions at the interchange.
- Interchange office (SBST)
- TransitLink Ticket Office
- Drivers’ lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus departure timing screens
- Service guide racks
- Nursing Rooms with diaper changing facilities
- Bicycle Racks
In late November 2014, LTA formally announced the expansion of Sengkang Interchange. Covering 8,100 square metres, this extension would be located at Compassvale Road, directly opposite the main bus exit from the original Interchange. The construction tender (RD 285 – Expansion of Sengkang Bus Interchange) was awarded to W’ray Construction Pte Ltd for a fee of SGD 7,686,223.00.
The Sengkang Bus Interchange Extension would consist of 12 bus parking lots, passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge and a canteen. The existing overhead bridge which connects the existing Interchange with the bus stop along Compassvale Road will also connect the present bus interchange to the extension.
Originally scheduled to be operational by Q3 2015, the construction of the extension was delayed and only started in January 2016. It was completed in late 2016.
Most, if not all bus services from the main Sengkang Bus Interchange are likely to remain there as the new annexe would cater to about 4 to 5 future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) services, of which the main Sengkang Bus Interchange complex does not have enough parking lots to cater to these future new services.
The land which the new annexe sits on is designated as a reserve site, according to URA’s 2014 Master Plan. It is also the next to the site of the former Sengkang Bus Interchange, before the current Integrated Transport Hub was built.
All services from the main Sengkang Bus Interchange will remain there as this extension would cater to about 4 to 5 future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) Services in which the main Sengkang Bus Interchange complex does not have enough parking lots to cater to these future new services. Currently, Sengkang Bus Interchange has just 16 bus parking lots.
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