(Defunct) Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Not to be confused with Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

The defunct Shenton Way Bus Terminal was a former bus station located at Palmer Road, is a bus terminal located at along Palmer Road. The terminal mainly serves as a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the City, and serves the nearby developments of Hock Teck See Temple, Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh, Palmer House and various other commercial buildings in the Shenton Way area.

The interchange is located at 60A Palmer Road, Singapore 079428. Opened in April 2010, it was closed on 25 June 2017 as the existing site was cleared to make way for Circle Line (Stage 6) construction.

Details
Name Shenton Way Bus Terminal  |  珊顿大道巴士终站
Address 60A Palmer Road, Singapore 079428
Anchor Operator (Former) SBS Transit
Berths No boarding and alighting facilities.
Boarding and alighting at bus stops outside terminal.
Rail Connection  EW15   Tanjong Pagar

The Terminal:

Shenton Way Bus Terminal - Parking lots
Shenton Way Bus Terminal – Parking lots

Shenton Way Bus Terminal was a bus terminal located in the Central Business District (CBD), along Palmer Road and just off Shenton Way. The terminal primarily served as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Shenton Way area before branching out to the heartlands. It was within walking distance of Tanjong Pagar MRT Station along the East-West MRT Line.

The terminal had a single vehicular concourse area, with both angled and parallel bus parking lots, and a combined vehicular entrance and exit along Palmer Road. No boarding and alighting was allowed at the terminal. The final stop for terminating buses was 03219 Aft Shenton Way outside the interchange, next to the Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh mosque. The first stop for buses exiting the terminal was 03211 Bef Shenton Way along Palmer Road, opposite Hock Teck See Temple.

Inside the terminal building, there is a control office, driver’s lounge, NTWU canteen and toilets.

Historical Background

Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972
Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972

The first bus terminal was set up along Prince Edward Road near Shenton Way in the early 1970s. During the 1971 Bus Reorganization, the roadside Prince Edward Road Bus Terminal catered to multiple bus services branching off to other parts of the island. The terminal was just one of several roadside terminals in the City.

On 28 June 1987, the terminal was moved further south to a new facility at the end of Palmer Road. Shenton Way Bus Terminal spanned 14,000 square metres and was built partially underneath the East Coast Parkway (ECP) viaduct, freeing up valuable space in the CBD. Built at a cost of S$2.31 million, it contained a canteen, a control office and a rest area for bus crew.

The relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal opened on 26 April 2010 at a new facility constructed at the junction of Palmer Road, Shenton Way and Keppel Road. The old terminal was demolished to make way for construction of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), which involved realigning works to the viaduct.

On 25 June 2017, Shenton Way Bus Terminal was again relocated to a new site at the junction of Shenton Way and Prince Edward Road, just north of the old site. The old terminal was demolished to make way for construction of Circle Line (Stage 6)’s Prince Edward MRT Station. LTA Contract 8812 for the Construction of New Bus Terminal at Shenton Way was awarded to CCECC Singapore Pte Ltd for S$11.3 million in January 2016, and parts of Singapore Polytechnic’s former campus at Prince Edward Road were demolished to make way for the terminal.

Bus services:

Prior to its closure, Shenton Way Bus Terminal at Palmer Road was serving the following routes:

Service Destination Notes
70 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays, Saturdays morning – evening
106 Bukit Batok  
107 Hougang Central Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
128 Ang Mo Kio Depot AM/PM Peak Unidirectional
130 Ang Mo Kio  
133 Ang Mo Kio  
162 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
186 St. Michael’s  
400 ↺ Marina Gardens Drive  
402 ↺ Marina Coastal Drive  
700 Bukit Panjang Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
970 Bukit Panjang  

Gallery: (2017)

For more images, check out Shenton Way Bus Terminal: Gallery


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