Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal

Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal is located in Kallang, just beside Lorong 1 Geylang. Located within a carpark, it was once a fringe carpark for CSS services.

Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal as seen from Geylang Road (May 2014). Road raising works are in progress, and as such the terminal appears sunken below pavement level.

Details:

Name: Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal | 芽笼1巷巴士终站
Service area: Kallang, Geylang
Address: Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Singapore 884003
Principal operator: SBS Transit / SMRT
MRT Station: EW10 Kallang
Berths: One bus stop for boarding/alighting
Bus services: 4 (SMRT), 4 (SBST), as of Dec 2014

History:

Geylang Lorong 1 (or Lorong 1 Geylang) Bus Terminal was originally built in as a fringe carpark along Kallang Road and Geylang Road. It was part of a Park and Ride scheme initiated in 1975, which encouraged drivers to park here and transfer to a shuttle bus to the city, hence reducing traffic congestion within the city. Shuttle buses ran by City Shuttle Service (CSS) provided service to Shenton Way, Bras Basah Road and Orchard Road.

When the Park and Ride scheme fell out of favor with motorists, the northern part of the carpark continued to operate as a small depot for Singapore Shuttle Bus (SSB), one of the two operators running CSS services. Later on, TIBS would take over SSB and so would the facilities at Geylang Lorong 1.

In 1988, the bus terminal was handed over to SBS and TIBS. Part of the carpark facing Geylang Road was converted into bus parking space. Both operators set up a small lounge and a log-in terminal for drivers. A portable toilet is also available.

In 2013, the existing SSB facilities, including the CSS bus stop built in 1975, was demolished as part of road widening works along Sims Avenue.

The terminal:

Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal has an entrance along Geylang Road and two exits, one along Lorong 1 Geylang (11, 175, 853, etc.) and the other along Geylang Road (Services 141, 980). The alighting area is a small grass patch just before the parking area, and boarding is at a bus stop after the parking area.

The bus terminal is built as part of a regular car-park. Another corner of the carpark is used as a bus park for SMRT Buses.

Bus Services:

Service Destination Notes
11 ↺ Rhu Cross
140 ↺ St. Wilfred Road  From 14 Dec
141 Toa Payoh
175 Clementi
853 Yishun Excluding Sundays and PHs
961 Woodlands
980 Sembawang
985 Choa Chu kang

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Gallery:

Bus stop signage
Bus Park as seen from boarding point
Part of the carpark is used as a bus park for SMRT Buses

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External Links & References:

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