Loyang Bus Depot is a bus depot near the Loyang Industrial estate, bordered by Loyang Way, Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Loyang Avenue. Completed in June 2015, the depot is currently occupied by Go-Ahead Singapore under the Government Contracting Model, as the successful tenderer of the Loyang Bus Package. Its facilities are shared with SMRT Buses, who is temporarily occupying part of the depot.
Located close to residential developments, the depot is built with a noise barrier wall along its perimeter. The featured image above was taken in September 2015, prior to full installation of noise barriers.
|Name||Loyang Bus Depot|
|Address||2 Loyang Way, Singapore 508776|
|Operator||Go-Ahead Singapore and SMRT Buses
|BCM Route Package||Loyang Bus Package|
|Type||Major bus depot|
|Catchment||Pasir Ris, Punggol, Changi Airport, Changi Village|
Loyang Bus Depot is the second bus depot (after Bulim Depot) that LTA developed and funded, as part of the review of the enhanced structural assistance that the Government is providing the bus industry, as announced in Committee of Supply (COS) 2012. The depot is intended to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
Contract RD259 for the design and construction of Loyang Depot was awarded to Huationg Contractor Pte Ltd for S$61,180,195.15. Completed in December 2015, the bus depot spans 8.3 ha and was designed to accommodate about 500 buses and be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair/ maintenance and amenities for bus captains such as crew rest areas, staff lounges and a canteen. Located close to residential developments, the depot is built with a noise barrier wall along its perimeter.
Initial SBS Transit use
Since Mar 2015, the depot is used for parking of newly delivered and unregistered SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaros for Bedok North Depot. The parking area has portable toilet and a container SBS Transit office. The parking area is divided to various zones from Zone A to Zone J for various bus services.
Handover to GCM Operator
Under the Government Contracting Model, the bus depot was transferred to a new operator, the Go-Ahead Group, who won the tender in operating the Loyang Bus Package. The newly completed depot was handed over to Go-Ahead on 11 December 2015, allowing sufficient time for the operator to build up its resources, such as recruitment and training of bus captains and technicians, for a smooth transition.
Partial SMRT use
SMRT occupies Loyang Bus Depot from 2016 onwards, giving SMRT an operating base in the East for its bus services that serve Bedok, Tampines and Changi Airport, and to support additional bus parking for these services (plus additional buses using its Lorong 1 Geylang bus park). In preparation, two refuelling lanes and one bus wash have been reserved for SMRT Buses, along with around 109 parking lots. This arrangement is expected to last until ~2018.
- Jun 2015 – Dec 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
- Dec 2015 onwards : Go-Ahead Group
Bus Contracting Model (BCM)
Under the BCM, Loyang Bus Depot will be bundled together with 25 bus routes as part of the Loyang Bus Package. An additional bus service, Service 381 was added to the Loyang Bus Package in March 2017. This brings the total number to 26 bus routes.
These routes would operate mainly from Pasir Ris & Punggol Bus Interchanges, with the Depot handling the operations of all buses operating on these routes.
The Depot will take in an initial number of around 400 buses (leased to the successful tenderer) in 2016, before growing to about 500 buses in 2021, in tandem with expected ridership growth and the development of Pasir Ris & Punggol New Town.
Allocated bus services are:
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|2||Changi Village||New Bridge Road||Trunk|
|6||Pasir Ris||↺ Loyang Way||Trunk|
|12||Pasir Ris||New Bridge Road||Trunk|
|15||Pasir Ris||↺ Marine Parade||Trunk|
|17||Pasir Ris||↺ Bedok||Trunk|
|17A||Bedok||↺ Bedok North Drive||Trunk||BSEP Supplementary|
|34||Punggol||↺ Changi Airport||Trunk|
|36||Changi Airport||↺ Tomlimson Road||Trunk|
|43||Punggol||Upper East Coast||Trunk|
|43M||Punggol||↺ Serangoon||Trunk||BSEP Supplementary|
|62||Punggol||↺ Sims Ave||Trunk|
|68||Pasir Ris||↺ Tampines||Trunk||Future Service|
|82||Punggol||↺ Serangoon Central||Trunk|
|84||Punggol||↺ Punggol Rd (End)||Trunk|
|118||Punggol||Changi Business Park||Trunk||BSEP|
|119||Punggol||↺ Hougang St 21||Trunk|
|136||Punggol||Ang Mo Kio||Trunk|
|354||Pasir Ris||↺ Jln Loyang Besar||Feeder|
|358||Pasir Ris||↺ Pasir Ris Dr 4 / 10||TownLink|
|359||Pasir Ris||↺ Pasir Ris St 11 / 71||TownLink|
|381||Punggol||↺ Punggol East||Feeder||BSEP|
|382G/W||Punggol||↺ Sumang Walk||Feeder||BSEP|
|386||Punggol||↺ Punggol East||Feeder||BSEP|
|403||Pasir Ris||↺ Pasir Ris Rd||Feeder|
|518||Pasir Ris||↺ Bayfront Ave||Express|
Services 17A and 43M are considered as supplementary services of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count.
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