Loyang Bus Depot

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.

General Information
Name Loyang Bus Depot
Address 2 Loyang Way, Singapore 508776
Depot Information
Operator Go-Ahead Singapore and SMRT Buses
GCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Type Major bus depot
Abbreviation LYDEP
Catchment Pasir Ris, Punggol, Changi Airport, Changi Village

Introduction

Depot entrance
Depot entrance

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.

Operator History:

  • Jun 2015 – Dec 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
  • Dec 2015 onwards : Go-Ahead Group

Government Contracting Model (GCM)

Under the GCM, Loyang Bus Depot will be bundled together with 25 bus routes as part of the Loyang Bus Package. 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
3 Tampines Punggol 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
83 Punggol ↺ Sengkang Trunk
84 Punggol ↺ Punggol Rd (End) Trunk
85 Punggol Yishun 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
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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One thought on “Loyang Bus Depot

  • 17 June 2016 at 3:48 PM
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    Some SMRT buses will also park here.Theyre allocated 90 lots,2 refuelling bays and 1 bus washing machine for them.Rumoured to be Geylang Lor 1,Eunos,Bedok,Tampines and possibly Airport svc will be based here.Only major repairs will be done at Ang Mo Kio Depot.

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