Marina Centre Bus Terminal is a roadside terminal along Raffles Boulevard and underneath the Benjamin Shears Bridge. It serves the Marina Centre region and its numerous developments, such as Singapore Flyer, Marina Square and various hotels. An extension of the terminal built north of Raffles Boulevard was opened in 2015 to accommodate increase the handling capacity of the terminal.
Name: Marina Centre Bus Terminal | 滨海中心巴士终站
Service area: Marina Centre
Address: Marina Centre Bus Terminal, Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 884006
Principal operator: SBS Transit, SMRT
MRT Station: CC4 Promenade
Berths: — No boarding and alighting —
Bus services: 8 (SBST), 8 (SMRT), 2 (Tower Transit)
Marina Center did not exist before the 1970s; the current site sits on land reclaimed starting in 1970, and completed in the late 1970s. Construction on the reclaimed land only started in the 1980s, and is shown on the URA’s 1980 Masterplan as a “Comprehensive Development Area.”
Following the construction of Marina Square and other developments, Marina Center Bus Terminal was opened in 1988 to cater to bus services serving the new area.
Marina Center Terminal is a roadside terminal occupying the leftmost and rightmost lane of Raffles Boulevard between Temasek Avenue and Republic Boulevard. Terminal facilities are located on the right of the road. SMRT drivers usually park on the left of the road and are faced with the added danger of crossing the road to get to the terminal kiosk. Both SBS Transit and SMRT buses have operator kiosks at Marina Center Terminal.
No boarding and alighting is allowed at this terminal. The last stop for terminating buses is 02089 Pan Pacific Hotel and the first stop is 02101 Bef Temasek Avenue located outside the Singapore Flyer.
Overnight bus routes contribute to the bulk of the bus route count at this terminal; many of them start their rounds from Marina Center before heading to River Valley, Orchard and respective housing estates.
Periods of Closure:
Due to the terminal’s proximity to the Seating Gallery, major events with road closures happen a few times every year and result in terminal closure. Most services will layover at 02089 Pan Pacific Hotel and loop via Temasek Avenue, calling at 02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton. In the event of larger-scale diversions such as Formula 1, refer to SBST/SMRT press releases for more information.
In June 2015, the Marina Centre terminal expansion opened, along with a public coach park, both located north of Raffles Boulevard (opposite the bus terminal operator offices). The coach park is located directly opposite Marina Centre Bus Terminal and has a total of 17 parking lots, 13 lots for SBS Transit buses and the remaining 4 marked as ‘Reserved’. There is another SBST container office and a portable toilet at the expanded bus park.
SMRT buses still do roadside parking at the right side of Raffles Blvd, as of early June 2015.
|97e||Jurong East||AM/PM Peak unidirectional|
|195||↺ Commonwealth Drive||Loop Service|
|1N||Yishun Ring Road||Unidirectional night service|
|2N||Tampines Avenue 3||Unidirectional night service|
|3N||Choa Chu Kang North 5||Unidirectional night service|
|4N||Pasir Ris Drive 1||Unidirectional night service|
|5N||Jurong West Street 92||Unidirectional night service|
|6N||Punggol Field||Unidirectional night service|
|NR2||Sembawang Drive||Unidirectional night service|
|NR5||Jurong West Street 64||Unidirectional night service|
|NR7||Loyang Avenue||Unidirectional night service|
|NR8||Bukit Batok West Avenue 5||Unidirectional night service|
Terminal Extension (2015):
Entrance via the heavy vehicle park next to the terminal (on the right)
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