Punggol Bus Interchange

Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange is a bus interchange at Punggol Central, located adjacent to the Punggol MRT/LRT Station. It was built to cater for the residential developments of Punggol New Town, and allows for easy dismantling when the site is redeveloped in the future, hence retaining its ‘temporary’ status.

Since 4 September 2016, Go-Ahead Singapore took over SBS Transit as the anchor operator of Punggol Bus Interchange. As successful tenderer of the Loyang Bus Package, Go-Ahead operates 13 bus services originating from the interchange.

Punggol Bus Interchange expansion has opened on 01 Oct 2017.

Details:

Name Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange  |  榜鵝临时巴士转换站
Address 70A Punggol Place, Singapore 828865
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Anchor Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Bus Routes 15 (Go-Ahead), 2 (SBST)
Berths 2-3 alighting, 1 sawtooth alighting, 5 sawtooth boarding
Rail Connection NE17PTC Punggol

The Interchange

Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Punggol. Connecting with Punggol MRT/LRT Station along the North East MRT Line and Punggol LRT Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of town, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the many bus services at the interchange.

Punggol Bus Interchange: Linkway to Punggol MRT Station
Punggol Bus Interchange: Linkway to Punggol MRT Station

The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area with a combined entrance and exit leading to Punggol Place. The interchange concourse, comprising a linear alighting berth and four sawtooth berths. Pedestrian exits on all sides lead to Punggol Regalia/Punggol Place, Punggol Central and Punggol Station. All berths at the interchange are wheelchair-accessible.

Waterway Point is located opposite the interchange, directly across Punggol Central, which can be accessed through the 24-hour underpass of Punggol Station.

Historical Background

Prior to Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange, the only other bus terminal in Punggol was the Punggol Road End Bus Terminus, which existed since the 1980s, and home to bus services like 82 and 83. By the time it was shut down in 2003, only Service 82 remained, and the terminal was converted to a bus stop.

Punggol Bus Interchange opened on Sunday, 30 November 2003 with four bus routes. Service 83 from Sengkang was amended to terminate here rather than looping around Punggol. Service 3 between Tampines and Pasir Ris was extended to Punggol and converted to a bi-directional route. Service 62 and 136 were extended from the former Hougang South Bus Interchange to the new Punggol Interchange.

Subsequently, more services like 34, 43 and 85 were introduced to bring about greater connectivity to Punggol. When Serangoon Bus Interchange moved to its new facility, Service 82 was amended to start from Punggol Int and loop at Serangoon Central, skipping Punggol Road End. A new service 84 was introduced to cover the lost sector.

On 21 October 2012, under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), Service 119 was extended from Sengkang to terminate at Punggol Bus Interchange, calling at an additional four pairs of bus stops. Feeder bus services 382 and 386 were also introduced to serve new estates. Bus services 117 and 118 were introduced in December 2015, bringing greater connectivity to towns which do not have direct MRT links.

Waterway Point is located opposite the interchange, directly across Punggol Central, which can be accessed through the 24-hour underpass of Punggol Station.

Feeder Services:

Punggol New Town is currently served by three feeder bus services. Service 381 & 386 serves Punggol East, while Service 382 serves Punggol West.

The Punggol LRT System provides of intra-town connections, rendering the need for an intricate feeder bus system redundant. However, several trunk bus services run alongside with the LRT system. Feeder bus services serve roads and estates that are further from the LRT Stations.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
3 B1 Tampines  
34 B3 ↺ Changi Airport  
43 B5 Upper East Coast  
43M B5 ↺ Serangoon Central BSEP Service
50 B1 Bishan BSEP Service
62 B3 ↺ Sims Avenue  
82 B3 ↺ Serangoon Central  
83 B2 ↺ Sengkang  
84 B5 ↺ Punggol Road  
85 B2 Yishun  
117 B5 Sembawang BSEP Service
118 B4 Changi Business Park BSEP Service
119 B4 ↺ Hougang Street 21 BSEP Service
136 B1 Ang Mo Kio  
381 B4 ↺ Punggol East BSEP Service
382G B2 ↺ Sumang Walk BSEP Service
382W B2 ↺ Sumang Walk BSEP Service
386 B3 ↺  Punggol East BSEP Service

Berths:

Berth Services
Alighting For alighting only
B1 3, 50, 136
Bridging Bus Boarding Point:
North-East Line Rail Bridging Service (towards HarbourFront)
Punggol LRT East Loop Bridging Service
Punggol LRT West Loop Bridging Service
B2 83, 85, 382G, 382W
B3 34, 62, 82, 386
B4 118, 119, 381
B5 43/43M, 84, 117

Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange Expansion

Punggol Temp Int Expansion Poster (Oct 2017)
Punggol Temp Int Expansion Poster (Oct 2017)

In April 2015, LTA called for a tender to expand the existing Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange. The expansion will see an expanded interchange concourse, along with new boarding berths and toilets. A further 13 parking spaces will be added to the current 38 parking lots. This will be achieved through an expansion in space of 0.8ha from the current 1.2ha.

Construction of the expansion started Q3 2015 after LTA awarded the tender to BSI (1990) Pte. Ltd for S$12,470,000. The expanded concourse will allow for about 4 to 5 new bus services under BSEP.

Phase 1 of the expansion opened on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, providing a row of 13 additional parking lots. Construction works are expected to complete in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Part of the expansion includes an extension of the interchange concourse to accommodate 2 more boarding berths. The existing berth 1 would be converted into an alighting berth once the expansion opens.

The concourse expansion opened from 01 Oct 2017, with changes in the berth allocation.

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Punggol Bus Interchange Expansion:

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9 thoughts on “Punggol Bus Interchange

  • 28 July 2017 at 11:26 PM
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    From 6th August there will be 3 alighting berth with one more is the current B1 boarding berth.
    New B1:84,118 & 381
    New B2:3,50 & 382G/W
    New B3:43/43M,82,117 & 386
    New extension
    B4:34,62 & 85
    B5:83,119 & 136.

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  • 1 July 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    With the 2nd phase of 12 more parking lots,Only 36 Parking lots.Take note..There will still be parking crunch

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  • 27 May 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    Can we plan bus route for Punggol Walk? Residents living in Ecopolitan are complaining there isn’t any bus-stop nearby.

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  • 13 May 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    What’s the use of more boarding berth when they should add more alighting berth too..I feel 4 existing svc will be allocated at the new berth

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