Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange is a temporary 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.
Go-Ahead Singapore, the successful tenderer of the Loyang Bus Package, has taken over operations of the bus interchange, as well as 13 bus services originating from the interchange, on 4 September 2016.
|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|
|Bus Routes||14 (Go-Ahead), 2 (SBST)|
|Berths||4 sawtooth, 2-3 alighting|
Prior to Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange, the only other bus terminal 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 bidirectional 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.
Punggol New Town is currently served by two feeder bus services. Service 386 serves Punggol East, while Service 382 serves Punggol West.
- Feeder Service 382: Punggol Interchange ↺ Sumang Walk
- Feeder Service 386: Punggol Interchange ↺ Punggol East
The Punggol LRT System serves the function of intratown connections, rendering the need for a 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.
|34||B1||↺ Changi Airport|
|43||B4||Upper East Coast|
|43M||B4||↺ Serangoon Central||BSEP Service|
|62||B2||↺ Sims Avenue|
|82||B4||↺ Serangoon Central|
|84||B1||↺ Punggol Road|
|118||B2||Changi Business Park||BSEP Service|
|119||B2||↺ Hougang Street 21||BSEP Service|
|136||B1||Ang Mo Kio|
|382G||B3||↺ Sumang Walk||BSEP Service|
|382W||B3||↺ Sumang Walk||BSEP Service|
|386||B4||↺ Punggol East||BSEP Service|
|Alighting||For alighting only|
|B1||34, 84, 136|
|B2||62, 85, 118, 119|
|B2A||Shuttle Bus Boarding Point:
North-East Line Rail Bridging Service (towards HarbourFront)
Punggol LRT East Loop Bridging Service
Punggol LRT West Loop Bridging Service
|B3||3, 50, 83, 382G, 382W|
|B4||43/43M, 82, 117, 386|
Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange Expansion
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.
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