Seletar Bus Depot is a bus depot near Yio Chu Kang, bordered by Lentor Avenue, Seletar Expressway (SLE) and the Sungei Seletar Simpang Kiri canal. Currently under construction, the depot will be occupied by the successful tenderer of the Seletar Bus Package as part of the Bus Contracting Model. During the construction phase, the depot was also referred to as Sungei Seletar Bus Depot.
The bus park, which was constructed first, is currently being used by SBS Transit used for the overnight parking of buses while the rest of the depot is under construction.
|Name||Seletar Bus Depot|
|Operator||Current: SBS Transit (Bus Park)
Future: SBS Transit
|GCM Route Package||Seletar Bus Package|
|Type||Major bus depot|
|Catchment||Yishun, Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio|
Seletar Bus Depot (formerly Sungei Seletar Bus Depot) was commissioned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The depot will accommodate 500 buses and will be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair and maintenance, bus parking, offices, rest area for bus drivers and canteen. An access road linking to Yio Chu Kang Road and Lentor Avenue will also be built to serve the depot. The bus depot will be handed over to the Public Transport Operator for outfitting and preparatory works before operations can commence.
Contract RD299 for the construction of Sungei Seletar Bus Depot was awarded to Tiong Seng Contractors (Private) Limited / T.Y. Lin International Pte. Ltd. for S$72.9 million in October 2015. Construction is expected to be completed by 3Q 2017.
As of end-2016, the bus park has been completed and connected to Lentor Avenue via a short access road, while the rest of the depot remains under construction.
SBS Transit use
In December 2016, SBS Transit took over the newly-completed bus park for the overnight parking of its buses, relieving pressure off its nearby Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.
Several shipping container offices under a large shelter made of corrugated metal hoarding sheets formed the main depot building. A row of portable toilets are located nearby, and another shipping container office at the vehicular entrance/exit doubles up as a guardhouse. The rest of the depot remains under construction.
A similar arrangement was used at Bulim Bus Depot for the parking of SMRT Buses between August 2014 and July 2015, and then continuing for several more months even after the depot was handed over to Tower Transit. At Loyang Bus Depot, its completed bus park was used for parking of newly delivered and unregistered SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaros for Bedok North Depot between March and December 2015.
On Wednesday, 19 April 2017, LTA announced SBS Transit Ltd as the winner of the Seletar Bus Package. As a result, Seletar Bus Depot will be officially handed over to SBS Transit in August 2017 to allow them sufficient time to expand their current operations by recruiting and train bus captains and technicians.
Bus Contracting Model (BCM)
Under the BCM, Seletar Bus Depot will be bundled together with 26 bus routes as part of the Seletar Bus Package. These routes would operate mainly from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, and Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, with the Depot handling the operations of all buses operating on these routes.
As of November 2016, Seletar Bus Package consists of 24 existing bus services, 13 of which are operated by SBS Transit and 11 operated by SMRT Buses. These will be joined by 2 upcoming bus services, yet to be launched.
Allocated bus services are:
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|24||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Changi Airport||Trunk|
|70||Yio Chu Kang||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|70M||Yio Chu Kang||↺ Temasek Ave||Trunk|
|76||Yio Chu Kang||Eunos||Trunk|
|130||Ang Mo Kio||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|133||Ang Mo Kio||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|135||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Siglap Link||Trunk|
|138||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Mandai Lake Rd||Trunk|
|162||Yio Chu Kang||Shenton Way||Trunk|
|162M||Yio Chu Kang||↺ Temasek Ave||Trunk|
|261||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1||Feeder|
|262||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 2||Feeder|
|265||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot||↺ Ang Mo Kio Ave 10||Townlink|
|268||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot||↺ Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2||Townlink|
|269||Ang Mo Kio||↺ Ang Mo Kio Street 61||Feeder|
|800||Yishun||↺ Sembawang Road||Feeder|
|803||Yishun||↺ Yishun Street 31||Feeder|
|804||Yishun||↺ Yishun Street 41||Feeder|
|805||Yishun||↺ Yishun Avenue 1||Feeder|
|806||Yishun||↺ Yishun Ring Road||Feeder|
|811||Yishun||↺ Yishun Avenue 2 & 1||Intratown|
|812||Yishun||↺ Yishun Avenue 4 & 3||Intratown|
|850E||Yishun St 41 / Ave 6||Shenton Way / Anson Rd||Peak Hour Express|
|860||Yishun||↺ Yishun Avenue 3||Trunk|
|Future Bus Service|
|Future Bus Service|
Bus Services 70M & 162M are considered part of their parent route, 70 & 162 respectively. They do not contribute towards the total service count.