Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Shenton Way Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located along Shenton Way, near the junction with Prince Edward Rd. The terminal mainly serves as a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the City.

Click here to view the old Shenton Way Bus Terminal at Palmer Road.

Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Shenton Way Bus Terminal. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Bukit Merah Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this terminal.

The bus terminal was relocated to a new site on Sunday, 25 June 2017 as the former site was cleared to make way for Circle Line (Stage 6) construction. This would be the second time that Shenton Way Bus Terminal has been relocated, since its initial opening in 1987 and first relocation in 2010.

Details
Name Shenton Way Bus Terminal  |  珊顿大道巴士终站
Address 31 Shenton Way, Singapore 079121
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Services from other packages: Bulim, Seletar, Sengkang – Hougang, Bishan – Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang
Anchor Operator SBS Transit (Current)
Bus Routes 9 (SBST), 2 (SMRT), 1 (Tower Transit)
Berths 1 Boarding Berth
Alighting activities at bus stops outside terminal.
Rail Connection  EW15   Tanjong Pagar

The Terminal:

Shenton Way Bus Terminal - Entrance along Shenton Way
Shenton Way Bus Terminal – Entrance along Shenton Way

Shenton Way Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in the Central Business District (CBD), along Shenton Way and bordered by Prince Edward Road and Palmer Road. The terminal primarily serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Shenton Way area before branching out to the heartlands. It is within walking distance of Tanjong Pagar MRT Station along the East-West MRT Line.

The terminal has a single vehicular concourse area with angled bus parking lots, and a combined vehicular entrance and exit along Palmer Road. The vehicular ingress is along Shenton Way, while the egress leads to Prince Edward Road. The passenger concourse features a sawtooth berth for boarding activities with room for two buses. Queue lines are not installed owing to the projected low passenger demand at the terminal. Instead, metal benches are installed for waiting commuters.

Inside the terminal building, there is a control office, staff lounge, NTWU canteen and toilets. Bicycle parking is also offered adjacent to the terminal. The bus terminal does not allow for alighting activities; instead, all passengers are to alight at Bus Stop 03218: Opp MAS Bldg, Shenton Way, directly outside the Bus Terminal.

The present terminal opened on Sunday, 25 June 2017 as the former site was cleared to make way for Circle Line (Stage 6) construction. This would be the second time that Shenton Way Bus Terminal has been relocated, since its initial opening in 1987 and first relocation in 2010. It costs S$11.3 million to build.

Historical Background

Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972
Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972

The first bus terminal was set up along Prince Edward Road near Shenton Way in the early 1970s. During the 1971 Bus Reorganization, the roadside Prince Edward Road Bus Terminal catered to multiple bus services branching off to other parts of the island. The terminal was just one of several roadside terminals in the City.

On 28 June 1987, the terminal was moved further south to a new facility at the end of Palmer Road. Shenton Way Bus Terminal spanned 14,000 square metres and was built partially underneath the East Coast Parkway (ECP) viaduct, freeing up valuable space in the CBD. Built at a cost of S$2.31 million, it contained a canteen, a control office and a rest area for bus crew.

The relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal opened on 26 April 2010 at a new facility constructed at the junction of Palmer Road, Shenton Way and Keppel Road. The old terminal was demolished to make way for construction of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), which involved realigning works to the viaduct.

On 25 June 2017, Shenton Way Bus Terminal was again relocated to a new site at the junction of Shenton Way and Prince Edward Road, just north of the old site. The old terminal was demolished to make way for construction of Circle Line (Stage 6)’s Prince Edward MRT Station. LTA Contract 8812 for the Construction of New Bus Terminal at Shenton Way was awarded to CCECC Singapore Pte Ltd for S$11.3 million in January 2016, and parts of Singapore Polytechnic’s former campus at Prince Edward Road were demolished to make way for the terminal.

Interchange facilities:

  • Passenger Service Offices (SBS Transit + 1 more unused)
  • First Aid & Nursing Room
  • Phone Charging Ports
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding berth
  • Information boards
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets

Bus Services

Service Berth Destination Notes
70 B1 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays, Saturdays morning – evening
106 B1 Bukit Batok  
107 B1 Hougang Central Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
128 B1 Ang Mo Kio Depot AM/PM Peak Unidirectional
130 B1 Ang Mo Kio  
133 B1 Ang Mo Kio  
162 B1 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
186 B1 St. Michael’s  
400 B1 ↺ Marina Gardens Drive  
402 B1 ↺ Marina Coastal Drive  
700 B1 Bukit Panjang Weekdays, Saturdays mornings
970 B1 Bukit Panjang  
Berth Allocation
Berth Bus Services
B1 70, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 186, 400, 402, 700, 970

Route Amendments for Relocation of Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Shenton Way Terminal: Route amendments
Shenton Way Terminal: Route amendments

Gallery:

Gallery (Pre-Opening):

More pre-opening pictures at: Shenton Way Bus Terminal: Gallery

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One thought on “Shenton Way Bus Terminal

  • 21 May 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    So the future terminal will be 0.2km less than the current terminal.

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