Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Shenton Way Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located at along Palmer Road, near the junction with Shenton Way. The terminal mainly serves as a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the City, and serves the nearby developments of Hock Teck See Temple, Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh, Palmer House and various other commercial buildings in the Shenton Way area.

Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Shenton Way Bus Terminal. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), terminal facilities are expected to shared by multiple bus operators.

Details
Name Shenton Way Bus Terminal  |  珊顿大道巴士终站
Address 60A Palmer Road, Singapore 079428
BCM Route Package Bulim, Seletar, Sengkang – Hougang, Bishan – Toa Payoh, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (6 in total).
Anchor Operator yet to be announced.
Anchor Operator SBS Transit (Current)
Bus Routes 9 (SBST), 2 (SMRT), 1 (Tower Transit)
Berths No boarding and alighting facilities.
Boarding and alighting at bus stops outsie terminal.
Rail Connection  EW15   Tanjong Pagar

The Terminal:

Shenton Way Bus Terminal - Parking lots
Shenton Way Bus Terminal – Parking lots

Shenton Way Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in the Central Business District (CBD), along Palmer Road and just off Shenton Way. 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, and will be served by the future Prince Edward MRT Station along the Circle MRT Line (Stage 6).

Opened in April 2010, the terminal has a single vehicular concourse area, with both angled and parallel bus parking lots, and a combined vehicular entrance and exit along Palmer Road. No boarding and alighting is allowed at the terminal, and the final stop for buses is 03219 Aft Shenton Way outside the interchange, next to the Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh mosque. The first stop for buses exiting the terminal is 03211 Bef Shenton Way along Palmer Road, opposite Hock Teck See Temple.

Inside the terminal building, there is a control office, driver’s lounge, NTWU canteen and toilets.

Shenton Way is used as a terminating point for bus services which connect the CBD with outlying estates. Service 400 and 402, which serve the Marina South area, also terminate at Shenton Way. Service 70, 107, 162 and 700 do not serve the terminal on Saturday evenings, Sundays and Public Holidays.

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.

Shenton Way Bus Terminal was relocated on 26 April 2010 to a new facility had been 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.

Future Plans

In August 2015, it was announced by the Land Transport Authority that the present Shenton Way Terminal was to be relocated further north, next to Bestway Building and directly opposite MAS Building. The current terminal would be cleared 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 is expected to be completed and opened in Year 2017. Parts of Singapore Polytechnic’s former campus at Prince Edward Road were demolished to make way for the terminal.

Bus services:

Bus Services at Shenton Way are divided into multiple bus packages, namely Seletar (70, 130, 133, 162), Bulim (106), Sengkang – Hougang (107), Bishan – Toa Payoh (128, 186), Bukit Merah (400, 402) and Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (700, 970). An anchor operator under the BCM has yet to be announced.

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

Gallery: (2017)

Gallery (New Extension 2017):

Gallery (New Extension 2016):

Gallery (2014):

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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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