Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, initially referred to as the Tampines Bus Interchange Expansion, is located northwest of the Tampines Town Centre, in close proximity to commercial buildings and residential developments along Tampines Concourse.
Built to expand the capacity of Tampines Bus Interchange, Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange is connected to the existing interchange by a 250-metre barrier-free sheltered walkway.
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange was officially opened on Sunday, 18 December 2016
|Name||Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange | 淡滨尼总汇巴士转换站|
|Address||10A Tampines Concourse, Singapore 528730|
|BCM Route Package||Tampines Bus Package|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus Routes||3 (SBS Transit)|
|Berths||2 boarding berths | 1 alighting berth|
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, located roughly 300 metres away from Tampines Bus Interchange, was built to increase the capacity of the existing interchange. It is bordered by Tampines Concourse and Tampines Avenue 7.
The new interchange contains 1 alighting berth and 2 boarding berths with queue lines. The concourse is equipped with interchange offices, driver’s lounge, toilets, and provisions for a canteen, along with other ancillary rooms.
A combined vehicular entrance/exit leads to the Tampines Concourse / Tampines Central 8 junction, with another vehicular entrance along Tampines Avenue 7. Commuters can also access the interchange via Tampines Concourse and Tampines Avenue 7. The interchange is connected to Tampines Bus Interchange and Tampines MRT Station via a 250-metre barrier-free sheltered walkway along Tampines Concourse
With its opening date announced to be on 18 December 2016, the interchange will cater to new Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) Service 129, as well as bus services 18 and 39 from the existing Tampines Bus Interchange.
A pair of new bus stops were constructed along Tampines Central 1, outside Tampines Bus Interchange. Completed in mid-2016, these bus stops facilitates a shorter walking distance for commuters to the MRT Station for Bus Service 18 which will be amended from Tampines Bus Interchange to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange.
There are no next-bus departure timings displayed in the Bus Interchange.
- Interchange offices (SBST)
- Transitlink Office
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival displays
- Service guide racks
- Bicycle Lots
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Mobile Charging Station
- Water Coolers
- Baby Nursing Room
|129||B2||St. Michael’s||BSEP Service|
|A1||For Alighting Only|
Bus Stops outside Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange:
The following bus stops directly outside Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange will be operational effective 18 December 2016:
|Bus Stop 76521: Opp Blk 519A, Tampines Concourse|
|Bus Stop 76529: Blk 519A, Tampines Concourse|
|127||Tampines Ind Ave 5 (Loop)|
In late November 2014, LTA formally announced the expansion of Tampines Interchange, with a new annexe constructed at Tampines Concourse, some 100m away from the original Interchange. Covering 10,100 sq m, the Tampines Interchange Extension would consist of 12 bus parking lots, passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge and a canteen. A covered walkway will be built to connect commuters from Tampines DTL / EWL MRT Station and the main Tampines Bus Interchange to this extension. It was scheduled to be operational by Q4 2015, later delayed to Q2 2016. The interchange eventually was slated to open on 18 December 2016, over a year later than initially planned.
The land which the new annexe sits on is designated as a reserve site, according to URA’s 2014 Master Plan.
This new extension of Tampines Bus Interchange is not Tampines North Interchange. Tampines North Interchange will be a mixed development located at Tampines Street 62, integrated with a shopping mall and residential complex above.
Post Opening (Dec 2016):
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