Tuas Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in Tuas, at the junction of Tuas West Drive and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. The westernmost bus terminal in Singapore is a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the Tuas Industrial Estate, and serves Raffles Marina, Tuas Checkpoint, Tuas West MRT Depot and various industries in the area.
Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Tuas Bus Terminal. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Jurong West Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this terminal.
The terminal is expected to be relocated to a new site on the roof of the new Tuas MRT Depot building, with access ramps leading to Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4.
|Name||Tuas Bus Terminal | 大士巴士终站|
|Address||1 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638410|
|BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package (Anchor Operator)|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||2 (SBS Transit)|
|Berths||5 boarding berths (only 1 in use), Linear alighting berth for 2 – 3 buses|
|Rail Connection||Tuas Link|
Tuas Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in Tuas, at the junction of Tuas West Drive and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. The terminal primarily serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Tuas Industrial Estate. It connects with the future Tuas Link MRT Station along the East-West MRT Line, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and bus services at the terminal.
The terminal has a single vehicular concourse area with a bus park in the middle, and a combined entrance/exit leading to Tuas West Drive. The passenger concourse features a linear alighting berth for two to three buses, and five sawtooth boarding berths, but only one is in use. Terminal facilities include a Passenger Service Office. drivers’ lounge, a NTWU canteen, and toilets.
Throughout its years of operation, Tuas Bus Terminal was operating under capacity, serving only four bus services at its peak.
Tuas Bus Terminal was opened on 2 January 1998 to support the expansion of the industrial areas at Tuas and Tuas South. It served as a terminating point for bus services extending far into Tuas, with Service 192 and 193 extended to terminate there on the launch day.
At its peak, the terminal served just four bus services owing to its remote location. Services 182 (to Jurong East, later shortened to Boon Lay) and 183 (looping at Tuas South) operated out of Tuas Bus Terminal between July 1998 and May 2002 until they were merged into Service 182 between Boon Lay and Tuas South Ave 9 (Loop), bypassing the terminal.
In the future, the terminal is expected to be moved to a new site at the junction of Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4, right beside the Tuas Link MRT Station of the East-West Line extension.
Integration with Tuas West MRT Extension Depot
In the near future, Tuas Bus Terminal will be moved to a new site further south at 3, Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638419, on the roof of Tuas MRT Depot. Forming part of the tender requirements of Contract 1685 is the Design and Building of the new Tuas Bus Terminal to be located on a section of the depot building roof slab.
The area designated for the proposed bus terminal is approximately 10,000 sq metres which is accessible via a ramp structure connecting directly to Tuas West Drive. Alternatively, the site can also be accessible via another ramp structure connecting to Tuas Link 4.
The future bus terminal would have a naturally ventilated Concourse Area with facilities such as 2 Passenger Service Offices, 2 separate Offices for Main and Secondary Operators, Administrative Office, Staff Lounge, Canteen and other rooms. Passenger lifts connect the ground level and the bus terminal.
For security reasons, the bus terminal, including its driveways and bus parking area is intended to be fully lockable and secured against illegal entry after operation hours and is intended to be maintained as a restricted and controlled area with no access by unauthorized personnel.