Woodlands Bus Depot is a bus depot under SMRT Buses. Located along Woodlands Industrial Park E4, it serves as a parking and maintenance facility for bus operations mainly around Yishun, Sembawang, Woodlands, Bukit Panjang and Marina Center.
|Name||Woodlands Bus Depot / 兀兰巴士车厂|
|Address||60 Woodlands Industrial Park E4, Singapore 757705|
|Type||Major bus depot / multi-storey|
|Catchment||Yishun, Sembawang, Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Marina Centre|
|Sub-depots||Woodlands Bus Park|
Woodlands Depot is a major bus depot serving the north of Singapore. It provides maintenance and refueling works for buses in the area, and commonly referred to as WLDEP. It it also SMRT’s only multi-storey depot, covering two floors.
Land for the depot was acquired by TIBS in Q4 1997 for the construction of its third depot, after Ang Mo Kio and Kranji depots. Constructed between 1997 and 1999, the facility covers an area of 2.58 hectares and was built at a cost of $50 million. The bus workshop occupies the ground floor, while the upper floor houses additional parking space. The administration building is constructed as a separate wing and comprises SMRT offices and the Bus Operations Control Centre (BOCC). It was officially opened on 23 Oct 1999.
Woodlands Depot houses SMRT Buses’ main overhaul centre, which handles bus refurbishment and extensive maintenance works for the entire SMRT bus fleet. It is also a maintenance facility for SMRT Taxis and other companies/government agencies who subcontract maintenance work for road vehicles to SMRT Enginnering Pte Ltd.
Besides being the headquarters for SMRT Buses, WLDEP houses SMRT’s Bus Operations Control Center (BOCC), in charge of all SMRT bus operations in Singapore.
Woodlands Bus Park:
Due to a chronic shortage of parking space, Woodlands Bus Park was opened in 2013 along Woodlands Avenue 4 as additional bus parking space for Woodlands Depot. As a simple bus park with no other facilities, all refuelling/maintenance works are carried out at Woodlands Bus Depot.
As a result, SMRT has cut down on the extensive use of bus interchanges for overnight parking.
Woodlands Depot currently houses the following models of buses along with Woodlands Bus Park:
- MAN NL323F
- Mercedes-Benz O405 (OAC + CAC + Volgren)
- Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano MK1 + MK2 + Habit + Volgren)
- Alexander Dennis Enviro500
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