Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the northern part of the Ang Mo Kio estate, serving residential areas around Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang and Lentor.
The interchange wraps around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station, with the boarding concourse area at the north end, and the alighting berth and bus park at the south end. Nearby amenities include Yio Chu Kang Stadium / Swimming Complex, Presbyterian High School, Anderson Junior College and Nanyang Polytechnic.
Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Seletar Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange.
There are plans to expand the interchange into a much larger facility, with a tender published in March 2017.
|Name||Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange | 杨厝港巴士转换站|
|Address||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal, Singapore 884011|
|BCM Route Package||Seletar Bus Package|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||7 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT Buses)|
|Berths||3 boarding berths | 2 alighting berths|
|Rail Connection||Yio Chu Kang|
Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Ang Mo Kio. Connecting with Yio Chu Kang MRT Station along the North South MRT Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of town, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the bus services at the interchange.
The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area with an entrance along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and exit along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. The interchange concourse comprises a linear alighting berth at the South end, and three linear boarding berths on the North end. The bus park and interchange office are also located on the south side, occupying the space underneath the MRT viaducts.
The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits located on all sides. A pair of bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 allows for easy transfer to passing-by bus services that do not call at the interchange. All berths at the interchange are wheelchair-accessible.
A future expansion of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is in the pipeline and expected to be completed in several years’ time.
To alleviate overcrowding in Ang Mo Kio Town Centre and provide an alternate terminating point for buses north of the expanding Ang Mo Kio New Town, a bus terminal was built near Yio Chu Kang MRT station with the intention of catering to a handful of bus services.
While the MRT station opened on 7 Nov 1987, Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal opened on 13 Dec 1987 when Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) introduced the temporary Service SS1 to Yishun, a service which would be withdrawn the following year after the North-South Line reached Yishun. Several bus service would be added to the bus terminal over the following years.
In August 2013, the terminal was renamed to Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange.
Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is expected to be expanded over the coming years as LTA intends to turn it into a full-fledged bus interchange with more parking lots as well as commuter facilities.
The LTA published a construction tender, Contract RD320 for the Expansion of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, on 31 Mar 2017 which closes on 31 May 2017. Given such a time frame, the expansion will only be realised in several years to come.
The new expansion will likely be at the currently-undeveloped grass patch around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. It will likely be bordered by Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and Sungei Seletar Simpang Kiri.
|13||B1||Upper East Coast|
|70||B1||Shenton Way||Alternate operating hours|
|70M||B1||↺ Temasek Avenue|
|72B||B1||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5||AM Peak, school days|
|162||B3||Shenton Way||Alternate operating hours|
|162M||B3||↺ Temasek Avenue|
|825||B3||↺ Lentor Road||Weekdays, Saturday Mornings.|
- Service 72B, a Short-Trip Service of 72, has its own berth due to high demand.
- Chinatown Direct CT8 lays over at this terminal but does not start its trip from the terminal.