Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange

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.

There are plans to expand the interchange into a much larger facility, with a tender published in March 2017.

Details:

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 8 (SBS Transit), 2 (SMRT Buses)
Berths 3 boarding berths | 2 alighting berths
Rail Connection  NS15   Yio Chu Kang

The Interchange

Yio Chu Kang Interchange - Bus Park
Yio Chu Kang Interchange – Bus Park

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.

Historical Background

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.

Future Expansion

Grass patch around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station likely to be redeveloped
Grass patch around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station likely to be redeveloped

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.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
13 B1 Upper East Coast
70 B1 Shenton Way Alternate operating hours
70M B1 ↺ Temasek Avenue
71 B2 ↺ Bishan Street 11
72 B2 Tampines
72B B1 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 AM Peak, ITE School Days
76 B2 Eunos
162 B3 Shenton Way Alternate operating hours
162M B3 ↺ Temasek Avenue
825 B3 ↺ Lentor Road Weekdays, Saturday Mornings.
860 B1 Yishun

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4 thoughts on “Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange

  • 29 August 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    The New Bus Service 71 Will Be Lauched Under The Bus Service Enhacement Programme(BSEP)At The End Of 2017.Bus Service 71,Will Start Their Journey At Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange And Loop At Bishan Street 11 Before Terminating Its Journey To Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange.

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    • 31 August 2017 at 11:57 AM
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      How do you know??

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  • 17 April 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    Expansion will include 4 boarding berths,2 alighting berth and 22 parking lots,So i can safely assumed 265,268 and 1 new svc will start from here..9 svc

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  • 22 December 2016 at 9:08 AM
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    Hope LTA will expand this unique Int,Add another 10 lots,One more boarding and alighting berth.45 & 268 can start here.

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