SBS Transit Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot is a bus depot located within the Yio Chu Kang industrial area, supporting bus operations mainly around Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang, New Bridge Road and Shenton Way.
Currently owned and operated by SBS Transit, the depot is part of SBS Transit East District. It should not be confused with SMRT’s Ang Mo Kio Depot.
|Name||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot / 宏茂桥巴士车厂|
|Address||15 Ang Mo Kio Street 63, Singapore 569117|
|Type||Main bus depot with adjoined bus park|
|Catchment||Bishan, Ang Mo Kio|
|Sub-depots||Braddell Bus Park|
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (commonly abbreviated AMDEP) is a main bus depot located along Ang Mo Kio Street 63, within the Yio Chu Kang industrial estate just north of Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall. The depot supports bus operations mainly around Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang, New Bridge Road and Shenton Way.
The main depot building contains offices and a canteen, and is attached to a sheltered bus workshop for repairs and maintenance works. A sheltered bus refuelling point with multiple sawtooth berths is located next to the main building. Separated vehicular entrance and exit leads to Ang Mo Kio Street 63. The adjoined bus park occupies the most space within the depot, with a total of 438 parking lots.
SBS Transit’s Bus Operation Control Center (BOCC) is located at AMDEP, which oversees all SBS Transit East District operations, covering buses based in Bedok North Depot and Braddell Bus Park.
In December 2016, the bus park of the nearby Sungei Seletar Bus Depot was used as a parking facility for buses based out of AMDEP.
Ang Mo Kio Depot began operations in 1978 under Singapore Bus Services (SBS), and has been in operation ever since, as one of the oldest bus depots around. It occupies 63,955 sq m of land within the Yio Chu Kang industrial estate, and cost around S$6 million to build. SBS Transit holds the land tenure lasting 26 years from 1 March 1994.
Ang Mo Kio Depot currently houses the following models of buses:
Single Deck Buses
Double Decker Buses
A depot fire on 10 March 1999 resulted in the loss of several buses, among them being SBS456U, SBS7195B and SBS9013E. Exact details are unknown.
On 07 March 2010 (~3:30am), six buses were burnt down in a depot fire which started within the bus park. These buses were SBS7440T, SBS9163E, SBS9174Z, SBS9188J, SBS9619H and SBS9888Y, all of which were written off after the incident. The incident marked the first loss of a Volvo B9TL and the Volvo B10TL Demonstrator.
Ang Mo Kio Depot also functions as the terminating point for Services 45, 265 and 268.
|45||Upper East Coast|
|265||↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10|
|268||↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5|
|268A||Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Techplace 2)||Short Trip Service|
No passenger boarding and alighting activities are allowed within Ang Mo Kio Depot.
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