Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (SBS Transit)

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, which has since been demolished.

General Information
Name Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot / 宏茂桥巴士车厂
Address 15 Ang Mo Kio Street 63, Singapore 569117
Depot Information
Operator SBS Transit
Type Main bus depot with adjoined bus park
Abbreviation AMDEP
Catchment Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
Sub-depots Braddell Bus Park
The Depot

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.

Ang Mo Kio Depot bus park
Ang Mo Kio Depot bus park

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 lead 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.

Historical Background

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.

Depot Fleet:

Ang Mo Kio Depot currently houses the following models of buses:

Single Deck Buses
Double Decker Buses
Significant incidents:

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.

Bus services:

Ang Mo Kio Depot also functions as the terminating point for Services 45, 265 and 268.

Service Destination Remarks
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.


External Links & References:

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14 thoughts on “Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (SBS Transit)

  • 7 November 2023 at 11:26 AM

    LTA should build a new bus park called Ang Mo Kio Bus Park (AMDEP) for the Serangoon – Eunos Services.

  • 13 March 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Question:Where did all the Volvo B9TL CDGE went at the depot.It is commonly used on 25 but now it is gone.

  • 4 October 2021 at 6:39 PM

    LTA should start planning for Bishan integrated train/bus depot for AMK depot replacement.

  • 15 February 2021 at 12:03 PM

    265 should start from AMK int and loop at AMK Ave 10 (like the route in 1983), 268 should start from AMK too. 45 should start from YCK int. Bus 130 move out from AMK into YCK for 268.

    • 29 March 2022 at 3:44 PM

      130 cannot amend out from amk… if you remove 130 from amk mrt the nearest mrt for sin ming rd there is nel boon keng/farrer park which is way too far alr. Plus nsl connection is much need as there’s no alr svcs along sin ming rd therefore the limited connection to mrt stations

    • 23 November 2022 at 12:42 AM

      Better 265 & 268 starts from YCK dual loop style


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