Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (SMRT)

SMRT Ang Mo Kio Bus DepotĀ is a bus depotĀ located within the Yio Chu Kang industrial area, supporting bus operations mainly around Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Sembawang, Marina Centre and various SMRT bus routes extending east of Singapore.

Currently owned and operated by SMRT Buses Ltd, the depotĀ should not be confused with SBS Transit’s Ang Mo Kio Depot.

General Information
Name Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot Ā / Ā å®čŒ‚ę”„å·“å£«č½¦åŽ‚
Address 6 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, Singapore 569140
Depot Information
Operator SMRT Buses
Type Main bus depot with adjoined bus park
Abbreviation AMDEP
Catchment Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Sembawang, MarinaĀ Centre
Sub-depots
The Depot

Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (commonly abbreviated AMDEP) is a relatively small main bus depot located alongĀ Ang Mo Kio Street 64, within the Yio Chu Kang industrial estate just north of Yio Chu KangĀ MRT StationĀ and Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall. The depotĀ supportsĀ bus operations mainly around Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Sembawang, Marina Centre and various SMRT bus routes extending east of Singapore.

Overhead view of SMRT Ang Mo Kio Depot
Overhead view of SMRT Ang Mo Kio Depot

The main depot building contains offices and is adjacent to a sheltered bus workshop for basic maintenance work. More major repairs are done at Woodlands Depot. A combined vehicular entrance and exit leads toĀ Ang Mo Kio Street 64. Despite the Depot’s official address being alongĀ Ang Mo Kio Street 62, that rear entrance has since been disused.

The bus park is small in capacity, and as a result, Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot frequently relies on the overnight parking of buses at various bus interchanges.Ā Unable to accommodate double-deck buses since their introduction in 2014 due to height limits in vehicle sheds, AMDEP has been progressively modified to allow double-deck buses by removing and/or raising the roof height in certain areas of the depot.

The depot also houses an SMRT Automotive Services maintenance facility, which services SMRT Taxis among other vehicles.


Major Incidents

On 6 June 2021, SMRT technician Thin Soon Fatt, 43, was killed while his co-worker Tan Kaek Seng, 44, was injured when a BYD C6 Bus (understood to be PC8561P) fell on them working under the bus in a workshop at SMRT’s Ang Mo Kio bus depot. This was due to one of the two car jacks supporting the bus giving way.


Depot Fleet:

Ang Mo Kio Depot houses the following models of buses prior to the commencement of the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package by Tower Transit.

Single Deck Buses
Articulated Buses
Double Decker Buses

Future Plans

SMRT published an Expression of Interest for tender QX021-025 for “Proposed office fitting-out works at Woodlands Bus Depot and demolition and reinstatement works at Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot” on 7 September 2021.


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13 thoughts on “Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (SMRT)

  • 22 December 2021 at 7:37 PM
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    So what happened to the deport still in operation?? Why the bus still there?

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  • 22 October 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    Not in operation anymore but still have those buses that supposed to transfer to TTS.
    35 MAN A22 Euro5 Batch 3,7 MAN A22 Euro6,27 MB Citaro Batch 3 & 12 MAN A95 Euro6 Batch 2.

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