SMRT Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot is a bus depot 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 depot should not be confused with SBS Transit’s Ang Mo Kio Depot.
|Name||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot / 宏茂桥巴士车厂|
|Address||6 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, Singapore 569140|
|Type||Main bus depot with adjoined bus park|
|Catchment||Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Sembawang, Marina Centre|
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (commonly abbreviated AMDEP) is a relatively small main bus depot located along Ang Mo Kio Street 64, 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 Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Sembawang, Marina Centre and various SMRT bus routes extending east of Singapore.
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 to Ang Mo Kio Street 64. Despite the Depot’s official address being along 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. 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.
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.
Ang Mo Kio Depot currently houses the following models of buses:
Single Deck Buses
- MAN NG363F (A24)
Double Decker Buses
External Links & References:
- SMRT worker killed, another injured on Sunday when car jack supporting bus gives way – The Straits Times
- SMRT worker crushed by bus: Motor workshops say safeguards needed when lifting vehicles for repairs – The Straits Times
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