Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) located at Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Singapore, serving residential and industrial areas around Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang.
The interchange is the third air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore, integrated within the Ang Mo Kio Hub development, and connected to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via an underpass below Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. Nearby public amenities include Cheng San Community Centre, Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Djitsun Mall and Ang Mo Kio Town East Garden.
|Name||Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange | 宏茂桥巴士转换站|
|Address||57 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 567751|
|BCM Route Package||Seletar Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Loyang, Clementi, Hougang–Sengkang, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Bedok, Tampines
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||14 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT), 1 (Go-Ahead)|
|Berths||6 sawtooth boarding berths, 3 alighting berths|
|Rail Connection||Ang Mo Kio|
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Ang Mo Kio. Connecting with Ang Mo Kio 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 many bus services at the interchange.
Opened in April 2007, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was the third Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) to be opened in Singapore, after Toa Payoh in May 2002 and Sengkang in January 2003. The interchange is integrated within the retail portion of the Ang Mo Kio Hub shopping mall, hence combining retail and transportation facilities under one roof.
The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area which leads to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 via a traffic light junction. There are three alighting berths and six sawtooth boarding berths.
The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits leading to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and the junction with Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. Additional entrance/exits located within the interchange link to the Ang Mo Kio Hub shopping mall and Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
- 1980: Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange opens
- 1982: Given expansion to accommodate more buses (35 to 63 bus bays)
- 1983: New interchange re-opens
- 1987: Ang Mo Kio MRT Station opens
- 2002: Shifted to a temporary location near Ang Mo Kio Public Library
- 2007: New interchange opens, integrated with AMK Hub
The building of Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was first conceived in the 1970s to support the expansion of Ang Mo Kio New Town, one of Singapore’s largest new towns in that era. Before the interchange, buses berthed at elongated bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 since 1976, near the present-day Block 324. The roadside Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 terminal was later shifted to Ang Mo Kio Central 2 in 1981 to reduce congestion along the main road.
Other roadside terminals were also established in Ang Mo Kio to accommodate the growing number of bus routes. There was one at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, near Block 304 (later integrated into Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3), and others at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (Block 555), Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1 (for Feeder 261) and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 (for Feeder 263).
At the same time, the first Ang Mo Kio Bus Terminal was opened in around 1980, but was inadequately sized for the needs of the growing Ang Mo Kio estate. The terminal closed in 1982 for expansion works and would reopen a year later.
Finally, opening on Sunday, 10 April 1983, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange was located at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Avenue 8. It spread over 14,000 square metres and boasted 36 boarding and alighting berths within a spacious concourse. It replaced the many scattered bus terminals around Ang Mo Kio as the centralized bus terminating point for bus services terminating in Ang Mo Kio.
The interchange continued operations for almost 20 years until it was closed on 24 March 2002, where operations were moved to Ang Mo Kio Temporary Bus Interchange further north along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, at the junction with Ang Mo Kio Central 2 (near the Ang Mo Kio Library). The existing interchange was demolished to make way for the building of Ang Mo Kio Hub. Originally intended to be operational for two years, construction delays at AMK Hub added two more years to its lifespan.
On Saturday, 28 April 2007, Ang Mo Kio Integrated Transport Hub opened on the original site of the old interchange, with a total of 36 bus parking lots and nine berths for boarding and alighting. It is integrated within the retail portion of Ang Mo Kio Hub.
- Passenger Service Offices (SBST + SMRT)
- Add Value Machine (AVM+)
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen (within Ang Mo Kio Hub)
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus departure timings screen
- Service guide rack
SBS Transit and SMRT have Passenger Service Offices which are open throughout the day and handle commuter inquiries. Ang Mo Kio Interchange is fully integrated with AMK Hub, and retail outlets are available all under one roof.
Service 265 calls at Ang Mo Kio Int as an enroute stop in both directions, but terminates at Ang Mo Kio Depot.
|24||B5||↺ Changi Airport|
|25||B2||Upper East Coast|
|73||B2||↺ Toa Payoh|
||B1||Sin Ming Road (Blk 25)||Short Trip Service / Qing Ming & Vesak Day Period Only|
||B3||↺ Siglap Road|
||B3||Marine Parade Road (Victoria Sch)||Short Trip Service|
||B1||↺ Mandai Lake Road (Singapore Zoo)|
||B1||Mandai Lake Road (S’pore Zoo)||Short Trip Service|
||B1||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (Opp Blk 604)||Short Trip Service|
|261||B4||↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10|
|262||B4||↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2|
|265||B2||↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10||Enroute Stop|
|B5||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot|
|269||B6||↺ Ang Mo Kio Street 61|
|269A||B6||Ang Mo Kio Street 61 (Opp Yio Chu Kang CC)||Short Trip Service|
|B1||86, 130/A, 138/A/B|
|B2||25, 73, 265/A (To AMK Ave 10)|
|B3||133, 135/A, 136|
|B4||166, 169, 262|
|B5||22, 24, 265 (To AMK Ave 9)|
External Links & References:
- Those Years When We Waited For Our Buses Together – Remember Singapore
- Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange – Wikipedia
- Interchanges and Terminals – SBS Transit