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||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||14 (SBS Transit), 1 (Tower Transit), 1 (Go-Ahead)|
|Berths||6 sawtooth boarding berths, 3 alighting berths|
|Rail Connection||NS16 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)
- 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 has a Passenger Service Offices which is 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|
|73T||B2||Lorong 6 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Int)||Terminating Trip
||B1||Sin Ming Road (Blk 25)||Short Trip Service / Qing Ming & Vesak Day Period Only|
||B3||Jalan Kembangan (Kembangan Stn)|
||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, 130/130A, 138/138A/138B|
|B2||25, 73/73T, 265/265A (To AMK Ave 10)|
|B3||133, 135, 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
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5 thoughts on “Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange”
Bus driver always talk too much way past 0626 I been waiting for over 20mins 86 bus didn’t arrive and only arrive around 0640 I was late because of the selfishness of the driver only care about their friends instead on forcus on scheme timing fire those lazy goof off
Bus services 136 & 169 should also be operated by SBS Transit.
Bus service 136 is operated by Go-Ahead Singapore as it is categorized under the Loyang Bus Package which includes Punggol Bus Interchange, where this service originates.
Bus service 169, likewise, is categorized under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package currently operated by SMRT Buses.
That being said, there is still a chance for SBS Transit to bid for these two packages – Sembawang-Yishun expected in 2020, and Loyang in 2021 or 2023 depending on Go-Ahead’s performance.
Bus service 169 will be operated by Tower Transit in September 2021 as TTS had won the bid for the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.
If Go-Ahead Singapore loses the Loyang Bus Package in 2023 and instead takes Sengkang-Hougang Package in 2021, then the operator that wins the bid for Loyang (most likely SMRT) will operate service 136 and Go-Ahead will operate service 86.
If all these events do occur, then we will be expecting all the 4 main bus operators to have services that start and terminate at Ang Mo Kio Interchange by 2024.
I would like to draw your attention to the long delay of bus 133 on 28 June 2017.
Service 133 was supposed to depart at 2037 hr as reflected on the information screen but it arrived at around 2100- 2105 hr.
May I know why is the information not updated when it is supposed to be real time? Is it a very tedious and inconvenient task just to update the info? Everyone in the Q was made to waste about 30m of their time for nothing. You could at the very least just make a short announcement/get a staff to go to the Q to inform pax and update the info screen so pax can have the option to choose an alternative travel mode/route.
I think this is very unacceptable service rendered by SBS Transit. You do not keep customers waiting for nothing when there are ways to communicate the delay! At least SMRT make regular announcements when there is delays.