(Defunct) Ayer Rajah Bus Park

Ayer Rajah Bus Park was a former bus depot under SBS Transit’s West District. Located at Ayer Rajah Industrial Park, it served as a parking and washing facility for bus operations mainly around Buona Vista and Bukit Merah.

Ayer Rajah Bus Park ceased operations on 09 September 2018.

General Information
Name Ayer Rajah Bus Park  / 亚逸拉惹巴士车厂
Address 2A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139936
Depot Information
Operator SBS Transit
Type Bus park with bus refuelling and washing facilities
Abbreviation ARBP
Catchment Buona Vista, Ghim Moh, Kent Ridge, Bukit Merah, HarbourFront
Main depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)

The Depot

Ayer Rajah Bus Park (commonly abbreviated ARBP) is a minor bus depot located along Ayer Rajah Crescent, within the Ayer Rajah Industrial Estate just next to the Mediapolis hub in one-North. The depot supports bus operations mainly around Buona Vista, Ghim Moh, Kent Ridge, Bukit Merah, HarbourFront.

The bus park provides parking space and only the bare essentials for bus operations, such as fuel pumps and a bus washing machine. Maintenance works are carried out at the main Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP) in Bukit Batok.

The land occupied by ARBP is leased by SBS Transit under a Temporary Occupation Licence.

Historical Background

Ayer Rajah Bus Park was opened around the year 1984, built at a cost of $2.8 million. The 17,939 sqm facility has ample parking space for 176 buses, relieving the need for overnight parking of buses at North Buona Vista Terminal, Holland Road & Delta Road fringe carparks and the occasional roadside parking along Leng Kee Road.

In addition to parking space, the bus park contains fuel pumps, a bus washing machine and ancillary offices, which provide only the bare essentials for bus operations. Maintenance and overhaul work was carried out at the main depot, Bukit Batok Bus Depot.

The depot also serves as a turnaround point for Service 91. Buses on revenue service frequently use the depot as a turnaround point to avoid doing a three-point turn manoeuvre at the depot entrance.

With SBS Transit being awarded the Bukit Merah Bus Package in February 2018, several bus services were progressively transferred to Ulu Pandan Bus Depot between July and August 2018. On 9 September 2018, Ayer Rajah Bus Park ceased operations. Bus Services previously garaged at Ayer Rajah Bus Park were transferred either to Bukit Batok Bus Depot or Ulu Pandan Bus Depot.


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One thought on “(Defunct) Ayer Rajah Bus Park

  • 24 January 2017 at 8:00 PM
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    LTA can expand the depot by adding another 100 lots and a proper maintenance bay and additional bus washer.

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