Bukit Batok Bus Interchange

Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is a bus station located at the Bukit Batok Town Centre, serving residential areas around Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Hillview and industrial areas around Bukit Batok East.

The interchange is located at Blk 631 Bukit Batok Central. The sheltered concourse is built underneath a multi-storey carpark, similar in design to the old Serangoon and current Bishan Bus Interchanges, and located a short distance away from Bukit Batok MRT Station and West Mall shopping centre. Nearby public amenities include Club CSC @ Bukit Batok and Bukit Batok Public Library.

Currently, Tower Transit is the anchor operator of Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, as the incumbent operator of the Bulim Bus Package.

Details
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Address 631 Bukit Batok Central, Singapore 650631
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Anchor Operator Tower Transit
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Bus Routes 10 (Tower Transit), 2 (SMRT Buses), 1 (SBS Transit)
Berths 17 end-on, 3 sawtooth, 2 alighting
Rail Connection  NS2  Bukit Batok

The Interchange:

Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Bukit Batok. Connecting with Bukit Batok 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.

Bukit Batok Bus Interchange - Concourse
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange – Concourse

The interchange has two vehicular concourse areas, North and South. The North concourse features five sawtooth berths, two of which are used for alighting and the remaining three for boarding, with queuing lanes installed. Buses park at a bus park opposite the passenger concourse, and separate ingress and egress lanes lead to Bukit Batok Central.

The South concourse features fifteen end-on berths, which are shared among five bus services. Two end-on berths are reserved for wheelchair boarding and alighting. A combined ingress and egress lane cuts underneath the interchange and leads to a junction with Bukit Batok Central. Both concourses are able to accommodate double-deck buses.

The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits located on the East edge (towards Blocks 633/634) and the West edge (towards Block 630 and sheltered walkway to Bukit Batok MRT) .

In 2015-2016 Addition & Alteration Works at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Contract PT229) were carried out by Espirit Building & Engineering Pte. Ltd. for S$1.16 million. Works included the construction of new offices beside the alighting berth, renovation of existing infrastructure, the installation of new halogen lighting and wall fans for the concourse area, and repainting of the entire interchange building.

Historical Background

Bukit Batok Bus Interchange commenced operations on Sunday, 27 September 1987. Then, it was managed by Singapore Bus Services (SBS), which operated four feeder bus services 361, 365, 366 and 367, in addition to existing Services 61, 106, 122, 179 and 189. The interchange was also designed to accommodate double-decker buses, and took over operations from a temporary roadside bus terminal along Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 since 1984.

In 2000, the Government announced that Trans Island Bus Services (TIBS) area of responsibilities were being extended to Bukit Batok. As such, operations at Bukit Batok Interchange were progressively handed over from SBS to TIBS as such:

  • 18 Jun 2000: Services 77, 189, 361, 365, 367
  • 03 Sep 2000: Service 61
  • 24 Dec 2000: Services 106 and 173

In May 2003, feeder services 361, 365 and 367 were renumbered to 941, 945 and 947.

As part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model, Bukit Batok Interchange was allocated under the Bulim Bus Package. As such, from 28 May 2016, the interchange was operated and maintained by new operator Tower Transit, who took over all bus services except for 61 and 852. In August 2017, Feeder Bus Service 944 was introduced but operated by SMRT Buses.

Interchange facilities:
  • Passenger Service Offices¬†(Tower Transit + SMRT Buses)
  • Top Up Kiosk
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards &¬†Bus arrival display screen
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets

Tower Transit and SMRT Buses have Passenger Service Offices which are open throughout the day and handle commuter inquiries.
SBS Transit’s unmanned Driver Tapping Machine is located at SMRT Buses’ office.


Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
61 B4 Eunos
77 A8 – A10 Marina Centre
106 B3 Shenton Way
106A B3 Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi Stn Exit B) Short Trip Service
173 A3 – A4 ‚Üļ Clementi
173A A3 РA4 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 (Blk 254) Short Trip Service
177 B5 ‚Üļ Jelebu Road
189 B5 ‚Üļ Clementi Avenue 1
189A B5 Bukit Batok Street 23 (Opp Midview Bldg) Short Trip Service
852 A15 – A16 Yishun
941 B4 ‚Üļ Bukit Batok West Avenue 9
945 B4 ‚Üļ Bukit Batok Street 34
947 A5 ‚Äď A7 ‚Üļ Bukit Batok Road
990 A13 ‚Äď A14 ‚Üļ Jurong Gateway Road ¬†
991 A11 – A12 Choa Chu Kang
991A A11 – A12 Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 (Princess E Pr Sch) Short Trip Service
992
B3 ‚Üļ Tengah Boulevard
992A
B3 Tengah Boulevard (Blk 132B) Short Trip Service

Berth Allocation:

Bukit Batok Interchange has 5 sawtooth berths (prefixed B) and 18 end-on berths (prefixed A).

Berth Services
B1 Alighting only
B2 Alighting only
B3 106/106A, 992/992A
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Dhoby Ghaut / Marina South Pier)
B4 61, 941, 945
B5 177, 189/189A
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Jurong East)
A1 – A2 Wheelchair-accessible service boarding berth
(77, 173/173A, 852, 947, 990, 991/991A)
A3 – A4 173/173A
A5 – A7 947
A8 – A10 77
A11 – A12 991/991A
A13 – A14 990
A15 – A16 852
A17

Gallery:

For older pictures, check out the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Gallery

 

Layout of Bukit Batok Bus Interchange
Layout of Bukit Batok Bus Interchange
For more pictures, check out the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Gallery

Major Incidents

On 11 July 2021, two Tower Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses (SBS6329P & SBS6403H) collided at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, which resulted in SBS6403H to be toppled on its side.


Service Improvements @ Bukit Batok Int in Nov 2014

Bukit Batok Interchange hosted the 2nd SMRT Bus Carnival – Journey With Us @ Bukit Batok Int in November 2014. During the event, a slew of improvements were launched.

View the Bukit Batok Interchange Service Improvement video here, featuring the new interactive information panel. (BBI Service Improvements – SMRT Official Facebook)

The interactive panel features (for all bus services at Bukit Batok Int):

  • Next & subsequent bus departure timings by service
  • Route information and fares for individual service
  • Map of berth location by service
  • Journey planner
  • Feedback form

An information panel at berth B3 was also launched which featured the next 2 departure timings for services 106/106A & 990.


See Also

External Links & References:

Back to Bus Interchanges and Terminals
Back to Bus Articles

10 thoughts on “Bukit Batok Bus Interchange

  • 3 February 2024 at 3:33 PM
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    Should have Bukit Batok ITH under BUkit Batok MRT Station and new bus stops at Bukit Batok Central Road to connect a nearby connection to Bukit Batok MRT so people dont have to walk far distance

    Bukit Batok ITH Should have Amendment phases:
    First amendment phase: (Services not plying Bukit Batok ITH Tunnel)
    All Services from Bukit Batok INT except for scvs 77, 177, 852 & 945
    Second amendment phase(Services plying BBINT Tunnel)
    Services 77/177/852/945

    Services amended to serve new nearby Bukit Batok MRT Bus Stops
    Services 157, 174, 187, 506 & 985

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  • 4 December 2023 at 7:13 PM
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    First of all SERVICE 852 should be under Tower Transit (Since Both Bukit Batok and Yishun anchor operators are Tower Transit)

    Bukit Batok should have 6 new services to connect more parts of Singapore

    Go Ahead Service 1: Changi Village to Bukit Batok via Tampines, Circuit Road, Jalan Toa Payoh, Jalan Jurong Kechil
    SMRT 430: Boon Lay to Bukit Batok(Loop) via PIE, Bukit Gombak
    TTS 431: Bukit Batok to Bukit Merah via Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, Holland Road, Tanglin Road
    SBST 437: Hougang Central to Bukit Batok via Ang Mo Kio, Upper Thomson, Lornie, Bukit Batok Street 21
    GAS 439: Pasir Ris to Bukit Batok via Sengkang, YCK Road, CTE, Bukit Timah Road, Jalan Jurong Kechil
    TTS 997 Bukit Batok to Sengkang via Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Buangkok Green

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  • 30 July 2023 at 8:04 PM
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    I think 992 would be using B3.

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  • 7 May 2023 at 3:46 PM
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    Hope TT will stay as the anchor here.They operated the interchange and service quite well compared to SMRT due to strict discipline and scheduling.

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