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.
|Name||Bukit Batok Bus Interchange | 武吉巴督巴士转换站|
|Address||Block 631 Bukit Batok Central, Singapore 650631|
|BCM Route Package||Bulim Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Seletar, Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang
|Anchor Operator||Tower Transit (Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
|Bus Routes||9 (Tower Transit), 3 (SMRT Buses), 1 (SBS Transit)|
|Berths||17 end-on, 3 sawtooth, 2 alighting|
|Rail Connection||Bukit Batok|
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.
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.
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.
- Passenger Service Offices (Tower Transit + SMRT Buses)
- Add Value Machine (AVM+)
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival display screen
- Service guide rack
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.
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.
Tower Transit’s Takeover of Bukit Batok Bus Interchange from SMRT Buses
|77||A8 – A10||Marina Centre|
|173||A3 – A4||↺ Clementi|
|177||B5||↺ Bukit Panjang||Weekday Peak Hours only|
|189||B5||↺ Clementi Ave 1|
|852||A11 – A12||Yishun|
|941||B4||↺ Bukit Batok West Avenue 9||Feeder|
|944||A13 – A14||↺ Bukit Batok Road||Feeder|
|945||B4||↺ Bukit Batok Street 34||Feeder|
|947||A5 – A7||↺ Bukit Batok Road||Feeder|
|990||B3||↺ Jurong Gateway Road|
|991||A15 – A16||↺ Bukit Batok West Ave 5|
Bukit Batok Interchange has 5 sawtooth berths (prefixed B) and 18 end-on berths (prefixed A).
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Dhoby Ghaut / Marina South Pier)
|B4||61, 941, 945|
North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Jurong East)
|A1 – A2||Wheelchair-accessible service boarding berth
(77, 173/173A, 852, 944, 947, 991/991A)
|A3 – A4||173/173A|
|A5 – A7||947|
|A8 – A10||77|
|A11 – A12||852|
|A13 – A14||944|
|A15 – A16||991/991A|
For older pictures, check out the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Gallery
For more pictures, check out the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Gallery
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