Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange is located at Bukit Merah Central and serves commercial areas and residential estates around Bukit Merah. Nearby facilities include industrial buildings, a polyclinic and a library. This is one of the few bus interchanges that does not serve an MRT station.

Details:

Name Bukit Merah Bus Interchange | 红山巴士转换站
Address 3591 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159840
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Bus Routes 13 (SBS Transit), 2 (SMRT Buses)
Berths 6 sawtooth berths, 2 alighting berths
Rail Connection NA

Brief History:

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange (January 1983) - Photo from the National Archives
Bukit Merah Bus Interchange (January 1983) – Photo from the National Archives

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange commenced operations on 14 February 1981, serving the Bukit Merah estate. Located at Bukit Merah Central, feeder bus services connect it with residential estates around Telok Blangah and Bukit Purmei. An overhead bridge over Bukit Merah Central was added after its opening.

The layout of the interchange has changed little since its opening over 30 years ago. Between 2013 and 2014, Addition & Alteration Works (Contract VT360) were carried out by JS Metal Pte. Ltd. at a contract sum of S$1,183,200.00, which covered general refurbishment work and re-roofing of the shelters extending over the boarding berths.

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit + SMRT Buses)
  • TransitLink Ticket Office
    Opening Hours: 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Service Guide Rack
  • Toilets
  • Interactive Touchscreen Panels
  • Mobile Charging Points
  • Water Cooler
  • Umbrella Dispenser

An overhead bridge connects the interchange to Bukit Merah Town Centre across the road.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
5 B6 Pasir Ris
16 B3 Bedok
57 B6 Bishan
123 B1 Beach Station (Sentosa)
131 B5 St. Michael’s
131M B5 ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue
132 B6 Hougang Central
139 B1 Toa Payoh
153 B1 Hougang Central
167 B3 Sembawang
176 B2 Bukit Panjang
198 B2 Boon Lay
272 B5 ↺ Telok Blangah Rise
273 B2 ↺ Henderson Road
851 B3 Yishun

Berth Allocation:

Berth Services
B1 123, 139, 153
B2 176, 198, 273
B3 16, 167, 851
B4
B5 131, 131M, 272
B6 5, 57, 132

Gallery:

Layout of Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Layout of Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

External Links & References:

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One thought on “Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

  • 30 March 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    i remember one day someone reply on fb in lta fb page that should build a int near redhill mrt as this int is too far from redhill mrt so i suggest that reconstruct delta sports hall and create a int in delta sports hall and named as redhill intergrated transport hub and demolish bt merah int and rumah tinggi bus ter, and the same person say that was a great idea. Maybe lta can consider my idea.

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