Bus Depots and Bus Parks

Bedok North Depot - Maintenance corner
Bedok North Depot – Maintenance corner

A bus depot (or bus garage) is where buses are stored and maintained. They are essential facilities for bus operations, and provide a central location for maintenance, refuelling and bus parking, along with offices and ancillary facilities that support bus operations.

Bus Depots usually come with the following facilities:

  • Administrative Offices
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Staff welfare facilities (e.g. lounges, gym, etc.)
  • Bus parking area
  • Bus washing machines
  • Fuel pumps (Diesel and AdBlue)
  • Inspection Lanes
  • Workshop (for maintenance and overhaul)
  • Bus Operations Control Centre (BOCC) (some depots)
  • Bus repainting shop (some depots)
  • Electric bus chargers (some depots)

In contrast, bus parks (or out-stations) are compounds that function as bus storage facilities. They provide minimal facilities and usually depend on bus depots on maintenance, refuelling and sometimes washing. However, some bus parks in Singapore function as fully independent bus depots.

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Bus Depots & Bus Parks

Here is a list of bus depots and bus parks in Singapore catering to public transport:

Bus Depot / Park Location Operator(s) Remarks
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP) Ang Mo Kio Street 63 SBS Transit East District
Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP) Bedok North Avenue 4 SBS Transit East District
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP) Braddell Road SBS Transit East District
Corporate HQ (SBS Transit Ltd)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP) Bukit Batok Street 23 SBS Transit West District
Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP) Bulim Drive Tower Transit (Anchor) Corporate HQ (Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
SMRT Buses (Tenant) Gali Batu Zone
Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP) Defu Avenue 1 SBS Transit West District
Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP) Kranji Road SMRT Buses Gali Batu Zone
Loyang Bus Depot (LYDEP) Loyang Way Go-Ahead Singapore Corporate HQ (Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd)
Mandai Bus Depot Mandai Road Tower Transit
Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP) Yio Chu Kang Crescent SBS Transit (Anchor) East District
SMRT Buses (Tenant) Woodlands Zone
Soon Lee Bus Park / Depot (SLBP) Soon Lee Road SBS Transit West District
Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP) Business Park Drive SBS Transit BOCC
Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP) Woodlands Industrial Park E4 SMRT Buses Woodlands Zone
Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP) North Coast Avenue SMRT Buses Woodlands Zone / Gali Batu Zone

Some bus depots are paired with bus parks for additional handling capacity of buses. Buses permanently stationed at bus parks regularly return to their bus depots for maintenance, refuelling, washing and more, depending on the facilities provided at the bus park. For instance, the former Ayer Rajah Bus Park had its own fuelling pumps and bus wash owing to its far distance away from its parent Bukit Batok Bus Depot, and buses only head back to Bukit Batok for maintenance works. Other paired bus depots/bus parks include Woodlands Depot / Woodlands Bus Park and Bedok North Depot / former Changi Bus Park.

As part of the gradual implementation of the Bus Contracting Model starting in 2016, newer bus depots are owned by the Government and leased out to bus operators who have won their respective bus package contracts.

In addition to parking buses at Bus depots and Bus parks, bus operators may carry out overnight parking at bus interchanges should there be insufficient parking spaces at bus depots.

Upcoming Bus Depots:

Bus depots in the future are fully owned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and leased to operators as part of the Bus Contracting Model. To accommodate over a thousand additional buses in the next few years, more bus depots are being constructed across the island.

Bus Depot / Bus Park Description
East Coast Bus Depot
(final name TBC)
Multi-storey bus depot located next to East Coast Integrated Depot (EWL, DTL and TEL). Estimated completion in 2024.
Gali Batu Bus Depot Multi-storey bus depot next to the Downtown Line’s Gali Batu MRT Depot, likely intended for the future Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang Bus Package. Estimated completion in 2023.
Kim Chuan Bus Depot Multi-storey bus depot at Kim Chuan, co-located with Kim Chuan MRT Depot expansion. Estimated completion in 2025.
Lorong Halus Bus Depot
Future multi-storey bus depot at Lorong Halus. Estimated completion in 2029.
Pasir Panjang Bus Depot Future multi-storey bus depot at Pasir Panjang. Estimated completion in 2029.
Sengkang West Bus Depot Multi-storey bus depot with dormitory at Sengkang West, likely intended for the Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package. Estimated completion in 2024.
Simpang Bus Depot Future Multi-storey bus depot at Simpang.
Tengah Bus Depot Multi-storey bus depot at Tengah, co-located with Tengah MRT Depot. Estimated completion in 2026.
To be announced Planned bus depot in Tuas co-located with Cross Island Line rail depot, on the site of the former Raffles Country Club [Link]

Bus Depot Operator Location Closed
Changi Bus Park SBS Transit Upper Changi Road East 2016
Ayer Rajah Bus Park SBS Transit Ayer Rajah Crescent 2018
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot SMRT Buses Ang Mo Kio Street 62 2022

Defunct SBS bus depots include

  • Alexandra Depot (249 Alexandra Road)
  • Bedok Depot (1440 Bedok Road)
  • Bukit Timah Depot
  • Changi/Somapah Depot
  • Jurong Depot (4 Penjuru Road, replaced by Soon Lee Depot)
  • Paya Lebar Depot
  • Toa Payoh Depot
  • Woodlands Depot (950 Woodlands Road; near present-day Kranji MRT station and Singapore Turf Club)

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17 thoughts on “Bus Depots and Bus Parks

  • 20 February 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Wonder how Bndep able to tank in buses from Bedok & Tampines respectively?I knew there’s a few overnight parking at Bedok,Tampines and Tampines concourse Int but again the combined package has over 600 buses.

  • 13 January 2021 at 7:38 PM

    BPJ/GB service excluding 920 & 922 will be parking at Woodlands Bus Park after the Mandai handover on September.Refuelling will be done at Woodlands Depot and any periodic maintenance will be done at Kranji Depot.Also SMRT Woodlands service like 960,961,962 & 964 will be overnight parking @ Mandai Depot.

    Kranji Depot:67,188,190,307,927,971,976,983 & 985.
    Woodlands Bus Park:75,176,184,970,972,973,975 & 979.
    Bulim Depot:61,172,180 & 991.
    Choa Chu Kang Temp Interchange:300,301 & 302.

    Woodlands Depot:178,187,925,926 & 950.
    Woodlands Regional Interchange:900,901,903,904,911,912 & 913.
    Mandai Depot:960,960e,961,962 & 964.

    • 6 March 2021 at 9:50 PM

      I also agree maybe Svc like 960/960e, 961, 962, 964 may park at Mandai Depot due to their route. Maybe can add 985 also since it is from Lorong 1 Geylang.

      Why not Svc 927 also park at Mandai Depot? Since it is near SIngapore Zoo, last bus can terminate at Singapore Zoo bus stop and proceed to travel down Mandai Road to Mandai Depot.

      My depot deployment would be as such:
      KJ: 67, 188, 190, 970, 971, 972, 973, 975, 976, 979, 983
      WLBP: 75, 176, 184, 900, 901/901M, 903, 904, 911, 912/912A/912B, 913/913M
      WLDEP: 178, 187, 925, 926, 950
      CCK Temp Int: All CCK Feeder Services (Topping up: Go to Mandai rather than WLDEP/WLBP)
      BPJ Int: BP Feeder Services (Topping up: Go to Bulim/Mandai rather than WLDEP/WLBP)

      Bulim Depot: 61, 172, 180, 991
      Mandai Depot: 927, 960/960e, 961, 962, 964, 985

  • 25 June 2020 at 8:27 AM

    If I’m not mistaken Ulu Pandan & Seletar is now a standalone depot which doesn’t belong to any district like they used to be with West & East respectively.
    Current District depots is like usual where Soon Lee(HQ),Bukit Batok & Hougang(Semi-HQ).Hougang based BCs involved in an accident no need to travel all e way to Soon Lee unless there’s serious cases.
    East District will be Ang Mo Kio(HQ),Braddell and Bedok North Depot.

  • 23 April 2020 at 2:08 AM

    In future there might be a new depot for Bukit Batok,Soon Lee,Ang Mo Kio/Braddell,Bedok & Woodlands.Ulu Pandan will have an option of extending up to 50-60 lots if SLA give the clearance to demolish the heavy vehicle park beside the Zone B bus park.

  • 30 November 2017 at 9:44 AM

    We are the residents living just opposite the ulu pandan depot. My unit is facing directly the green structures which looks like repair workshops to me. I am concerned about the noise. Why are the workshops not facing the main road instead? Will techinicians be working at night?

    • 13 December 2017 at 10:42 AM

      There will be noise barrier and yes Technicians do work at night.Buses and trains need to be well maintained to be serviceable.At first I also shocked by LTA decided to built there instead of Toh Tuck or Ayer Rajah


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