Choa Chu Kang Temporary Bus Interchange is situated at the Choa Chu Kang Town Centre, serving residential areas around Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee, Teck Whye, Bukit Panjang, and industrial areas around Sungei Tengah, Sungei Kadut.
The interchange is located at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Drive and Choa Chu Kang Loop. The sheltered concourse building is located just next to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station and Lot One Shoppers’ Mall. Nearby public amenities include Choa Chu Kang Town Council, Choa Chu Kang Public Library and Choa Chu Kang Park.
This interchange replaces the former Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange which was demolished to make way for a new Integrated Transport Hub, scheduled for completion in around 2025 and integrated with the future Jurong Region Line. Construction work is expected to complete in the 4th Quarter of 2018, and opening date for the temporary bus interchange is to be announced.
Currently, SMRT Buses is the anchor operator of Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange.
|Name||Choa Chu Kang Temporary Bus Interchange | 蔡厝港临时巴士转换站|
|BCM Route Package||Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Woodlands (925)
|Anchor Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Bus Routes||17 (SMRT)|
|Rail Connection||Choa Chu Kang|
Choa Chu Kang Temporary Bus Interchange is a Bus Interchange located in the residential town of Choa Chu Kang. Connecting with Choa Chu Kang 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.
LTA Contract DE102 for the Proposed Design and Construction of Bus Interchange and Associated Works at Choa Chu Kang was awarded to a Joint Venture of Kimly Construction Private Limited / Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd for S$14.7 million. Construction work is expected to complete in the 4th Quarter of 2018, and opening date for the temporary bus interchange is to be announced.
More details will be added as construction progresses.
Choa Chu Kang started with roadside bus terminal along Teck Whye Avenue in 1988 with a handful of bus services (e.g. 75, 179, 185). The roadside terminal was later moved to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 after the opening of Choa Chu Kang MRT station in March 1990.
On 8 April 1990, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange opened under Singapore Bus Service (SBS) control and remains operational today with little structural modifications.
In late 1999, Choa Chu Kang was progressively handed over to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in exchange for bus services in Sengkang and Punggol as areas of control were redrawn after SBS was awarded the operating license for the North-East Line. The handover took place in the following phases:
- 25 Jul 1999: Service 190
- 29 Aug 1999: Services 185, 300, 302 and 307
- 26 Dec 1999: Services 67, 172, 175 and 188.
Part of the old bus interchange was demolished to make way for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) Choa Chu Kang Station. The bus parking lots will be converted to a temporary car park as a replacement for the Block 303 Multi-Storey Car Park which is slated to be demolished as part of the JRL works until a permanent car park is built in the vicinity.
Bus Services BPS1 and NR3 only allow passenger alighting at this interchange. Bus Service 188E only allows passenger boarding as a unidirectional route. Bus Service 925 does not call at this interchange on Sundays and Public Holidays.
|188E||TBC||→ HarbourFront||Express service
Weekdays AM Peak
|188R||TBC||Resorts World Sentosa||Express service
Weekends & PHs only
|190||TBC||New Bridge Road|
|300||TBC||↺ Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3|
|301||TBC||↺ Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, 6|
|302||TBC||↺ Choa Chu Kang Crescent|
|307||TBC||↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62 and Teck Whye Lane|
|308||TBC||↺ Keat Hong Link|
|925||TBC||Woodlands||No operation on
Sundays & PHs
|927||TBC||↺ Mandai Lake Road|
|983||TBC||↺ Jelebu Road|
|985||TBC||Lorong 1 Geylang|
|BPS1||–||Alighting only||Terminating stop|
|NR3||–||Alighting only||Terminating stop|