Choa Chu Kang Temporary Bus Interchange

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
Address TBC
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Woodlands (925)
Anchor Operator SMRT Buses
Bus Routes 17 (SMRT)
Berths TBC
Rail Connection  NS4  BP1  Choa Chu Kang
The Interchange:

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.

Historical Background

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.

Service 175 is now Service 975. Service 185 was amended to the present-day 985.

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:

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.

Service Berth Destination Notes
67 TBC Tampines
172 TBC Boon Lay
188 TBC HarbourFront
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




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2 thoughts on “Choa Chu Kang Temporary Bus Interchange

  • 10 May 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Again, the old interchange will be re-purposed as a carpark, cause Blk 303 MSCP nearby will be taken back by govt for JRL.

  • 17 January 2018 at 12:24 AM

    The temporary int need 29 parking lots for 12m buses and 13 parking lots for 18m buses..


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