The first phase of the Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange expansion opened on 13 October 2019.
A new concourse has been built adjacent to the existing bus interchange as part of expansion works, located at the formerly-undeveloped grass patch around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. While the present location of the alighting berths will not change, the boarding berths will be relocated to the newly-constructed concourse.
The existing Berth B1 will be relocated to the new concourse as part of the first phase of expansion. In addition, the existing driveway will be closed to make way for a walkway between the existing and new interchange concourse.
Yio Chu Kang Int Bus Services – 16 October 2019 – 16 November 2019
|Alighting||For Alighting Only|
||13, 70/70A/70M, 860|
|B2||71, 72/72A, 76|
As part of works to transform Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange into a full-fledged bus interchange, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has constructed a new interchange concourse north of Yio Chu Kang MRT station, featuring more commuter facilities and bus parking lots. The original interchange, which occupies 4,730 square meters, will be expanded by more than 3 times to around 16,200 square meters when all the expansion works are completed in 2021.
Note: In March 2018, The area of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange was reported to be 6,849 square meters by an article on the Yio Chu Kang Expansion on 8World, as per figures supplied by the LTA then. This figure was revised to 4,730 square meters in a LTA press release on 16 October 2019.
The expansion is located at the formerly-undeveloped grass patch around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. It is bordered by Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and Sungei Seletar Simpang Kiri.
Contract RD320 for the Expansion of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange was awarded to CPC Construction Pte Ltd for S$9.5 million in December 2017. The expansion project was carried out in phases and targeted for completion by mid-2020 originally. During construction work for the Bus Interchange Expansion, the existing bus interchange operated as per normal.
While the location of the existing alighting berths remains unchanged, the boarding berths were relocated to the new concourse. Commuters will benefit from the more spacious new concourse, which will feature nursing rooms, toilets and bicycle parking spaces. Renovation work to existing parts of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange will be carried out after the opening of the interchange expansion.
Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange expansion was partially opened on Sunday, 13 October 2019, with the relocation of the existing Berth B1 into the new concourse.
Temporary Arrangements (October 2019 – November 2019)
As part of partial opening arrangements, Berth B1 at the old concourse was abolished, and the expanded interchange was linked to the old concourse via a temporary sheltered walkway. The bus park in front of Berth B1 was also closed for the construction of a permanent linkway, and buses were diverted around the expanded interchange.
The expanded interchange features 4 sawtooth boarding berths, of which only two are in use: Berth B2 and B3 (labelled as Berth B1A and B1B respectively). Interchange facilities, which were undergoing outfitting works, were cordoned off from the passenger concourse with construction hoarding. Each berth is wheelchair-accessible.
Full Relocation of Bus Services (Nov 2019)
In a press release by LTA on 16 October 2019, the remaining bus services at the existing Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange will be relocated to the expanded section on Sunday, 17 November 2019.
These Bus Services are: 71, 72, 76, 162, 162M & 825.
The new boarding berth arrangements with all bus services at the expansion are yet to be released as of 16 October 2019.
Opening of Facilities at Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange Expansion (Dec 2019)
On 29 December 2019, the Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange expansion will fully open, with the new facilities such as the NTWU Canteen and TransitLink E-Lobby put into operations.
With that, the existing Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange will undergo the second phase of upgrading works, scheduled for completion in 2021.
Gallery: (Construction Progress)
Gallery: (Oct 2019, unopened)