Gali Batu Bus Terminal

Gali Batu Bus Terminal is a future bus terminal north of Bukit Panjang, just off Woodlands Road. The bus terminal is being built on the roof slab of Gali Batu MRT Depot‘s expanded train stabling area and connected to Woodlands Road via a pedestrian link bridge.

The terminal is expected to open in 2020. No official opening date has yet been announced.

Details:

Name Gali Batu Bus Terminal  | 卡利巴株巴士终站
Address To Be Announced
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Anchor Operator(s) To Be Announced
Bus Routes To Be Announced
Berths 2 Sawtooth Berths
Rail Connection Not Applicable

The Terminal:

Gali Batu Bus Terminal is a bus terminal just off Woodlands Road, built on the roof slab of Gali Batu MRT Depot‘s expanded train stabling area and connected to Woodlands Road via a pedestrian link bridge. When opened, the bus terminal will serve as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Bukit Panjang area, and does not offer any rail connections.

The interchange has a single large bus park offering 20 rigid bus lots and 10 articulated bus lots. Vehicles enter the interchange via separate ingress and egress ramps leading to a spur route of Jalan Gali Batu, which runs adjacent to the terminal and on elevated ground. Commuters can reach the interchange on foot from either Jalan Gali Batu (next to vehicle entrance) or via Woodlands Road, where the overhead bridge connects directly to the bus terminal.

The passenger concourse features two sawtooth boarding berths and an alighting berth.

Historical Background

The bus terminal was constructed as part of a depot expansion project at Gali Batu MRT Depot. Contract 9061 for the Expansion of Gali Batu MRT Depot involved the expanding of the train depot’s stabling capacity from 42 trains to 81 trains by 2019, and was awarded to Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Ltd in January 2015 at a contract sum of $137.4 million. The contract also includes the construction of Gali Batu Bus Terminal, built on top of the train stabling area and connected to Woodlands Road via a pedestrian link bridge.

The construction of the bus terminal above a rail depot mirrors that of Tuas Bus Terminal which was opened in October 2017.

In August 2020, a COVID-19 swab station was set up in Gali Batu Bus Terminal for the testing of public transport workers. Ferry bus services were provided by SMRT Buses to ferry their staff to and from the swab station.

The terminal will likely replace the nearby Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park when opened, and fall under the control of the Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

Gali Batu Bus Terminal facilities:

  • Interchange offices
  • Drivers’ lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Toilets & Nursing room

Bus Services:

Boarding Berth Service Destination Notes

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37 thoughts on “Gali Batu Bus Terminal

  • 11 August 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    Interesting. Is there an MRT station planned for Gali Batu? Seems a rather obvious thing to do given its location.

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  • 4 August 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    Given Bt Panjang Int’s position, northbound services (such as 920, 922, 972, 979) and westbound services (180, 974, 983) cannot easily serve BPJ MRT along Upp Bt Timah Rd, so these services should avoid starting from Gali Batu. (971E is an exception since it is meant to be a one-to-one express)

    In contrast this would not be an issue for southbound services (such as 176, 970) which can easily serve BPJ MRT and allow a (relatively smooth) walking transition to the ITH. They can start from Gali Batu. 75 and 184 depends, but their main loading don’t quite start from BPJ MRT so hard to say.

    Gali Batu: 75, 176, 184, 970, 971E
    Bt Panjang Int: 180, 920, 922, 972, 973, 974, 975, 976, 979
    Loop around MRT: 171, 177, 983

    Other passing-by: 67, 160, 170, 178, 187, 190, 960, 961/M, 963, 966

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    • 27 August 2020 at 5:50 PM
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      If 970 go Gali Batu, then the residents along Gangsa Road how?

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      • 30 August 2020 at 1:00 AM
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        Assuming this really happens, then probably one among 75, 171, 963 can be diverted to Gangsa Rd.

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