Ghim Moh Bus Terminal

Ghim Moh Bus Terminal is located outside former Blk 9 of Ghim Moh Road. One of a handful of roadside bus terminals in Singapore, this terminal serves the small housing estate of Ghim Moh. Nearby amenities include Ulu Pandan Community Center and Blk 20 Market & Hawker Centre.

Currently, SBS Transit is the anchor operator of Ghim Moh Bus Terminal. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Clementi Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this terminal.


Details:

Name Ghim Moh Bus Terminal  |  锦茂巴士终站
Address 150A Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 279624
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Bus Routes 4 (SBS Transit)
Rail Connection  EW21  CC22   Buona Vista

Historical Background:

Before the consolidation of bus routes to operate to and from major interchanges, roadside terminals were very common, especially in the seventies. Ghim Moh Bus Terminal was no exception and opened in the late 1970s to complement the building of Ghim Moh Estate. The terminal was situated adjacent to Block 9 and 10.

In 1986, the bus terminal was relocated to a bus bay outside Block 9 along Ghim Moh Road when the existing bus terminal was converted into a car park. One of the car park entrances was sealed off and functions as a turnabout point for buses entering from Commonwealth Avenue West. An alighting bay was also near the turnabout point, opposite a rubbish collection point. Due to limited land space, a permanent terminal was never constructed for Ghim Moh.

The terminal:

Buses now layover and pick up passengers at the bus stop outside Block 9. Service 92 and 92M also perform jump bus (also called “clow”, crew layover without bus) at this terminal, where bus drivers would be substituted between trips such that passengers can continue their journey beyond the bus terminal without having to alight or change buses.

In December 2006, the HDB announced the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) for Blocks 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12 and 12A, located east of Ghim Moh Ter. These HDB flats were vacated in early 2012, leaving the bus terminal with decreased ridership.

Future Relocation of Terminal

In June 2021, plans were approved by the Building and Construction Authority for “Proposed new erection of a single-storey temporary bus terminal MK04 on Lot 03354A PT, 04048L PT, 06215X PT, 06243A PT & 98584C PT at Ghim Moh Road” (Project Reference No. E3889-00002-2019-BP02). Highlighted in yellow on the following diagrams is the maximum extent of the five land lots in yellow; the actual terminal is not expected to cover the full extent of these land lots.

These land lots currently make up the car park of the Ministry of Education Headquarters (Mount Sinai), at 53 Mount Sinai Road.

In addition, planning approval for a bus stop outside Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre was approved in May 2021, likely to serve as the replacement for Ghim Moh Ter’s alighting stop.

Bus Services

Service Destination Remarks
92 ↺ Science Park Drive No operation on Sundays / Public Holidays
92A Ghim Moh Road (Blk 13) Short Trip Service
92B Science Park Drive (The Rutherford) Short Trip Service
92M ↺ North Buona Vista Road Only on Sundays / Public Holidays
100 Serangoon
111 ↺ Temasek Avenue

Gallery (Mar 2021)

External Links & References:

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Page 2: Additional photos (Dec 2016 & May 2014)

7 thoughts on “Ghim Moh Bus Terminal

  • 8 August 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    There will be a new terminal near the MOE carpark..Plan will be a single alighting berth and two boarding berth with 6 service maximum.15 parking lots.Got a feeling 2-3 Buona Vista service will start here.

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  • 25 November 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    Ghim Moh terminal and Sims Place terminal have some relationships between them. They are/have;
    -3 bus services, 2 loops and 1 bidirectional service,
    -roadside terminals (excluding former Taman Jurong terminal),
    -1 2-digit service (64 & 92) and 2 3-digit services(100, 111, 134 & 137),
    -related services and
    -surrounding HBD’s.

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  • 27 November 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    I don’t think we should merge terminal. This terminals make adults and children remind of the old days that we had roadside bus terminal and the old bus stop pole at the alighting point.

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    • 18 August 2020 at 6:19 PM
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      Very thank you! I love your kampong spirit!

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  • 9 June 2018 at 10:53 PM
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    So far no merging yet. Ghim Moh terminal still stays alive.

    Maybe because Ghim Moh is still generally vibrant and has increase in population due to the new flats (enblocs)

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  • 18 May 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    This terminal may not merge with Buona Vista Bus Terminal. Firstly, Ghim Moh residents would have to make a longer journey to Buona Vista to catch services 100 and 111. Secondly, there is currently an open space vacated by Ghim Moh Temporary Market & Food Centre after renovations on its current site, but buses continue to make a looping point before parking at the main road where the bus stop is. There should be a new bus interchange to facilitate traffic flow on the main road, even if it is not air-conditioned.

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    • 8 November 2017 at 5:56 PM
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      we can merge and have a new bus service from Buona Vista Bus Ter and loop at Ghin Moh

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