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.
|Name||Ghim Moh Bus Terminal | 锦茂巴士终站|
|Address||Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, Singapore 270009|
|BCM Route Package||Clementi Bus Package|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus Routes||4 (SBS Transit)|
|Rail Connection||Buona Vista|
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 compliment 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.
Buses now layover and pick up passengers at the bus stop outside Block 9. Service 92 and 92M also perform jump bus (or “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 2006, the HDB announced an En Bloc redevelopment scheme for Blocks 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12 and 12A. The blocks were slated to be demolished and then redeveloped. In early 2012, the blocks of flats were vacated, leaving the bus terminal with decreased ridership.
|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|
|111||↺ Temasek Avenue|
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