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||150A Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 279624|
|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 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.
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.
|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|
Gallery (Mar 2021)
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