Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located at Jurong East Central and serves the town of Jurong East. As part of the Jurong Regional Centre, It connects to many public amenities such as Jurong East MRT Station, JCube, Jurong Regional Library, Westgate, JEM and the future Jurong Community Hospital.
The current temporary bus interchange, which opened in 2011, will be relocated to a new site south of the existing temporary interchange with an expected construction completion date of August 2019. This new (second) temporary interchange will facilitate the demolishing of the current interchange to make way for the Jurong Region Line and a future Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) within the MoT-LTA integrated complex.
|Name||Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange | 裕廊东临时巴士转换站|
|Address||60 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608548|
|BCM Route Package||Bulim Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Bishan–Toa Payoh, Bedok, Sengkang–Hougang, Serangoon–Eunos, Bukit Merah, Clementi
|Anchor Operator||Tower Transit|
|Bus Routes||12 (Tower Transit), 6 (SBS Transit), 3 (Causeway Link)|
|Berths||7 sawtooth boarding berths, linear alighting berths|
|Rail Connection||NS1EW24 Jurong East|
The Interchange (2011 – Present):
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located in the residential town of Jurong East, bordered by Jurong East MRT station and Jurong Gateway Road. Connecting with Jurong East MRT Station along the North South Line and East West Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of residential estates within Jurong East, as well as the Penjuru and Toh Guan industrial areas, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the many bus services at the interchange.
The present Jurong East Temporary Interchange was opened on 17th December 2011. The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area with an entrance along Jurong Gateway Road, and an exit leading to a signalized junction with Jurong Gateway Road and Gateway Link. The interchange concourse comprises a linear alighting berth and seven sawtooth berths. Pedestrian exits on all sides lead to adjacent developments. All berths at the interchange are wheelchair-accessible.
History (1985 – 2011):
Jurong East Bus Interchange opened on Sunday, 30th June 1985, located at 155 Jurong East Street 13 and opposite CPF Jurong Building (northwest of Jurong East MRT station). The airy and spacious interchange housed many bus services were transferred from Teban Gardens Bus Terminal and several which were rerouted from Jurong Bus Interchange. Apart from benefiting commuters living in Jurong East or working in nearby industrial areas, the interchange also catered to cross-border commuters taking buses to Malaysia, via the Second Link.
In the 2000s, initial concept plans released for the Jurong Lake District revealed plans for a new Integrated Transport Hub at Jurong East. Located at the existing site of Jurong East Bus Interchange and underneath the MRT tracks, it would form part of an integrated commercial and transport development surrounding Jurong East MRT Station.
These plans were released as surrounding plots of land were being tendered out to private developers. The construction of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (Reference No.: VT330) was awarded at a sum of S$5.98 million in February 2011. Jurong West Street 12, which formerly passed underneath Jurong East MRT Station, was expunged in tandem with redevelopment works.
On 17 December 2011, Jurong East Interchange was closed and operations shifted to the nearby Jurong East Temporary Interchange, located west of the MRT station and opposite the shopping mall JCube. The temporary interchange was expected to last several years while the old bus interchange site was redeveloped.
The new Jurong East Bus Interchange was intended to be sited underneath the North South Line and East West Line rail viaducts northwest of Jurong East MRT station as part of a new commercial development. It would be built along Gateway Drive, at the site of the old interchange.
However, these plans failed to materialize due to reasons unknown. At the same time, plans were underway to build the Jurong Region Line at Jurong East, and Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s plans for a multi-storey headquarters complex next to Buona Vista MRT station was shelved due to cost concerns. Eventually, in April 2017, it was announced that both the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and LTA would be housed in a new integrated complex to be built next to Jurong East MRT station, on the very site occupied by the Temporary Bus Interchange built in 2011. In addition, the new integrated complex was to include Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, formally acknowledging the change of plans regarding the siting of Jurong East ITH.
As a result, the first Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (2011–Present) had to be cleared to make way for the new integrated complex. A second new Jurong East Temporary Interchange would be built nearby to take its place.
Second Temporary Interchange (Opening TBC):
The relocated Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (TBI) is bordered by Jurong Town Hall Road, Jurong Gateway Road, JTC Summit, JCube and Jurong Regional Library (previously a grass fields bisected by Gateway Link). A 230-metre sheltered pedestrian overpass will connect the relocated TBI to Jurong East MRT Station. Features in the old TBI, such as an air-conditioned canteen, nursing room and crew restrooms, will also be available at the relocated TBI. While originally projected to be operational in Q3 2018, that deadline has since lapsed.
In tandem with these developments, Gateway Link was closed and Jurong East Street 12 was widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. Construction of the second TBI (Reference No.: DE108) was awarded at a cost of S$20.89 million in December 2017. The expected completion date is August 2019, and a formal opening date has yet to be announced.
- Interchange offices (SBS Transit & Tower Transit)
- Interchange kiosk (Causeway Link)
- Boarding & Alighting berths
- Staff lounge
- NTWU Canteen (air-conditioned)
- Information boards
- Bus departure timing displays
- Service guide racks
- Retail outlets
- Public Toilets
|41||B6||↺ Jln Anak Bukit||BSEP Service|
|49||B1||↺ Jurong West St 42||BSEP Service|
|78||B2||↺ Clementi Avenue 3|
|79||B6||↺ Boon Lay|
|97e||B7||Marina Centre||AM/PM Peak Unidirectional|
|98||B3||↺ Jurong Pier Way|
|98M||B3||↺ Corporation Road|
|143M||B4||↺ Pandan Gardens||BSEP Service|
|160||B2||↺ JB Sentral||Cross-border route|
|183||B5||↺ Science Park Road|
|333||B4||↺ Jurong East Street 32|
|334||B6||↺ Jurong West Street 42|
|335||B2||↺ Jurong West Street 41|
|506||B5||Upper East Coast||Express service|
|CW3||B1||Gelang Patah||Cross-border route, via Second Link|
|CW4||B1||Pontian||Cross-border route, via Second Link|
|CW4S||B1||Sutera Mall||Cross-border route, via Second Link|
|Alighting||For alighting only|
East-West Line Bus Bridging Service towards Tuas Link
|B2||78, 160, 335|
|B3||98, 98M, 105
East-West Line Bus Bridging Service towards Pasir Ris
|B4||52, 143, 143M, 333|
|B5||66, 183, 506|
|B6||41, 51, 79, 334|
|B7||97, 97e, 197|
In the event of Train Service Disruption at Jurong East affecting the North-South Line (NSL), commuters may board the free NSL MRT Bridging Bus Service towards Marina South Pier via Woodlands at Bus Stop 28201 – Opp The JTC Summit along Jurong Gateway Road, near berth 7 of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange.
Gallery: (June 2016)
- Construction of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (Reference No.: VT330) was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte. Ltd for S$5.98 million in February 2011
- Construction of the relocated Temporary Bus Interchange (Reference No.: DE108) was awarded to Kim Seng Heng Engineering Construction Pte Ltd / DP Engineers Pte Ltd joint venture for S$20.89 million in December 2017.
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