Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange has been relocated to a new site on 6 December 2020.
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange was a bus interchange located at Jurong East Central and served the town of Jurong East. As part of the Jurong Regional Centre, it connected to many public amenities such as Jurong East MRT Station, JCube, Jurong Regional Library, Westgate, JEM and the future Jurong Community Hospital.
The interchange would be demolished 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 – 2020):
Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange was 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 was 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 Jurong East Temporary Interchange was opened on 17th December 2011. The interchange had 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 comprised a linear alighting berth and seven sawtooth berths. Pedestrian exits on all sides lead to adjacent developments. All berths at the interchange were wheelchair-accessible.
The temporary bus interchange, which opened in 2011, was relocated to a new site south of the existing temporary interchange on 6 December 2020. 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, slated for completion ‘after 2020’. The JRL station is scheduled to open in 2027.
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.
After the closure of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange on 6 December 2020, the former alighting berth is temporary retained as a sheltered walkway between Jurong East MRT and Jurong Gateway Road. In addition, a portion of the old bus park remains to be used to park excess / spare buses from the relocated Jurong East Bus Interchange.
- Interchange Offices / Passenger Service 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
Bus Services (as of 5 Dec 2020):
|41||B6||↺ Jalan Anak Bukit|
|49||B1||↺ Jurong West Street 42|
|51A||B6||Pandan Gardens (Blk 407)||Short Trip Service|
|66B||B5||Serangoon Road (Tekka Ctr)||Short Trip Service|
||B2||↺ Clementi Avenue 3|
|78A||B2||Tanjong Penjuru (Opp CLP Intl)||Short Trip Service|
|79||B6||↺ Boon Lay|
|79A||B6||Boon Lay||Short Trip Service|
|97e||B7||Marina Centre||Peak Hour Unidirectional / Express Service|
||B3||↺ Jurong Pier Way|
||B3||↺ Corporation Road|
|105B||B3||Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi Stn Exit B)||Short Trip Service|
||B4||↺ Pandan Gardens|
|160||B2||↺ JB Sentral||Cross-Border Service via Causeway|
|160A||B2||Bukit Batok Road (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)||Short Trip Service|
|160M||B2||↺ Bukit Batok Road|
|183||B5||↺ Science Park Road|
|183B||B5||Toh Tuck Avenue (Aft Toh Tuck Link)||Short Trip Service|
|333||B4||↺ Jurong East Street 32|
|334||B6||↺ Jurong West Street 42|
|335||B2||↺ Jurong West Avenue 1|
||B5||Upper East Coast||Express Service|
|CW3||B1||Perling Mall||Cross-Border Service via Second Link|
|CW4||B1||Pontian||Cross-Border Service via Second Link|
|CW4S||B1||Sutera Mall||Cross-Border Service via Second Link|
|Alighting||For alighting only|
East-West Line Bus Bridging Service towards Tuas Link
|B2||78/78A, 160/160A, 160M, 335|
|B3||98, 98M, 105/105B
East-West Line Bus Bridging Service towards Pasir Ris
|B4||52, 143, 143M, 333|
|B5||66/66B, 183/183B, 506|
|B6||41, 51/51A, 79/79A, 334|
|B7||97, 97e, 197|
Gallery (December 2020):
Gallery (June 2016):
Extras – Old Jurong East Bus Interchange (2011)
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
External Links & References:
- Interchanges and Terminals – SBS Transit
- MOT, LTA plan joint office in Jurong East – Straits Times
- 配合发展 裕廊东拟建多一个巴士转换站 – 8World