Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange

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 will be relocated to a new site south of the existing temporary interchange, with an expected construction completion date of August 2019. This new temporary interchange will facilitate the demolishing of the current interchange to make way for a future Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) as well as the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Details:

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, Seerangoon–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  NS1  EW24  Jurong East

The Interchange

Jurong East Temp Int (2011 - 2019)
Jurong East Temp Int (2011 – 2019)

Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located in the residential town of Jurong East. 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 town as well as workers from the Penjuru and Toh Guan industrial areas, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the many bus services at the interchange.

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:

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. The interchange catered mainly to residents and cross-border commuters taking buses to Malaysia, via the Second Link.

In 2010, plans were unveiled for a new Integrated Transport Hub at Jurong East. The original bus interchange and surrounding plots of land were planned for commercial developments. Construction of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte. Ltd for S$5.98 million in Feb 2011.

On 17th 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 is expected to serve for several more years until it is relocated to a new location south of the existing site.

Future Plans:
Screengrab from Channel 8 News
Screengrab from Channel 8 News, with relocated temporary interchange outlined in green

The new Jurong East Bus Interchange was intended to be an integrated development comprising of a seven-storey shopping mall and a 20-storey office building above it. It would have been built along Gateway Drive, at the site of the old interchange.

However, in a change of plans, the future Jurong East Bus Interchange was re-sited to a new MoT-LTA integrated complex to be built on the existing site of Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange. This building will house the Transport Ministry and the Land Transport Authority.

As a result, the current Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (TBI) will be demolished and a new temporary interchange will take its place, bordered by Jurong Town Hall Road, Jurong Gateway Road, Jurong East Street 12, and Jurong East Central 1. A 230-metre sheltered pedestrian overpass will connect the relocated TBI to Jurong East MRT Station. Features in the old TBI, such as air-conditioned canteen, nursing room and crew restrooms, will also be available at the relocated TBI.

LTA Contract DE108 for the construction of the relocated Temporary Bus Interchange closes in August 2017. The current site is occupied by two grass fields bisected by Gateway Link. In tandem with these developments, Gateway Link will be closed and Jurong East Street 12 will be widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. The relocated interchange is expected to be operational in Q3 2018, where bus operations would be moved over so construction works on the integrated complex can begin.

The MoT-LTA Building is slated for completion after 2020. It will free up sites currently taken up by the two organisations, including those at prime locations such as North Bridge Road and Hampshire Road.

Interchange facilities:
  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit & Tower Transit)
  • Interchange kiosk (Causeway Link)
  • Staff lounge
  • NTWU Canteen (air-conditioned)
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards
  • Bus departure timing displays
  • Service guide racks
  • Retail outlets
  • Public Toilets

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
41 B6 ↺ Jln Anak Bukit BSEP Service
49 B1 ↺ Jurong West St 42 BSEP Service
51 B6 Hougang Central
52 B4 Bishan
66 B5 Bedok
78 B2 ↺ Clementi Avenue 3
79 B6 ↺ Boon Lay
97 B7 Marina Centre
97e B7 Marina Centre AM/PM Peak Unidirectional
98 B3 ↺ Jurong Pier Way
98M B3 ↺ Corporation Road
105 B3 Serangoon
143 B4 Toa Payoh
143M B4 ↺ Pandan Gardens BSEP Service
160 B2 ↺ JB Sentral Cross-border route
183 B5 ↺ Science Park Road
197 B7 Bedok
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
Berth allocation:
Berth Services
Alighting For alighting only
B1 49, CW3/CW4/CW4S
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.


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