Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange

Future Plans:

Present-day Jurong East Temp Int in Red, with upcoming relocated interchange in green
Present-day Jurong East Temp Int in Red, with upcoming relocated interchange in green

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 (ITH), formally acknowledging the change of plans regarding the siting of Jurong East ITH.

As a result, the first Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (2011–2019) had to be cleared to make way for the new integrated complex, as well as the Jurong Region Line station.

A second new Jurong East Temporary Interchange would be built nearby to take its place.

Second Temporary Interchange (Opening 2020):

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.

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 (Design and Construction of Bus Interchange and its Associated Works at Jurong Gateway Road | 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.

Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub:

Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub will be constructed as part of Contract J120 – Design and Construction of Integrated Transport Hub at Jurong East.

The new Integrated Transport Hub is scheduled to open around 2027.

Construction Contracts:
  1. 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
  2. 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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6 thoughts on “Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange

  • 10 February 2020 at 5:23 PM

    From the looks of it, it is very obvious when the Jurong East Second Temporary Bus Interchange will open: March school holidays. Probably at the first Sunday of it, as Sunday got the least people working, in order to give the system one week to adjust at the new location.

  • 16 January 2020 at 2:54 PM

    I don’t think so. If buses from TTS are returning to LTA storage, then it’s a definite answer that TTS has excess buses.

    Besides that, during the initial BCM handover back in 2015, TTS took ALOT of BSEP citaro and BSEP B9TLs from SBST, throwing the old buses (Scania and CDGE) out to other depots on other services. Kinda is fair that LTA is reimbursing new buses to SBST. Way too much old rolling stock.

    And saying about the lack of USB ports and PIDS, many other services are lacking too. But, in the west area, you would also have SMRT buses providing such features. To say LTA neglecting the west is just plain absurd.

    • 18 January 2020 at 10:56 PM

      False, it’s TTS that wants to maximise their bus fleet so much that they refuse to take in new buses until the recent intake of 3 Yutong E12 buses.

  • 31 December 2019 at 12:37 AM

    The second Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange will be the first bus interchange that is began by a bus operator that is not SBS Transit or SMRT.

  • 22 March 2019 at 9:59 PM

    I think TTS should need more new buses this year, as despite they are stuck with only 4 types of buses (Enviro 500, MAN A22 Euro 5, Citaro and B9TL) since 2017 and has never changed. The buses don’t have USB Charging ports and Passenger information. It doesn’t have new buses since the introduction of service 974 in 2018. I think the West is lacking of better bus rides.

    • 18 January 2020 at 10:53 PM

      It never had any new buses (excluding 5999Z trial) until the recent intake of the Yutong electric buses.


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