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 (2011–2020) 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 (Jurong East Interim Bus Interchange) would be built nearby to take its place.

Second Temporary Interchange / Jurong East Interim Bus 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.

Berth Allocation

As of March 2020, signs within the replacement temporary interchange / interim bus interchange have been put up indicating the possible berth arrangements:

Berth Services
A1 – A4 For Alighting Only
B1 52, 105/105B, 197
B2 51/51A, 160/160A/160M, 506
B3 334
B4 98, 98M, 333
B5 97, 97e, 183/183B
B6 41, 49, 66/66B
B7 143, 143M, 335
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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8 thoughts on “Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange

  • 29 May 2020 at 11:04 PM
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    What make you professors think that TTS has excess buses?Did you see their odometer to understand the high mileage?It just they Doesnt want to waste money leasing new buses.They believe Hybrid or electric buses is the way to go.But I believe they will eventually get a few Euro VI A22/A95 from SMRT for service 944/991

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