Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange

Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange is located along Venture Drive, serving the town of Jurong East. As part of the Jurong Regional Centre, it connects to many public amenities such as Jurong East MRT Station, Jurong Regional Library, Westgate, JEM, and Jurong Community Hospital / Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The bus interchange complements the present interim Jurong East Bus Interchange, and eventually the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (projected to open in 2027) at Jurong Gateway Road. The bus interchange opened on 26 November 2023. Causeway Link cross border bus services operates from this interchange from 22 January 2024, having shifted from the nearby Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point.

Details:
Name Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange
Address 1A Venture Drive, Singapore 609770
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Anchor Operator Tower Transit
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Bus Routes Tower Transit: 3
SBS Transit: 1
Causeway Link: 3
Berths 5 Sawtooth Berths
Rail Connection NS1EW24 Jurong East
Interchange Location:

The interchange is located along Venture Drive, adjacent to Vision Exchange, The JTC Summit, Jurong Town Hall, and within walking distance of Jurong East MRT Station and International Business Park. It complements a host of new infrastructure developments being planned as part of the wider Jurong Lake District.

To serve the interchange, the existing Venture Drive, formerly a spur road off Jurong East Street 11 serving Vision Exchange, was extended west to connect with Jurong Gateway Road. A bus-only right-turn junction was implemented for buses entering Venture Drive from Jurong Gateway Road.

The interchange has 42 bus parking lots, for which 4 lots are reserved for SBS Transit use.

Relocation of Cross-Border Causeway Link Bus Services

Cross-Border Bus Services (via Tuas Checkpoint) operated by Causeway Link were relocated to Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange on 22 January 2024. These bus services were formerly operated from the Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up point from 1 June 2022 to 21 January 2024 after the closure of the Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange to facilitate the construction of the Jurong Region Line Jurong East MRT Station.


Interchange Facilities:

Level 1

  • Interchange Offices / Passenger Service Offices (Tower Transit Singapore & SBS Transit)
  • Barrier-free boarding and alighting berths
  • Dedicated priority queue zone with seating at all boarding berths
  • NTWU Canteen (Provision)
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Heartzone
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets & Changing Room
  • Family Washroom
  • Baby Care Room
  • First Aid Room
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Lift to Overhead Bridge
  • Vending Machines
  • Water Dispenser
  • Lift & Escalators to Level 2

Level 2

  • Lift & Escalators to Level 1
  • Dedicated Staff Toilets
  • Staff Lounge
  • Admin Office
  • Commuter Care Room
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Public Toilets & Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

Bus Services:
Service Berth Destination Remarks
78 B1 ↺ Clementi Avenue 3
78A B1 Tanjong Penjuru (Opp CLP Intl) Short Trip Service
79
B3 ↺ Boon Lay
79T B3 Boon Lay Int Terminating Trip
160 B3 ↺ JB Sentral Cross Border Service
(via Causeway)
160A B3 Bukit Batok Road (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch) Short Trip Service
870 B2 ↺ Tengah Boulevard
[From 21 Jul 2024] Tengah
870A B2 Tengah Boulevard (Blk 231B) Short Trip Service
[Till 20 Jul 2024]
CW3 B5 Perling Mall Cross Border Service
(via Second Link)
CW4 B5 Pontian Cross Border Service
(via Second Link)
CW4S B5 CIQ Second Link Cross Border Service
(via Second Link)
Berth Allocation:
Berth Bus Services
A1 For Alighting Only
A2 For Alighting Only
A3 For Alighting Only
B1 78/78A
B2 870/870A
B3 160/160A, 79/79T
B4
B5 CW3/CW4/CW4S
Exits

The interchange has 5 exits, in which only Exit 4 to Venture Drive is not wheelchair-accessible. Exit 3b is located at Level 2.

  • Exit 1 – along Jurong Town Hall Road
  • Exit 2 – along Jurong Town Hall Road; Bus Stop 28239
  • Exit 3a – (Level 1) along Venture Drive, linkway to The JTC Summit
  • Exit 3b – (Level 2) overhead bridge across Venture Drive
  • Exit 4 – along Venture Drive
  • Exit 5 – along Venture Drive

Other Bus Connections

Exit 2 of Jurong Town Hall bus interchange directly connects to a Bus Stop along Jurong Town Hall Road.

Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
28239 – Jurong Town Hall Rd (Jurong Town Hall Int) 2 51, 51A, 78, 78A, 79, 97, 97e, 143, 143M, 176, 178, 197, 198

Construction

On 12 July 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) called a tender for Proposed Design and Construction of Bus Interchange & Associated Works at Venture Drive (Reference PT375), which was scheduled for completion by 2023. The contract was awarded to Tat Hin Builders Pte Ltd on 16 March 2020 for a sum of $19.73 million.

The new bus interchange would serve to boost the public transport network in Jurong East as part of the wider Jurong Lake District, envisioned as the second Central Business District in Singapore. Increased human traffic in the area, brought about by the planned High-Speed Rail station (cancelled indefinitely) and future commercial and residential developments, necessitated a new bus interchange to spread out passenger numbers and avoid heavy congestion at a single bus interchange.

Bus interchanges in Jurong East have undergone several changes since the first interchange opened in 1985 and closed in 2011, moving to a temporary interchange nearby. The site of the old interchange was expected to be redeveloped into a new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), but a change of plans ensued that would relocate the ITH to a new MOT-LTA building located at the site of the temporary interchange. A new interim Jurong East Bus Interchange, which opened in 2020 and replaced the first temporary interchange, was too small to accommodate all existing bus services and resulted in Bus Service 78 having to terminate at Jurong Gateway Road, with layovers performed at Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (and dead mileage incurred as a result), as well as Service 79 amended to start from Boon Lay Int and loop at Jurong Gateway Road.

While the Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange opened on 26 November 2023, the ITH at Jurong Gateway Road is projected for completion in 2027.


Gallery

 

Initial Announcement, Additional photos, construction progress photos, External Links & References at Page 2.


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58 thoughts on “Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange

  • 6 June 2024 at 4:13 PM
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    Such a waste to allocate svc 79 to Berth B3 with 160. Could have used berth B4 since no bus svcs use it.

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    • 7 June 2024 at 12:26 AM
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      I believe is because of CW3/4/4S reasons. Causeway Link is badly crowded as well. What if they need space?

      Let them use Berth 3 is still more way nearer. Think about it

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