Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located along Spooner Road, near the junction with Kampong Bahru Road and Jalan Bukit Merah. It mainly serves as a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the City. The terminal opened on 10 March 2018, replacing the former New Bridge Road Bus Terminal
SBS Transit is presently the anchor operator of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, as the successful tenderer of the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
|Name||Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal | 甘榜峇鲁路巴士终站|
|Address||11A Spooner Road, Singapore 168795|
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Loyang, Bedok, Bishan – Toa Payoh, Clementi, Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit|
|Bus Routes||8 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT Buses), 3 (Go-Ahead)|
|Berths||2 Alighting Berths, 4 Sawtooth boarding berths|
|Rail Connection||Not Applicable|
Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in the Bukit Merah Planning Area, along Spooner Road, and bordered by Kampong Bahru Road along its north edge. The terminal primarily serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Chinatown and New Bridge Road area before branching out to the heartlands. While not served by any MRT station in the immediate vicinity, the nearest station Outram Park MRT Station along the East West Line and North East Line, which is about 600 metres away (roughly a 10-minute walk).
The terminal has a single vehicular concourse area with 29 bus parking lots (25 angled lots and 4 parallel lots for articulated buses), and separate vehicular entrances and exits leading to Spooner Road. The passenger concourse features four sawtooth berths for boarding activities and a linear alighting berth. Each berth has is equipped metal queue lines, priority seat benches and a wheelchair waiting area.
New Bridge Road Bus Terminal was built in the 1970s to serve the large number of bus services terminating at the south end of New Bridge Road. It replaced roadside bus terminals of the past, which frequently caused congestion on the roads. Most and eventually all bus services were moved from their roadside terminating points to new terminal.
The terminal continued hosing a large number of bus routes until the construction of the East West Line in the early 1990s (and later North East Line in 2003). Many bus routes between New Bridge Road and the housing estates were withdrawn or amended away from New Bridge Road under various bus rationalization schemes to prevent wasteful duplication of the MRT lines, leaving behind all but a handful of trunk routes.
New Bridge Road Bus Terminal was relocated to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal on 18 March 2018, which was built on land formerly owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM), the Malaysian national railway operator. The old New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, along with an adjacent surface car park, was cleared to build a new surgery centre, expanding existing infrastructure at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Called the Elective Care Centre, the new facility is scheduled to be ready by 2022, adding more operating theatres, specialist outpatient clinics and inpatient facilities to SGH.
The opening of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal (originally announced for end-2017) was delayed and finally opened on 10 March 2018, with all existing bus services at New Bridge Road Bus Terminal relocated.
- Add Value Machine
- Barrier-free Toilets
- Bicycle Parking Lots (150)
- Charging Area
- Family Room
- NTWU Canteen
- Passenger Service Counters (SBS Transit & SMRT Buses)
- Priority Seating at Boarding Berths
- TransitLink Ticket Office (Not In Use)
- Retail Shops (Not In Use)
- Water Coolers
|2A||B4||New Upper Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)||Short Trip Service|
|12e||B4||Pasir Ris||Express Service|
|120||B1||↺ Telok Blangah Heights|
|121||B2||↺ Telok Blangah Rise|
|122||B2||↺ Commonwealth Drive|
|174e||B1||Boon Lay||Express Service / Weekdays Evening Peak|
|190||B3||Choa Chu Kang|
|CT8||B3||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 (Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp)||Chinatown Direct Service|
|CT18||B2||Bedok North Avenue 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)||Chinatown Direct Service|
During certain special events when Marina Centre Bus Terminal is closed (such as during the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix), Bus Service 195 towards Commonwealth Avenue (Loop) will use Berth B2.
|Berth No.||Bus Services|
|A1 & A2||For Alighting Only|
|B1||120, 174, 174e|
|B2||121, 122, CT18|
|B3||54, 190, CT8|
|B4||2/2A, 12, 12e|
The Ministry of Health-issued tender for the construction of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal was awarded to CCECC Singapore Pte Ltd for $16.45 million in August 2016.
The contract description is as follows:
- Part A: Proposed Design & Build of Temporary Interim Bus Terminal and URA Carpark At Spooner Road, Widening of Kampong Bahru Road, Extension of Spooner Road and Associated Ancillary Works
- Part B : Contingency Works
Bus Terminal Photos:
Route Posters & Guides:
Older Photos (Bus Terminal):Click to expand
- New Bridge Road Bus Terminal to be relocated
- Relocation of New Bridge Road Bus Terminal to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
External Links & References:
- Former railway land to be used for bus interchange, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times [Accessed 23 May 2016]
- Procurement by Ministry of Health-Ministry Headquarter (sgpbusiness.com) [Accessed 16 Jun 2021]
- New Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal to Open on 10 March 2018 – LTA