Kim Chuan Bus Depot is a future bus depot located in Kim Chuan, co-located with an expansion of Kim Chuan MRT Depot. It is scheduled to be completed by around 2025, and will be handed over to the successful tenderer of a currently-unknown bus package under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).
|Name||Kim Chuan Bus Depot|
|BCM Route Package||TBC|
|Type||Multi-storey bus depot|
Kim Chuan Bus Depot is a future multi-storey bus depot covering 8 hectares. Currently under construction as part of the Kim Chuan Depot Extension, the depot is envisioned as an integrated rail and bus depot in the Kim Chuan region which also serves the Circle Line and Downtown Line. The rail and bus depots are co-located to optimise land use and streamline construction processes. Contract 821A (C821A) for the construction of Kim Chuan Depot Extension (KCDE) was awarded to Woh Hup (Private) Limited for S$1,211.74 million in September 2017.
The depot is intended to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and Bus Contracting Model (BCM). The multi-story depot is designed for handling roughly 550 buses and will be equipped with a Bus Operations Control Centre, parking spaces, refuelling and washing facilities, repair and maintenance facilities, and administrative offices to support day-to-day bus operations.
The bus package allocated to Kim Chuan Bus Depot remains to be confirmed, but will very likely be allocated to Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package and as a replacement for services based in both Hougang Bus Depot and Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot. The route package is scheduled for contract renewal in 2025, which corresponds to the depot’s expected completion date.
When completed, Kim Chuan Bus Depot will join other multi-storey bus depots in Singapore such as East Coast Bus Depot, Sengkang West Bus Depot, Tengah Bus Depot, Woodlands Bus Depot, and Soon Lee Bus Depot.
Kim Chuan Bus Depot spans three floors. It is primarily served by a new access road connected to Hougang Avenue 3, serving both the bus and rail depot. Similar to all new bus depots, the refuelling and washing facilities are located right after the depot entrance. These facilities are located on the second open-air portion of the depot, corresponding to the second floor. After the refuelling and washing facilities, ramps take buses to the multi-storey parking area.
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