Kranji Bus Depot

Kranji Bus Depot is a bus depot under SMRT Buses. Located along Kranji Road, it serves as a parking and maintenance facility for bus operations mainly around Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok and Marina Centre.

General Information
Name Kranji Bus Depot / 克兰芝巴士车厂
Address 209 Kranji Road, Singapore 739484
Depot Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Incumbent Operator SMRT Buses
Years In Operation 1989–Present (TBC)
Catchment Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Gali Batu

Kranji Depot is a bus depot serving the north-west of Singapore. It provides maintenance and refuelling work for buses operating on SMRT routes in the vicinity and is commonly referred to as KJDEP. The single-storey depot is situated within the Kranji Industrial Estate, with office-cum-canteen building, workshop, washing shed and other ancillary facilities.

The depot was one of two new depots constructed by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in the 1980s, after its founding on 31 May 1982. The company was founded to answer the Government’s invitation for a second bus company as a benchmark against Singapore Bus Service (SBS), in the hopes that healthy competition would bring about a better level of service. The company started off with temporary depots in Ang Mo Kio and Kranji close to the eventual location of their permanent depots. Ang Mo Kio Depot commenced use in 1985, while Kranji Depot would operate out of a temporary location (somewhere along Kranji Loop) until the completion of Kranji Depot sometime around 1989.

TIBS Kranji Depot is located on lot MK11-00920W, and as per SLA records, was commissioned on 7 January 1972. Intermediate amendments are not known, but the leasehold was set to expire in mid-2003 as per SMRT annual reports in this period. After this lapsed, a subsequent 10-year lease was granted effective 1 January 2005, which has also since lapsed.

Between August 2014 and July 2015, a portion of buses were transferred to Bulim Bus Depot‘s Bus Park for overnight parking while the main depot was under construction. From April 2017, Ulu Pandan Bus Depot‘s Bus Park was also used for overnight parking while the main depot was under construction.

Depot Fleet:

Kranji Depot currently houses the following models of buses:

Single Deck Buses
Articulated Buses
Double Decker Buses


External Links & References:

Back to Bus Depots and Bus Parks

5 thoughts on “Kranji Bus Depot

  • 30 October 2021 at 5:50 PM

    As for now
    67 176 190 307 975 976 full fleet park at depot
    Majority 927 park at depot
    61 75 184 983 985 991 all park at Bulim
    301 all park at CCK Int
    Majority 300 & 302 park at CCK Int
    Minority 927 park at CCK Int
    180,188,970,971,972/M,973 & 979 all park at Woodlands Bus Park.

  • 28 March 2021 at 1:44 AM

    After the transition i believe SMRT will move out from Ulu Pandan depot as SBST need to park several BBDEP svc there.

    Service park @ Kranji Depot>67,180,190,307,927 @ 985.
    Service park @ Woodlands Bus Park>176,970,971,972/M,973,975 @ 979.
    Service park @ Gali Batu Terminal>75,184 @ 974.
    Service park @ Bulim Depot>61,172,188,188e,983 @ 991.
    Service park @ Choa Chu Kang Temp Int>300,301 & 302.

  • 25 June 2020 at 8:21 AM

    I believed Kranji will park majority of Bukit Panjang/Gali Batu bus service once Sembawang-Yishun service move to Mandai.Ulu Pandan will be also accomodate Clementi bus service from Buona Vista & Kent Ridge Terminals.SMRT will also be using Bulim Depot.Few of Woodlands service might also overnight parking at Mandai Depot and Woodlands Temporary Int.

    Mandai Depot>All Sembawang-Yishun bus service
    A few of Woodlands bus service like 960,960e,961,962 & 964.
    Woodlands Temporary Int>All Woodlands feeders.
    Woodlands Depot>178,187,925/M,926 & 950 and also refuelling and minor maintenance for Kranji Bukit Panjang bus service.
    Woodlands Bus Park>176,970,972,973,975 & 979.
    Kranji Depot>67,190,920,922,927,983 & 985.
    Bulim Depot>61,172,180 & 188/e/R.
    Choa Chu Kang Int>All CCK feeders.
    Gali Batu Ter>75,184,700 & 974.

  • 15 November 2018 at 11:11 PM

    There are plans to built a temporary bus park for Kranji until Gali Depot is completed

    • 29 May 2020 at 8:17 PM

      Designated lots is 134 and maximising is around 207 buses..


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *