Loyang Bus Depot

Loyang Bus Depot is a bus depot near the Loyang Industrial estate, bordered by Loyang Way, Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Loyang Avenue. Completed in June 2015, the depot is currently occupied by Go-Ahead Singapore under the Bus Contracting Model, as the successful tenderer of the Loyang Bus Package. Its facilities were shared with SMRT Buses, who was temporarily occupying part of the depot till 2018.

Located close to residential developments, the depot is built with a noise barrier wall along its perimeter. The featured image above was taken in September 2015, prior to full installation of noise barriers.

General Information
Name Loyang Bus Depot
Address 2 Loyang Way, Singapore 508776
Depot Information
Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Type Major bus depot
Abbreviation LYDEP
Catchment Pasir Ris, Punggol, Changi Airport, Changi Village

Introduction

Depot entrance
Depot entrance

Loyang Bus Depot is the second bus depot (after Bulim Depot) that LTA developed and funded, as part of the review of the enhanced structural assistance that the Government is providing the bus industry, as announced in Committee of Supply (COS) 2012. 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).

Contract RD259 for the design and construction of Loyang Depot was awarded to Huationg Contractor Pte Ltd for S$61,180,195.15. Completed in December 2015, the bus depot spans 8.3 ha and was designed to accommodate about 500 buses and be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair/ maintenance and amenities for bus captains such as crew rest areas, staff lounges and a canteen. Located close to residential developments, the depot is built with a noise barrier wall along its perimeter.

Initial SBS Transit use

From Mar 2015, the depot is used for parking of newly delivered and unregistered SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaros for Bedok North Depot. The parking area has portable toilet and a container SBS Transit office. The parking area is divided to various zones from Zone A to Zone J for various bus services.

Handover to BCM Operator

Under the Bus Contracting Model, the bus depot was transferred to a new operator, the Go-Ahead Group, who won the tender in operating the Loyang Bus Package. The newly completed depot was handed over to Go-Ahead on 11 December 2015, allowing sufficient time for the operator to build up its resources, such as recruitment and training of bus captains and technicians, for a smooth transition.

Partial SMRT Buses use

SMRT Buses occupied Loyang Bus Depot from 2016 onwards, giving SMRT an operating base in the East for its bus services that serve Bedok, Tampines and Changi Airport, and to support additional bus parking for these services (plus additional buses using its Lorong 1 Geylang bus park). In preparation, two refuelling lanes and one bus wash have been reserved for SMRT Buses, along with around 109 parking lots. This arrangement lasted till 2018.

Operator History:

  • Jun 2015 – Dec 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
  • Dec 2015 onward : Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

Bus Contracting Model (BCM)

Under the BCM, Loyang Bus Depot is bundled together with 25 bus routes as part of the Loyang Bus Package.

Additional bus services were added later, bringing the total number to 28 bus routes as of September 2019.

These routes would operate mainly from Pasir Ris & Punggol Bus Interchanges, with the Depot handling the operations of all buses operating on these routes.

The Depot took in an initial number of around 400 buses (leased to the Go-Ahead Singapore) in 2016, before growing to about 500 buses in 2021, in tandem with expected ridership growth and the development of Pasir Ris & Punggol New Town.

Allocated bus services under the Loyang Bus Package:

Service Route Type
2 Changi Village Kampong Bahru Trunk
3 Tampines Punggol Trunk
6
Pasir Ris ↺ Loyang Crescent Trunk
12
Pasir Ris Kampong Bahru Trunk
12e Pasir Ris Kampong Bahru Express
15 Pasir Ris ↺ Marine Parade Road Trunk
17 Pasir Ris Bedok Trunk
34 PunggolChangi Airport PTB2 Trunk
36 Changi Airport PTB2 ↺ Tomlinson Road Trunk
43 Punggol Upper East Coast Trunk
43e Punggol ⇄ Marine Parade Road Express
62 Punggol ↺ Sims Avenue Trunk
68 Pasir RisTampines Trunk
82 Punggol ↺ Serangoon Central Trunk
83 PunggolSengkang Trunk
84 Punggol ↺ Punggol Road Trunk
85 Punggol Yishun Trunk
118 Punggol Changi Business Park Trunk
119 Punggol ↺ Hougang Street 21 Trunk
136 Ang Mo Kio Punggol Trunk
354 Pasir Ris ↺ Jalan Loyang Besar Feeder
358 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 10 & Pasir Ris Street 41 Feeder
359 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Street 71 & Pasir Ris Street 11 Feeder
381 Punggol ↺ Punggol East Feeder
382G Punggol ↺ Sumang Walk Feeder
382W Punggol ↺ Sumang Walk Feeder
386 Punggol ↺ Punggol Central Feeder
403 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Road Trunk
518 Pasir Ris ↺ Bayfront Avenue Express

Note:
Feeder Services 382G & 382W are counted as one service (382).

Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
2A Kampong Bahru → New Upper Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B) Short Trip
3A
Tampines → Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Blk 747A) Short Trip
15A Pasir Ris → Jalan Eunos (Opp Eunos Stn) Short Trip
17A Bedok → Bedok North Avenue 4 (SBST Bedok Nth Depot) Short Trip
34A Punggol → Tampines Avenue 5 (Opp Our Tampines Hub) Short Trip
34B Tampines Avenue 10 (Aft TPE) → Tampines Avenue 10 (Bef TPE) via Changi Airport Short Trip
36A Changi Airport PTB2 → Tomlinson Road (The Regent S’pore) Short Trip
36B Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View) → Siglap Road (Bef Seaside Residences) Short Trip
36T Changi Airport PTB2 ↺ Tomlinson Road Terminating Trip
43M Punggol ↺ Serangoon Central Supplementary
62A Punggol → Aljunied Road (Aljunied Stn) Short Trip
85A
Yishun → Sengkang East Road (Sengkang Community Hub) Short Trip
118A Tampines Expressway (Aft Punggol Rd) → Simei Avenue (ITE Coll East Adm Blk) Short Trip
118B Simei Avenue (Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk) → Tampines Expressway (Bef Punggol Rd) Short Trip
358T Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 10 & Pasir Ris Street 41 Terminating Trip
359T Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Street 71 & Pasir Ris Street 11 Terminating Trip
382A Punggol → Sumang Lane (Blk 226A) Short Trip
386A Punggol → Edgedale Plains (Blk 682A) Short Trip
518A Pasir Ris → Bayfront Avenue (Bayfront Stn Exit A) Short Trip
City Direct Bus Services

In addition, Go-Ahead Singapore operates the following City Direct Bus Services on a Negotiated Contract, based in Loyang Bus Depot:

Service Route Type
661 Pasir Ris Drive 3 ⇄ Central Boulevard / Marina Boulevard City Direct

Bus Models

Go-Ahead Singapore currently houses the following models of buses in Loyang Bus Depot:

Single Deck Buses
Double Decker Buses

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One thought on “Loyang Bus Depot

  • 17 June 2016 at 3:48 PM
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    Some SMRT buses will also park here.Theyre allocated 90 lots,2 refuelling bays and 1 bus washing machine for them.Rumoured to be Geylang Lor 1,Eunos,Bedok,Tampines and possibly Airport svc will be based here.Only major repairs will be done at Ang Mo Kio Depot.

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