Mandai Bus Depot

Mandai Bus Depot is a bus depot currently under construction along Mandai Road. The depot is integrated within the Mandai MRT Depot which supports the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). It is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

General Information
Name Mandai Bus Depot
Address TBC
Depot Information
Operator TBC
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Type Main bus depot with adjoined bus park
Catchment Sembawang, Yishun, Woodlands


Mandai Bus Depot is integrated within the Mandai MRT Depot which supports the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). 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 depot is scheduled to be completed by 2018 and will be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair/ maintenance, bus parking, offices, rest area for bus drivers and canteen.

When completed, the bus depot will most likely be handed over to the successful tenderer of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package, a group of around 24 bus services which SMRT Buses  will be operating up till 1 September 2020. The depot will be handed over to the new Public Transport Operator for outfitting and preparatory works before operations can commence.

Contract CT201 for the construction of Mandai MRT and Bus Depot was awarded to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd of Singapore, at a contract sum of S$329 million.

Operator History:

  • TBA

Bus Contracting Model (BCM)

Under the BCM, Mandai Bus Depot will likely be bundled together with 24 bus routes as part of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package. These routes would operate mainly from Buona Vista, Bukit Merah, HarbourFront, New Bridge Road, Queen Street, Shenton Way and Marina Centre Bus Interchanges and Terminals, with the Depot handling the operations of all buses operating on these routes.

Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package contains 24 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SMRT Buses.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
167 Sembawang Bt Merah Trunk
169 Woodlands Ang Mo Kio Trunk
171 Yishun Marina Centre Trunk
825 Yio Chu Kang ↺ Lentor Loop Trunk
853/# Yishun Ang Mo Kio Trunk Weekdays & Sat
Upp East Coast Trunk Weekends & PHs
854 Yishun Bedok Trunk
854e Yishun → Bedok Express Weekday AM Peak Hour only
855 Yishun HarbourFront Trunk
856 Yishun Woodlands Trunk
857 Yishun ↺ Temasek Ave Trunk
858 Woodlands ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
859 Sembawang Yishun Trunk
859A Sembawang ↺ Admiralty Link Trunk Supplementary
859B Sembawang ↺ Admiralty Link Trunk Supplementary
882 Sembawang ↺ Sembawang Rd Trunk
883 Sembawang ↺  Yishun Ctrl 2 Trunk
963 Woodlands HarbourFront Trunk
963e Woodlands HarbourFront Express Weekday Peak Hours only
963R Woodlands Resorts World Sentosa Express Weekends & PHs
965 Woodlands ↺ Sengkang Int Trunk
966 Woodlands ↺ Marine Parade Rd Trunk
969 Woodlands Tampines Trunk
980 Sembawang Lorong 1 Geylang Trunk
981 Sembawang Senoko Loop / Senoko Rd Trunk Weekdays & Sat Peak Hours
NR1 Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Road Night Night Service
NR2 Marina Ctr Sembawang Drive Night Night Service

Services 859A and 859B are considered as supplementary services of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count. Shortworking trip services are not included in the above list.


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2 thoughts on “Mandai Bus Depot

  • 5 October 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Will SMRT hold carnival at Mandai if they retained Sembawang contract?

  • 10 July 2017 at 7:15 PM

    The slap and some structures is already built,Kranji Depot need updated pictures.
    Aslo Punggol Int expansion.


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