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 2019.
|Name||Mandai Bus Depot|
|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 2019 and will be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair/ maintenance, bus parking, offices, rest area for bus drivers and canteen.
The depot will be able to accommodate at least 550 buses.
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.
Whilst the main building of Mandai Depot is still under construction, the completed bus park is expected to be over to SMRT Buses for the overnight parking of buses, similar to Bulim Bus Depot (SMRT Buses), Loyang Bus Depot (SBS Transit), Seletar Bus Depot (SBS Transit) and Ulu Pandan Depot (SMRT Buses).
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 25 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SMRT Buses.
|167||Sembawang ↔ Bukit Merah||Trunk|
|167e||Sembawang ↔ Shenton Way / Anson Road||Express|
|169||Woodlands ↔ Ang Mo Kio||Trunk|
|171||Yishun ↔ Marina Centre||Trunk|
|825||Yio Chu Kang ↺ Lentor Loop||Trunk|
|853||Yishun ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang||Trunk|
|854||Yishun ↔ Bedok||Trunk|
|854e||Yishun → Bedok||Express|
|855||Yishun ↔ HarbourFront||Trunk|
|856||Yishun ↔ Woodlands||Trunk|
|857||Yishun ↺ Temasek Avenue||Trunk|
|858||Woodlands ↺ Changi Airport||Trunk|
|859||Sembawang ↺ Yishun||Trunk|
|882||Sembawang ↺ Sembawang Road||Trunk|
|883||Sembawang ↺ Yishun Central 2||Trunk|
|963||Woodlands ↔ HarbourFront||Trunk|
|963e||Woodlands ⇄ HarbourFront||Express|
|963R||Woodlands ↔ Resorts World Sentosa||Express|
|965||Woodlands ↺ Sengkang||Trunk|
|966||Woodlands ↺ Marine Parade Road||Trunk|
|969||Woodlands ↔ Tampines||Trunk|
|980||Sembawang ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang||Trunk|
|981||Sembawang ⇄ Senoko Loop / Senoko Road||Trunk|
|NR1||Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road||Night|
|NR2||Marina Centre → Sembawang Drive||Night|
Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services
These services do not add to the overall service count.
|169A||Woodlands → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)||Short Trip|
|169B||Woodlands → Woodlands Avenue 8 (Bef Admiralty Rd West)||Short Trip|
|853M||Yishun ↔ Upper East Coast||Supplementary|
|856A||Woodlands → Woodlands Centre Road (W’lands Train Checkpt)||Short Trip|
|857A||Yishun → Yio Chu Kang Road (Opp Sunrise Gdns)||Short Trip|
|858A||Woodlands → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)||Short Trip|
|858B||Jalan Kayu (Bef Seletar Camp G) → Jalan Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G)||Short Trip|
|859A||Sembawang ↺ Admiralty Link||Short Trip|
|859B||Sembawang ↺ Sembawang Crescent||Short Trip|
|882A||Sembawang → Montreal Link (Blk 592A)||Short Trip|
|883A||Sembawang → Canberra Way (Blk 129A)||Short Trip|
|883B||Yishun Ave 2 (Yishun Stn) → Canberra Way (Blk 120A)||Short Trip|
|965A||Woodlands → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)||Short Trip|
|969A||Tampines → Yishun Avenue 2 (Yishun Stn)||Short Trip|
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