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 2019.

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 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.

Operational History:

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).

Operator History:

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.

Service Route Type
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 YishunBedok Express
855 Yishun HarbourFront Trunk
856 Yishun Woodlands Trunk
857 Yishun ↺ Temasek Avenue Trunk
858 Woodlands ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
859 SembawangYishun 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 WoodlandsSengkang 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.

Service Route Type
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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4 thoughts on “Mandai Bus Depot

  • 30 June 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Woodlands based svc like 169,858,963/e/R,965,966,969 as well Sembawang svc 167,167e,859/A/B,882,883,980 & 981 will first transfer here.Yishun based svc like 171,853,854,854e,855,856 & 857 will Temporary park at Amdep until the lease expired next year 2020.
    Woodlands Depot svc like 960,960e,961,962 & 964 will probably overnight parking here and Bukit Panjang svc like 75,176,184,970,972,973,975 & 979 might be parking at Woodlands Bus Park

  • 1 May 2019 at 6:04 PM

    According to the cover of the bus log book, several buses currently under SMRT’s AMDEP in the SYBP have started using Mandai 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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