The facility is capable of supporting at least 550 buses, and will be operated by the successful tenderer of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.
See also: Mandai Rail Depot
|Name||Mandai Bus Depot|
|Address||310 Mandai Road, Singapore 779404|
|BCM Route Package||Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package|
|Type||Main bus depot with adjoined bus park|
|Catchment||Sembawang, Yishun, Woodlands|
Mandai Bus Depot was built to accommodate planned increases to Singapore’s bus fleet under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and later Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Construction began in December 2013 and was completed in 2019.
The depot is fully equipped to support day-to-day bus operations, with facilities such as a bus parking area, refuelling and washing equipment, and a workshop for bus inspection, maintenance and overhaul. The administration building houses the Bus Operations Control Centre (BOCC), a canteen, and other amenities for Bus Captains.
When completed, the bus depot will 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 (subject to extension should the transition be delayed). The depot will be handed over to the new Public Transport Operator for outfitting and preparatory works before operations can commence.
As an integrated rail and bus depot, Mandai Bus Depot is co-located with the Mandai MRT Depot which supports the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Mandai Bus Depot occupies the east end of the Mandai Depot, and the bus parking deck sits above the train stabling yard.
Contract T201 for the construction of Mandai Depot was awarded to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd in October 2013, at a contract sum of S$329 million. Construction began in December 2013 and the depot was completed in 2019.
Mandai Bus Depot is served by two entrances/exits along a spur of Mandai Road; one for buses, and another leading to the bus depot administration building only. An alternate entrance/exit for both the bus and rail depots is located along the Mandai Road slip road towards SLE (westbound).
Bus Contracting Model (BCM)
Under the BCM, Mandai Bus Depot will likely be bundled together with bus routes as part of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package. These routes would operate mainly from Sembawang Bus Interchange, Yishun Bus Interchange and Woodlands Bus Interchange, with a handful originating at Yio Chu Kang, Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Centre, 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 ↺ Upper Bukit Timah Road||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|
Gallery: (Construction Photos)
Photo credits: Thomson Line Construction Blog (https://thomson-line.blogspot.com/)
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