See also: Mandai Rail Depot
|Name||Mandai Bus Depot|
|Address||310 Mandai Road, Singapore 779404|
|Operator||Tower Transit Singapore|
|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).
- From Oct 2020: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
Bus Contracting Model (BCM)
Under the BCM, Mandai Bus Depot is allocated to the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.
Gallery: (Construction Photos)
Photo credits: Thomson Line Construction Blog (https://thomson-line.blogspot.com/)
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