Mandai Bus Depot

Mandai Bus Depot is a bus depot just off Mandai Road. The Mandai Depot facility is an integrated bus and rail depot, with the focus of this article being the bus depot.

The facility is capable of supporting at least 550 buses, and will be operated by Tower Transit, the successful tenderer of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

See also: Mandai Rail Depot

General Information
Name Mandai Bus Depot
Address 310 Mandai Road, Singapore 779404
Depot Information
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.

Other bus facilities that were integrated with train depots to save space include Tuas Bus Terminal and Gali Batu Bus Terminal.

Operational History:


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).

Operator History:

  • 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 (

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13 thoughts on “Mandai Bus Depot

    • 30 November 2020 at 8:49 PM

      SMRT AMDEP will be use for if LTA decide to award Sengkang-Hougang package to GAS..Some of SGN-EUN buses will be park there

  • 2 October 2020 at 3:38 PM

    The Mandai bus depot the Sembawang Yishun bus package the awarded the Tower Transit the bus model will be Mercedes Benz Citaro, Volvo b9tl Wright, Man A22, Alexander Dennis Enviro500, Scania K230ub , Volvo b9tl Cdge and Mercedes Benz Occ500le

  • 4 August 2020 at 6:20 PM

    Mandai Bus Depot the Sembawang Yishun Package will be awarded the Sbstransit

  • 30 May 2020 at 6:41 AM

    Honestly i would prefer either Tower Transit or Go-Ahead to win this bus package more than SMRT.SBST please shoo away at least for this year and next.

  • 26 May 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Seen several buses enter Mandai depot recently,start overnight parking?


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