Pasir Ris Bus Interchange

Pasir Ris Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located at Pasir Ris Central and serves the residential town of Pasir Ris. As part of the Pasir Ris Town Centre, it serves Pasir Ris MRT Station and nearby public amenities such as White Sands Shopping Mall, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Pasir Ris Town Park and Pasir Ris Sports Centre.

The reconfigured Pasir Ris Bus Interchange opened on 3 July 2021. This marks the opening of a new concourse area at the eastern side of the existing interchange, creating 23 new end-on berth lots and a dedicated pick-up/drop-off point for MINDEF shuttle buses.

The western side of the existing interchange would be demolished to facilitate the construction of the Pasir Ris Integrated Transport Hub (ITH, projected completion around 2028) and the Pasir Ris Rail Turnback. There are no route changes to existing bus services at Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.

Details:

Name Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  |  巴西立巴士转换站
Address 501 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 519490
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Anchor Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Bus Routes Terminating: 16 (12 Go-Ahead, 4 SBS Transit)
En-Route Stop: 2 (1 Go-Ahead, 1 SBS Transit)
Berths – 2 alighting berths
– 3 sawtooth boarding berths
– 8 end-on boarding berths
– 2 berths for BMT@Pasir Ris
Rail Connection EW1  Pasir Ris

Background:

Pasir Ris Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located in the residential town of Pasir Ris. Connecting with Pasir Ris MRT Station along the East-West MRT Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of town, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the many bus services at the interchange.

Vehicle access is offered via a combined ingress/egress leading to a signalised junction with Pasir Ris Drive 3, and secondary access is via Pasir Ris Central Street 3 (left-in-left-out junction). As of July 2021, the present interchange layout was reconfigured from the original layout, retaining the East Wing of the old interchange and adding a new concourse area adjacent to it. Sheltered linkways connect the interchange with Pasir Ris MRT Station and White Sands Shopping Mall.

Apart from public bus services, the interchange is used as a pick-up and drop-off location for shuttle buses between Pasir Ris and the SAF Ferry Terminal, frequented by national servicemen heading to and from Pulau Tekong. With the opening of the reconfigured Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, these activities now take place at designated berths at the “BMT@Pasir Ris” area.

History:

Pasir Ris Bus Interchange opened on Sunday, 10th December 1989. Pasir Ris MRT Station opened six days later, on 16th December 1989. It was designed with a wide concourse area, with interchange offices and passenger service kiosks placed along the edge of the concourse to avoid interfering with commuter flow.

On the architectural aspect, Pasir Ris Bus Interchange features oriental-styled roof trusses that are anchored at the ends by two pavilions designed with Chinese, Indian and Malay motifs. Each of the seven original berths—two alighting and five boarding berths—also featured smaller pavilions at the edge of the bus park with similar motifs. Two of these berths that flanked Pasir Ris MRT station—berths B4 and B6—were built taller than the others. For each boarding berth, the sheltered queue line extends from the concourse to the edge of the bus park.

Over the years, several improvements have been made to the ageing interchange, including the installation of lighting fixtures, CCTV systems, next bus departure timing screens etc. All boarding berths were also upgraded for wheelchair accessibility with an additional sheltered walkway between the concourse and each berth, bypassing the existing queue lines.

On 3 Jul 2021, the reconfigured Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Pasir Ris Interim Bus Interchange) replaced part of the old interchange, which would be demolished to facilitate the construction of the Pasir Ris Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) and the Pasir Ris Rail Turnback. The new ITH is projected for completion around 2028.

Reconfigured Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Pasir Ris Interim Bus Interchange):

In 2017, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) indicated that Pasir Ris Bus Interchange will be replaced by a future Integrated Transport Hub built west of the existing East West Line MRT Station.

The reconfigured interchange, dubbed Pasir Ris Interim Bus Interchange, opened on 3 July 2021. It retains the existing eastern half of Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, with a new extension built to accommodate 23 end-on berth lots and a new dedicated pick-up and drop-off point for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), named BMT@Pasir Ris, for the frequent shuttle buses that operate between the interchange and the SAF Ferry Terminal near Changi Beach.

The western half of the old interchange would be demolished to facilitate the construction of the Pasir Ris Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) and the Pasir Ris Rail Turnback.

The new concourse areas are built with tall cantilevered roofs, offering a sense of spaciousness that contrasts sharply with the low roof of the old interchange design.

The modification works to the existing eastern portion of Pasir Ris Bus Interchange include:

  • Retaining of existing boarding Berth B3
  • Converting alighting Berth B1 & B2 into boarding berths
  • Construction of new alighting berths A1 & A2
  • Addition of large cantilevered roof structures at Berths B1, B2, B3 while incorporating the old shelters

See also: Reconfiguration of Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.


Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit, Go-Ahead Singapore)
  • TransitLink Ticketing e-lobby
  • Staff lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards & Bus departure timing screens
  • Service guide racks
  • Bicycle racks
  • Family Room
  • Nursing Room
  • Commuter Care Room
  • Public Toilets

Interchange facilities situated in parts of Pasir Ris Bus Interchange slated for demolition were relocated to the new concourse extension, such as the Passenger Service Office, interchange offices, the NTWU canteen, and public toilets.


Bus Services:

Effective 3 July 2021:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
3 B3 Tampines En-Route Stop
5 B9 Bukit Merah
6 B8 ↺ Loyang Crescent No operations on Sundays & Public Holidays
12 B6 Kampong Bahru
12e B6 Kampong Bahru Express Service
15 B1 ↺ Marine Parade Road
15A B1 Jalan Eunos (Opp Eunos Stn) Short Trip Service
17 B7 Bedok
21 B1 Saint Michael’s
58 B2 Bishan
58B B2 Upper Paya Lebar Road (Aft Tai Seng Stn) Short Trip Service
68 B10 ↺ Tampines
88 B11 Toa Payoh
354 B2 ↺ Jalan Loyang Besar
358 / 358T B1 ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 4 East Loop
B3 ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 10 West Loop
359 / 359T B3 ↺ Pasir Ris Drive 2 East Loop
B2 ↺ Pasir Ris Street 71 West Loop
403 B2 ↺ Pasir Ris Road
518 B5 ↺ Bayfront Avenue Express Service
518A B5 Bayfront Avenue (Bayfront Stn Exit A) Express Service / Short Trip Service
Weekday Morning Peak
4N Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 210) Night Service / En-Route Stop

Berth Allocation:

Effective 3 July 2021:

Berth Services
A1 – A2 For Alighting Only
B1 15/15A, 21, 358 (East Loop) / 358T
B2 58/58B, 354, 359 (West Loop) / 359T, 403
B3 3, 358 (West Loop) / 358T, 359 (East Loop) / 359T
B4
B5 518/518A
B6 12/12e
B7 17
B8 6
B9 5
B10 68
B11 88
BMT@Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service to SAF Ferry Terminal (for authorised personnel only)
East West Line Bridging Bus towards Tuas Link

Gallery – Reconfigured Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Jul 2021)
Gallery – BMT @ Pasir Ris

Continued on Page 2 – Former Interchange details, Additional Gallery

10 thoughts on “Pasir Ris Bus Interchange

  • 4 July 2021 at 1:18 PM
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    In this new interim Interchange, I wonder why service 21 is not allocated an end-on berth. Service is an established route and has been in PR Interchange since 1993. I hope it can be changed to use an end-on berth. (If really not enough end-on berth, then service 6 or 68 can swap with 21. Why? Service 6 does not operate full day and every day. Service 68’s route is so short.)

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