Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Shenton Way Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located along Shenton Way, near the junction with Prince Edward Road. It is a terminating point for several bus routes that serve the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay areas.

Since its initial opening on 20 June 1987, the terminal has been relocated twice to accommodate construction work. The first move occurred in 2010 to Palmer Road, followed by its relocation to the current site along Shenton Way in 2017.

Under theĀ Bus Contracting Model (BCM), Shenton Way Bus Terminal is currently operated by SBS Transit as the incumbent operator of the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

Name Shenton Way Bus Terminal Ā | Ā ēŠé”æ大道巓士ē»ˆē«™
Address 31 Shenton Way, Singapore 079121
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Anchor Operator SBS Transit (Current)
BusĀ Routes 7 (SBST), 1 (SMRT), 1 (Tower Transit)
Berths 1 Boarding Berth, No alighting berths
Alighting activities conducted at bus stops outside the terminal
Rail Connection EW15Ā Tanjong Pagar
CC32 Prince Edward Road (Future)
The Terminal:
Shenton Way Bus Terminal - Entrance along Shenton Way
Shenton Way Bus Terminal – Entrance along Shenton Way

Shenton WayĀ Bus Terminal is a bus terminalĀ located in the Central Business District (CBD), along Shenton Way and bordered by Prince Edward Road and Palmer Road. The terminal primarily serves asĀ a terminating point for bus routesĀ serving the Shenton Way area before branching out to the heartlands. It is within walking distance of Tanjong Pagar MRT StationĀ along the East-West MRTĀ Line.

TheĀ terminal has a single vehicular concourse area with angled bus parking lots, and a combined vehicular entrance and exit along Palmer Road.Ā The vehicular ingress is along Shenton Way, while the egress leads to Prince Edward Road. The passenger concourse features a sawtooth berth for boarding activities with room for two buses. Queue lines are not installed owing to the projected low passenger demand at the terminal. Instead, metal benches are installed for waiting commuters.

Inside the terminal building, there is a control office, staff lounge, NTWU canteen and toilets. Bicycle parking is also offered adjacent to the terminal.Ā The bus terminal does not allow for alighting activities; instead, all passengers are to alight at Bus Stop 03218 – Opp MAS Bldg, Shenton Way, directly outside the Bus Terminal.

The present terminal opened on Sunday, 25 June 2017Ā as the former site was cleared to make way forĀ Circle Line (Stage 6) construction. This was the second time that Shenton Way Bus Terminal had been relocated since its initial opening in 1987. Infrastructure works were performed under LTA Contract 8812 – Construction of New Bus Terminal at Shenton Way, which was awarded to CCECC Singapore Pte Ltd for S$11.3 million in January 2016.

Historical Background
Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972 (Photo: SLA historical maps)
Map of Prince Edward Bus Terminal in 1972 (Photo: SLA historical maps)

The first bus terminal was set up along Prince Edward Road near Shenton Way in the early 1970s. During theĀ 1971 Bus Reorganization, the roadsideĀ Prince Edward Road Bus TerminalĀ catered to multiple bus services branching off to other parts of the island. The terminal was just one of several roadside terminals in the City.

On 28 June 1987, the new Shenton Way Bus Terminal was opened at the end of Palmer Road. Designed and built by the former Public Works Department, the terminal spanned 14,000 square metres and built at a cost of S$2.31 million, the terminal was sited partially underneath the East Coast Parkway (ECP) viaduct, freeing up valuable space in the CBD. Terminal facilities included a canteen, a control office and a rest area for bus crew. Bus services amended to serve the terminal were SBS services 60, 70, 82, 130, 131, 172, 175, 186, 193 and TIBS service 161. Services added to the terminal over the following years included TIBS services 950 in 1989, 182 in 1992, and 700 in 1998, while SBST added services 162 in 2001 and 107 in 2003.

On 26 April 2010, the terminal was relocated to a new facility at the junction of Palmer Road and Shenton Way (dedicated article: Shenton Way Bus TerminalĀ (2010ā€“2017)).Ā The old terminal was demolished to make way for the construction of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), which involved realigning works to the expressway viaduct. With no dedicated passenger facilities, boarding and alighting activities were conducted at a pair of bus stops along Palmer Road outside the terminal.

On 25 June 2017, Shenton Way Bus Terminal was relocated for a second time to a new site at the junction of Shenton Way and Prince Edward Road, just north of the old site. The old terminal was demolished to make way for the construction ofĀ Prince Edward Road MRT Station which formed part of the Circle Line Stage 6, and parts of Singapore Polytechnic’s former campus at Prince Edward Road were demolished to make way for the relocated terminal. The new terminal has passenger boarding facilities, but alighting activities are conducted at a bus stop along Shenton Way, directly outside the terminal.

Future Plans:

As seen in renders of Prince Edward Road MRT Station after the station’s completion, the bus park of Shenton Way Bus Terminal will be expanded eastward to roughly double its present size.

Interchange facilities:
  • Passenger Service Offices (SBS Transit + 1 more unused)
  • First Aid & Nursing Room
  • Phone Charging Ports
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding berth
  • Information boards
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets

As part of improvement works to existing bus interchanges/terminals following SBS Transit’s successful bid of the Bukit Merah Bus Package, the NTWU canteen was renovated with air-conditioning in December 2018.

Bus Services

Service Berth Destination Remarks
70 B1 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays & Saturdays
Morning – Evening
106 B1 Bukit Batok
107 B1 Hougang Central Weekdays & Saturday Mornings
121 B1 ā†ŗ Telok Blangah Rise
130 B1 Ang Mo Kio
133 B1 Ang Mo Kio
186 B1 St. Michaelā€™s
400 B1 ā†ŗĀ Marina Coastal Drive
970 B1 Bukit Panjang

Ā Berth Allocation

Berth Bus Services
B1 70, 106, 107, 121, 130, 133, 186, 400, 970

Bus routes in and out of Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Gallery: (2017 relocation promotional material)
Gallery (Pre-Opening):
More pre-opening pictures at:Ā Shenton Way Bus Terminal: Gallery

See Also:
External Links & References:

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6 thoughts on “Shenton Way Bus Terminal

  • 16 June 2023 at 5:50 PM

    I feel LTA should convert Shenton Way Bus Terminal into the usual Bus Interchange when Prince Edward Station opens to allow passenger transfer between Bus and MRT.

  • 13 August 2022 at 12:56 PM

    186 should be under Bukit Merah not Bishan-Toa Payoh.

    • 11 January 2023 at 10:06 AM

      Service 186 is managed by BRBP

  • 25 August 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Whycan’t alight here

  • 20 December 2018 at 1:52 PM

    How come 147e Parks there?

  • 21 May 2016 at 9:19 AM

    So the future terminal will be 0.2km less than the current terminal.


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