Sungei Serangoon Bus Depot

A new bus depot is set to be built near Sungei Serangoon, as revealed by proposed zoning amendments published in September 2023.

The new bus depot will be situated east of the Serangoon River and accessible via a future road (Serangoon River Road) connecting it to Tampines Road and Buangkok East Drive. The official name of the depot will be confirmed at a later date.

General Information
Name Final name TBC
Address Serangoon River Road
Depot Information
BCM Route Package To be confirmed
Incumbent Operator To be confirmed
Years In Operation To be confirmed
Catchment To be confirmed


The proposed Bus Depot near Sungei Serangoon will be built on secondary forest and scrubland east of Sungei Serangoon (Serangoon River). Much of this undeveloped land, which borders the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway to the east, and Buangkok East Dr / Tampines Rd to the north and south respectively, is zoned for business use as part of the future Lorong Halus Industrial Park.

In September 2023, under a gazetted Proposed Amendment to Master Plan 2019 (Amendment No. MPA20230114), the depot site was rezoned from Business 2 to Transport Facilities, paving the way for planning and construction of the bus depot. The site is roughly 6 ha in size and is located adjacent to Serangoon River Road.

As of November 2023, only a short spur of Serangoon River Road had been constructed, branching off Tampines Road. In future, Serangoon River Road will be extended north to link up with Buangkok East Drive.

Route Package Assignment

Under Singapore’s Bus Contracting Model (BCM) which was implemented in 2016, ownership of all bus assets falls under the Land Transport Authority (LTA), which includes the construction of new bus depots, and their subsequent tendering as part of a route package.

The new bus depot at Sungei Serangoon will be one of many bus depots commissioned by the LTA under the BCM, alongside BulimLoyangSeletarUlu PandanMandaiSengkang WestGali BatuEast CoastKim ChuanTengah, and Pasir Panjang.

Details on which Route Package the Sungei Serangoon Bus Depot will be allocated have yet to be announced by LTA.

Parliamentary Question

A Parliamentary Question was raised by Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong for the parliamentary sitting on 6 November 2023, concerning the bus depot:

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the proposed rezoning from ‘park’ to ‘road’ at Sungei Serangoon for the construction of a bus depot (a) whether any environmental impact assessment has been carried out or whether any studies have been undertaken on the environmental impact of the construction of the road and bus depot; (b) if so, whether such assessment or studies can be disclosed to the public; and (c) what measures have been or will be taken to mitigate any negative environmental impact.

to which the Ministry of National Development responded in a written answer:

As part of our planning process, environmental studies are required for developments which may potentially cause significant environmental impact.

As the bus depot at Sungei Serangoon will be constructed on a brownfield site comprising primarily young regrowth scrubland, the potential impact on sensitive habitats was assessed to be limited and an environmental study was therefore not required. To mitigate any environmental impact, LTA will put in place measures such as earth control measures and restricted working hours during the construction of the bus depot.


In December 2023, LTA called for a tender under Contract BD201 – Proposed Multi-Storey bus depot at Lorong Halus.


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12 thoughts on “Sungei Serangoon Bus Depot

  • 16 November 2023 at 11:58 PM

    Or might be for Tampines…Bedok will use East Coast and take over service 47 and Changi Business Park Ter.

  • 12 November 2023 at 10:36 AM

    Sungei Serangoon>Serangoon-Eunos
    Sengkang West>Sengkang-Hougang
    Kim Chuan>Bishan-Toa Payoh

    Ang Mo Kio Depot will be demolished in 2025-26.

    Now only waiting for Bedok North Depot replacement.

    • 12 November 2023 at 11:22 AM

      Kim Chuan Depot is actually fit for Bishan-Toa Payoh

  • 11 November 2023 at 9:02 PM

    Kim Chuan Bus Depot will be allocated to Bedok Bus Package while Sungei Serangoon Bus Depot will be allocated to Serangoon-Eunos Bus Package.

    • 17 November 2023 at 8:03 AM

      Kim Chuan is for Bishan-Toa Payoh while Bedok North Depot is use for Bedok Bus Package

  • 11 November 2023 at 2:39 PM

    Potentially for Serangoon-Eunos, Tampines or Bedok.

    Bus packages in the east region:
    Sengkang-Hougang = Sengkang West Bus Depot
    Loyang = Loyang Bus Depot
    Tampines = (potentially) East Coast Depot
    Bedok =
    Serangoon-Eunos =

    Let’s not forget got Kim Chuan Bus Depot, which would be in the middle of the Serangoon-Eunos bus package, thus more likely to used for that package.

    The Sungei Serangoon bus depot may potentially be used for the Bedok bus package.

    Tampines bus package = Sungei Serangoon bus depot.
    Bedok bus package = East Coast bus depot.

    They really should use the same name for the bus depot and the bus package.

  • 11 November 2023 at 10:37 AM

    Most likely will be allocated to serangoon-Eunos bcm

    • 11 November 2023 at 12:41 PM

      Doubt so… Cause there is Kim Chuan Bus being build opposite current Hougang Bus Depot. Unless plan is being changed…

    • 11 November 2023 at 6:35 PM

      Most likely will be allocated to Sengkang-Hougang. Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot will be demolished.

      • 12 November 2023 at 10:19 AM

        So Bishan Toa Payoh go where?

        • 12 November 2023 at 11:39 AM

          Bishan – Toa Payoh might use Kim Chuan Depot while retaining Braddell Bus Park

          • 14 November 2023 at 2:39 AM

            Loyang depot replacement

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