Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, initially referred to as the Tampines Bus Interchange Expansion, is located northwest of the Tampines Town Centre, in close proximity to commercial buildings and residential developments along Tampines Concourse.
Built to expand the capacity of Tampines Bus Interchange, Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange is connected to the existing interchange by a 250-metre barrier-free sheltered walkway.
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange was officially opened on Sunday, 18 December 2016.
|Name||Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange | 淡滨尼总汇巴士转换站|
|Address||10A Tampines Concourse, Singapore 528730|
|BCM Route Package||Tampines Bus Package|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus Routes||1 (SBS Transit)|
|Berths||2 boarding berths | 1 alighting berth|
|Rail Connection|| EW2 DT32
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, located roughly 300 metres away from Tampines Bus Interchange, was built to increase the capacity of the existing interchange. It is bordered by Tampines Concourse and Tampines Avenue 7.
The new interchange contains 1 alighting berth and 2 boarding berths with queue lines. The concourse is equipped with interchange offices, a drivers’ lounge, toilets, and provisions for a canteen, along with other ancillary rooms.
A combined vehicular entrance/exit leads to the Tampines Concourse / Tampines Central 8 junction, with another vehicular entrance along Tampines Avenue 7. Commuters can also access the interchange via Tampines Concourse and Tampines Avenue 7. The interchange is connected to Tampines Bus Interchange and Tampines MRT Station via a 250-metre barrier-free sheltered walkway along Tampines Concourse
With its opening date announced to be on 18 December 2016, the interchange catered to the new Bus Service 129 then introduced under the BSEP scheme, as well as bus services 18 and 39 from the existing Tampines Bus Interchange.
A pair of new bus stops were constructed along Tampines Central 1, outside Tampines Bus Interchange. Completed in mid-2016, these bus stops facilitate a shorter walking distance for commuters to the MRT Station for Bus Service 18 which was amended from Tampines Bus Interchange to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange.
Main Article: Bus Service Enhancements with the opening of Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange.
On 27 November 2022, Services 18 & 129 were amended to serve Tampines North Bus Interchange, no longer serving Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange in tandem with the opening of Tampines North Bus Interchange. Feeder service 298 was later extended on 8 January 2023.
- Interchange offices (SBST)
- Transitlink Office
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival displays
- Service guide racks
- Bicycle Lots
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Mobile Charging Station
- Water Coolers
- Baby Nursing Room
|A1||For Alighting Only|
Bus Stops outside Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange:
The following bus stops are directly outside Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange.
|Bus Stop||Bus Routes|
|76521 – Tampines Concourse (Opp Blk 519A)||68, 68A, 127, 129, 298, 969|
|76529 – Tampines Concourse (Blk 519A)||68, 68B, 127, 127A, 129, 298, 969, 969A|
In late November 2014, LTA formally announced the expansion of Tampines Interchange, with a new annexe constructed at Tampines Concourse, some 100m away from the original Interchange. Covering 10,100 sq m, the Tampines Interchange Extension would consist of 12 bus parking lots, passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge and a canteen. A covered walkway will be built to connect commuters from Tampines DTL / EWL MRT Station and the main Tampines Bus Interchange to this extension. It was scheduled to be operational by Q4 2015, later delayed to Q2 2016. The interchange eventually was slated to open on 18 December 2016, over a year later than initially planned.
The land on which the new annexe sits is designated as a reserve site, according to URA’s 2014 Master Plan. This would indicate that the terminal could be cleared for future developments.
This new extension of Tampines Bus Interchange is not Tampines North Interchange. Tampines North Interchange will be a mixed development located at Tampines Street 62, integrated with a shopping mall and residential complex above. In November 2022, an interim Tampines North Bus Interchange opened along Tampines North Drive 2.
In February 2023, a second pedestrian access to Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange along Tampines Avenue 7, offering a shortcut for members of the public who wish to walk through the interchange between Sunplaza Park and Tampines Central 7 areas.
Post Opening (Dec 2016):
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16 thoughts on “Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange”
I hope 39 will be amended on the same day. It will be an absolute waste of resources for an interchange to serve only 1 bus. (And LTA always say need to cut cost and therefore need to cut routes)
Bus 298 should go to the main int instead. Bus 4, 20, 68 and 969 should go here while 65, 72, 513 should go to Tampines North with 18 and 129
Heard that 18 and 129 (and later on 298) will move to the Tampines north int, only leaving bus 39 here. Bus 4, 20, 81 should move here while 68 and 72 move to the north. 298 should go to the main int