Tampines North Bus Interchange

Tampines North Bus Interchange is an interim bus interchange at Tampines North, serving new and upcoming residential developments in Tampines North.

Tampines North Bus Interchange opened on Sunday, 27 November 2022, with the amendment of Services 18 and 129 to Tampines North on that day. Service 298 will be extended here on 8 January 2023.

Details:
Name Tampines North Bus Interchange
Address 20A Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 529511
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit
Bus Routes 2 (SBS Transit)
Berths 4 Sawtooth Berths
Rail Connection Not Applicable

Temporary Bus Interchange

The site of the Tampines North Bus Interchange was first seen on maps of the Tampines North area published by HDB in tandem with new BTO developments. In response to a media inquiry by 8World in July 2019, a Land Transport Authority (LTA) spokesperson revealed that as plans for the Tampines North Integrated Transport Hub are still in progress, a new Temporary Bus Interchange in Tampines North will be built to meet the transport needs of residents in the new estate (marked as “Interim Bus Interchange” in the accompanying map).

According to the URA Master Plan (2022 revision), the site occupied by Tampines North Bus Interchange is actually zoned for residential use in the future.

The future Tampines North Integrated Transport Hub would likely be sited just across the road from Tampines North Bus Interchange. It is zoned for a mixed-use residential and commercial site and is indicated in blue on the URA Masterplan.

In line with LTA naming practices observed since 2018 with the opening of Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, the name of the interchange makes no references to it being a temporary or interim facility.

Construction

Contract PT372Proposed Design and Construction of Bus Interchange & Associated Works at Tampines North was awarded to W’Ray Construction Pte. Ltd. in January 2020 for a contract sum of about S$12.8 million dollars. Construction was completed in 2022.

The Interchange

Tampines North Bus Interchange is located at the junction of Tampines Street 62 and Tampines North Drive 2. The main vehicle ingress/egress is via Tampines North Drive 2, while a backup vehicle access route leads to Tampines Street 62. Commuters can enter the interchange via access gates along Tampines Street 62.

The interchange serves new residential developments in the vicinity, such as HDB Tampines GreenDew and HDB Tampines GreenCourt.

On 31 October 2022, the LTA announced that the interchange would open on Sunday, 27 November 2022. Services 18 and 129 will be amended from Tampines Concourse to Tampines North on that day, while Service 298 will do so only at a later date, when the bus stops along Tampines Street 62 are ready. Service 298 was extended on 8 January 2023.

LTA has touted commuter-friendly and inclusive commuter facilities, such as barrier-free access routes and toilets, and a dedicated priority queue at each berth. Staff amenities include dedicated staff toilets and a staff lounge. A reverse warning system is also installed to detect the movement of buses from the parking lots into the driveway.


Interchange facilities:
  • Passenger Service Centres (SBS Transit & Spare)
  • Transitlink e-lobby (provision)
  • Drivers lounge
  • Canteen (provision)
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards & Bus arrival displays
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets
  • Family Restrooms
  • Accessible Changing Room
  • Bicycle Lots
  • Commuter Care Room
  • First Aid Room
  • Retail Shops (provision)
  • Vending Machines

Bus Services:
Service Berth Destination Remarks
18 B1 Bedok North Depot
129 B2 St. Michael’s
298
B3 ↺ Tampines Street 86 [From 8 Jan 2023]
Berths:

The interchange features 4 boarding berths.

Berth Services
A1 For Alighting Only
A2 For Alighting Only
B1 18
B2 129
B3
B4

 

Exits:

Tampines North Bus Interchange has 2 exits for commuters.

  • Exit 1 – along Tampines Street 62
  • Exit 2 – Junction of Tampines Street 62 & Tampines North Drive 2

Additional photos, construction progress photos & early plans / renders at Page 2.

 

24 thoughts on “Tampines North Bus Interchange

  • 3 December 2022 at 8:58 AM
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    Bus 298 is going to use Berth 3

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  • 26 November 2022 at 4:21 PM
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    Why don’t Service 46 go back to Tampines Bus Interchange and Service 39 be amended to Pasir Ris Bus Interchange to Yishun Bus Interchange. Would be much easier to reach Yishun because of TPE, Pasir Ris to Punggol would be much easier with TPE, and Punggol to Yishun still would be easier, so Service 39 can shorten to Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, replacing 46. I don’t think its a good idea to amend Service 46 to Pasir Ris Bus Interchange. It would be better if Service 46 go back to its former Tampines Bus Interchange.
    Hope you can consider this humble suggestion.
    Regards,
    SGTransportation Member 3142Vanna (studios)

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    • 26 November 2022 at 9:19 PM
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      291 west can cover 46 what

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    • 29 November 2022 at 10:23 AM
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      Wrong place to suggest, also horrid suggestion

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  • 14 November 2022 at 9:27 PM
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    So weird that the exit sign looks like those u see in TEL stations. Should happen for every MRT station and bus interchange

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    • 22 November 2022 at 7:16 AM
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      If I’m correct, Woodlands ITH already has the signage

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  • 3 November 2022 at 10:39 PM
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    Probably 39 will cut back to Tampines Int and 2 Tampines service will be extend to Tampines North?

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  • 3 November 2022 at 12:10 AM
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    Regarding service 39, it will either end at Tampines Bus Interchange using the berth used by 22 before DTL rationalisation or end at Bedok Bus Interchange and that’s why service 18 will end at Bedok North Depot. Looking forward to seeing duo service at Yishun and Bedok (39 and 854) if service 39 really end at Bedok Bus Interchange.

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    • 6 November 2022 at 7:10 PM
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      Don think will happen, it way too long even if you take from Tampines to Yishun, you will need to passby 3 estate. Currently have Tampines, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Yishun, duoubt will go even further.

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    • 7 November 2022 at 9:17 AM
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      Hi Yong Keong, share ur thots that 39 likely to cut back to Tampines int. If it is meant to serve Bedok int, it would have been amended together with 18 & 129.
      My humble thots. đź‘Ť

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