Not to be confused with Ulu Pandan MRT Depot.
Ulu Pandan Bus Depot is a bus depot currently under construction along Business Park Drive, just off Boon Lay Way. It is scheduled to be completed by 1st Quarter 2018, and was handed over to SBS Transit, the successful tenderer of the Bukit Merah Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).
|Name||Ulu Pandan Bus Depot|
|Address||1 Business Park Drive, Singapore 608506|
|Operator||SBS Transit Ltd (Winner of Bukit Merah Bus Package)
Current: SMRT Buses Ltd (Bus Park)
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package|
|Type||Main bus depot with adjoined bus park|
|Catchment||Bukit Merah, HarbourFront, New Bridge Road, Queen Street, Shenton Way, Marina Centre|
Ulu Pandan Bus Depot is the fourth bus depot (after Seletar Depot) that LTA developed and funded. The depot is intended to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and Bus Contracting Model (BCM). The depot is bordered by Sungei Pandan, Sungei Ulu Pandan and Boon Lay Way, with Business Park Drive bisecting the depot complex.
Phase I (West of Business Park Drive) is an open-air bus park, which was completed in early 2017, while Phase II (East of Business Park Drive) is the main depot building, complete with offices and facilities for day-to-day bus operations. The depot is scheduled to be completed by 1st Quarter 2018, and it will be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair/ maintenance, bus parking, offices, rest areas for bus drivers and canteen, being able to accommodate about 500 buses.
When fully completed and outfitted, the bus depot will most likely be handed over to the successful tenderer of the Bukit Merah Bus Package, a group of 18 bus services which SBS Transit will be operating up till 01 Sep 2018. The depot will be handed over to the Public Transport Operator for outfitting and preparatory works before operations can commence.
Contract RD300 for the design and construction of Ulu Pandan Depot was awarded to Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd for roughly S$70 million. The bus depot spans 8.3 ha and was designed to accommodate about 500 buses. Located close to office developments, the depot will likely be built with a noise barrier wall along its perimeter.
Whilst the main building of Ulu Pandan Depot is still under construction, the completed bus park of was handed over to SMRT Buses for the overnight parking of buses, similar to Bulim Bus Depot (SMRT Buses), Loyang Bus Depot (SBS Transit) and Sungei Seletar Bus Depot (SBS Transit).
SBS Transit intends to set up a Technical Assessment and Certification Centre at the Ulu Pandan Depot for the Singapore Bus Academy (SGBA). This would enhance the professionalism of
engineering and technical staff in the bus industry.
- 2017 (22 Apr): SMRT Buses (Bus Park only)
Bus Contracting Model (BCM)
Under the BCM, Ulu Pandan Bus Depot will likely be bundled together with 18 bus routes as part of the Bukit Merah Bus Package. These routes would operate mainly from Buona Vista, Bukit Merah, HarbourFront, New Bridge Road, Queen Street, Shenton Way and Marina Centre Bus Interchanges and Terminals, with the Depot handling the operations of all buses operating on these routes.
Allocated bus services are:
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|5||Bukit Merah||Pasir Ris||Trunk|
|120||Kampong Bahru||↺ Telok Blangah Heights||Trunk|
|121||Kampong Bahru||↺ Telok Blangah Rise||Trunk|
|122||Kampong Bahru||↺ Commonwealth Drive||Trunk|
|123M||Harbourfront||↺ Tiong Bahru Road||Trunk||Supplementary|
|131||Bukit Merah||St. Michael’s||Trunk|
|131M||Bukit Merah||↺ Bt Purmei Ave||Trunk||Peak-hour Supplementary|
|145||Buona Vista||Toa Payoh||Trunk|
|160||Jurong East||↺ JB Sentral||Trunk||Cross Border|
|170||Queen Street||Larkin||Trunk||Cross Border|
|170A||Queen Street||Woodlands Ctr Rd||Trunk||Supplementary|
|170X||Kranji MRT||↺ JB Sentral||Trunk||Cross Border|
|195||Marina Centre||↺ Commonwealth Avenue||Trunk|
|198||Bukit Merah||Boon Lay||Trunk|
|272||Bukit Merah||↺ Telok Blangah Rise||Feeder|
|273||Bukit Merah||↺ Henderson Road||Feeder|
|400||Shenton Way||↺ Marina Gardens Drive||Trunk|
|402||Shenton Way||↺ Marina Coastal Drive||Trunk|
Bus Services 123M, 131M, 170A and 170X are considered part of their parent routes, 123, 131 and 170 respectively. They do not contribute towards the total service count. Short Trip Services, which are also part of tender requirements, are not included in the above list.
Gallery: (December 2017 | Completed)
Gallery: (Apr 2017)
Gallery: (Feb 2017)
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