Upper East Coast Bus Terminal

Upper East Coast Bus Terminal is a neighbourhood bus terminus located in Upper East Coast, next to Bedok Camp II and opposite the Kew residential estate. Located off Upper East Coast Road, the terminal serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Upper East Coast area.

Details:

Name Upper East Coast Terminal  |  东海岸上段巴士终站
Address 740 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 465549
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Loyang, Sembawang – Yishun
Anchor Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Bus Routes 7 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT), 1 (Go-Ahead)
Berths 2 alighting berths; 2 boarding berth
Rail Connection Not Applicable

The Terminal:

Upper East Coast Bus Terminal in September 2015 - Interchange concourse
Upper East Coast Bus Terminal in September 2015 – Interchange concourse

Upper East Coast Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located at Upper East Coast. Located next to Bedok Camp II and opposite the Kew residential estate, the terminal serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Upper East Coast area. It does not offer any rail connections.

Opened in December 2001, the terminal has a single vehicular concourse area, with a combined entrance and exit leading to Upper East Coast Road. The terminal building combines passenger alighting berths and waiting areas with an interchange office, driver’s lounge and toilets. A bus park in the middle of the terminal allows for the layover of buses, and an expansion to the original bus park was completed in January 2017.

Historical Background:

The roots of the terminal can be traced to the former Marine Parade Bus Terminal along Siglap Road / Siglap Link, the present-day site of Victoria School. When it closed on 16 September 2001, most services were amended to loop around the former site of the terminal. As a result, Upper East Coast Terminal was built to accommodate some of the affected bus services while enhancing bus connectivity to the Upper East Coast region.

Upper East Coast Bus Terminal first opened on 9 December 2001, absorbing Service 13 and 853# from the former Marine Parade Bus Terminal, white the remaining five services (16, 55, 76, 135, 155) continued to loop at Siglap Link. Commuter facilities at the terminal were constructed later and opened on 4 August 2002 for the benefit of local residents and Bedok Camp personnel. Originally built with metal queuing berths similar to those used at bus interchanges, they were troublesome to cut through, occupied a lot of space and unnecessary for a terminal with low human traffic. The metal queuing berths have since been removed and replaced with concrete benches. Bollards have also been installed at the kerb edge.

In 2005, Service 43 and 48 were introduced, and in 2006, Service 45 was introduced, and Service 506 was extended here from Bedok Interchange. In 2011, Service 48 was extended to Bedok North Depot and no longer calls at this terminal.

Between 2016-2017, work was carried out to expand Upper East Coast Terminal (then 0.6ha) by 60%, thus adding 15 parking spaces for a total of 27 parking lots. LTA Contract RD305 (titled Expansion of Bus Interchanges) was awarded to BSI (1990) Pte. Ltd. for S$12.47 million and also included the expansion of Hougang Central Bus Interchange and Punggol Bus Interchange. For Upper East Coast, the expansion consists of a new parking area in the south, and an expansion to the original bus park with three additional lots to the west.

The expansion paved the way for more bus services at the terminal; Service 46 was launched in 2016; and in 2017, Service 137 was launched, and Services 25 and 55 were extended to Upper East Coast (from Bedok).

Terminal Facilities:

  • Interchange office (SBS Transit)
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen (opened Oct 2018)
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards
  • Service Guide Rack
  • Toilets

Bus Services:

Service Destination Remarks
13 Yio Chu Kang
25 Ang Mo Kio
43 Punggol
45 Ang Mo Kio Depot
46 Tampines
55 Bishan
137 Sims Place
506 Jurong East Express Service
853M
Yishun Sundays & Public Holidays only

More Photos on the Next Page…

Ding Dong Bell

Ding Dong!

2 thoughts on “Upper East Coast Bus Terminal

  • 2 April 2018 at 10:24 PM
    Permalink

    My Favourite Area To Explore In Singapore Is:
    1)East
    2)West
    3)South
    4)North-East

    Reply
  • 7 August 2016 at 5:51 AM
    Permalink

    2-3 new service is enough leh..Layer back to square one again..

    Reply

Leave a Reply to Norman Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *