Venture Drive Bus Interchange

An upcoming Bus Interchange at Venture Drive is slated to be constructed and put into operation by Year 2023, in tandem with a host of new infrastructure developments being planned as part of the wider Jurong Lake District.

This bus interchange will complement the new Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange (scheduled to open in 2019), and eventually the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (scheduled to open around 2027) at Jurong Gateway Road.


Construction

On 12 July 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) called a tender for Proposed Design and Construction of Bus Interchange & Associated Works at Venture Drive (Reference PT375), which is scheduled for completion by 2023.

The new bus interchange would serve to boost the public transport network in Jurong East as part of the wider Jurong Lake District, envisioned as the second Central Business District in Singapore. Increased human traffic in the area, brought about by the new High-Speed Rail station and future commercial and residential developments, thus necessitated a new bus interchange to spread out passengers numbers and avoid heavy congestion at a single bus interchange.

Bus interchanges in Jurong East have undergone several changes since the first interchange opened in 1985 and closed in 2011, moving to a temporary interchange nearby. The site of the old interchange was expected to be redeveloped into a new Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), but a change of plans ensued that would relocate the ITH to a new MOT-LTA building located at the site of the temporary interchange. A new temporary interchange, expected to open in late 2019, would take over operations from the old temporary interchange which opened in 2011.

While the future bus interchange at Venture Drive is expected to be completed by 2023, the ITH at Jurong Gateway Road is expected to take four years longer.


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12 thoughts on “Venture Drive Bus Interchange

  • 21 July 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    I believe the Jurong Island and Causeway Link services will be relocated to the new Venture Drive Bus Interchange as it seems like LTA is inclined to have only local public bus services serving the ITH.

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    • 23 July 2019 at 3:31 AM
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      Probably Venture Drive Int is mainly for CW & JI services plus a few long distance service that will be cut terminating there

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  • 20 July 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    I don’t really know how LTA planning is but it sure wasted more resources…They should just built a temporary underground interchange with more parking lots

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  • 19 July 2019 at 11:33 PM
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    Tampines Concourse and Compassvale also messy for their respective new towns.

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    • 20 July 2019 at 1:37 PM
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      Tampines concourse will surely close down when Tampines North is ready..The site is reserved for future housing.
      Sengkang & Compassvale int should renamed to Sengkang 1 & 2.

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      • 20 July 2019 at 11:01 PM
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        or merge sengkang and compassvale bus interchange into one, the existing sengkang bus int looks too old.

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  • 19 July 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    just like gali batu ter and bt panjang bus int.

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    • 20 July 2019 at 1:38 PM
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      Gali Batu is a terminal and Bukit Panjang is an Interchange

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  • 19 July 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    So messy. Why they don’t want to just relocate Jurong East Bus Interchange to Chinese Garden MRT Station, where they can build one big bus interchange, rather than having two bus interchanges at Jurong East which is very messy?

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    • 19 July 2019 at 10:24 PM
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      Its not messy. In fact, other districts have 2 interchanges close by as well. To name them they are:

      Tampines – Tampines Interchange and Tampines Concourse Interchange

      Sengkang – Sengkang Interchange and Compassvale Interchange

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      • 24 July 2019 at 12:17 AM
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        So far AMK and YCK are the most ideal locations for having more than one bus station in the same estate. Perhaps LTA should rethink what it did to Hougang South.

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    • 19 July 2019 at 10:44 PM
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      The whole point of having two interchanges is to spread the load on the interchanges out. Having a big terminal also means that to walk from one end of the terminal to the other can take a fair bit of time, and there would have to be a ridiculous amount of alighting berths to avoid spilling out waiting buses onto the roads.

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