Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the northern part of the Ang Mo Kio estate, serving residential areas around Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang and Lentor.
The interchange wraps around Yio Chu Kang MRT Station, with the boarding concourse area at the north end, and the alighting berth and bus park at the south end. Nearby amenities include Yio Chu Kang Stadium / Swimming Complex, Presbyterian High School, Anderson Junior College and Nanyang Polytechnic.
A new interchange concourse Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange was partially opened on Sunday, 13 October 2019. When fully opened, the new concourse will combine end-on parking berths with sawtooth boarding berths in a single new facility.
|Name||Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange | 杨厝港巴士转换站|
|Address||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Singapore 884011|
|BCM Route Package||Seletar Bus Package|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Bus Routes||SBS Transit: 9
SMRT Buses: 1
|Berths||Prior to Expansion:
3 boarding berths | 2 alighting berths
|Rail Connection||NS15 Yio Chu Kang|
Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange is a bus station located in the residential town of Ang Mo Kio. Connecting with Yio Chu Kang MRT Station along the North South MRT Line, the interchange is a transport node for commuters heading in and out of town, allowing for convenient transfers between the rail network and the bus services at the interchange.
The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area with an entrance along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and exit along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. The interchange concourse comprises a linear alighting berth at the South end, and three linear boarding berths on the North end. The bus park and interchange office are also located on the south side, occupying the space underneath the MRT viaducts.
The interchange concourse has pedestrian entrance/exits located on all sides. A pair of bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 allows for easy transfer to passing-by bus services that do not call at the interchange. All berths at the interchange are wheelchair-accessible.
To alleviate overcrowding in Ang Mo Kio Town Centre and provide an alternate terminating point for buses north of the expanding Ang Mo Kio New Town, a bus terminal was built near Yio Chu Kang MRT station with the intention of catering to a handful of bus services.
While the MRT station opened on 7 November 1987, Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal opened on 13 December 1987 when Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) introduced the temporary Service SS1 to Yishun, a service which would be withdrawn the following year after the North South Line reached Yishun. Several bus service would be added to the bus terminal over the following years.
In August 2013, the terminal was renamed to Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange.
Main Article: Expansion of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange
As part of works to transform Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange into a full-fledged bus interchange, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has constructed a new interchange concourse north of Yio Chu Kang MRT station, featuring more commuter facilities and bus parking lots. The original interchange, which occupies 4,730 square meters, will be expanded by more than 3 times to around 16,200 square meters when all the expansion works are completed in 2021.
Note: In March 2018, The area of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange was reported to be 6,849 square meters by an article on the Yio Chu Kang Expansion on 8World, as per figures supplied by the LTA then. This figure was revised to 4,730 square meters in a LTA press release on 16 October 2019.
Phase 1 of the opening of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange expansion opened on 13 October 2019, with the relocation of the existing Berth B1 into the new concourse. Construction work is expected to be completed by 2021.
While the present location of the alighting berths will not change, the boarding berths were relocated to a new concourse which will be constructed. Commuters will benefit from the more spacious new concourse, which will feature nursing rooms, toilets and bicycle parking spaces. Renovation work to existing parts of Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange will be carried out after the opening of the interchange expansion.
The new bus interchange features 4 sawtooth boarding berths, of which only two are in use: Berth B2 and B3 (labelled as Berth B1A and B1B respectively). Interchange facilities, which were undergoing outfitting works, were cordoned off from the passenger concourse with construction hoarding. Each berth is wheelchair-accessible.
|13||B1A||Upper East Coast|
|70A||B1A||Temasek Avenue (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)||Short Trip Service|
|70M||B1A||↺ Temasek Avenue|
|71||B2||↺ Bishan Street 11|
|72A||B2||Hougang Central (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int)||Short Trip Service|
|72B||B1B||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)||Short Trip Service|
|162M||B3||↺ Temasek Avenue|
|825||B3||↺ Lentor Loop|
|Alighting||For Alighting Only|
||13, 70/70A/70M, 860|
|B2||71, 72/72A, 76|
External Links & References:
More Photos on Page 2