Yishun Integrated Transport Hub is a Bus Interchange located at Yishun Town Centre, serving residential areas around Yishun and Khatib.
The interchange is the tenth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore, integrated within the Northpoint City shopping centre (South Wing) and North Park Residences condominium, while seamlessly connected to Yishun MRT Station. Nearby public amenities include Golden Village Yishun, Nee Soon Sports Centre, Yishun Polyclinic, Yishun Pond Park, and Nee Soon East Community Centre.
Yishun Integrated Transport Hub will open on Sunday, 8 September 2019, with SMRT Buses being the anchor operator. With the rollout of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the future operator of the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package will take over as anchor operator of this interchange in Year 2020.
This interchange replaces the Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange which commenced operations on 14 March 2015.
|Name||Yishun Bus Interchange | 义顺巴士转换站|
|BCM Route Package||Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package (Anchor Operator)
Other Packages: Loyang, Seletar, Serangoon–Eunos, Tampines
|Anchor Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Bus Routes||14 (SBS Transit), 8 (SMRT), 1 (Go-Ahead Singapore), 1 (Advance Coach)|
|Berths||4 alighting berths, 8 boarding berths|
|Rail Connection||NS13 Yishun|
Yishun Integrated Transport Hub is a bus interchange located in the residential town of Yishun. Connecting with Yishun 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 many bus services at the interchange.
Opening on 8 September 2019, Yishun Bus Interchange will be the tenth Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) to be opened in Singapore, after Toa Payoh in May 2002, Sengkang in Jan 2003, Ang Mo Kio in Apr 2007, Boon Lay in Dec 2009, Serangoon in Sep 2011, Clementi in Nov 2011, Bedok in Nov 2014, Joo Koon in Nov 2015, and Bukit Panjang in Sep 2017. The interchange is integrated within the Northpoint City shopping centre (South Wing) and the North Park Residences condominium, with underpasses leading to Yishun MRT Station across the road. Hence, retail, residential and transportation facilities are combined under one roof.
The interchange has a single vehicular concourse area with two ingress/egress points leading to Yishun Avenue 2. Located at the north end is a Left-In-Left-Out access, and at the South end, a full-movement signalised junction. Pedestrian access will be offered to Yishun Avenue 2 and retail areas of Northpoint City.
The interchange concourse features offices and staff lounges, a Transitlink ticket office and an NTWU Canteen. Commuter facilities such as queue lines at every berth, bus departure timing screens, and priority seats at every berth will be provided.
Before the construction of the Yishun Bus Interchange, Yishun had two roadside bus termini; one at Yishun Avenue 5 and the other at Yishun Central. The former handled feeder services like 800 and 801, while trunk routes 850 and 851 called at the Yishun Central Terminal. In the 1980s, the rising development of Yishun New Town called for a more permanent facility for buses. The Housing and Development Board (HDB), responsible of public works, designed and built a permanent facility between Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Central 1. Yishun Bus Interchange opened on 23 August 1987 with five trunk and four feeder bus services, gradually expanding to the 19 bus services today.
In 2003, SBS introduced Service 39 to Yishun, followed by 85 in 2006. In December 2010, private operator Advance Coaches introduced AC7, a cross-border bus route to Johor Bahru.
The last day of operations of (Old) Yishun Bus Interchange was on 13 March 2015, following which the Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange was opened to replace the old one. Yishun Bus Interchange was demolished and replaced by an air-conditioned Integrated Public Transport Hub, Northpoint City, housing a shopping mall, offices and residential developments by 2019.
Like previous Integrated Transport Hubs, the retail section opened far ahead of the bus interchange. Northpoint City (South Wing) was opened on 18 December 2017 while the interior of the bus interchange had yet to be fitted.
Yishun Bus Interchange was used as a layover point for SBS Transit & SMRT Buses operating on Shuttle 10 during the 3 Day Closure on North South Line for Canberra Track Works in May 2019.
- Passenger Service Offices
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards
- Bus departure timing screens
- Service guide racks
- Retail outlets
- Nursing Room
- Transitlink Ticketing E-Lobby
Bus Services list:
|85A||B2||Sengkang East Road (Sengkang Community Hub)||Short Trip Service|
|800||B7||↺ Sembawang Road|
|803||B1||↺ Yishun Avenue 6|
|804||B8||↺ Yishun Avenue 11|
|805||B2||↺ Yishun Avenue 1|
|806||B6||↺ Yishun Avenue 6|
|807||B7||↺ Yishun Street 71|
|807A||B7||Yishun Ring Road (Khatib Stn Exit D)||Short Trip Service|
|811||B6||↺ Yishun Avenue 5||North Loop|
|B8||↺ Yishun Avenue 1||South Loop|
|811A||B6||Yishun Avenue 5 (Opp Yishun Stn Exit B)||Short Trip Service|
|812||B1||↺ Yishun Avenue 4||East Loop|
|B3||↺ Yishun Avenue 3||West Loop|
|851e||B5||New Bridge Road (Aft Duxton Plain Pk)
|853||B4||Lorong 1 Geylang||Weekdays & Saturdays|
|853M||B4||Upper East Coast||Sundays / Public Holidays|
|854e||B5||Bedok||Express Service / Weekdays Morning Peak|
|857||B5||↺ Temasek Avenue|
|857A||B5||Yio Chu Kang Road (Opp Sunrise Gdns)||Short Trip Service|
|860||B7||↺ Yio Chu Kang|
|AC7||B8||JB CIQ||Cross-Border (via Causeway)|
|KTPH||B2||Khoo Teck Puat Hospital||Shuttle Service|
|North South Line Free Bridging Bus||Rail Replacement Service|
|A1 – A4||For Alighting Only|
|B1||812 (East Loop / Ave 4), 803, 852|
|B2||85/85A, 805, 39, KTPH Shuttle|
|B3||859, 171, 812 (West Loop / Ave 3)|
|B4||856, 853/853M, 855,
North South Line Free Bridging Bus (Towards Jurong East)
|B5||857/857A, 854/854e, 851/851e|
|B6||103, 811/811A (North Loop / Ave 5), 806|
|B7||800, 860, 807/807A|
|B8||804, 811 (South Loop / Ave 1), AC7,
North South Line Free Bridging Bus (Towards Marina South Pier)
Entrance / Exit
Yishun Integrated Transport Hub features several Entrances & Exits for commuters.
|Entrance 1||Northpoint City, South Wing, Level 1|
Bus Service Changes
All bus services from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange will be amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub on 8 September 2019.
Initial glimpse of the upcoming Yishun Integrated Transport Hub.Have a look!
Posted by Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Wednesday, 3 July 2019
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