Yishun Integrated Transport Hub

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 via an underpass at Basement 2. 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 opened 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 replaced the previous interchange since 14 March 2015.


Details:

Name Yishun Bus Interchange | 义顺巴士转换站
Address 920 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769100
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

Introduction:

Layout of Yishun ITH
Layout of Yishun ITH

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.

Opened 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.

History:

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.

Interchange facilities:

  • Passenger Service Offices (SMRT Buses & SBS Transit)
  • Drivers’ Lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and Alighting berths
  • Bus Route Information Boards
  • Bus Departure Timing Screens
  • Electronic Information Display System
  • Interactive Panels
  • Service Guide Racks
  • Retail Outlets
  • SMART Happy Toilets
  • SMRT WeCare Concierge
  • Nursing Room
  • TransitLink Ticketing E-Lobby
  • Heart Zone (x2)
  • SMRT WeCare Charging Stations
  • Water Drinking Point

Bus Services list:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
39 B2 Tampines Concourse
85 B2 Punggol
85A B2 Sengkang East Road (Sengkang Community Hub) Short Trip Service
103 B6 Serangoon
171 B3 Marina Centre
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
851 B5 Bukit Merah
851e B5 New Bridge Road (Aft Duxton Plain Pk)
Express Service
852 B1 Bukit Batok
853 B4 Lorong 1 Geylang Weekdays & Saturdays
853M B4 Upper East Coast Sundays / Public Holidays
854 B5 Bedok
854e B5 Bedok Express Service / Weekdays Morning Peak
855 B4 HarbourFront
856 B4 Woodlands
857 B5 ↺ Temasek Avenue
857A B5 Yio Chu Kang Road (Opp Sunrise Gdns) Short Trip Service
859 B3 Sembawang
860 B7 ↺ Yio Chu Kang
AC7 B8 JB CIQ Cross-Border (via Causeway)
KTPH B2 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Shuttle Service
NSL B4
B8
North South Line Free Bridging Bus Rail Replacement Service
Berth Allocation
Berth Services
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 Marina South Pier)
B5 857/857A, 854/854e, 851/851e
B6 103, 811/811A (North Loop / Ave 5), 806
B7 800, 860, 807/807A
North South Line Free Bridging Bus (Towards Jurong East)
B8 804, 811 (South Loop / Ave 1), AC7
Entrance / Exit

Yishun Integrated Transport Hub features several Entrances & Exits for commuters.
Entrances 1, 2 & 3 are open from 5am – 1am daily.

Entrance Location
Entrance 1 Bus Stop at Yishun Avenue 2
Escalators to Northpoint City B1 & B2 (Underpass to Yishun MRT Station)
Entrance 2 Northpoint City, MRT via Lift at Lobby F to B2
Entrance 3 Northpoint City
Entrance 4 North Point Drive
Pick Up Point / Taxi Stand D
Entrance 5 North Point Drive
North Park Residences
Entrance 6 Yishun Town Central
Yishun Town Square
Entrance 7 Yishun Town Garden, Bus Stop at Yishun Avenue 2
Nee Soon Central CC

 


Bus Service Changes

All bus services from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange will be amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub on 8 September 2019.

Main Article: Bus Service Amendments for Opening of Yishun Integrated Transport Hub


More photos at Page 2.

31 thoughts on “Yishun Integrated Transport Hub

  • 11 September 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    new bus interchange is supposed to be an improvement. usual buses stop in bus stops that’s so much farther to the mrt, that does not make any sense. please work it out! it does not make sense to take 3 steps back with the new bus interchange.

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  • 8 September 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    Finally open!

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  • 8 September 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    Still i find it awkward Yishun is under SMRT where SBST service is almost as double than them..LTA really favour them

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    • 10 September 2019 at 11:47 AM
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      Quite true. I agree.

      110 – Compassvale Interchange to Changi Airpot PTB 4/1/2/3 – Operated by SMRT Buses. Area under SBS Transit and Hougang-Sengkang Negotiated Contract but given to SMRT Buses to operate.
      944 – New Feeder in Bukit Batok Interchange. Area under Tower Transit and under Bulim Bus Package but operated by SMRT Buses.
      991- New Trunk in Bukit Batok Interchange. Area under Tower Transit and under Bulim Bus Package but operated by SMRT Buses.
      Yishun ITH – SMRT Buses lost services 800,803,804,805,806,807,811,812,850E,851,852,860 under Seletar Bus Package to SBS Transit but still maintains control over the interchange despite only 7 of their own services remaining from the interchange.

      Do take note that SMRT Buses really expect LTA to foot bill for every single thing. Even the information board at their own interchanges follow LTA bus stop format. They don’t come out with their own format unlike SBS Transit, Tower Transit and Go Ahead. The other three operators except SMRT Buses install coloured wheelnut safety indicator. The other 3 operators also actively participate in Singapore Kindness Movement except SMRT Buses.

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  • 7 September 2019 at 8:52 PM
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    Fun Fact:
    Bus service 851 will ply chin swee rd and havelock rd towards yishun and south bridge rd towards bt merah on the first day opening of yishun ith due to road closure at chinatown.

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  • 7 September 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    To add on, there are no signs of KTPH shuttle at Yishun ITH according to signages inside the ITH and opening brochure, so most likely the shuttle won’t be going into the ITH.

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