This temporary interchange has since been abolished. Click here for the New Bedok Bus Interchange page.
Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange is situated at Bedok Town Centre, Singapore. The interchange is presently operating in a temporary facility built west of the original facility, flanked by Bedok North Avenue 1, Bedok North Drive and New Upper Changi Road.
As the new air-conditioned Bedok Bus Interchange opens on Sunday, 30th November 2014, all bus services will be shifted to start from there. The last day of service for Bedok Temporary Interchange will be Saturday, 29th November 2014.
Name: Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange | 勿洛临时巴士转换站
Service area: Bedok Central
Address: 2 Bedok North Drive, Singapore 465513
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: EW5 Bedok
Berths: 10 sawtooth, 5 alighting
Bus services: 27 (SBS Transit), 2 (SMRT)
- 1979: Bedok Bus Interchange opens
- 1981: Given expansion to accommodate more buses
- 1985: Additional bus services after closure of Chai Chee Bus Terminal
- 1989: Bedok MRT opens
- 2011: Shifted to a temporary location west of the original site
- 2014: New interchange opens, integrated with Bedok Mall
Bedok Bus Interchange was opened in 1979, constructed as part of Bedok Town Centre, and situated between Blk 203 and Bedok Food Centre (Blk 207). Like other new towns in that era, the interchange was constructed next to other community facilities such as hawker centres, a public library, town council offices and (later) a cinema. It was also allocated the Block number 207A.
Two years after its opening, the interchange was partially demolished for expansion works. 17 more bus bays and a 180m-long passenger concourse were built with the additional 0.4 hectares of land given by HDB. Number of bus services increased from 15 to 26.
In 1989, Bedok MRT Station was completed, offering travel alternatives for long-distance commuters. Despite bus rationalization of many services, Bedok Interchange remained as a transfer point for over 30 bus services. Along its lifetime, the interchange has absorbed bus services from nearby bus terminals like Chai Chee Bus Terminal and Marine Parade Bus Terminal. Chai Chee Ter, which closed on 15 Sep 1985 to make way for HDB developments, had most of its services extended to Bedok Int and the remainder amended or withdrawn.
In early 2010, the HDB announced that the existing site of Bedok Interchange will be redeveloped into a an air-conditioned interchange integrated with commercial (Bedok Mall) and residential (Bedok Residences) developments.
After serving the residents of Bedok for 32 years, the old Bedok interchange was closed on 19th November 2011. All bus operations have been moved to a temporary interchange facility built west of the existing site, named Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange and remains operational to this date. To accomadate the new interchange, minor amendments were made to Service 9 and 35 with the closure of the interchange entrance at New Upper Changi Road. The new interchange is expected to be completed in 2015.
The temporary facility has 56 lots for normal buses as well as 2 bendy bus lots. 10 boarding and 5 alighting berths cater to the passenger traffic. The new interchange is expected to retain the current specifications for bus lots and bus berths.
- Interchange offices (SBST + SMRT)
- Transitlink Office
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Retail outlets
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information board & Bus arrival display
- Service guide rack
SBS Transit has also added retail outlets at Bedok Temporary Interchange to generate rent. Vendors sell food, clothes and mobile phones among other products.
|9||B4||↺ Changi Airfreight Centre|
|17||B9||Pasir Ris||Looping point|
|17A||B9||Bedok North Depot||Looping point|
|25||B5||Ang Mo Kio|
|30e||B5||Pasir Panjang Road||Weekday AM/PM Peak|
|35||B1||↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Road|
|40||B3||↺ Merpati Road|
|222||B4||↺ Chai Chee Drive|
|225G||B2||↺ Bedok North Street 3||Clockwise loop|
|225W||B3||Counter clockwise loop|
|228||B3||↺ Bedok Reservoir Road|
|229||B1||↺ Bedok South Avenue 3|
|401||B10||↺ Fort Road||Weekends & PHs|
|854E||–||–||Weekdays AM Peak
The interchange has only one vehicular entrance at Bedok North Drive. All vehicles enter and exit the interchange using that entrance.
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