Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange


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.

Overhead view from Blk 202


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)

Brief History:

  • 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Sep 1985 to make way for HDB developments, had most of its services extended to Bedok Int and the remainder amended or withdrawn.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.

Interchange facilities:

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
  • Toilets

SBS Transit has also added retail outlets at Bedok Temporary Interchange to generate rent. Vendors sell food, clothes and mobile phones among other products.

Bus services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
7 B5 Clementi
9 B4 ↺ Changi Airfreight Centre
14 B7 Clementi
16 B8 Bukit Merah
17 B9 Pasir Ris Looping point
17A B9 Bedok North Depot Looping point
18 B10 Tampines Looping point
25 B5 Ang Mo Kio
26 B1 Toa Payoh
30 B6 Boon Lay
30e B5 Pasir Panjang Road Weekday AM/PM Peak
32 B2 Buona Vista
33 B2 Kent Ridge
35 B1 ↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Road
38 B8 Tampines
40 B3 ↺ Merpati Road
60 B4 Eunos Looping point
66 B6 Jurong East
69 B9 Tampines
87 B6 Sengkang
168 B8 Woodlands
196 B7 Clementi
197 B7 Jurong East
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
854 B10 Yishun
854E Weekdays AM Peak
Alighting only

The interchange has only one vehicular entrance at Bedok North Drive. All vehicles enter and exit the interchange using that entrance.





Alighting berths

Night scene

Night scene

Old Bedok Interchange as seen from Blk 204

Old Bedok Interchange as seen from Blk 204

Old Bedok Interchange Concourse

Old Bedok Interchange Concourse

URA Masterplan 2008

URA Masterplan 2008

Current location of Bedok Temporary Interchange

Current location of Bedok Temporary Interchange


External Links & References:

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