Tower Transit has taken over SMRT to be the Principal Operator of Bukit Batok Bus Interchange since 29 May 2016.
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Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is located at Bukit Batok Central, serving the nearby Bukit Batok MRT Station, Jurong Town Council (Bt Batok Office) and West Mall. It provides bus connections for residents of Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak.
Currently occupied by SMRT Buses, operations will be handed over to new bus operator Tower Transit from 28 May 2016 as allocated under the Bulim Bus Package, who will take over all bus services except for 61 and 852.
Name: Bukit Batok Bus Interchange | 武吉巴督巴士转换站
Service area: Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak
Address: Blk 631 Bukit Batok Central, Singapore 650631
Principal operator: SMRT Buses
Government Contracting Model Package: Bulim
MRT Station: NS2 Bukit Batok
Berths: 18 end-on, 3 sawtooth, 2 alighting
Bus services: 11 (SMRT)
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange commenced operations on Sunday, 27th September 1987. Then, it was managed by Singapore Bus Services (SBS), which operated four feeder bus services 361, 365, 366 and 367, in addition to existing Services 61, 106, 122, 179 and 189. The interchange was also designed to accommodate double-decker buses, and took over operations from the temporary terminal along Bukit Batok West Avenue 3.
In 2000, the Government announced that Trans Island Bus Services (TIBS) area of responsibilities were being extended to Bukit Batok. As such, operations at Bukit Batok Interchange were progressively handed over from SBS to TIBS as such:
- 18 Jun 2000: Services 77, 189, 361, 365, 367
- 03 Sep 2000: Service 61
- 24 Dec 2000: Services 106 and 173
In May 2003, feeder services 361, 365 and 367 were renumbered to 941, 945 and 947. Today, little has changed since its opening over 20 years ago, with no major renovations and the interchange layout largely similar.
…The near future:
As part of the transition to the Government Contracting Model, Bukit Batok Interchange is allocated under the Bulim Bus Package. As such, from 28 May 2016, it will be operated and maintained by new operator Tower Transit, who will take over all bus services except for 61 and 852.
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is presently located at Blk 631 Bukit Batok Central. The sheltered concourse is built underneath a multi-storey carpark similar in design to the old Serangoon Interchange.
The interchange has two vehicular concourse areas, North and South.The North concourse features five sawtooth berths, two of which are used for alighting and the remaining three for boarding, with queuing lanes installed. Buses park at a bus park opposite the passenger concourse, and separate ingress and egress lanes lead to Bukit Batok Central.
The South concourse features fifteen end-on berths, which are shared among five bus services. Two end-on berths are reserved for wheelchair boarding and alighting. A combined ingress and egress lane cuts underneath the interchange and leads to a junction with Bukit Batok Central. Both concourses are able to accommodate double-deck buses.
- Interchange offices (SMRT)
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Interactive Information board & Bus arrival displays (Improved in Nov 2014)
- Service Guide rack (Added in End Sept 2014)
Service Improvements @ Bukit Batok Int in Nov 2014
Bukit Batok Interchange hosted the 2nd SMRT Bus Carnival – Journey With Us @ Bukit Batok Int in November 2014. During the event, a slew of improvements were launched.
View the Bukit Batok Interchange Service Improvement video here, featuring the new interactive information panel. (BBI Service Improvements – SMRT Official Facebook)
The interactive panel features (for all bus services at Bukit Batok Int):
- Next & subsequent bus departure timings by service
- Route information and fares for individual service
- Map of berth location by service
- Journey planner
- Feedback form
An information panel at berth B3 was also launched which featured the next 2 departure timings for services 106/106A & 990.
|77||A8 – A10||Marina Centre|
|173||A3 – A4||↺ Clementi|
|177||B5||↺ Bukit Panjang||AM/PM Peak only|
|189||B5||↺ Clementi Ave 1|
|852||A11 – A13||Yishun|
|941||A14 – A16||↺ Bukit Batok West Avenue 8||Feeder|
|945||B4||↺ Bukit Batok Street 34||Feeder|
|947||A5 – A7||↺ Bukit Batok Road||Feeder|
|990||B3||↺ Jurong Gateway Road|
Bukit Batok Interchange has 5 sawtooth berths (prefixed B) and 18 end-on berths (prefixed A).
|B3||106/106A, North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Dhoby Ghaut / Marina South Pier), 990|
|B4||61, 945, North-South Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Jurong East)|
|B5||177, 177A, 189, 189A|
|A1, A2||Wheelchair-accessible service boarding berth (77, 173, 852, 941, 947)|
|A5 – A8||947|
|A9 – A11||77|
|A12 – A14||852|
|A15 – A18||941|
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