Bukit Merah Bus Interchange


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Bukit Merah Bus Interchange is located at Bukit Merah Central and serves the residential estates around Bukit Merah. Nearby facilities include small industrial buildings, a polyclinic and a library. This is one of the few bus interchanges that does not serve an MRT station.

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange in May 2014, with ongoing refurbishment works in the background


Name: Bukit Merah Bus Interchange | 红山巴士转换站
Service area: Bukit Merah Estate, Bukit Purmei, Telok Blangah
Address: 3591 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159840
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: –
Berths: 6 sawtooth, 2 alighting
Bus services: 12 (SBS Transit), 3 (SMRT)

Brief History:

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange commenced operations on 14 February 1981. Today, little has changed since its opening over 20 years ago, with no major renovations apart from re-roofing works in 2014 and the interchange layout largely similar.An overhead bridge over Bukit Merah Central was added after its opening.

General refurbishment works at the bus interchange were undertaken in 2013 to 2014. Contract VT360 was awarded to JS Metal Pte. Ltd. for Addition & Alteration Works, at a sum of S$1,183,200.00.

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBST + SMRT)
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Guide rack
  • Toilets

An overhead bridge connects the interchange to Bukit Merah Town Centre across the road.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Notes
5 B6 Pasir Ris  
16 B3 Bedok  
57 B6 Bishan  
123 B1 Harbourfront  
131 B5 St. Michaels  
131M B5 ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue  
132 B6 Hougang Central  
139 B1 Toa Payoh  
153 B1 Hougang Central  
167 B3 Sembawang  
176 B2 Bukit Panjang  
198 B2 Boon Lay  
272 B5 ↺ Telok Blangah Rise  
273 B2 ↺ Telok Blangah Drive  
851 B3 Yishun  


Berth Allocation:

Berth Services
B1 123, 139, 153
B2 176, 198, 273
B3 16, 167, 851
B5 131, 131M, 272
B6 5, 57, 132




External Links & References:

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5 thoughts on “Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

  1. Dear sir or mdm. Im currently working part time at great world city. The main purpose of me writing here is to report the loss of my ipad from either bus 5 or 273. I cant exactly remember which bus cause i was sleepy. The ipad has a brown casing cover and the screen ia cracked. If you found it, please call me. 81481348

  2. The screen shows the estimate arrival of the next bus and i know there might be a time allowance of 2 to 3 minutes but i was at bukit merah interchange waiting for my bus and all of the timings stated has buses arriving 10 minutes earlier. I saw my alternative bus stopping at the red light and the driver rejected me when i asked to get on. What is the point of showing the estimated time arrivals when it is clearly inaccurate.

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