Boon lay Bus Interchange is located in Jurong West, Singapore. The interchange was built as an integrated development within Jurong Point Shopping Centre and The Centris, and connects with the nearby Boon Lay MRT Station and various other public amenities, like Jurong West Community Building and Jurong Central Park.
This interchange serves diverse group of passengers, not just residents of Jurong West but students of Nanyang Technological University and the industrial areas of Jurong and Tuas. The large coverage of service areas make Boon Lay Interchange one of the busiest interchanges in terms of passenger traffic and bus services.
Name: Boon Lay Bus Interchange | 文礼巴士转换站
Service area: Jurong West, NTU, Pioneer, Jurong/Tuas Industrial Estate
Address: 87 Jurong West Central 3, Singapore 648343
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: EW27 Boon Lay
Berths: 11 end-on, 6 sawtooth, 4 alighting
Bus services: 24 (SBS Transit), 4 (SMRT)
- 1975: Boon Lay Gardens Bus Terminal begins operations
- 1978: Jurong Bus Interchange opens, some services were rerouted from Boon Lay Gardens
- 1990: Boon Lay Bus Interchange opens, taking over Jurong Interchange
- 2006: Boon Lay Temporary Interchange takes over operations
- 2009: New Boon Lay Bus Interchange opens
- 2010: All bus services transferred to the new interchange
- 2015: New Joo Koon Bus Interchanges opens, Services 182, 182M, 254, 255, 257 transferred, Services 194, 251 amended, new services 256 & 258 to ply from Joo Koon to Boon Lay
Before the Interchange:
Bus transport in Boon Lay began with Jurong Bus Interchange which commenced operations on 1st June 1978. Located at the junction of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim and Jurong Port Road, it catered to the residents of Jurong via a network of feeder routes. Services 10, 30, 98, 154, 157, 165, 178, 184, 187, 188, 196, 197, 198, 199, 206, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 450, 852 & 951 used to serve the interchange. When it ceased operations on 1st July 1990, most of the bus services were either relocated to the new Boon Lay Bus Interchange or rerouted to other bus interchanges. The remaining services were withdrawn.
Another lesser-known bus terminal is the Boon Lay Gardens Bus Terminal located at the junction of Boon Lay Place and Boon Lay Drive. It commenced operations in 1975, three years before Jurong Bus Interchange. Services 240, 245, 246 & 254 used to ply at that terminal, before it was re-routed to start from Jurong Interchange when it opened. A few weeks later, services 247A, 249A, 250A and 251A were introduced as single-direction peak hour services to and from Jurong and Tuas industrial estates, from Monday to Saturday. The terminal stopped operations in the 1980s and the peak hour bus services were withdrawn, and the site remains today as a heavy vehicle carpark.
Boon Lay Bus Interchange commenced operations on 1st July 1990, absorbing bus services from Jurong Bus Interchange which closed down and some bus services from Jurong East Bus Interchange were amended to the new interchange. More services were progressively introduced with the development of the industrial areas in Pioneer and Tuas.
On 18 Jun 2006, the bus interchange was closed and a temporary bus interchange took over operations. It was located at the junction of Jurong West Street 64 and Boon Lay Way. Meanwhile, the existing site was demolished to make way for a new bus interchange, fully integrated with an extension of Jurong Point (called JP2) and a residential development on top, known as The Centris.
On 27th Dec 2009, the new Boon Lay Interchange commenced operations, and all bus services were relocated there with the exception of Services 179, 179A and 199. Finally, on 8th May 2010, the three services were moved back to the new interchange in line with the NTU vacation period. The new interchange was the fourth air-conditioned bus interchange to be built as well as the first along the East-West Line.
The temporary interchange would serve as a bus park for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 where many athletes were housed within NTU. It was finally demolished in 2011.
The Opening Of Joo Koon Bus Interchange:
The transfer and amendment of bus services for Joo Koon Int from Boon Lay Int will take place in three phases.
Phase 1 – 21 Nov 2015
- Launch of new Service 258 from Boon Lay to Joo Koon via Jurong West St 64/75/82/81/71/61/63 & Upp Jurong Road
- Extension of Service 99 to Joo Koon via Jurong West St 93, Upp Jurong Rd
Phase 2 – 28 Nov 2015
- Launch of new Service 256 from Joo Koon to Boon Lay via Jln Ahmad Ibrahim, Pioneer Rd North, Jurong West St 63/61/62
- Relocation of Services 182, 182M & 257 to Joo Koon Int from Boon Lay Int
- Amendment of Services 192 & 193 to ply outside Joo Koon Int along Benoi Rd
Phase 3 – 12 Dec 2015
- Launch of new Service 253 from Joo Koon to Benoi Rd (Loop) via Benoi Sector & Pioneer Rd
- Relocation of Services 254 & 255 to Joo Koon Int from Boon Lay Int
- Amendment of Services 194 (extended to Pioneer Circus) and Service 251 (amended to Boon Lay Way & Pioneer Rd North)
- Interchange offices (SBST + SMRT)
- Transitlink Ticket Office
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information board & Bus arrival display
- Service guide rack
- Toilets (Paid)
The interchange has two entrances and exits located along Jurong West Central 3; one for the end-on berths and another for the sawtooth berths. Toilets in Boon Lay Interchange charge a fee for non-staff of public transport operators; the nearest public toilet is a short walk away within Jurong Point Shopping Centre.
|172||B6||Choa Chu Kang|
|174||B16||New Bridge Road|
|174e||B17||→ New Bridge Road||Weekdays AM/PM Peak|
|179||B3||↺ Nanyang Drive|
|180/A||B6||↺ Bukit Panjang|
|181||B1||↺ Jurong West Avenue 3|
|194||B8||↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim|
|199||B4||↺ Nanyang Crescent|
|240||B6||↺ Corporation Road|
|241||B2||↺ Jurong West Street 91|
|242||B2||↺ Jurong West Avenue 5|
|243G||B3||↺ Pioneer Road North||Counterclockwise loop
|246||B15||↺ Boon Lay Drive|
|249||B12||↺ Jalan Samulun|
|251||B5||↺ Shipyard Road|
|252||B10||↺ Joo Koon Road|
|256||B3||↺ Joo Koon|
|258||B4||Joo Koon||Looping Point
|405||B5||↺ Old Choa Chu Kang Road||Operates on selected days only|
Berths B1 to B6 are sawtooth berths. Berths B7 to B17 are end-on berths.
|Alighting||For alighting only|
|B1||179A, 181, 193|
|B2||192, 241, 242|
|B3||179, 243G, 256|
|B4||199, 243W, 258|
|B5||178, 187, 251, 405|
|B6||172, 180/180A, 240|
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