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Ghim Moh Bus Terminal is located outside Blk 9 of Ghim Moh Road. One of a handful of roadside bus terminals in Singapore, this terminal serves the small housing estate of Ghim Moh. Nearby amenities include Ulu Pandan Community Center and Blk 20 Market & Hawker Centre.
Name: Ghim Moh Bus Terminal | 锦茂巴士终站
Service area: Ghim Moh, Buona Vista
Address: Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, Singapore 270009
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: EW21/CC22 Buona Vista
Berths: Roadside bus terminal / 1 bus stop
Bus services: 4 (SBST)
Before the consolidation of bus routes to operate to and from major interchanges, roadside terminals were very common, especially in the seventies. Ghim Moh Bus Terminal was no exception, and opened in the late 1970s to compliment the building of Ghim Moh Estate. The terminal was situated adjacent to Block 9 and 10.
In 1986, the bus terminal was relocated to a bus bay outside Block 9 along Ghim Moh Road when the existing bus terminal was converted into a car park. One of the car park entrances was sealed off and functions as a turnabout point for buses entering from Commonwealth Avenue West. An alighting bay was also near the turnabout point, opposite a rubbish collection point. Due to limited land space, a permanent terminal was never constructed for Ghim Moh.
Buses now layover and pick up passengers at the bus stop outside Block 9. Service 92 also performs jumpbus at this terminal, where bus drivers would be substituted so the bus can continue its trip.
In 2006, the HDB announced an En Bloc redevelopment scheme for Blocks 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12 and 12A. The blocks were slated to be demolished and then redeveloped. In early 2012, the blocks of flats were vacated, leaving the bus terminal with decreased ridership. The terminal may possibly merge with Buona Vista Bus Terminal in the future.
Bus services list:
|92||↺ Science Park Drive||No operation on Sundays/PHs|
|92M||↺ North Buona Vista Rd||Only on Sundays / Public Holidays|
|111||↺ Temasek Avenue|
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