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Sengkang Bus Interchange is located in Sengkang Town Center, built underneath the Compass Heights condominium. It was the second air-conditioned interchange in Singapore after Toa Payoh, and provides connectivity to Sengkang MRT/LRT Station and Compass Point Shopping Mall.
Name: Sengkang Bus Interchange | 盛港巴士转换站
Service area: Sengkang
Address: 13 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545077
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: NE16/STC Sengkang
Berths: 4 sawtooth, 2-3 alighting
Bus services: 11 (SBST), 1 (SMRT)
The development of Sengkang as a new residential town in the late 1990s resulted in the need for a bus terminal. In 1998, a roadside Sengkang Bus Terminal opened along Compassvale Road, later relocated to Sengkang East Way in 1999. In 2001, a proper Sengkang Bus Interchange was built at the junction of Senkang East Way and Compassvale Road.
With the construction of the North East Line, an integrated bus interchange was planned for Sengkang. This would be the first time a bus interchange was integrated with a residential development, a concept widely used in Hong Kong and beginning to appeal to town planners, which had the advantage of convenience and saving precious land space. On 18 January 2003, the new Sengkang Bus Interchange opened, which was fully integrated with Sengkang MRT and LRT station.
Today, the sheltered passenger linkway between the bus stop Opp Blk 241 along Compassvale Road and Sengkang Bus Interchange is what’s left of the old Sengkang Interchange, and used to be a passenger waiting area for buses.
The Sengkang Bus Interchange extension located opposite the existing Sengkang Bus Interchange at Compassvale Road would be completed in Q3 2015 and would house several future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) bus services.
Service 27, which used to ply between Sengkang Bus Interchange and Changi Airport, was extended to Hougang Central Bus Interchange on 29 December 2002.
Service 85, 501, and 502, which used to ply from Sengkang Bus Interchange to HarbourFront, Marina Centre and Boon Lay respectively, were withdrawn or re-routed to prevent duplication of the North East Line which opened in June 2003. Service 119 was introduced to replace a segment of Service 85’s route between Sengkang and Hougang Street 21.
Feeder service 371 was re-routed when the East loop of the Sengkang LRT was opened on 20 January 2003, and withdrawn following the opening of the West loop on 29 January 2005. Service 163A (later renumbered as 163M) was introduced to compliment the Sengkang West Loop, and runs at specific timings throughout the day. Service 371 was then reintroduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme to loop at Rivervale Cres in 2014.
On 21 October 2012, Service 119 was extended to terminate at Punggol Bus Interchange and no longer terminates at Sengkang.
- Interchange offices (SBST)
- Transitlink Office (within Sengkang MRT Station)
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival displays
- Service guide racks
- Retail outlets
|86||B1||Ang Mo Kio|
|163M||B2||↺ Fernvale Lane|
|371||B2||↺ Rivervale Crescent|
|372||B4||↺ Compassvale Road|
|Alighting||For alighting only|
Sengkang LRT Rail Bridging Service (East Loop)
Sengkang LRT Rail Bridging Service (West Loop)
|B2||163, 163M, 371, 156
North-East Line Rail Bridging Service (towards HarbourFront)
North-East Line Rail Bridging Service (towards Punggol)
|B4||159, 372, 965|
Sengkang Bus Interchange Extension
In late November 2014, LTA formally announced the expansion of Sengkang Interchange. Covering 8,100 sq m, this extension would be located at Compassvale Road, directly opposite the main bus exit from the original Interchange. The Sengkang Bus Interchange Extension would consist of 12 bus parking lots, passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge and a canteen. The existing overhead bridge which connects the existing Interchange with the bus stop along Compassvale Road will also connect the present bus interchange to the extension. It is scheduled to be operational by Q3 2015.
Most, if not all bus services from the main Sengkang Bus Interchange are likely to remain there as the new annexe would cater to about 4 to 5 future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) services, of which the main Sengkang Bus Interchange complex does not have enough parking lots to cater to these future new services.
The land which the new annexe sits on is designated as a reserve site, according to URA’s 2014 Master Plan. It is also the site of the former Sengkang Bus Interchange, before the current Integrated Transport Hub was built.
All services from the main Sengkang Bus Interchange will remain there as this extension would cater to about 4 to 5 future Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) Services in which the main Sengkang Bus Interchange complex does not have enough parking lots to cater to these future new services. Currently, Sengkang Bus Interchange has just 16 bus parking lots.
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