Tampines Bus Interchange is located at Tampines Town Center and serves the town of Tampines. Apart from connecting to Tampines MRT Station, it also serves many commercial developments and shopping malls in the area, such as Tampines Mall, Century Square, Tampines One and Tampines Regional Library.
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Name: Tampines Bus Interchange | 淡滨尼巴士转换站
Service area: Tampines
Main Complex Address: 512 Tampines Central 1 Singapore 520512
Extension Complex Address: 10A Tampines Concourse Singapore 528730
Principal operator: SBS Transit
MRT Station: EW2/DT32 Tampines
Main Complex Berths: 8 sawtooth, 3 end-on, 5-6 alighting
Extension Complex Berths: TBC
Bus services: 22 (SBST), 2 (SMRT)
Before the interchange came into operation, bus services in Tampines operated out of Tampines Bus Terminal located at Tampines Avenue 5, near the present-day Blk 938.
Built at a cost of $5 million and officially opened on Sunday, 29th November 1987, the Tampines Bus Interchange catered to the residents of Tampines New Town, and occupied a landsize of three football fields with 85 bus bays. The new interchange also took over operations from Tampines Bus Terminal. With an initial five feeder services and seven trunk routes, it now houses over 20 trunk routes and three feeder/townlink routes.
With the construction of the new Downtown Line, part of the end-on berths were cleared for construction works. Service 8 was relocated from the end-on berths to a new berth B6. The original interchange exit at the junction of Tampines Concourse was relocated to the junction of Tampines Central 3. Also, a new queuing area was set up for shortworking trip 31A.
An annexe for Tampines Interchange (not to be confused with the upcoming Tampines North Interchange located at the future Tampines Street 62) was announced by LTA in late 2014 for completion in Q4 2015. The expanded concourse will be able to cope with higher volumes of bus movement operating out of Tampines Interchange.
- Interchange offices (SBST+SMRT)
- Transitlink Office
- Drivers lounge
- NTWU Canteen
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival displays
- Service guide racks
- Retail outlets
Bus Service List:
|4||B10||↺ Changi North Way|
|19||B9||↺ Changi Airfreight Terminal|
|20||B5||↺ Changi Business Park|
|22||B3||Ang Mo Kio|
|23||A1||↺ Rochor Canal Road|
|29||B9||↺ Changi Village|
|37||B8||↺ Changi North Crescent|
|67||B5||Choa Chu Kang|
|72||B7||Yio Chu Kang|
|81||A2||↺ Serangoon Central|
|291||B9||↺ Tampines Street 81||West Loop|
|B8||↺ Tampines Street 33||East Loop|
|291P||B8||↺ Tampines Street 33||Weekdays AM/PM Peak only|
|292||B7||↺ Tampines Street 22|
|293||B4||↺ Tampines Street 71||West Loop|
|B3||↺ Tampines Street 45||East Loop|
|293P||B3||↺ Tampines Street 45||Weekdays AM/PM Peak only|
More details about Tampines Townlink and Feeder services here
Current Berth Allocation:
Tampines has three sets of end-on berths (A-prefixed) and ten sawtooth (B-prefixed) berths. B1 to B5 are located on the East side, while B6 to B10 are located on the West side.
|B3||22, 65, 293 (East Loop) / 293P|
|B4||10, 293 (West Loop), 969/969A|
|B5||3, 20, 31, 67|
|B7||39, 72, 292|
|B8||37, 69, 291 (East Loop) / 291P|
|B9||19, 29, 291 (West Loop)|
|B10||4, 18, 28, 38|
Downtown Line Construction
To facilitate construction of for the Downtown Line Tampines station, the west entrance and exit along Tampines Central 1 was relocated to the junction of Tampines Central 3 and the diverted Tampines Central 1 since 2013. This led to the construction of a sheltered alighting berth for the west concourse. Previously, only the alighting berth at B6 was sheltered. The west concourse bus services had to queue up to alight commuters there during inclement weather.
Around 4 shops including Singapore Pools which used to operate in the same building as Tampines bus interchange had to be demolished to facilitate the construction. Service 8 at berth A3 was also shifted to berth B6 for a few months, where a dedicated queuing berth was constructed. Service 8 was then shifted back to berth A3 in late 2014.
In late November 2014, LTA formally announced the expansion of Tampines Interchange, with a new annexe constructed at Tampines Concourse, some 100m away from the original Interchange. Covering 10,100 sq m, the Tampines Interchange Extension would consist of 12 bus parking lots, passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge and a canteen. A covered walkway will be built to connect commuters from Tampines DTL / EWL MRT Station and the main Tampines Bus Interchange to this extension. It is scheduled to be operational by Q4 2015, which was delayed to Q2 2016.
Most, if not all bus services from the main Tampines 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 Tampines Bus Interchange complex does not have enough parking lots to cater to these future new services. The main interchange has only 53 bus parking lots.
The land which the new annexe sits on is designated as a reserve site, according to URA’s 2014 Master Plan.
This new extension of Tampines Bus Interchange is not Tampines North Interchange. Tampines North Interchange will be a mixed development located at Tampines Street 62, integrated with a shopping mall and residential complex above.
Future Tampines Central Integrated Transport Hub
As mentioned in the URA Draft MasterPlan 2013 for Tampines, following the completion of the Downtown Line Stage 3 construction in 2017, Tampines Interchange will be upgraded to an Integrated Transport Hub, with shopping and residential facilities integrated to the new air-conditioned bus interchange with connections to both the Downtown Line and East West Line Tampines Station. The likely site of Tampines Central Temporary Int would be directly beside the extension complex as mentioned above.
External Links & References:
- URA Draft Masterplan 2013 – Tampines