Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange

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Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange is a centralized bus interchange located at Yishun Town Centre. Scheduled for opening in March 2015, the temporary facility connects to Yishun MRT Station and Northpoint Shopping Centre, replacing the former Yishun Bus Interchange which will be demolished to make way for Northpoint City, an integrated transport hub scheduled for completion in 2019. The interchange commenced operations from 14 March 2015.

Overview of Yishun Temporary Interchange in early March 2015

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Pre-opening Gallery / Post-opening Gallery 2

Interior of Yishun Temp Int

Name: Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange | 义顺临时巴士转换站
Service area: Yishun, Khatib
Address: 20A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768830
Principal operator: SMRT
MRT Station: NS13 Yishun
Berths: 8 sawtooth (inclusive of 5 bendy-friendly sawtooth berths), 4 alighting
Bus services:  19 (SMRT), 3 (SBST), 1 (AC)

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History:

Before the construction of the Yishun Bus Interchange, Yishun had two roadside bus termini; one at Yishun Avenue 5 and the other at Yishun Central. The former handled feeder services like 800 and 801, while trunk routes like 850 and 851 called at the Yishun Central Terminal. In the 1980s, the rising development of Yishun New Town called for a more permanent facility for buses. HDB, who was in-charge of public works, designed and built a permanent facility between Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Central 1.

Yishun Bus Interchange opened on 18th January 1987 with five trunk and four feeder bus services, gradually expanding to around 20 services today. In 2003, SBS Transit introduced Service 39 to Yishun, followed by Service 85 in 2006. In December 2010, private operator Advance Coaches introduced AC7, a cross border bus route to Johor Bahru. Two SMRT bus services, 803 and 860, were also introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) in February 2014 and October 2012 respectively.

The shift to Yishun Temporary Interchange:

On 14 March 2015, Yishun Bus Interchange was relocated to a temporary facility along Yishun Central 1, while the former interchange was demolished to make way for a future integrated development. By 2019, Yishun will house an air-conditioned Integrated Public Transport Hub (ITH), comprising a shopping mall, offices and residential developments.

Volunteer Service Ambassadors (from Friends Of SMRT) were stationed on 14 Mar 2015, from 8am to 5pm, at the temporary interchange and the vicinity to guide commuters.

The temporary interchange is located at the junction of Yishun Central and Yishun Central 1, opposite Northpoint Shopping Centre and Golden Village Yishun.

Two vehicular entrances and exits serve the interchange; one along Yishun Central (cross-junction with Yishun Ave 9) and the other along Yishun Central 1. A sheltered walkway connects the interchange concourse with Northpoint Shopping Centre, providing full sheltered access to Yishun MRT Station.

Inside, the interchange features 27 rigid/double-decker bus parking bays and 21 bendy bus parking bays as specified by the original design by the Land Transport Authority. 33 more parking bays were added by SMRT to provide additional space for overnight bus parking at Yishun Temp Int in lieu of the lack of parking lots at Ang Mo Kio Depot (AMDEP).

The temporary interchange was already used as a bus park to relieve the parking space crunch at AMDEP months before the opening of the temporary interchange. 4 parking lots were allocated to SBS Transit for Services 39 & 85, 1 lot to Advance Coach AC7 and 1 lot to the KTPH Shuttle.

With the opening of the temporary interchange, height restrictions were lifted for bus services previously using the end-on berths (39, 85, 852, 855 & 857), allowing double-deck buses to be deployed.

The metal berth queues, information panels, berth display signs in Yishun Temp Int were reused from Bedok Temp Int by the construction contractor.

Prior to the official opening in March 2015, the temporary interchange was used as a bus park to relive the parking space crunch at Ang Mo Kio Depot (AMDEP). See Also: Yishun Intratown and Feeder services

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SMRT)
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information boards
  • Bus arrival displays
  • Retail outlets
  • Toilets

Bus Services list:

Service Berth Destination Notes
39 B1 Tampines
85 B1 Punggol
103 B1 Serangoon BSEP Route Extension
171 B3 Marina Centre
800 B7 ↺ Sembawang Road
803 B6 ↺ Yishun Street 31 BSEP Service
804 B8 ↺ Yishun Street 41
805 B5 ↺ Yishun Avenue 1 BSEP Service
From 14 Feb 2016
806 B5 ↺ Yishun Ring Road
811/E B7 ↺ Yishun Avenue 2
 — ↺ Yishun Avenue 1 Board at B/S 59161
811P  — ↺ Yishun Avenue 1 Weekdays Peak Hrs
Board from B/S 59161
812/E B5 ↺ Yishun Avenue 4
↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Board from B/S 59161
812P ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Weekdays Peak Hrs
Board from B/S 59161
851 B3 Bukit Merah
852 B6 Bukit Batok
853/ 853C B2 Geylang Lorong 1 Weekdays, Saturdays
Upper East Coast Sundays & PHs
854 B4 Bedok
854E B4 Bedok Weekdays AM Peak
855 B2 HarbourFront
856 B4 Woodlands
857 B2 ↺ Temasek Avenue
859 B3 Sembawang
860 B8 ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 BSEP
AC7 B8 JB CIQ Cross-border route
KTPH B6 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Shuttle service

For More Information about 811, 812, 811P & 812P Changes, Click Here ————————————————————————————————————————————

Berth Allocation:

Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange has 8 sawtooth berths (B-suffixed).
* Berths B3, B4, B5, B7 & B8 are bendy-friendly berths with longer boarding area suitable for bendy buses as well as rigid and double decker buses.

Berth Services
B1 39, 85, 103
B2 853/853C, 855, 857/857A
B3* 171, 851, 859
B4* 854, 854E, 856
North-South Line MRT Bridging Service towards Marina South Pier
B5* 806, 812 (Ave 4), 805
B6 803, 852, KTPH
B7* 800, 811 (Ave 2)
North-South Line MRT Bridging Service towards Jurong East
B8* AC7, 804, 860/860A

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Gallery: 

Alighting berths

Berth 3 looking towards alighting berths

Berth 4

Interchange offices

Berth 5 looking towards Berth 7

Berth 7 looking towards Berth 5

Berth 4 looking towards Berth 1

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Route Amendments from Yishun Bus Interchange to Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange   Click on the following services below to view the individual route poster to Yishun Temp Int

Services Old Route New Route
39, 85, 811 (Ave 1), 811P, 851, 852, 854 Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Central > Yishun Temp Int
855, 857 Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Central 1 > Yishun Temp Int
171, 856, 859 Yishun Ave 5 > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ave 5 > Yishun Central > Yishun Temp Int
800, 803, 860 Yishun Ave 9 > Yishun Ctrl > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ave 9 > Yishun Temp Int
811 (Ave 2) Yishun Ave 9 > Yishun Ctrl > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ave 9 > Yishun Central > Yishun Ave 2 * Board at BS59161
806 Yishun Central > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Central > Yishun Temp Int
812 (Ave 4) Yishun Central > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Central > Yishun Ave 2 * Board at BS59161
804, 812 (Ave 3), 812P Yishun Ring Rd > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Ring Rd > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Central > Yishun Temp Int
853, 853# Yishun Central 1 > Yishun Central > Yishun Ave 2 > Yishun Int Yishun Central 1 > Yishun Temp Int

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Bus Stop changes to facilitate Yishun Temporary Interchange

To cater the bus services shifting from the old Interchange to the Temporary Interchange, 4 new bus stops have been constructed, one at Yishun Ave 2 (G), one at Yishun Central (H) and two at Yishun Central 1 (F1 & F2)

Bus stops along Yishun Ave 2, (A1) Northpoint Shopping Ctr and (A2) Aft Northpoint Shopping Ctr, were once final bus stops before Yishun Bus Interchange for many bus services. These two bus stops connected passengers closer to Northpoint Shopping Centre, saving walking time and distance from the bus interchange to the shopping mall.

Intratown Services 811 (To Yishun Ave 1), 812 (To Yishun Ave 3) & Peak Period Short Services 811P & 812P will not call at Yishun Temp Int. Instead, the first stop will be at bus stop B2, BS59161 directly outside the Temp Int.

Bus stop (A1) now serves as an intermediate stop for the Yishun Ave 1 loop for service 811, as well as for trunk services 851 and 852.

(A1) Yishun Ave 2 – BS59072 Northpoint Shopping Ctr
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
171 Marina Centre Ter Yishun Int 811 Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 1
800 ↺ Sembawang Road Yishun Int 811P Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 1
803 ↺ Yishun Street 31 Yishun Int 851 Yishun Temp Int Bukit Merah Int
811 ↺ Yishun Avenue 2 Yishun Int 852 Yishun Temp Int Bukit Batok Int
812 ↺ Yishun Avenue 4 Yishun Int  —  —
860 ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Yishun Int  —  —

Bus stop (A2) continues to serve its purpose as an major interchange bus stop for passing bus services from Woodlands. It is joined by services 39, 85, 854, 854E, which will use this bus stop as an intermediate stop.

(A2) Yishun Ave 2 – BS59073 Aft Northpoint Shopping Ctr
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
169 Woodlands Reg Int Ang Mo Kio Int 169 Woodlands Reg Int Ang Mo Kio Int
804 ↺ Yishun Street 41 Yishun Int  —  —
806 ↺ Yishun Ring Road Yishun Int 39 Yishun Temp Int Tampines Int
853 Lor 1 Geylang Ter Yishun Int 85 Yishun Temp Int Punggol Temp Int
853C Upp East Coast Ter Yishun Int 854 Yishun Temp Int Bedok Int
856 Woodlands Reg Int Yishun Int 854E Yishun Temp Int Bedok Int
858 Woodlands Reg Int ↺ Changi Airport PTB 2 858 Woodlands Reg Int ↺ Changi Airport PTB 2
859 Sembawang Int Yishun Int  —  —
965 Woodlands Reg Int Sengkang Int 965 Woodlands Reg Int Sengkang Int
969 Woodlands Reg Int Tampines Int 969 Woodlands Reg Int Tampines Int

Bus stop (B1) was once an intermediate bus stop for Yishun feeder and intratown bus services. With the shifted position of the bus interchange, the bus services’ original route from Yishun Central 1 is truncated and no longer call at this bus stop. This bus stop will remain unused until the interchange shifts back to its original position in 2019.

(B1) Yishun Central – BS59169 Bet Blks 201/202
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
800 Yishun Int ↺ Sembawang Road  —  —
803 Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Street 31  —  —
806 Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Ring Rd  —  —
811 Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 2  —  —
812 Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 4  —  —
860 Yishun Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 3  —  —

Bus stop (B2), which is opposite the road from (B1), is also part of the truncated sector for Yishun feeder and intratown bus services. This bus stop serves as an intermediate stop for the Yishun Ave 1 loop of Yishun Intratown 811 and Peak Period Short Service 811P. The Yishun Ave 5 loop of service 811 will not stop at this bus stop.

(B2) Yishun Central – BS59161 Opp Blk 201
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
800 ↺ Sembawang Road Yishun Int 811 Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 1
803 ↺ Yishun Street 31 Yishun Int 811P Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 1
806 ↺ Yishun Ring Rd Yishun Int 812 Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 3
811 ↺ Yishun Avenue 2 Yishun Int 812P Yishun Temp Int ↺ Yishun Avenue 3
812 ↺ Yishun Avenue 4 Yishun Int
860 ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Yishun Int

Bus stop (C) was the looping point bus stop of the Yishun Ave 5 loop of Intratown service 811. It is joined by services 171, 856 and 859, which formerly skipped this bus stop to facilitate the right turn into Yishun Ave 2. These three bus services now travel straight from Yishun Ave 5 to Yishun Central.

(C) Yishun Ave 5 – BS59159 Blk 151
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
811 ↺ Yishun Avenue 5 Yishun Int 811 ↺ Yishun Avenue 5 Yishun Temp Int
 —  —  — 171 Marina Centre Ter Yishun Temp Int
 —  —  — 856 Woodlands Reg Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  —  — 859 Sembawang Int Yishun Temp Int

Bus stop (D) sees no changes and is used as an interchange bus stop for passing services travelling to Woodlands.

(D) Yishun Ave 2 – BS59079 Yishun Stn
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
169 Ang Mo Kio Int Woodlands Reg Int 169 Ang Mo Kio Int Woodlands Reg Int
858 ↺ Changi Airport PTB 2 Woodlands Reg Int 858 ↺ Changi Airport PTB 2 Woodlands Reg Int
965 Sengkang Int Woodlands Reg Int 965 Sengkang Int Woodlands Reg Int
969 Tampines Int Woodlands Reg Int 969 Tampines Int Woodlands Reg Int
(E1) Yishun Central 1 – BS59661 Opp Yishun Polyclinic
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
853 Lor 1 Geylang Ter Yishun Int 853 Lor 1 Geylang Ter Yishun Temp Int
853C Upp East Coast Ter Yishun Int 853C Upp East Coast Ter Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 855 Harbourfront Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 857 ↺ Temasek Avenue Yishun Temp Int
(E2) Yishun Central 1 – BS59669 Yishun Polyclinic
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
853 Yishun Int Lor 1 Geylang Ter 853 Yishun Temp Int Lor 1 Geylang Ter
853C Yishun Int Upp East Coast Ter 853C Yishun Temp Int Upp East Coast Ter
855 Yishun Temp Int Harbourfront Int
857 Yishun Temp Int ↺ Temasek Avenue

Bus services that travel from Lentor Ave through Yishun Ave 2 and terminate at Yishun Bus Interchange stop at three new bus stops, (F1), (F2) and (G), which were built to facilitate the route changes for Yishun Temporary Interchange. Services 855 and 857 deviate from the rest of the bus services as they will enter Yishun Temporary Interchange through Yishun Central 1 instead of Yishun Central, serving bus stops (F1) and (F2). This arrangement will ease bus traffic flow entering the bus interchange from Yishun Central.

(F1) Yishun Central 1 – BS59691 Bef Blk 935
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
 —  — 855 Harbourfront Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 857 ↺ Temasek Avenue Yishun Temp Int
(F2) Yishun Central 1 – BS59699 Opp Blk 935
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
855 Yishun Temp Int Harbourfront Int
857 Yishun Temp Int ↺ Temasek Avenue

Bus stop (G) serves as an alighting bus stop for bus services turning into Yishun Temporary Interchange, allowing for a quicker connection to the MRT Station.

(G) Yishun Ave 2 – BS59671 Bef Yishun Stn
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
 — 39 Tampines Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 85 Punggol Temp Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 811 ↺ Yishun Avenue 1 Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 811P ↺ Yishun Avenue 1 Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 851 Bukit Merah Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 852 Bukit Batok Int Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 854 Bedok Int Yishun Temp Int
(H) Yishun Central – BS59689 Blk 203
Before Yishun Temp Int Amendment After Yishun Temp Int Amendment
Service Origin Destination Service Origin Destination
 —  — 804 ↺ Yishun Street 41 Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 812 ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Yishun Temp Int
 —  — 812P ↺ Yishun Avenue 3 Yishun Temp Int

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Intratown Services 811, 812 & Peak Period Short Services 811P & 812P

With the temporary interchange, the 2nd loops of Intratown 811 & 812 will not pick up passengers from the interchange boarding berths. Instead, this will be done at Bus Stop (B2) 59161 Yishun Central – Opp Blk 201, which is connected via shelter to the temporary interchange near Berth 7. Commuters taking 811 to Yishun Ave 1, Yishun Ave 3, Yishun Ave 4 & Yishun St 81 as well as 812 to Yishun Ave 2, Yishun Ave 3, Yishun Ring Rd (Khatib Stn loop) should board the respective buses there. This is similar to the concept of Intratown 307, where commuters to the 2nd loop board from the bus stop outside Choa Chu Kang Interchange and commuters from the 1st loop who wish to go to the Interchange will alight.

Peak Period Short Services 811P & 812P will also pick passengers from this bus stop as the first stop.

Services 811, 811P, 812 & 812P will alight passengers at the Temporary Interchange alighting berth after completing the 2nd loop.

Follow the signs for to bus stop 59161.

Follow the signs for to bus stop 59161.

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Gallery:

Covered linkway to Northpoint Shopping Ctr

Interior of the bus interchange

View from Yishun Ctrl

Overview in Dec 2014

Yishun Temporary Interchange under construction

Yishun Feeder Map, retrieved from SMRT Bus and Train Services Guide

Yishun Feeder Map, retrieved from SMRT Bus and Train Services Guide

Malay & Tamil Poster for the shift to Yishun Temp Int

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13 thoughts on “Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange

    • Dear “I don’t have a name”, 851 will be getting double – deckers when Yishun Temp Int has opened. 851 will be controlled partially by AMDEP/WPDEP. Also, SMRT have tested double decker on service 851 since last year December, same goes to 854 and 857.

  1. By the way looking at the current deployment of Enviro DDs,It wont be enough for Yishun svc,Guess SMRT had to expedite the A95 orders.

  2. Not sure how long this temp interchange will be around but all I am certain is that a lot of us are gonna get really badly exposed to the sun and perspire while waiting for the bus and especially in the day time. Can something be done ASAP?

  3. Why isn’t there a time schedule for AC7?
    I always waited for more than 30min.
    Last week was worse, waited for 1hour and 15min for the bus at the interchange.

  4. The time schedule for Bus 811 in the morning is terrible! We have school going children thus the timing of the bus cannot be compromised. We aren’t expecting it to come every 5mins but at the very least, it’s not an interval of 15mins with 2-3buses piling up together. This is horrible! Can you imagine the anxiety these young children are experiencing and going through.

    Can someone pls get back to me with regards to this matter!

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