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Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange is located at Woodlands Town Centre, serving the residential town of Woodlands, Marsling, Admiralty and surrounding industrial areas. Amenities around the Interchange include the Causeway Point Shopping Mall, Woodlands Civic Centre and the Woodlands Regional Library.
The interchange will take over operations from the present Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange, which will undergo addition and alteration works as part of the construction for the new Woodlands Station along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). The future underground station will incorporate additional links to the existing interchange.
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange will open from 12 March 2016. The last day of operations for Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange will be on 11 March 2016.
Name: Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange | 兀兰临时巴士转换站
Service area: Woodlands, Admiralty, Marsiling
Address: 3A Woodlands Square, Singapore 737735
Principal operator: SMRT
MRT Station: NS9 / TE2 (future) – Woodlands Station
Berths: 10 sawtooth, 4 alighting
Bus services: 26 (SMRT), 2 (SBST), 1 (Commute Solutions & BT&Tan), 1 (Rui Feng Chartered)
Before the interchange came into operation, bus services in Woodlands were served by Woodlands Bus Interchange located at Woodlands Centre Road. In existence since the 1970s, the interchange served the former Woodlands Town Centre, which was located very near to the Causeway. Another bus terminal, Marsiling Bus Terminal, was situated not too far away at Marsiling Town, beside Block 201 along Admiralty Road. Introduced in the 1980s, this bus terminal was home to TIBS services 950, 951 and 952, which went to Shenton Way, Jurong and Marina Centre respectively.
In 1996, both bus terminals were rendered obsolete with the opening of Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange. Bus services were either diverted to the new interchange or withdrawn. In 2016, interchange operations were relocated to the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange north of the existing site to facilitate construction works for the underground Woodlands Station as part of the new Thomson-East Coast Line.
Read more about the existing Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange here.
With the construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and a new Woodlands Station underneath Woodlands Regional Interchange, the existing interchange had to be closed to facilitate underground construction works, with addition and alteration works to be carried out (likely including a linkway to the new station). The solution was a temporary bus interchange built north of the existing interchange, for the relocation of all of the bus services currently serving Woodlands Regional Interchange. Contract T221 for the construction of the Temporary Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange was awarded to JS Metal Pte. Ltd. on 17 Mar 2014, at a sum of S$12,650,000.00.
Like most other temporary interchanges, the concourse wraps around the bus park, which is situated in the middle. A long alighting berth accommodates at least five buses, and nine boarding berths across its length cater for boarding activity (similar in number to the existing interchange). The parking bay has room for 51 articulated buses (18-metre) and 10 rigid buses (12-metre). A single combined entrance and exit leads to Woodlands Square.
- Interchange offices (SMRT)
- TransitLink Office
- Drivers’ lounge
- Boarding and alighting berths
- Information boards & Bus arrival displays
- SMRT Guide Rack
- Retail outlets
Bus Services List:
|169||B3||Ang Mo Kio|
|858||B2||↺ Changi Airport|
|900||B3||↺ Woodlands Drive 14|
|900A||↺ Woodlands Drive 17||Weekdays selected times|
|901||B4||↺ Woodlands Avenue 6|
|902||B1||Woodlands Avenue 9||Weekday mornings
Excluding RP Vacation
|903||B2||↺ Woodlands Centre Road|
|903P||B2||↺ Marsiling Lane||Weekdays AM/PM Peak|
|904||B1A||↺ Woodlands Crescent|
|911/E||B5||↺ Woodlands Avenue 2|
|B7||↺ Woodlands Centre Road|
|912/E||B4||↺ Woodlands Avenue 7|
|B6||↺ Woodlands Centre Road|
|912P||B6||↺ Woodlands St 41||Weekdays AM/PM Peak|
|913/E||B5||↺ Woodlands Circle|
|B6||↺ Woodlands Centre Road|
|925 / 925#||B9||Choa Chu Kang||Weekdays, Sat & Eves of PHs|
|↺ Neo Tiew Crescent||Sundays & PHs|
|926||B5||↺ Mandai Lake Road||Sundays & PHs|
|950||B9||↺ JB Sentral||Cross border route|
|961/ 961#||B7||Geylang Lorong 1||Weekdays, Saturdays|
|Geylang Lorong 1||Sundays & PH|
|962||B4||↺ Admiralty Street|
Weekdays AM/PM Peak
|963R||B8||Resorts World Sentosa||Express service
Weekends & PHs
|964||B5||↺ Woodlands Link||Weekdays, Sat & Eves of PHs|
|966||B8||↺ Marine Parade Road|
|NR2||—||Sembawang Dr||Enroute Stop|
|B1||161, 168, 902|
|B2||858, 903/903P, 969|
|B3||169, 900/900A, 965|
|B4||901, 912 (Towards WDL Ave 7), 962|
|B5||911 (Towards WDL Ave 2), 913 (Towards WDL Circle), 926/964|
|B6||178, 912 (Towards WDL Centre Rd) / 912P, 913 (Towards WDL Centre Rd)|
|B7||911 (Towards WDL Centre Rd), 960, 961/961#|
|B8||187, 963, 963E/963R, 966|
|B9||856, 925/925#, 950|
|Construction progress, March 2015||Construction progress, March 2015|
Construction progress, Aug 2015
Overhead view of completed interchange
Completed interchange, Jan 2016
Completed interchange, Feb 2016
External Links & References:
- Bus Interchanges – SMRT
- Relocation of Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange from 12 March 2016 – SMRT
- Services 161 and 168 will operate from the Woodlands Temporary Interchange from Saturday, 12 March 2016 – SBS Transit
- woodlands regional bus interchange to be upgraded temporary relocation from 12 march 2016 – LTA