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Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot

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Learn more about the Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot

The Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange get situated in Singapore’s Ang Mo Kio Town Centre. The interchange gets currently located inside AMK Hub, which is connected to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via a pedestrian underpass beneath Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. The bus interchange has automated sliding doors at each of its six berths that will only open when the bus approaches the berths. After the Sengkang Bus Interchange and the Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, it is the third bus interchange along the North-South Line to feature air conditioning. Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot is Singapore’s third interchange with complete air conditioning.

The Depot:

In the Yio Chu Kang industrial zone, on Ang Mo Kio Street 63, to the north of the Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and the Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall, lies the primary bus depot known as the Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (often abbreviated AMDEP). The depot provides support for bus operations primarily in Shenton Way, New Bridge Road, Yio Chu Kang, Bishan, and Ang Mo Kio areas. The main depot structure houses offices and a canteen attached to a covered bus facility for maintenance and repairs. The Bus Operation Control Center (BOCC), which oversees SBS Transit’s buses located in Braddell Bus Park and Bedok North Depot, is housed in the AMDEP building.

Current interchange:

The bus interchange was relocated to a temporary position along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 in March 2002 after the government revealed intentions to renovate it as part of integrated development in 2001. A dispute between the developer and the government over the cost of the land parcel. It started in March 2005 and caused the construction of the integrated development to delay. In April 2007, operations at the new bus interchange inside the integrated development began.

Depot Fleet:

The following bus models get housed in the Ang Mo Kio Depot at the moment:

Single Deck Buses:

  • MAN A22
  • Mercedes-Benz Citaro
  • Scania K230UB
  • Volvo B5LH

Double Decker Buses:

  • MAN A95
  • Volvo B9TL

Important incidents:

On March 10, 1999, a depot fire claimed the lives of numerous buses, including SBS456U, SBS7195B, and SBS9013E. The specifics are unknown. Six buses get destroyed by a depot fire that erupted at the bus park around 3:30 am on March 7, 2010. All participating buses—SBS7440T, SBS9163E, SBS9174Z, SBS9188J, SBS9619H, and SBS9888Y—were written off as a result of the incident. In the incident, a Volvo B9TL and a Volvo B10TL Demonstrator get lost for the first time.

Bus Contracting Model:

According to the new bus contracting paradigm, the entire bus interchange will be covered by the Seletar Bus Package, except routes 22, 25, 73, 86, 136, and 169. Service 136 falls under the Loyang package, Service 22 under the TBC package, Service 25 under the Bedok package, Service 169 under the Sembawang-Yishun package, Service 86 under the Sengkang-Hougang package, Service 166 under the Clementi package, and Service 73 under the Bishan-Toa Payoh program.

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