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Bedok Bus Interchange

Bedok Bus Interchange Departure

Information to Know About Bedok Bus Interchange

Bedok Bus Interchange, an Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) in Bedok Town Centre, provides transportation to the residential areas close to Bedok, Tanah Merah, Bedok Reservoir, Upper East Coast, and Marine Parade.

The Bedok Bus Interchange, integrated inside Bedok Mall shopping center and Bedok Residences condominium and just a short walk from Bedok MRT Station, is Singapore’s sixth air-conditioned bus interchange. Public services in the area include Heartbeat @ Bedok, Bedok Public Library, Bedok Point, Bedok Polyclinic, and Bedok Hawker Centre.

Bedok Bus Interchange Entrance

The anchor operator of Bedok Bus Interchange at the moment is SBS Transit. The Bedok Bus Package’s future operator will take over as the anchor operator of this interchange with the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) implementation.

History

The first interchange in Singapore to use a color-coded queue system was the original facility, which opened on February 25, 1979. The interchange gets expanded and partially dismantled after it opened in 1981 at S$3 million. Construction gets finished in 1983. The interchange had 32 end-on berths, seven sawtooth berths, and 33 distant parking bays after being expanded to 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres). When Chai Chee Bus Terminal collapsed in 1985, some bus services get transferred from the terminal to the interchange. The Bedok MRT station, located south of the existing structure, opened in 1989, completing the bus interchange and offering choices for transportation both within Bedok town and to the nearby East Coast Park.

Bedok Bus Interchange Foodcourt

The bus interchange gets slated for development in the 2003 URA Masterplan. It was confirmed when HDB unveiled plans to revitalize Bedok in early 2011. These plans included redeveloping the Bedok town center and rebuilding the original facility into an air-conditioned one, integrated with a proposed commercial development (Bedok Mall) and a proposed residential development (Bedok Residences), modeled after Boon Lay Bus Interchange. The original building gets destroyed in its entirety.

The bus interchange moved to its temporary location along Bedok North Drive on November 19, 2011, after 32 years of operation from the former facility, to allow for the planned reconstruction of the original facility. A few changes get made to three services—Service 9, Service 18, and Service 35—with the introduction of the temporary facility.

On November 30, 2014, the newly constructed Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) officially opened. Residents of Bedok may now easily switch between the bus and the completion of the ITH. 

Bedok Bus Interchange Interior

The Interchange 

The interchange comprises a single vehicular concourse area enclosed inside the structure, with a Big bus park, ten sawtooth boarding berths, and five linear alighting berths. For standard 12-meter buses, the facility contains exactly 56 angled parking lots, and there are also two parallel parking bendy bus spaces. Traffic light crossings with Bedok North Drive get reached by separate vehicle entries and exits. Every berth in the air-conditioned passenger concourse has queuing lanes, and automatic sliding glass doors only open when the bus approaches the berth. The operational hours of the passenger service offices get staffed. Large glass panels on the west side of the interchange allow natural light to enter the space. With the main entrance at New Upper Changi Road connecting to Bedok MRT station, the interchange concourse offers pedestrian entrances and exits on all sides (Exit B).

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