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Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange Entrance

Know more about the Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

The Bukit Merah Bus Interchange is a bus interchange situated in the Bukit Merah Town Centre, near Bukit Merah Central, in Bukit Merah, Singapore. The interchange provides access to the business structures in Bukit Merah Central and the adjoining residential estates Telok Blangah and Bukit Purmei. It is the only bus interchange in Singapore without a direct connection to an MRT station. Nevertheless, several routes connect commuters from the station to surrounding MRT stations. The Bukit Merah Bus Interchange is connected to Tiong Bahru by Services 5, 16, and 851, Redhill by Services 132, and Telok Blangah by Services 176.

Brief History:

On February 14, 1981, Bukit Merah Bus Interchange opened its doors to the Bukit Merah estate. Feeder bus services connect it with the residential communities at Telok Blangah and Bukit Purmei, located at Bukit Merah Central. A driver’s canteen gets added to the building’s second floor and an overhead bridge over Bukit Merah Central sometime after it opened (possibly in the 1990s or 2000s). Little has changed in the interchange’s design since it opened more than 30 years ago. 

Bus Contracting Model:

All bus routes get divided into six route packages under the new bus contracting model, with 167 falling under Sembawang-Yishun, 176 falling under Choa Chu Kang-Bukit Panjang, 851 falling under Seletar, 132 and 153 falling under Sengkang-Hougang, 139 falling under Bishan-Toa Payoh, and the remainder falling under Bukit Merah Bus Packages.Bukit Merah Bus Interchange Facade

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit + SMRT Buses)
  • TransitLink Ticket Office
  • Opening Hours: 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Service Guide Rack
  • Toilets
  • Interactive Touchscreen Panels
  • Mobile Charging Points
  • Water Cooler
  • Umbrella Dispenser

Do you know which station or stop is the closest to Bukit Merah Bus Interchange? 

Look at this list of stations that are close to where you’re going: Henderson Rd – Bef Bt Merah Ctrl (10331), Blk 162 (Outside Kfc), Henderson Rd – Blk 1 (14249), Henderson Rd – Opp Blk 1 (14241), Telok Blangah (CC28), Mount Faber Station, Jln Bt Merah – Blk 119 (10089), Tiong Bahru (EW17), and Jln Bt Mera.By bus or metro, you may reach Bukit Merah Bus Interchange. The following lines and routes have stops close by:

  • Bus: 132, 16, 176, 197, 198, 5, 851
  • Metro: EAST WEST LINE

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange To VivoCity by walk and bus:

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange and VivoCity can be reached in about 25 minutes, traveling a distance of about 5 kilometers. SBS Transit is the provider of the services. Although weekend and holiday schedules vary, check ahead of time for 840 services.

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange To Mustafa Centre:

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange to Mustafa Center can reach in around 33 minutes, covering a distance of 9 kilometers. It includes an approximately two-minute stopover on average. The Bukit Merah Bus Interchange to Mustafa Center service, run by SBS Transit and SMRT, travels from Bt Merah Int to Mustafa Centre.

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange Interior

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