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Do You Know About Loyang Bus Depot ?

The Land Transport Authority Singapore has constructed a second bus depot at Loyang. It situated at the intersection of Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Loyang Way, and it houses 31 services that are part of the Loyang Bus Package. Go-Ahead Singapore now manages Loyang Bus Depot as part of the contractual model package.

The new bus depot finished in 2015′ enough for 500 vehicles, is furnished with amenities for regular bus operations, bus maintenance, and a resting place for bus drivers. The Loyang Bus Depot was formally opened on June 19, 2016, by David Brown, group chief executive of the Go-Ahead Group, and Zainal Sapari, member of parliament for the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency.

History

As part of the review of the improved structural assistance that the government is offering the bus, the industry started in Committee of Supply (COS) 2012, the bus depot announced by LTA on May 29, 2013, will be the second depot that LTA is creating and funding. The facility designed to hold the extra buses it will be bringing in over the following few years. As the overall bus capacity gradually raised under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, the operator’s present bus depots and bus park are at a capacity facility required to support a large number of buses (BSEP) in  Loyang Bus Depot.

Use of SMRT and SBS Transit

The finished bus park at Loyang Depot utilised in March 2015 to store freshly delivered unregistered SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaros for Bedok North Depot before the bus depot building finished. A portable restroom and an SBS Transit container office located in the parking area. For different bus services, the parking space is segmented into zones from Zone A to Zone J. Arrangement was in place until the end of 2015 the depot formally taken over by Go-Ahead Group. To provide extra bus parking for its bus services that serve Changi Airport, Tampines, and Bedok, SMRT Buses moved into Loyang Bus Depot as a temporary operational base in the East at the beginning of 2016.

Giving the go-ahead

The Go-Ahead Group, which won the tender for the Loyang Bus Package, was given control of the bus depot under the Bus Contracting Model, which transferred it to a new operator. On December 11, 2015, the newly finished depot was turned over to Go-Ahead, giving the operator enough time to gather the necessary resources—such as hiring and preparing bus captains and technicians—for a seamless handover. On June 19, 2016, Loyang Bus Depot hosted the Go-Ahead Singapore (GAS) Bus Carnival, which also served as the official inauguration ceremony for the station.

Model for Bus Contracting (BCM)

As part of the Loyang Bus Package is covered by the BCM, Loyang Bus Depot combined with 30 bus routes. In the future, further bus services add increase the total to 30 bus routes by March 2020. The station would manage the operations of all buses operating on these routes. These routes would from Pasir Ris & Punggol Bus Interchanges.

The station initially received roughly 400 buses (loaned to Go-Ahead Singapore) in 2016 2021 had increased to about 500 buses, keeping pace with anticipated increases in ridership and the construction of Pasir Ris & Punggol New Town.

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