Seletar Bus Depot
Guide To Know About Seletar Bus Depot
The third bus depot to be constructed by the Land Transport Authority in Singapore is Seletar Bus Depot, formerly Sungei Seletar Bus Depot. It is off Yio Chu Kang Road and is home to 29 Seletar Bus Package services. The new bus depot finished in 2017; enough for 500 vehicles and furnished with amenities for regular bus operations, bus maintenance, and a resting place for bus drivers. For the depot, an access road was constructed. On January 27, 2018, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan formally launched the depot.
As part of its new contracting strategy, the Land Transport Authority published a request for proposals on June 7, 2016, for the operation of 26 routes with hubs at the Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, and Yishun Bus Interchange out of the new station. The chosen bidder will run the bus services for five years, with a potential two-year extension based on satisfactory performance. The Land Transport Authority awarded SBS Transit the bus package on April 19, 2017. SBS Transit already managed nearly half of the bus services and took over the bus package in three instalments in March 2018.
About Seletar Bus Depot
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) commissioned Seletar Bus Depot (formerly Sungei Seletar Bus Depot) to have extra buses introduced over time as the overall bus capacity rises as a result of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). The station subsequently assigned to the Seletar Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model.
The station has offices, bus parking areas, a rest room for bus drivers, a canteen, and facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair and maintenance. It built to hold 525 buses. The station has an access road (known as Yio Chu Kang Crescent) that connects to Yio Chu Kang Road and Lentor Avenue.
Use of SBS Transit Bus Park
Seletar Bus Depot, with portable restrooms and container offices, cover by a metal roof. To relieve pressure on its neighbouring Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot, SBS Transit took over the recently finished bus park in December 2016 for the nighttime parking of its buses.
The main depot facility several shipping container offices below a sizable shelter made corrugated metal hoarding sheets. Nearby are several portable restrooms, and the guardhouse was a shipping container office at the entrance/exit for vehicles. The depot’s remaining portions still built.
The LTA declared SBS Transit Ltd as the winner of the Seletar Bus Package on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Since they needed time to extend their current operations by hiring and training bus captains and technicians, SBS Transit was given official ownership of Seletar Bus Depot in August 2017.
The Seletar Bus Package’s SBS Transit bus services began refuelling and parking at Seletar Bus Depot on December 23 at 1800 hours. It is in addition to the other bus routes like the 13, 72, 128, 168, and CT8 parked at Seletar Bus Depot at the time. When the Seletar Package began in earnest, these non-Seletar Package bus routes relocated back to Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.
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