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Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

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Operated by  SBS Transit
Owner  Land Transport Authority
Opened  10 April 1983
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Location  53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933 Singapore
Owned by  Land Transport Authority
Bus routes  14 (SBS Transit) 1 (SMRT Buses) 1 (Go-Ahead)
Bus stands  6 (Boarding) 3 (Alighting)
Bus operators  SBS Transit (except Services 136 & 169) SMRT Buses (Service 169) Go-Ahead (Service 136)
Similar  Ang Mo Kio MRT Station, Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Hougang Central Bus Interc, Marina Centre Bus Terminal, Yishun Temporary Bus Interc

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange is located in Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Singapore. The interchange is within AMK Hub which is in turn linked to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via a pedestrian underpass below Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.

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The interchange is the third to be fully air-conditioned in Singapore and the second bus interchange along the North South Line to be air conditioned after the Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and the Sengkang Bus Interchange, and similarly features automated sliding doors at each of its six berths that will open only when the bus reaches the berths.

History

The original bus interchange was opened in April 1983 as Ang Mo Kio New Town slowly expanded since the late 1970s. Buses originally berthed at elongated bus stops outside Blk 322 along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, which is right opposite the present-day interchange. Feeder Service 269 was inaugurated together with the opening of this interchange.

The bus interchange was relocated to a temporary structure at the other end of Ang Mo Kio Town Centre near the Ang Mo Kio Community Library on 24 March 2002 when the 18-year-old interchange building was demolished to make way for the development of AMK Hub. The temporary bus interchange was originally intended to be operational for two years, but continued to operate at its site for another three years due to a delay in the construction of the AMK Hub when its earlier contractor went out of business right after the demolition of the old bus interchange.

All services that terminate in Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange were relocated to the new bus interchange built within AMK Hub on 28 April 2007 and was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the then Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Ms Lim Hwee Hua.

Bus Contracting Model

Service 136 will be transferred to the Go-Ahead Group from SBS Transit in Q3 2016 as part of the Government Contracting Model – Loyang Bus Package.

On 7 June 2016, the Land Transport Authority called for tenders to operate 26 routes out of the Seletar Bus Package as part of its new contracting model. Nine services are under this package; if successfully tendered to a bus operator other than SBS Transit, 22, 25, 73, 86 and 166 will be the remaining five SBS Transit services left - which are bundled into Clementi, Hougang-Sengkang, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Bedok and Tampines. The bus services will be operated by the successful tenderer for a service term of five years, with a possible two-year extension based on good performance. It will also operate and maintain this and Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange. The sole SMRT service, 169 is under Sembawang – Yishun.

References

Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange Wikipedia


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