Come Sunday, 27 December 2009, residents living in Boon Lay will be able to wait for buses in air-conditioned comfort.
The Boon Lay Interchange, which is situated along Jurong West Central 3, will open its doors to commuters this weekend. Integrated with the Jurong Point retail mall, the new facility will take commuting to a whole new level as residents can shop, dine and hop on a bus under one roof!
Located a stone’s throw away from the current interchange, the new facility will also rank as Singapore’s busiest interchange with 30 bus services operating from its berths. Three services Services 179, 179A and 199 will continue to run from the current interchange for the time being due to their heavy passenger volumes. They will gradually be moved to the new interchange.
At its full capacity, this new 20,000 square metres Boon Lay bus interchange which is the largest air-conditioned interchange is expected to have an average daily passenger boarding of 55,000 on weekdays.
Similar to the first three air-conditioned bus interchanges in Toa Payoh, Sengkang and Ang Mo Kio, the new Boon Lay bus interchange is also equipped with automatic sliding doors for the convenience and safety of passengers.
To optimise traffic flow within the interchange and along peripheral roads, the 30 bus services have been carefully allocated to their respective berths. SBS Transit’s bus services calling at Berths 1 to 6 will make a left turn when exiting from the interchange and on their return journey, conduct a right turn entry into the interchange. On the other hand, services serving Berths 7 to 17 will perform a right turn when leaving the interchange and on their return, make a left turn entry into the interchange.
As a result of this, the routes of eight services Services 182, 182M, 194, 199, 240, 242, 254 and 405 will be amended with some of these services calling at additional bus stops and by passing others along the amended routes. Due to the close proximity to the new interchange, the bus stop along Jurong West Central 3 (Bus Stop 22581, opposite Jurong Point) will be removed and seven services Services 157, 174, 174e, 198, 199, 242 and 405 will cease to stop there with effect from Sunday, 27 December 2009.
With the opening of this new interchange, additional staff will be deployed in the first few days of operation to assist passengers.
Please refer to poster for details.