New Bus Depot at Sungei Seletar to Support Bus Fleet Expansion under BSEP

News Releases
30 Jan 2015

     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be building a new Sungei Seletar bus depot, off Yio Chu Kang Road beside the Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Sungei Seletar Simpang Kiri river. This is to accommodate the growing bus fleet that will support higher service standards under both the expanded Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and the Government Contracting Model (GCM) for the public bus industry in Singapore.

2.   The LTA is calling a tender today to invite contractors to submit their cost proposals to build the Sungei Seletar bus depot.

3.   When completed by third quarter 2017, the Sungei Seletar bus depot will accommodate about 500 buses and will be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus repair and maintenance, bus parking, offices, rest area for bus drivers and canteen. An access road will also be built to serve the depot. The bus depot will be handed over to the Public Transport Operator for outfitting and preparatory works before operations can commence.

4.   Besides bus depots, the government has built bus parks to support the additional buses introduced under the BSEP. Since 2012, two bus parks[1] have been built to support BSEP, while two other bus depots[2] are under construction.


Annex A: Location of Sungei Seletar Bus Depot
 


[1] Bus parks built since 2012 are the Upper Changi Road East Bus Park and Woodlands Bus Park. These were handed over to SBS Transit on 28 Jan 2013 and SMRT Buses on 21 Jan 2013 respectively.

[2] Bus depots under construction are the Bulim Bus Depot and Loyang Bus Depot. They are expected to be completed in 2015.