Seletar Bus Depot

Seletar Bus Depot, formerly named Sungei Seletar Bus Depot, is the third bus depot to be built by the Land Transport Authority in Singapore. It is located off Yio Chu Kang Road and houses 29 services under the Seletar Bus Package.

Seletar Bus Depot

  • 实里达巴士车厂
  • Depot Bas Seletar
Bus depot
General information
Location3 Yio Chu Kang Crescent
Singapore 786010
Coordinates1°23′34″N 103°50′11″E / 1.3927°N 103.8365°E / 1.3927; 103.8365Coordinates: 1°23′34″N 103°50′11″E / 1.3927°N 103.8365°E / 1.3927; 103.8365
Operated bySBS Transit
Other information
Websitewww.sbstransit.com.sg
History
Opened27 January 2018

Completed in 2017, the new bus depot is able to accommodate about 500 buses and be equipped with facilities for daily bus operations, bus maintenance and a rest area for bus drivers.[1] An access road (Yio Chu Kang Crescent) was built to serve the depot. The depot was officially opened by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan on 27 January 2018.[2]

HistoryEdit

On 7 June 2016, the Land Transport Authority called for tenders to operate 26 routes based at Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, and Yishun Bus Interchange out of the new depot as part of its new contracting model. 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.[3] On 19 April 2017, the Land Transport Authority awarded the bus package to SBS Transit.[4][5] SBS Transit took over the services in the bus package in three tranches in March 2018, as SBS Transit was already operating about half of the bus services.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Bus Depot at Sungei Seletar to Support Bus Fleet Expansion under BSEP". Land Transport Authority. 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  2. ^ "SBS Transit gets a new bus depot in Seletar for expanded route network in Yishun and Ang Mo Kio". The Straits Times. 27 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Calling of Tender for Third Bus Package under the Bus Contracting Model". Land Transport Authority. 2016-06-07.
  4. ^ "LTA Awards Third Bus Package To SBS Transit Ltd". Land Transport Authority. 19 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Seletar bus package awarded to SBS Transit". Channel NewsAsia. 19 April 2017.