Yishun integrated transport hub to open in 2019

SINGAPORE - The Yishun integrated transport hub will open in 2019, offering commuters a more comfortable wait for their buses, and better connectivity.

The hub will comprise an air-conditioned bus interchange, along with an underpass link to the Yishun MRT station and to a nearby shopping mall.

It will be the tenth such hub to open, joining existing ones in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay, Clementi, Serangoon, Sengkang, and Toa Payoh.

Similar transport hubs will open in Joo Koon in 2015, and in Bukit Panjang in 2016, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said.

Like other hubs, the Yishun one will be equipped with barrier-free facilities.

It will also meet the Building Construction Authority's Green Mark Gold Plus standard, with features such as LED lighting for the concourse and bus-park/driveway areas, and a water-cooled air-conditioning system.

To make way for construction , the existing bus interchange will be temporarily relocated to an adjacent site at the junction of Yishun Central and Yishun Central 1.

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Operations at the temporary Yishun Bus Interchange, which has 19 bus services, will start on March 14, 2015.

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