New bus terminal in Tuas to open on Oct 7

New Tuas Bus Terminal has access ramps leading to Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4.
New Tuas Bus Terminal has access ramps leading to Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4. PHOTO: LTA

SINGAPORE - A new bus terminal along Tuas West Drive will open on Oct 7, while the existing terminal will cease operations on the same day.

The new Tuas Bus Terminal is integrated with the Tuas MRT Depot, and sits above the depot building with access ramps for buses leading to Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4, said the Land Transport Authority on Friday (Sept 15).

Having a bus terminal and train depot integrated in this way is a first and makes "for more productive use of land", said LTA in a statement.

The new terminal is part of LTA's efforts to upgrade Singapore's bus infrastructure to better serve commuters, which includes building new bus interchanges, upgrading existing ones, and refurbishing the facilities at older interchanges.

The new Tuas Bus Terminal has two alighting berths and an bus-stop-like boarding berth. It also has a priority queue zone and barrier-free toilets for the elderly and commuters who are less mobile.

The terminal will have improved facilities for bus captains and staff such as dedicated staff toilets and a staff lounge.

The four bus services operating from the current Tuas Bus Terminal will operate from the new terminal from Oct 7. They are Services 192, 193, 247, and 248. The services will also no longer call at Bus Stop 25411 along Tuas West Drive once the switch-over happens.

For more details, commuters can check the LTA website at www.lta.gov.sg and SBS Transit's website at www.sbstransit.com.sg, as well as their social media accounts.