SINGAPORE - A new bus terminal in Shenton Way will be opening on June 25 to serve commuters in the Central Business District, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (June 1).
The terminal is located off Shenton Way, next to Bestway Building and directly opposite the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) building. It replaces the existing bus terminal along Palmer Road.
All 12 bus services operating from the existing terminal - Services 70, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 186, 400, 402, 700, and 970 - will operate from the new bus terminal.
The terminal will include several new features. Commuters will be able to board buses there, which is not allowed at the existing terminal. It also has a priority queue zone and barrier-free toilets, to cater to the elderly and those who are less mobile.
In a nod towards a car-lite society, the new terminal will have 150 bicycle parking lots for commuters cycling to and from the Shenton Way area.
There are also better facilities for bus captains and staff, such as dedicated staff toilets and an air-conditioned staff lounge, and a green roof, providing additional greenery among the high-rise developments in the area.
Several other changes will take effect on June 25. To facilitate faster and smoother journeys for bus commuters, there will be a full-day bus lane along Shenton Way, outside the new bus terminal. The lane will operate between 7.30am and 11pm on weekdays and Saturdays, except during public holidays.
In addition, all 12 bus services operating from the new terminal will not call at the two bus stops along Palmer Road. Instead, the first boarding point for outbound services will be at the new bus terminal while the final alighting point for inbound services will be the bus stop directly outside the new bus terminal, opposite the MAS building.
Information on the changes will be put up at affected bus stops, bus interchanges and on buses. Commuters can also check the online and social media sites of LTA, SBS Transit, SMRT and Tower Transit.