The Bedok Integrated Transport Hub started its operation Sunday to serve passengers in Singapore, announced earlier this morning.
Bedok Bus Interchange was opened in 1979 situated between Blk 203 and Bedok Food Center. However; it was closed last November 2011 for development.
Bedok Integrated Transport Hub is Singapore’s largest interchange being linked to Bedok MRT Station. With 30 bus services, the 1.6 hectare air-conditioned hub is expected to serve at least 40, 000 commuters daily. Further, it is Singapore’s first Integrated Transport Hub to achieve Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum Award. Also, it has a unique energy efficient lighting feature for the concourse and LED lighting for the driveway and bus park area. According to Transport Minister Luyi Tuck Yew, the hub will surely improve the travel experience of commuters, shorten waiting times and reduce crowding levels.
“With the BSEP, waiting times for commuters have been shortened by three to seven minutes on the more popular services. We were also able to reduce the number of bus services that were persistently crowded during peak hours by 60%, “Lui stated.
“We will continue to do more in the coming years to add more buses and raise service levels, “he added.