Toa Payoh Bus Interchange


Toa Payoh Bus Interchange

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange (Chinese: 大巴窑巴士转换站) is located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It is the first air-conditioned bus interchange in the country, which was completed in 2002 and officially opened by then Transport Minister, Yeo Cheow Tong, on 19 May 2002. The bus interchange has only services of SBS Transit and is managed by the company itself. It has a direct connection from the bus interchange to the Toa Payoh MRT Station on the North South Line.

History of Bus Interchange

Relocation of Bus Interchange in 1999

When the old Toa Payoh Bus Interchange was demolished in 1999 to make way for the building of HDB Hub, the new and current headquarters of the Housing and Development Board of Singapore, the interchange's operator, SBS Transit, moved its bus operations to a temporary location opposite its original site located at Toa Payoh Town Park, which was upgraded after the temporary interchange was demolished.

Bus Interchange currently in HDB Hub

SBS Transit, the operator of Bus Interchange, ended bus operations to the Temporary Bus Interchange in 19 May 2002 and moved its services back to the bus interchange's original site, which has a direct connection to the MRT Station below it. It is notably the first bus interchange in Singapore to be fully air-conditioned and it is housed within the building of HDB Hub.

Anti-Terrorism Exercise

This bus interchange participated in the Exercise Northstar V on January 8, 2006.

Bomb Hoax

Just like the Bomb Hoax at Hougang MRT Station and Jurong East MRT Station, 21-year-old Lin Zhenghuang was sentenced to 3 months in jail on Feb 7 2007 and fined S$4000 for eight charges under the Computer Misuse Act. The charges were for 'mooching' or illegally tapping into his neighbour's unsecured wireless internet network and posting a bomb hoax on an online forum of popular technology site HardwareZone. Lin previously pleaded guilty to one charge under the Telecommunications Act for transmitting a false message and nine charges under the Computer Misuse Act.

The accused posted a message on July 22 2006, reporting that there had been a bomb attack at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange. [ cite news | title = Bomb hoax youth gets 3 months' jail, $4,000 fine | publisher = Asia Media | date = 8 Feb 2007 | url = http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article-southeastasia.asp?parentid=63294 ]

Routes

ee also

*Sengkang Bus Interchange - second air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore
*Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange - third air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore
*Boon Lay Bus Interchange - fourth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (opens in 2009)
*Clementi Bus Interchange - fifth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (opens in 2011)
*Yishun Bus Interchange - sixth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (opens in 2013)
*Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange - seventh air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning)
*Tampines Bus Interchange - eighth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning)
*Bedok Bus Interchange - ninth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2018)
*Jurong East Bus Interchange - tenth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2018)
*Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange - eleventh air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2020)
*Sembawang Bus Interchange - twelfth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2020).
*Bishan Bus Interchange - thirteenth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2022).
*Pasir Ris Bus Interchange - fifteenth air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore (under planning before 2022).

References

External links

* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/transport/premiumservice.aspx?svcno=535 New Premium Service 535]
* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/press/2008-06-30-01-561.pdf New Premium Service 561]
* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/press/2008-06-30-01-564.pdf New Premium Service 564]
* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/press/2006-10-30-01-L.aspx New bus stop for Service 143 & 145 outside Vivocity]
* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/images/news_2006jan_18-1_poster.jpgServices 139 at Bus Stop 08031]


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