The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a news release on Tuesday (Nov 25). that they will expand Sengkang and Tampines Bus Interchanges to support the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
What is the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)? Starting from 2012, the Government has partnered the bus operators to significantly increase bus capacity and enhance bus service levels to benefit commuters. Under the BSEP, about 40 new services will be introduced and 800 buses will be added to the existing bus fleet. Commuters will stand to benefit from the progressive rollout of the new bus services and service level enhancements over the next five years.
Parking bays for 12 buses will be added to each of the bus interchanges. The expansions will include passenger boarding and alighting facilities, a concourse area, offices, a staff lounge, and a canteen.
The extension to Sengkang Bus Interchange will be built along Compassvale Road and linked to the existing Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub via an existing covered linkway. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.
The extension to Tampines Bus Interchange will be built along Tampines Concourse. A new covered linkway to the new expansion will also be built. Expansion works are scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Source – CNA