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    QX179R's Avatar
    80,909 posts since Feb '08
    • New Shenton Way Bus Terminal to open on Jun 25

      SINGAPORE: A new bus terminal at Shenton Way will open at the end of the month to replace the existing terminal along Palmer Road, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (Jun 1).

      The new terminal is located off Shenton Way, next to Bestway Building and directly opposite the Monetary Authority of Singapore building.

      It will open on Jun 25, LTA said.

      Unlike the existing terminal, it will allow for commuters to board.

      The new terminal will have a priority queue zone, barrier-free toilets and 150 bicycle lots, said LTA, adding that bus drivers and staff members will have facilities including dedicated staff toilets and an air-conditioned staff lounge.

      The bus terminal will also have a green roof, to provide additional greenery in the Shenton Way district, LTA said.

      All 12 bus services operating from the existing bus terminal – Services 70, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 186, 400, 402, 700 and 970 – will continue operating from the new bus terminal.

      From Jun 25, the bus services will no longer call at the two bus stops along Palmer Road, which used to serve as the first boarding point for outbound services and final alighting point for inbound services.

      Instead, the first boarding point for outbound services will be at the new bus terminal itself.

      The final alighting point for inbound services will be the bus stop opposite MAS Building, directly outside the new bus terminal.

      Starting Jun 25, a full-day bus lane along Shenton Way will be implemented outside the new bus terminal. It will operate from 7.30am to 11pm on weekdays and Saturdays, expect public holidays.

      LTA said this would enable “faster and smoother journeys for bus commuters”.

       

      Source: CNA/ek

       

  • iveco's Avatar
    16,912 posts since Mar '04
    • Can the new terminal accommodate one more route? If yes, 857 should end there. Just follow 133 and 106 route from Suntec via MBS.

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,569 posts since Aug '07
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,307 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Can the new terminal accommodate one more route? If yes, 857 should end there. Just follow 133 and 106 route from Suntec via MBS.

      857 can just terminate at Marina Centre Terminal.

  • CZT's Avatar
    388 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      maybe a nicer air-con interchange will be better

      Hard to say lol. Idk how many ppl will use the place, and it will be wasting too much money in that small space. U could have asked why not "upgrade" to a proper int? Maybe becoz alighting still not permitted inside?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,307 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      maybe a nicer air-con interchange will be better

      There will be a Marina South ITH in future.

  • vicamour's Avatar
    1,475 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Can the new terminal accommodate one more route? If yes, 857 should end there. Just follow 133 and 106 route from Suntec via MBS.

      There are already 133 and 106 plying the same route and 97, 502 and 518 plying between Marina Square to MBS and Shenton Way.

      Don't see the need of more duplications.

  • iveco's Avatar
    16,912 posts since Mar '04
    • 857 is quite long and it is a loop service. Having a layover point may improve reliability. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,307 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      857 is quite long and it is a loop service. Having a layover point may improve reliability. 

      Because of the express sectors and the jam-prone route it serve..Maybe Marina Centre is a better choice..But again what's the point of only having 5-8 mins rest after more than an hour journey?

  • iveco's Avatar
    16,912 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      There will be a Marina South ITH in future.

      Will it be integrated into the cruise terminal?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,307 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Will it be integrated into the cruise terminal?

      No idea bro,I only know there will be Buangkok,Bidadari,Pasir Ris and Marina South ITH

  • vicamour's Avatar
    1,475 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      857 is quite long and it is a loop service. Having a layover point may improve reliability. 

      Actually 857 improved a lot after having double deckers.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,307 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      Actually 857 improved a lot after having double deckers.

      851,854,856,857 is better with DD.

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