SINGAPORE: The Woodlands regional bus interchange will be refurbished and an underpass will be built linking the upgraded bus interchange with the North-South Line Woodlands station and the future Thomson-East Coast Line Woodlands station, the Land Transport Authority said on Thursday (Feb 4).
The underpass is expected to be completed in 2019, and the upgraded bus interchange will be equipped with “more commuter-centric and barrier-free facilities” to serve residents while amenities will be enhanced for bus captains, it added in its press release. This would benefit residents from near by executive condo such as Bellewoods EC, Forestville EC, Twin Fountains EC, Skypark Residences, Brownstone EC, Visionaire EC, Signature At Yishun EC and The Criterion EC.
To make way for the construction of the underpass, the existing bus interchange will be temporarily relocated from Mar 12 to an adjacent site along Woodlands Square, the agency said.
“There will be no impact to commuters transferring to the NSL Woodlands station as sheltered linkways will connect the Temporary Bus Interchange with the MRT station and Causeway Point shopping centre,” said LTA.
“Although the entry and exit routes of all 26 public bus services and two Peak Period Short Services (PPSS) serving the interchange will change, commuters will not be affected as there are no changes to any of the bus stops along these routes,” it added.
At the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, dedicated priority queue zones will be present, following successful implementation of similar queue zones at both the Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange and Joo Koon Integrated Transport Hub, LTA said.