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Updated: 11/17/2012 06:21 | By Channel NewsAsia

New integrated transport hub at Bukit Panjang to open in 2015

New integrated transport hub at Bukit Panjang to open in 2015


New integrated transport hub at Bukit Panjang to open in 2015

SINGAPORE: Bukit Panjang will have a new integrated transport hub come 2015.

The hub will comprise a new air—conditioned bus interchange that is 7,350 square metres large.

Linked to the existing Bukit Panjang LRT station and the upcoming MRT station, the new interchange will have eleven bus services operating out of it.

When the hub is completed, commuters’ transfer times will be reduced as a walk to the LRT station will just be a one—and—a—half minute walk and a walk to the MRT station will be two—and—a—half minutes.

Currently, a walk from the existing bus interchange to the LRT station takes about 5 minutes.

The current bus interchange in Bukit Panjang will cease operations on December 16 to make way for the new interchange.

During construction, existing bus stops and three new ones near the existing interchange will serve as a temporary replacement bus interchange.

Eleven SMRT bus services will also be re—routed and will call at additional bus stops.

— CNA/lp

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