The Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub will open on June 13, 2021.
This will be Singapore's eleventh integrated transport hub and also the largest since the first one was built in Toa Payoh in 2002. The hub will be managed by SMRT Buses Limited.
As part of the government's goal to make transport more inclusive, the Woodlands integrated transport hub boasts facilities that make it easier for people who are less mobile to commute. These facilities include:
- Barrier-free boarding and alighting areas
- Graduated kerb edges
- Barrier-free toilets
- Priority queue zones with seats
- Nursing room to cater to the needs of the less mobile, elderly and families with young children
- Commuter care room for special needs commuters who need access to a quiet and calming space.
Transport workers will also have access to better facilities like an air-conditioned staff canteen, dedicated staff toilets, a cleaners’ room and a staff lounge.
Bus Route Amendments
There are currently 29 bus services that operate from the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange.
From June 13, only four will continue operating from the temporary bus interchange.
- 950 (currently suspended)
The remaining 25 bus services will operate from the new Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub, which is situated next to the temporary bus interchange.
- 926 (currently suspended)
- 963R (currently suspended)
Connection to the rest of the public transport network
Situated at Woodlands, the integrated transport hub will connect commuters to the North-South Line (NSL) and the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).
It will also be one stop away from the future RTS Link at Woodlands North on the Thomson-East Coast Line. The RTS Link which connects Singapore to JB is expected to be operational in 2026.
Top images via LTA.