SINGAPORE: The upcoming Bedok Integrated Transport Hub, set to open by the end of the year, promises a cooler and more convenient commute.
The 1.6-hectare complex will have air-conditioned access for people who need to transfer between the bus interchange and MRT station, and it will also be linked to Bedok Mall.
The integrated hub will be served by 27 bus services, be equipped with barrier-free facilities, and 10 berths for boarding and five for alighting. There will also be dedicated boarding points and graduated kerb edges for wheelchair-bound passengers.
The new interchange is expected to benefit about 40,000 commuters daily. The Bedok ITH is the seventh ITH where the bus interchange and MRT station are linked with adjoining commercial developments.
Another three ITHs are currently under construction at Joo Koon, Bukit Panjang and Yishun in tandem with redevelopment in the respective areas. Joo Koon ITH is scheduled to be completed in 2015, Bukit Panjang ITH in 2016 and Yishun ITH in 2018.
It will also have better amenities for bus captains and other staff such as a bigger staff lounge and kitchen facilities in the staff canteen.