LTA has embarked on a programme to build more integrated public transport hubs where air-conditioned bus interchanges and rail stations are co-located with retail and commercial activities. Such integrated transport hubs will allow transfers to be done more comfortably and provide added convenience as commuters can do some shopping before transferring to their connecting bus or train.
At present, there are six bus interchanges - Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Clementi, Sengkang, Serangoon and Toa Payoh - that are fully integrated with the rail stations and adjoining commercial developments. Over the next 10 years, another seven integrated interchanges at Bedok, Bukit Panjang, Hougang, Joo Koon, Jurong East, Marina South and Yishun will be built in tandem with re-development in the respective areas, to better integrate our transport hubs with the surrounding facilities.
As we develop more integrated transport hubs, we will also look into introducing more retail spaces to inject more buzz into these transport nodes. We want to transform these places into lifestyle hubs, making them fun and exciting places and accessible meeting points among friends and family. Besides bus interchanges, such lifestyle hubs can also be found at rail stations such as Raffles Xchange at Raffles Place MRT station and Tanjong Pagar MRT station.