A seamless journey home, whether you bike, take the MRT, bus or drive. Click here for a comprehensive map of all these improvements.
>151 new buses
Nee Soon received 151 new buses from 2012 to 2016- and more after that. Because your MPs have been fighting for you, this is a significant proportion of islandwide improvements.
The buses increased capacity on 26 old routes, including Services 265, 269, 811, 857 and 858. 13 bus routes have also been started or extended:
The new Yishun Bus Interchange is Singapore’s biggest air-conditioned bus interchange.
Traffic Bottlenecks Alleviated
Traffic bottlenecks along Lentor Ave and Yishun Ave 1 and 2 have been greatly alleviated by the CTE/SLE/TPE interchange, widening Seletar West Link and a new Yishun Ave 8. Travelling time to town has been cut by about 10 minutes.
In 2015, we completed cycling tracks all across Yishun. Shortly after, Kebun Baru was linked up to this network.
The much-anticipated Lentor Underpass and park connector has linked Springleaf residents to the park connector network and transport nodes too.
Rental electric cars
Yishun is in the first phase of Singapore’s first electric car-sharing scheme, run by BlueSG. Residents can rent electric cars from two places in Nee Soon: Blk 157 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 and Blk 265 Yishun St 22. The electric cars will also be found in Blk 504 Yishun St 51 by end Apr 2018.
More MRT trains
From 2017, MRT trains are more frequent during peak hours. There are six trains every 10 minutes, up from five before the upgrade. Yishun and Khatib MRT stations will also be made more spacious. Did you know that Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah fought for years before lifts were built at overhead bridges leading to MRT stations?
We are looking forward to a whole new MRT line to the city in 2020- the Thomson-East Coast Line with stations in Springleaf, Mayflower and Lentor. Residents in the North of Chong Pang will also benefit from Canberra MRT on the North-South line in 2019.
In line with the vision for a car-lite Singapore, the North-South Corridor will be Singapore’s first expressway with dedicated bus and bike lanes. It will connect residents to the city faster, whether they prefer to drive, bike, take the bus or walk.
Click here to read how your MPs have fought for more transport options.