Yishun residents, rejoice! You’re about to get an “integrated transport hub,” a fancy way of saying commuters can now move between the brand new bus interchange, Northpoint City shopping center, and Yishun MRT station without ever leaving the splendiferous world of air-conditioning.
The hub, set to open on Sept. 8, will be the country’s 10th, the Land Transport Authority said today, and comes four years after the government first announced plans to construct the interchange and new underpass making it all possible.
Cyclists can also look out for nearly 600 bicycle parking spaces near the bus interchange and those with special needs can make use of designated facilities, including a room for people who need a quiet and calming space, LTA said in its statement.
There are also sections in the transport hub, known as Heart Zones, “for commuters who require assistance to indicate their needs to others.” It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what “Heart Zones” are but hey … sounds cool.
Commuters traveling in wheelchairs, meanwhile, will be able to go on the bus at the Yishun interchange easier thanks to the addition of graduated curb edges.
Priority bus queues for the elderly, physically disabled and families with young children will also ensure seats to those who need them most.
See, apart from the series of cat deaths, murders and bizarre accidents, Yishun’s not all bad! (We kid, we kid.)
Quite honestly, the facilities at this new transport hub sound a lot more inclusive than the ones in places like Ang Mo Kio and Bedok.
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