Bukit Panjang LRT Line

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For the LRT/MRT station, see Bukit Panjang LRT/MRT Station.
Bukit Panjang LRT Line
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Overview
Type Light rail
System Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Choa Chu Kang
Ten Mile Junction
Stations 14
Services 2
Operation
Opening 6 November 1999
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation)
Rolling stock Bombardier Innovia APM 100
Technical
Line length 7.8 km (4.8 mi)
Electrification Third rail
Route map
NS Line to Marina Bay
Choa Chu KangBP1
NS Line to Jurong East
South ViewBP2
Keat HongBP3
Teck WhyeBP4
PhoenixBP5
Ten Mile Junction Depot
Ten Mile JunctionBP14
Choa Chu Kang Rd
Upper Bukit Timah Rd
 Expo – Gali Batu Depot 
Bukit PanjangBP6
BP7Petir
BP8Pending
Bukit Panjang Rd
BP9Bangkit
SenjaBP13
BP10Fajar
JelapangBP12
SegarBP11
A view of Senja LRT station.
LRT platform of Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station.

Bukit Panjang LRT Line is a 7.8 km light rail line opened on 6 November 1999 and part of Singapore's LRT system. It is fully automated, and the project was contracted to Adtranz, Keppel Corporation and Gammon Construction. The line uses the Bombardier Innovia APM 100 rolling stock supplied by Bombardier, and is similar to the ones used in the Singapore Changi Airport's people mover service during the 90s till 2006. A complete loop journey on the line (excluding Ten Mile Junction LRT station) takes 28 minutes and all stations, except Choa Chu Kang and Ten Mile Junction have two opposing side platforms, like Dover, Braddell MRT stations and Fernvale LRT station.

History[edit]

Plans by the Land Transport Authority have indicated a Mass Rapid Transit station (Bukit Panjang MRT station) near Bukit Panjang LRT station as part of the Downtown Line, which is expected to open in 2016. It was revealed by the authorities in 2009 that the existing bus interchange could be moved closer to the upcoming MRT station. Previously, the LTA had explained that the MRT station could not be moved next to the LRT station owing to technical constraints. Residents had pointed out that transfers would be inconvenient as the MRT station will be sited about 120m from the existing Bukit Panjang LRT and bus interchange.[1]

Stations[edit]

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
 BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang North South Line
 BP2  South View  
 BP3  Keat Hong  
 BP4  Teck Whye  
 BP5  Phoenix  
 BP6  DT1  Bukit Panjang Service A & B bound for Choa Chu Kang
Service C bound for Ten Mile Junction
Downtown Line (2016)
 BP7  Petir  
 BP8  Pending  
 BP9  Bangkit  
 BP10  Fajar  
 BP11  Segar  
 BP12  Jelapang  
 BP13  Senja  
 BP14  Ten Mile Junction Service C terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bukit Panjang interchange may move near new MRT". AsiaOne. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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