Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT Station

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 DT1  BP6 
Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT Station
武吉班让轻轨/地铁列车站
புக்கிட் சூ காங்
Stesen MRT/LRT Bukit Panjang
Light rail / Rapid transit
BukitPanjangLRTPlatform.jpg
LRT platform of the station.
Station statistics
Address 11 Petir Road
Singapore 678268
Coordinates 1°22′42″N 103°45′42″E / 1.378436°N 103.761767°E / 1.378436; 103.761767
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated (Bukit Panjang LRT Line)
Underground (Downtown Line)
Levels 5
Platforms Side (Bukit Panjang LRT Line)
Island (Downtown Line)
Tracks 4 (2 MRT, 2 LRT)
Other information
Opened 6 November 1999 (Bukit Panjang LRT Line)
Q1 2016 (Downtown Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  DT1  BP6 
Operator SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation) (Bukit Panjang LRT)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Services
|-
Light Rail Transit
towards Choa Chu Kang
Bukit Panjang LRT
towards Choa Chu Kang via Fajar
towards Choa Chu Kang via Fajar
Terminus Bukit Panjang LRT
Ten Mile Junction Shuttle
Terminus
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Downtown Line
Stage 2 (Under Testing)
towards Expo
Downtown Line
Future service
towards Sungei Bedok
Location
Crossover. The lower track will go to Senja, and the higher will go to Petir.
Services A and C will utilise the lower track towards Senja.
Service B will utilise the higher track towards Petir.

Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT Station (DT1/BP6) is an interchange station serving Bukit Panjang New Town. It is the western terminus for the Downtown Line, with the line continuing northwards as a service route to Gali Batu Depot. The station will be integrated with the future redeveloped Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange in 2016.[1]

It is connected to Ten Mile Junction and will be connected via a bridge at the LRT station's mezzanine level to the MRT station of the upcoming Downtown Line. A short distance away from the interchange station is Bukit Panjang Plaza.

History[edit]

10,000 regular peak-hour commuters were stranded on the morning of 30 August 2001 because the LRT service was still being repaired after a power failure on the evening of 29 August 2001. An LRT train had hit a switch beam at the Bukit Panjang station at about 5.40 pm on 29 August, resulting in the power failure. It was some 16 hours later before the service resumed at 10.15 am later that day.[2]

On 15 July 2008, when the precise station locations were revealed, the working name of the station was revealed as Petir MRT Station, named after Petir Road, but led to concerns that there would be confusion with Petir, which the station was not near to,[3] despite similar names used. After a series of public polling by the Land Transport Authority, on 16 June 2009, the finalized station name was revealed to be Bukit Panjang MRT Station.[4]

The location of the station and the lack of a connection to the LRT system caused local Members of Parliament to request a review, but was rejected by the LTA saying that it would be a "technical constraint" to force the line to curve sharply within a short distance to allow for a normal interchange station to be built. It may be thought that this is due to the different operators each operating the Bukit Panjang LRT and Downtown Line, thus the name 'Bukit Panjang' was to be supposedly used twice in the MRT system map instead of being an interchange. However, it added that a covered linkway would be built between Bukit Panjang MRT station and Bukit Panjang LRT station, and hinted that there may be new developments on the reserve site between the two stations.[5] Since then, the station has been marked as an interchange station, with the Bukit Panjang LRT Line, on the MRT System map.

Woodlands Road sinkhole incident[edit]

Excavation works for the Downtown Line 2 caused a massive sinkhole on Woodlands Road on 16 March 2013. The construction destabilised the soil, which ruptured an underground water pipe. The rupture which was as wide as one of the road's lanes, appeared near West View Primary School, next to where construction work for Downtown Line 2 is being carried out.[6]

Fire at Downtown MRT Line construction[edit]

A fire broke out at a construction site for the Downtown Line in the early hours of Apr 9 2014. No injuries were reported and the fire was put out in 30 minutes. Thick smoke could be seen from the work site in Bukit Panjang, near shopping mall Junction 10. [7]

LRT crossovers[edit]

After stopping at Bukit Panjang, services towards Senja or Petir will split up. Services A and C utilise the lower track towards Senja; Service B utilises the higher track towards Petir.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2
Alternate Services
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP13  Senja (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP7  Petir (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service C towards  BP14  Ten Mile Junction via  BP13  Senja (→)
Platform 1
Alternate Services
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A & B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP5  Phoenix (←)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service C towards  BP14  Ten Mile Junction (←)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Mezzanine Transfer Area Transfer Link Bridge to Downtown Line and Bukit Panjang LRT Platforms
L1 LRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Shop
B1 MRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, TransitLink Counter
B2 Platform A Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT2  Cashew (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT2  Cashew (→)
Island platform, under construction
Platform B Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT2  Cashew (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT2  Cashew (→)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Platform (LRT)
Destination (MRT)
First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Bukit Panjang LRT
Platform 1 5.05am 5.24am 12.47am
Platform 2 4.59am 5.18am 1.02am
Downtown Line
to DT19 Chinatown

References[edit]