Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station

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 NS4  BP1 
Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station
蔡厝港地铁/轻轨列车站
சுவா சூ காங்
Stesen MRT/LRT Choa Chu Kang
Rapid transit / Light rail
Cck-mrt.JPG
North South Line platform of Choa Chu Kang MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 10 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689810 (MRT)
15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689813 (LRT)
Coordinates 1°23′06″N 103°44′40″E / 1.385092°N 103.744322°E / 1.385092; 103.744322
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 4 (2 MRT, 2 LRT)
Other information
Opened 10 March 1990 (North South Line)
6 November 1999 (Bukit Panjang LRT)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS4  BP1 
Operator SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
|-
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Light Rail Transit
Terminus Bukit Panjang LRT
towards Choa Chu Kang via Fajar
Location

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/BP1) is an interchange station serving the Choa Chu Kang area of Singapore. It is part of the North South Line and the terminus for the Bukit Panjang LRT Line. The station is accompanied by the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and the Lot One, which serves as a major shopping centre for residents living in Choa Chu Kang. It is located in the southern and central part of Choa Chu Kang, on the northwest side of Singapore. The station mainly serves the town centre and the surrounding residential estates.

History[edit]

The MRT station was opened on 10 March 1990. Previously, it was the terminus of the Branch Line. With the opening of the North South Line Woodlands Extension on 10 February 1996, the branch line was incorporated into the North South Line. Terminating facilities for Marina Bay-bound trains are still present. The LRT station opened on 6 November 1999, on the opening day of the Bukit Panjang LRT line. The station was third one to have an Xchange after those in the underground Dhoby Ghaut and Raffles Place, making the station the first to have an Xchange above-ground and in a residential neighbourhood. Platform screen doors were installed since 26 August 2011 and commenced operation on 21 October 2011.

Improvements[edit]

On 31 October 2012, LTA announced that Choa Chu Kang LRT Station will have two more platforms, specifically for commuters to exit the trains to allow the existing platform in the centre to have more space to cater to boarding passengers. There will also be additional fare gates and a new covered linkway from the LRT station to Lot 1 Shopping Mall. These new additions which also include widening the staircase between the MRT and the LRT stations will be completed by 2016.[1]

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans[edit]

Station installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans and commenced operations on 10 October 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform 2 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP13  Senja and  BP2  South View (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP7  Petir and  BP2  South View (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 1 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP13  Senja and  BP2  South View (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via  BP7  Petir and  BP2  South View (→)
Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS3  Bukit Gombak (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay via  NS5  Yew Tee (←)
Mezzanine Transfer Level Transfer Area between North South Line Platforms and Bukit Panjang LRT Platforms
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Choa Chu Kang Xchange, Lot One
Street Level Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination (MRT)
Platform (LRT)
First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.40am 6.03am 12.49am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.25am 5.44am 11.01pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.37pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 11.49pm
to NS10 Admiralty 12.35am
Bukit Panjang LRT
Platform 1 5.13am 5.32am 12.55am
Platform 2 5.13am 5.32am 12.55am

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two-car train system for Sengkang & Punggol LRT". Channel NewsAsia. 2012-10-31. 

External links[edit]