Punggol LRT Line

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Punggol LRT Line
Punggol LRT Crystal Mover.JPG
Overview
Type Light rail
System Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Punggol
Stations 15
Services 2
Operation
Opening 29 January 2005 (East Loop)
29 June 2014 (West Loop)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Rolling stock Crystal Mover
Technical
Line length 10.3 km (6.4 mi)
Electrification Third rail
Route map
West loop
PW5Nibong
SamuderaPW4 (closed)
PW6Sumang
Punggol PointPW3 (closed)
PW7Soo Teck
Teck LeePW2 (closed)
Punggol Way
Sam KeePW1 (closed)
NE Line to HarbourFront
Sengkang LRT
PunggolPTC/NE17
Punggol Rd
PE1Cove
DamaiPE7
PE2Meridian
OasisPE6
PE3Coral Edge
KadaloorPE5
RivieraPE4
East loop
Concourse level of Punggol MRT/LRT Station, with escalators leading up to the LRT platform.

The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations.

The Punggol LRT Line serves the residents in the town and urban planning area of Punggol.

Punggol LRT station, the centerpiece of the line, is located directly above the Punggol MRT station, thus linking up the Punggol LRT Line to the Mass Rapid Transit system that spans the entire island of Singapore.

History[edit]

Construction began in June 2000 by a consortium comprising SembCorp Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation, at a cost of S$354 million. Construction of the first phase was completed in June 2004, and underwent testing by the Land Transport Authority. The system was handed over to SBS Transit on 1 December 2004, who conducted more trial runs and staff training before the opening of the East Loop on 29 January 2005. The West Loop opened on 29 June 2014.

Timeline of opening
Date Section
29 January 2005 East Loop (except Oasis and Damai LRT stations) was opened in uni-directional manner.[1]
15 June 2007 Oasis LRT station was opened for passenger service.[2]
20 June 2011 Damai LRT station was opened for passenger service and East Loop became fully operational on all stations in both directions throughout the day.[3]
29 June 2014 Nibong, Sumang and Soo Teck were the first LRT stations on the West Loop to be opened in a uni-directional manner.[4]

Improvements[edit]

On 31 October 2012, LTA announced that by 2016, Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems will be upgraded to a two-car system for 16 of the 41 existing train cars, allowing double the number of passengers to board at any one time. Each train car can take up to 105 passengers. Hence, there is also the need to modify the signalling and communication system.[5]

Stations[edit]

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
 PTC  NE17  Punggol North East Line
East Loop
 PE1  Cove  
 PE2  Meridian  
 PE3  Coral Edge  
 PE4  Riviera  
 PE5  Kadaloor  
 PE6  Oasis  
 PE7  Damai  
West Loop
 PW1  Sam Kee (Not in operation)
 PW2  Teck Lee (Not in operation)
 PW3  Punggol Point (Not in operation)
 PW4  Samudera (Not in operation)
 PW5  Nibong  
 PW6  Sumang  
 PW7  Soo Teck  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punggol LRT (East Loop) And Sengkang LRT (West Loop) Commence Revenue Service Today". SBS Transit. 29 January 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Opening Of Oasis LRT Station". SBS Transit. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Opening of Damai Station & Punggol LRT Operating in Both Directions from 20 June". SBS Transit. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Punggol West LRT System to Commence Passenger Service and North East Line to Add More Train Trips". SBS Transit. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "2-car System for Sengkang Punggol LRT by 2016; Improvements to Choa Chu Kang LRT Station". Land Transport Authority. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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