Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station

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 NS4  BP1 
Choa Chu Kang
蔡厝港
சுவா சூ காங்
Choa Chu Kang
Rapid transit / Light rail
Cck-mrt.JPG
North South Line platform of Choa Chu Kang MRT station.
Location 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
Operated by SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island (North South Line)
Spanish Solution (Bukit Panjang LRT)
Tracks 4 (2 MRT, 2 LRT)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS4  BP1 
History
Opened 10 March 1990 (North South Line)
6 November 1999 (Bukit Panjang LRT Platforms 1 & 2)
27 December 2016 (Bukit Panjang LRT Platforms 3 & 4)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Light Rail Transit
Terminus Bukit Panjang LRT
towards Choa Chu Kang via Fajar
Location

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/BP1) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) interchange station in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore. It is the fourth station of the North South Line and the terminus for the Bukit Panjang LRT.

The station sits next to Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and Lot One, serving residents in southern Choa Chu Kang New Town and the town centre.

Currently, the station's LRT platform is the only station on the Bukit Panjang LRT to use a Spanish solution, and is the second rail station in Singapore to use such a configuration after Sentosa station on the Sentosa Express.

Choa Chu Kang station is proposed to be the terminus of the Jurong Region Line which is slated for completion in 2030.

History[edit]

The MRT station was opened on 10 March 1990 and was the terminus of the Branch Line. Construction began on 15 February 1986, and over the time there is no change to the station name. 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 neighborhood. Automatic platform gates were installed since 26 August 2011 on the North South Line platforms 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 One. These new additions which also include widening the staircase between the MRT and the LRT stations will be completed by 2016.[1] The two newly constructed platforms at the LRT station began operations on 27 December 2016.[2] The two new side platforms, Platforms 3 and 4, lack lift access so passengers who needs to take the lift when alighting at Choa Chu Kang LRT Station have to wait for the doors to open to the island platform (Platforms 1 and 2), where lift access is available. Stickers to remind passengers to exit at Platforms 1 or 2 if they need a lift to exit are placed on all the LRT doors.

Half-Height Platform Barriers[edit]

In 2016, Platforms 1 and 2 of the LRT had Half-Height Platform Barriers installed. Choa Chu Kang (and Bukit Panjang) was the first to install Half-Height Platform Barriers due to the high commuter traffic at this station.

Half-Height Platform Barriers were installed at Platforms 3 and 4 during construction.

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

Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans in the MRT platform commenced operations on 10 October 2012. The LRT platform also features fans as of 27 September 2015.

Station layout[edit]

L2
Side platform, Peak Hours Only, Alighting only (Doors will open on the right)
Platform 2/4
"Alternate Services"
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP13  Senja and  BP2  South View
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP7  Petir and  BP2  South View
Island platform, Boarding only (doors will open on the right on Platform 1, Left on Platform 2, Peak Hours)
Platform 1/3
"Alternate Services"
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP13  Senja and  BP2  South View
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP7  Petir and  BP2  South View
Side platform, Alighting only (Doors will open on the left)
Platform A North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 4.png towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS3  Bukit Gombak
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 5.png towards  NS28  Marina South Pier 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, 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 NS28 Marina South Pier 5.25am 5.44am 10.55pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.01pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.37pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.26am
Bukit Panjang LRT
Platform 1 5.13am 5.32am 12.55am
Platform 2 5.13am 5.32am 12.55am

Exits[edit]

  • A: Choa Chu Kang Centre, Lot One Shoppers' Mall, Choa Chu Kang Central Post Office, Choa Chu Kang Public Library, HDB Branch Office
  • B: Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
  • C: Choa Chu Kang Loop, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Choa Chu Kang Park, Northvale Condominium, The Warren
  • D: Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
  • E: Lot One Shoppers' Mall

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two-car train system for Sengkang & Punggol LRT". Channel NewsAsia. 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Two New Platforms at Choa Chu Kang LRT Station Completed". Land Transport Authority. 23 December 2016. 

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