Fajar LRT station

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 BP10 
Fajar
法嘉
ஃபஜார்
Fajar
Light rail
Light Rail Transit train at Fajar LRT Station, Singapore - 20060422.jpg
A Bombardier Innovia APM 100 train at Fajar LRT station.
Location40 Fajar Road
Singapore 679004
Coordinates1°23′04″N 103°46′15″E / 1.384533°N 103.770706°E / 1.384533; 103.770706
Operated bySMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsSide
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code BP10 
History
Opened6 November 1999; 19 years ago (1999-11-06)
Services
Preceding station   Light Rail Transit   Following station
One-way operation
Bukit Panjang LRT
Service A
One-way operation
Bukit Panjang LRT
Service B

Fajar LRT station (BP10) is an LRT station on the Bukit Panjang LRT Line in Singapore.

History[edit]

Before (and during) the erection of Fajar Station, residents of this part of Bukit Panjang were served by a bus service that called on the bus stop just next to the Fajar Station, namely the late TIBS Service 179. This bus brought passengers around Bukit Panjang and towards the Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station where they could transfer easily to the train system mentioned.

TIBS Service 179 had been withdrawn on 26 December 1999 as part of BPLRT rationalization. And it was since been by SBS Transit to enhance people to NTU and NIE. Fajar, thus the Bukit Panjang LRT Line, now caters to the residents living in the vicinity of the station and still brings passengers to the Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT.

Incidents[edit]

A man was found dead on the LRT tracks at Fajar station at about 1 am on 24 March 2017. In an emailed statement, SMRT said it was alerted that a body was spotted on the tracks at the station after the last train in service left the platform. He was the third person to be killed along the Bukit Panjang LRT Line since the line commenced operations in 1999.[1]

Vicinity[edit]

Fajar station serves the residents of HDB flats located along the northern part of Bukit Panjang Ring Road. The station is conveniently situated right next to Fajar Shopping Centre, catering to the needs of residents living near-by, be it the market, food, body wellness, etc. It is also a stone's throw away from Chi Hock Keng (Buddhist) Temple.

An open-space court is right next to (and across the main Fajar Road) where one can find residents from all walks of life utilizing the big concrete space for recreational needs and sometimes, the space can be converted to cater for big community events or festival-related entertainment such as small scale concerts, Chinese New Year celebrations, and the like. Currently the court was demolish to build an Automated Parking System.

Etymology[edit]

This station is located along Fajar Road. Fajar means "dawn" in Malay.[2]

Station layout[edit]

This station was being modified configuration from other 10 stations which the difference was the elevator position which at Platform 2 was at the center of the platform. And it was the one of the few stations on BPLRT will have another gate to exit whole day.

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP11  Segar
Platform 2 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  NS4  Choa Chu Kang via  BP9  Bangkit
Side platform, doors will open on the left
L1 Street Level Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Shop, Fajar Shopping Centre, Fajar Road

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Platform First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Bukit Panjang LRT
Platform 1 5.11am 5.29am 1.01am
Platform 2 5.04am 5.23am 1.09am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BPLRT accident 2017". Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Fajar LRT Station | Land Transport Guru". Land Transport Guru. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2018-05-14.

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