Lorong Chuan MRT station
Exit B of Lorong Chuan MRT station.
|Location||150 Serangoon Avenue 3|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platform levels||2 (excluding street level)|
|Opened||28 May 2009|
Lorong Chuan MRT station (CC14) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle Line in Serangoon, Singapore. It is located at the western end of Serangoon Avenue 3 and named after a nearby road, Lorong Chuan. The station is in close proximity to schools such as the Nanyang Junior College, Zhonghua Secondary School, Yangzheng Primary School and an Australian International School, and also near to other condominiums such as The Scala, Goldenhill Park, Chuan Park, Chiltern Park and The Springbloom.
In June 2003, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) offered Chuan Park (a 99-year leasehold condo near the site of the station) residents S$1 for 220 sq m of land, which comprised mainly car park lots, as the land was necessary to build the Circle Line. The 99-year leasehold condominium at Lorong Chuan, off Serangoon Avenue 3, has 446 units, so the compensation works out to just 0.2 cents a household. Nominal compensation was paid as it takes into account, the increase in the market value of the condominium when the MRT station is built on the acquired land. On 7 January 2004, the street nearby, Serangoon Avenue 3, was realigned.
The station was opened on 28 May 2009 along with the rest of Stage 3 of the Circle Line, delayed due to the result of Nicoll Highway collapse on 20 April 2004. Before the station opened, Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the third Shelter Open House at this station on April 4, 2009, together with Bartley and Bishan stations. The Land Transport Authority also organised a Circle Line Discovery open house on May 23, 2009 on all stations of the Stage 3 of the Circle Line.
At this station, Yoma and A Dose of Light designed a hand-drawn artwork depicting the entire island of Singapore as well as the seafaring activities. Through the Looking Glass is the name of that station's Art in Transit.
- "Circle Line to open 2 days ahead of schedule, fares identical to NEL". Channel NewsAsia. 2009-04-16.
- "Early opening for Circle line from Bartley to Marymount". Land Transport Authority. 16 April 2009.
- "Circle Line Opening Ceremony - Land Transport Authority" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. 23 May 2009.