Punggol Coast MRT station

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 NE18 
Punggol Coast
榜鹅海岸
பொங்கோல் கோஸ்ட்
Punggol Coast
Rapid transit
Operated by SBS Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NE18 
History
Opening 2023; 5 years' time (2023)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Punggol North
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East line
Future service
Terminus
Location

Punggol Coast MRT station (NE18) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line in Punggol, Singapore. Once completed, it will replace Punggol as the line's northern terminus.

The station will serve a mixed-use area in Punggol North which is slated to be an "enterprise district", housing digital and cyber-security industries, as well as the new Singapore Institute of Technology campus.

History[edit]

On 17 January 2013, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that the North East Line will be extended northwards by one station to serve Punggol North including the new Punggol Downtown. The station will be built in tandem with the developments there, by around 2030, so that future residents in Punggol North will have train access to the city centre as well as other parts of Singapore.[1]

On 7 June 2017, it was announced by Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng that the North-East Line extension will open in 2023, 7 years ahead of the expected opening date. The single station extension will span 1.6 km and will serve the future Punggol North area. It was renamed to Punggol Coast from Punggol North.[2][3]

Tenders for the construction of NELe tunnels, station and construction works were called in June 2017, and construction is expected to commence in the first half of 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two New Rail Lines And Three New Extensions To Expand Rail Network By 2030". Land Transport Authority. 17 January 2013. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ "New train station in Punggol North by 2023". Channel NewsAsia. 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "North-East Line extension to open in 2023 instead of 2030; to cater to developments in the Punggol area". The Straits Times. 7 June 2017.

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