Punggol LRT Line
Punggol LRT Line
Laluan LRT Punggol
பொங்கோல் எல்ஆர்டி வரி
|System||Light Rail Transit (Singapore)|
|Stations||15 (3 not in operation)|
|Opened||29 January 2005 (East Loop)
29 June 2014 (West Loop)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Operator(s)||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)|
|Rolling stock||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover C810
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover C810A
|Line length||10.3 km (6.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1850 mm Broad Gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC Third rail|
The first phase is a 10.3 kilometres (6.4 mi) line with 15 stations. Provision has been made for a Northern Spur, starting from Teck Lee, which will serve the future Punggol North area, although this has been put on indefinite hold.
Plans for the Punggol LRT Line were drawn up and announced in January 1999 with the development of Punggol New Town. Construction began in June 2000 by a consortium comprising SembCorp Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation, at a cost of S$354 million. 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, which 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.
|29 January 2005||East Loop (except Oasis and Damai stations) opened for one-way operation.|
|15 June 2007||Oasis LRT Station opened.|
|20 June 2011||Damai station opened. East Loop becomes fully operational in both directions throughout the day.|
|29 June 2014||West Loop (except for Sam Kee, Teck Lee, Punggol Point and Samudera stations) opened for one-way operation.|
|29 February 2016||Sam Kee LRT Station opened.|
On 31 October 2012, the Land Transport Authority announced that by 2016 the Sengkang and Punggol lines would be upgraded to two-car trains, doubling the passenger capacity. An additional 16 more cars were to be ordered, bringing the total fleet size to 57. The longer trains also required modifications to the signalling and communication system.
|Punggol||Change for the North East Line|
|Teck Lee||(Not in operation)|
|Punggol Point||(Not in operation)|
|Samudera||(Not in operation)|
There are four services in total, with two services on each loop. The East loop operates in both directions, while the West Loop operates one way at a time. However the Electronic Display will not show the Service Letters.
|A||Punggol||Cove||East Loop||Cove to Damai
|B||Punggol||Damai||East Loop||Damai to Cove
|C||Punggol||Sam Kee||West Loop||Sam Kee to Soo Teck
This service will served till 3:00 p.m.
|D||Punggol||Soo Teck||West Loop||Soo Teck to Sam Kee
This service will served after 3:00 p.m.
Trains operating on the line are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Movers C810s and C810As. Trains operate from the Sengkang Depot which provides maintenance and train overhaul facilities for both the Punggol and Sengkang lines.
The configuration of the C810s are single motor cars in revenue service. Each unit is 11,200 millimetres (36 ft 8.9 in) long and can carry up to 105 passengers.
- "Punggol LRT (East Loop) And Sengkang LRT (West Loop) Commence Revenue Service Today". SBS Transit. 29 January 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- "Opening Of Oasis LRT Station". SBS Transit. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- "Opening of Damai Station & Punggol LRT Operating in Both Directions from 20 June" (PDF). SBS Transit. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- "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.
- "Sam Kee Station on Punggol LRT System to open for Passenger Services". SBS Transit. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "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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