Punggol LRT line

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Punggol LRT line
Laluan LRT Punggol
榜鹅轻轨线
பொங்கோல் எல்ஆர்டி வரி
PGLRT logo.png
Punggol LRT Crystal Mover.JPG
Overview
TypeAutomated guideway transit/People mover
SystemLight Rail Transit (Singapore)
StatusOperational
TerminiPunggol
Stations14 (excluding Teck Lee)
Services4
Operation
Opened29 January 2005; 13 years ago (2005-01-29) (East Loop)
29 June 2014; 4 years ago (2014-06-29) (West Loop)
OwnerLand Transport Authority
Operator(s)SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
CharacterElevated
Depot(s)Sengkang
Rolling stockMitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover C810
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover C810A
Technical
Line length10.3 km (6.4 mi)
Track gauge1850 mm Broad Gauge
Electrification750 V DC Third rail[1]
Route map

West loop
Nibong
PW5
PW4
Samudera
Sumang
PW6
PW3
Punggol Point
Soo Teck
PW7
PW2
Teck Lee
Punggol Way
PW1
Sam Kee
 NEL 
NE17
PTC
Punggol
Punggol Road
Punggol Road
Cove
PE1
PE7
Damai
Meridian
PE2
PE6
Oasis
Coral Edge
PE3
PE5
Kadaloor
PE4
Riviera
East loop
Concourse level of Punggol MRT/LRT station, with escalators leading up to the LRT platform.

The Punggol LRT line is an automated guideway transit line in Singapore. The line, which initially opened on 29 January 2005, connects the residential districts and suburbs of Punggol to Punggol Town Centre, where it connects with the North East MRT line and the Punggol Bus Interchange. It is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore and like all other LRT lines, it is fully elevated and uses automated trains.

The first phase is a 10.3-kilometre (6.4 mi) line with 15 stations in two loops. It is the second LRT line to be operated by SBS Transit.

History[edit]

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.

A covered middle platform at Punggol and a short track piece branching from Teck Lee have already been built. These are meant for Punggol North LRT of which it was subsequently scrapped and replaced by Punggol Coast MRT station.

Timeline
Date Section
29 January 2005 East Loop (except Oasis and Damai stations) opened for uni-directional operation.[2]
15 June 2007 Oasis opened.[3]
20 June 2011 Damai opened. East Loop became fully operational in both directions throughout the day.[4]
29 June 2014 West Loop (except for Sam Kee, Teck Lee, Punggol Point and Samudera) opened for uni-directional operation.[5]
29 February 2016 Sam Kee opened.[6]
29 December 2016 Punggol Point opened.[7]
31 March 2017 Samudera opened.[7]
29 September 2018

West loop became fully operational in both directions throughout the day, except for Teck Lee,which is yet to be opened.[8]

Improvements[edit]

On 31 October 2012, the Land Transport Authority announced that by 2016 the Sengkang and Punggol LRT 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.[9]

On 29 December 2016, trains started operating in the two-car formations on the line's East loop during morning and evening peak hours from 6.45am to 8.45am and from 6.15pm to 8.15pm. Service frequency will be maintained at three to four minutes during morning and evening peak hours.[10]

On 15 December 2017, the Land Transport Authority said there will be limited services on parts of the Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT) on most Sundays from 14 January 2018 to 25 February 2018, to facilitate renewal and improvement works from (except 18 February as it is a Chinese New Year holiday). Only one platform will open for service at 5.30am on Sundays. The other platform will open from 7am.[11][12][13]On 22 February 2018, SBS Transit said the arrangement is expected to continue until end April 2018.[14][15]

From 27 May 2018 to 7 October 2018, limited services on Sundays will continue on the Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT). One platform will open at 5.30am and the other platform will open at 5.30pm.[16][17]

Stations[edit]

Punggol LRT Map
Number Name Interchange/Notes
 PTC  NE17  Punggol Interchange with the North East line
East Loop
 PE1  Cove
 PE2  Meridian
 PE3  Coral Edge
 PE4  Riviera
 PE5  Kadaloor
 PE6  Oasis
 PE7  Damai
West Loop
 PW1  Sam Kee
 PW2  Teck Lee (Not in operation)
 PW3  Punggol Point
 PW4  Samudera
 PW5  Nibong
 PW6  Sumang
 PW7  Soo Teck

Services[edit]

There are four services in total, with two services on each loop.

Service Terminal via Loop Remarks
A Punggol Cove East Loop Cove to Damai
Anti-clockwise direction
B Punggol Damai East Loop Damai to Cove
Clockwise direction
C Punggol Sam Kee West Loop Sam Kee to Soo Teck
Anti-clockwise direction
D Punggol Soo Teck West Loop Soo Teck to Sam Kee
Clockwise direction

Rolling stock[edit]

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 LRT lines.

Train formation[edit]

The original system consists of single-car C810s. Each unit is 11,200 millimetres (11.2 m) long and can carry up to 105 passengers. 16 original C810s were modified to allow two-car train operation and 16 C810As came with this configuration. This boosted capacity to 204 per trip.

Train control[edit]

The line is equipped with Kyosan APM fixed block signalling system for Automatic train control (ATC) under Automatic train operation (ATO) GoA 4 (UTO).[18] The subsystems consist of Automatic train protection (ATP) to govern train speed, Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) to track and schedule trains, and a computer-based interlocking (CBI) system that prevents incorrect signal and track points settings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.mhi.co.jp/technology/review/pdf/e403/e403144.pdf
  2. ^ "Punggol LRT (East Loop) And Sengkang LRT (West Loop) Commence Revenue Service Today". SBS Transit. 29 January 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Opening Of Oasis LRT station". SBS Transit. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Opening of Damai station & Punggol LRT Operating in Both Directions from 20 June" (PDF). SBS Transit. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Sam Kee station on Punggol LRT System to open for Passenger Services". SBS Transit. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Commencement of Two-Car Operations on Punggol LRT East Loop & Opening of Punggol Point LRT station on 29 December 2016". SBS Transit. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SBS Transit - Bi-Directional LRT Services on Punggol West Loop to Begin from 29 September 2018 - Press Room - Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg.
  9. ^ "2-car System for Sengkang Punggol LRT by 2016; Improvements to Choa Chu Kang LRT station". Land Transport Authority. 31 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Commencement of Two-Car Operations on Punggol LRT East Loop & Opening of Punggol Point LRT station on 29 December 2016". SBS Transit. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Limited service along Sengkang-Punggol LRT on Sundays in Jan, Feb to facilitate rail works".
  12. ^ "Limited Sengkang-Punggol LRT services on Sunday mornings from Jan 14".
  13. ^ hermes (16 December 2017). "Limited service on Sundays for Sengkang-Punggol LRT".
  14. ^ "Maintenance work to resume on Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems on Mar 4".
  15. ^ hermesauto (22 February 2018). "Maintenance works to resume on Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems".
  16. ^ hermesauto (11 May 2018). "SBS Transit extends limited service on Sundays for Sengkang, Punggol LRT to October".
  17. ^ "Limited service hours on Sundays for Sengkang-Punggol LRT to be extended".
  18. ^ "Products and Services | Kyosan Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd". www.kyosan.co.jp. Retrieved 2017-06-13.

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