Punggol LRT Line

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 PGLRT 
Punggol LRT Line
Laluan LRT Punggol
榜鹅轻轨线
பொங்கோல் எல்ஆர்டி வரி
Punggol LRT Crystal Mover.JPG
Overview
Type Light rail
System Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Punggol
Stations 15 (3 not in operation)
Services 2
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
Technical
Line length 10.3 km (6.4 mi)
Track gauge 1850 mm Broad Gauge
Electrification 750 V DC Third rail[1]
Route map
West loop
Nibong PW5
PW4 Samudera (future)
Sumang PW6
PW3 Punggol Point (future)
Soo Teck PW7
PW2 Teck Lee (future)
Punggol Way
PW1 Sam Kee
North East Line
to HarbourFront
 NEL 
NE17
Sengkang LRT
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 serves the residents in the town and urban planning area of Punggol. It is the third line of Singapore’s LRT system.

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.

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.

Timeline
Date Section
29 January 2005 East Loop (except Oasis and Damai stations) opened for one-way operation.[2]
15 June 2007 Oasis LRT Station opened.[3]
20 June 2011 Damai station opened. East Loop becomes fully operational in both directions throughout the day.[4]
29 June 2014 West Loop (except for Sam Kee, Teck Lee, Punggol Point and Samudera stations) opened for one-way operation.[5]
29 February 2016 Sam Kee LRT Station opened.[6]

Improvements[edit]

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.[7]

Stations[edit]

Number Name Interchange/Notes
 PTC  NE17  Punggol Change for 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 (Not in operation)
 PW4  Samudera (Not in operation)
 PW5  Nibong
 PW6  Sumang
 PW7  Soo Teck

Punggol LRT station, at the centre of the line, is located directly above the MRT station, thus provinding links to the entire island.

Services[edit]

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.

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
This service will served till 3:00 p.m.
D Punggol Soo Teck West Loop Soo Teck to Sam Kee
Clockwise direction
This service will served after 3:00 p.m.

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 lines.

Train Formation[edit]

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.

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. ^ "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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