Sengkang LRT Line

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 SKLRT 
Sengkang LRT Line
Laluan LRT Sengkang
盛港轻轨线
செங்காங் லைட் ரெயில் வரி
SengkangLRT.JPG
Overview
Type Light rail
System Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Sengkang
Stations 14
Services 2
Operation
Opened 18 January 2003 (East Loop)
29 January 2005 (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 10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Track gauge 1850mm Broad Gauge
Electrification 750 V DC Third rail
Route map
West loop
Fernvale SW5
Layar SW6
SW4 Thanggam
Tongkang SW7
SW3 Kupang
Sengkang Depot
SW2 Farmway
Renjong SW8
SW1 Cheng Lim
Sengkang East Road
North East Line
to HarbourFront
North East Line
to Punggol
Sengkang STC
Punggol LRT Line
Ranggung SE5
SE1 Compassvale
Punggol Road
Kangkar SE4
SE2 Rumbia
SE3 Bakau
East loop
A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover on the East Loop

The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 kilometres (6.6 mi) light rail line which initially opened on 18 January 2003. The line connects the residential districts and suburbs of Sengkang to the Sengkang Town Centre, where it connects with the North East Line and the Sengkang Bus Interchange. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated. The line uses Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

History[edit]

Planning for the Sengkang LRT Line was underway when the Bukit Panjang LRT was opened by then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 6 November 1999. Construction began in January 2000 for both the East Loop and West Loop.

Timeline
Date Section
18 January 2003 East Loop opened (both directions, throughout the day).
29 January 2005 West Loop (except for Cheng Lim, Farmway and Kupang) opened for uni-directional operation.
15 November 2007 Farmway opened.
4 January 2010 West Loop operated in both directions during weekday peak hours.
1 January 2013 West Loop operated in both directions throughout the day, and Cheng Lim opened.[1]
27 June 2015 Kupang opened.[2]

Improvements[edit]

On 31 October 2012, the Land Transport Authority announced that starting in the first quarter of 2016, both the Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems 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.[3]

On 22 December 2015, the line began operating two-car trains, five years after plans to raise the capacity of the increasingly packed light-rail system were announced.[4]

Stations[edit]

Number Name Interchange/Notes
 STC  NE16  Sengkang Change for the North East Line
East Loop
 SE1  Compassvale
 SE2  Rumbia
 SE3  Bakau
 SE4  Kangkar
 SE5  Ranggung
West Loop
 SW1  Cheng Lim
 SW2  Farmway
 SW3  Kupang
 SW4  Thanggam
 SW5  Fernvale
 SW6  Layar
 SW7  Tongkang
 SW8  Renjong

Services[edit]

There are four services in total, with two on each loop. On the Electronic Display, they will not show the service letters.

Service Terminal via Loop Notes
A Sengkang Compassvale East Loop Compassvale to Ranggung
Clockwise direction
B Sengkang Ranggung East Loop Ranggung to Compassvale
Anti-clockwise direction
C Sengkang Cheng Lim West Loop Cheng Lim to Renjong
Anti-clockwise direction
D Sengkang Renjong West Loop Renjong to Cheng Lim
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 Sengkang and Punggol lines.

Train Formation[edit]

The original configuration of the C810s were single motor cars in revenue service. Each unit is 11,200 millimetres (36 ft 8.9 in) long. Each unit 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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Panoramic view showing the Sengkang LRT Line (SKLRT). Renjong LRT station lies to the left, and the Sengkang Depot for North East Line and SKLRT to the right. In the distant background lie Buangkok and Hougang.