Sengkang LRT Line
Sengkang LRT Line
Laluan LRT Sengkang
செங்காங் லைட் ரெயில் வரி
|System||Light Rail Transit (Singapore)|
|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
|Line length||10.7 km (6.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1850 mm Broad Gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC Third rail|
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.
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.
|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.|
|27 June 2015||Kupang opened.|
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.
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.
Around the end of 2016, two-car trains started being deployed on both directions of the West Loop during the weekday peak hours, due to the increasing number of commuters living in new HDB flats located near Thanggam, Kupang and Farmway LRT Stations. Before this, two-car trains were only deployed towards the direction of Cheng Lim during morning peak hours, and towards the direction of Renjong during evening peak hours.
|Sengkang||Interchange with the North East Line|
There are four services in total, with two on each loop. On the Electronic Display, they will not show the service letters.
|A||Sengkang||Compassvale||East Loop||Compassvale to Ranggung
|B||Sengkang||Ranggung||East Loop||Ranggung to Compassvale
|C||Sengkang||Cheng Lim||West Loop||Cheng Lim to Renjong
|D||Sengkang||Renjong||West Loop||Renjong to Cheng Lim
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 LRT lines.
The original system comprises 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.
- "Cheng Lim LRT Station To Open And Sengkang West LRT to Run in Both Directions". SBS Transit. December 21, 2012.
- "Kupang LRT Station to open on Saturday, 27 June 2015" (PDF). SBS Transit. 15 June 2015.
- "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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