Sengkang LRT Line

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Sengkang LRT Line
SengkangLRT.JPG
Overview
Type Light rail
System Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Sengkang
Stations 14
Services 2
Operation
Opening 18 January 2003 (East Loop)
29 January 2005 (West Loop)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Rolling stock Crystal Mover
Technical
Line length 10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Track gauge 1850mm Broad Gauge
Electrification 750V DC Third rail
Route map
  West loop  
SW5Fernvale
SW6Layar
ThanggamSW4
SW7Tongkang
KupangSW3 (closed)
Sengkang Depot
FarmwaySW2
SW8Renjong
Cheng LimSW1
Sengkang East Rd
NE Line to HarbourFront
NE Line to Punggol
STC/NE16Sengkang
Punggol LRT Line
SE5Ranggung
CompassvaleSE1
Punggol Rd
SE4Kangkar
RumbiaSE2
BakauSE3
  East loop  
A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover on the East Loop

The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. This line connects the residential districts and suburbs of Sengkang to the Sengkang Town Centre, which is also served by the North East Line and the Sengkang Bus Interchange.

History[edit]

Timeline of opening
Date Section
18 January 2003 East Loop completely opened in both directions throughout the day.
29 January 2005 West Loop (except for Cheng Lim, Farmway and Kupang) opened in uni-directional manner.
15 November 2007 Farmway opened for passenger service.
4 January 2010 West Loop operated in both directions during the morning and evening peak hours on weekdays.
1 January 2013 West Loop operated in both directions throughout the day and Cheng Lim was opened for passenger service.[1]
27 June 2015 Kupang opened for passenger service.[2]

Improvements[edit]

On 31 October 2012, LTA announced that by 2016, Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems will be upgraded to a two-car system for the 41 existing train cars, allowing double the number of passengers to board at any one time. Each train car can take up to 105 passengers. 16 more train-cars will also be procured. This will bring the total fleet size to 57 train-cars. Hence, there is also the need to modify the signalling and communication system.[3]

Stations[edit]

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
 STC  NE16  Sengkang 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  

Rolling Stock[edit]

Trains operating on the SengKang LRT Line is the C810, which are essentially Mitsubishi Crystal Movers manufactured by MHI.

Train Formation[edit]

The configuration of a C810 in revenue service is M in single car mode

Cars of C810
car type Motor Collector Shoe car length
mm ft in
M 11,200 36 ft 8.9 in|


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheng Lim LRT Station To Open And Sengkang West LRT to Run in Both Directions". SBS Transit. December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kupang LRT Station to open on Saturday, 27 June 2015" (PDF). SBS Transit. 15 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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.