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 NS4  JS1  BP1 
Choa Chu Kang
蔡厝港
சுவா சூ காங்
Choa Chu Kang

Rapid transit / Light rail
NS4 BP1 Choa Chu Kang.jpg
North South line platform of Choa Chu Kang station, with the BPLRT platform in the background.
Location 10 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689810 (MRT)
15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689813 (LRT)
Coordinates 1°23′06″N 103°44′40″E / 1.385092°N 103.744322°E / 1.385092; 103.744322
Operated by SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation) (Bukit Panjang LRT)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (North South line)
Line(s)      North South Line

     Jurong Region Line

     Bukit Panjang LRT
Platforms 6 (2 island platforms, 2 side platforms)
Tracks 4 (2 MRT, 2 LRT)
Connections Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes (Lot One)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS4  JS1  BP1 
History
Opened 10 March 1990; 31 years ago (1990-03-10) (North South Line)
6 November 1999; 22 years ago (1999-11-06) (Bukit Panjang LRT platforms 1 & 2)
27 December 2016; 4 years ago (2016-12-27) (Bukit Panjang LRT platforms 3 & 4)
Opening 2026; 5 years' time (2026) (Jurong Region line)
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Future service
Choa Chu Kang West
One-way operation
Jurong Region Line
North Service
Future Service
Terminus
Terminus Jurong Region Line
South Service
Future Service
Choa Chu Kang West
towards BNL via BHJ
Light Rail Transit
Terminus Bukit Panjang LRT
A
South View
toward Choa Chu Kang via Senja (clockwise / outer)
Bukit Panjang LRT
B
South View
toward Choa Chu Kang via Petir (anticlockwise / inner)
Location
Choa Chu Kang station
North South line & Bukit Panjang LRT

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/JS1/BP1) is an MRT station in Singapore. It is the interchange station between the North South MRT Line and Bukit Panjang LRT Line. It is located in Choa Chu Kang.

The station is the first interchange between the MRT and the LRT.

History

The MRT station opened on 10 March 1990 and was the terminus of the Branch Line. Construction began on 15 February 1986. With the opening of the North South Line Woodlands Extension on 10 February 1996, the branch line became part of the North South Line. It was recoded from B3 to N21 in 1996. The LRT station opened on 6 November 1999, on the opening day of the Bukit Panjang LRT line. It was again, recoded from N21 and A1 to the present BP1 and NS4 in 2001.

After a 2008 accident, automatic platform gates were installed for safety on 26 August 2011 on the North South Line platforms and started operating on 21 October 2011. HVLS fans in the MRT platform started operating on 10 October 2012. The LRT platform also features fans as of 27 September 2015.

On 31 October 2012, LTA announced that Choa Chu Kang LRT Station will have two more platforms, specifically for commuters to exit the trains to allow the existing platform in the centre to have more space for passengers getting on. There will also be additional fare gates and a new covered linkway from the LRT station to Lot One. These new additions which also include widening the staircase between the MRT and the LRT stations will be completed by 2016. New Exit E was opened at the same time, to Lot One Shoppers Mall but despite that, there is no lift access, only stairs. The two newly constructed platforms at the LRT station began operations on 27 December 2016. The two new side platforms, Platforms 3 and 4, lack lift access so passengers who need to take the lift when exiting at Choa Chu Kang LRT Station have to wait for the doors to open to the island platform (Platforms 1 and 2), where lift access is available. Stickers to remind passengers to exit at Platforms 1 or 2 if they need a lift to exit are placed on all the LRT doors.

In 2016, Platforms 1 and 2 of the LRT had Half-Height Platform Barriers installed. Choa Chu Kang (and Bukit Panjang) was the first to install platform gates due to the high commuter traffic at this station. Automatic platform gates were installed at Platforms 3 and 4 during construction.

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