Punggol LRT Line facts for kids
The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3 km line with 15 stations.
The Punggol LRT Line serves the residents in the town and urban planning area of Punggol.
Punggol LRT station, the centerpiece of the line, is located directly above the Punggol MRT station, thus linking up the Punggol LRT Line to the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system that spans the entire island of Singapore.
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. Construction of 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, who 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.
- 29 January 2005: Line opened on East Loop except Oasis and Damai
- 15 November 2007: Oasis (PE6) Opened.
- 20 June 2011: Damai (PE7) Opened. East Loop become bidirectional whole day.
- 29 June 2014: West Loop opened between Nibong (PW5) and Soo Teck (PW7), in unidirectional manner.
- 29 February 2016: Sam Kee (PW1) opened.
There are 15 Stations on this line, in the future we will have North Loop (PN) in the future. The 'PE' means Punggol LRT East Loop, not Physical Education.
- East Loop (PE)
Coral Edge (PE3)
- West Loop
Sam Kee (PW1)
Teck Lee (PW2), Station Closed
Punggol Point (PW3), Station Closed
Samudera (PW4), Station Closed
Soo Teck (PW7)
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.
Trains operating on the line are Mitsubishi Crystal Movers (C810) manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. These trains operate from the Sengkang Depot which serves maintenance and train overhaul facilities for trains along the Sengkang and Punggol LRT lines.
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