- Punggol LRT Line
Infobox rail line
Light Rapid Transit (Singapore)
status = Operational
start = Punggol
stations = 15
routes = 2
29 January 2005(East Loop)
Land Transport Authority
linelength = km to mi|num=10.3|abbr=yes|spell=Commonwealth|precision=1|wiki=yes
map_state = collapsedThe Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations. Similar to the
Sengkang LRT Line, its rolling stock and line operator are the Crystal Movers and SBS Transitrespectively.
The Punggol LRT Line serves the residents in the town and urban planning area of Punggol. While
as of 2007Punggol is less densely populated than other towns, there are plansFact|date=June 2007 to turn it into a new townhousing hundreds of thousands of people. Punggol LRT Station, the centrepiece of the line, is located directly above the Punggol MRT Station, thus linking up the Punggol LRT Line to the Mass Rapid Transit system that spans the entire island of Singapore.
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 Transiton 1 December 2004, who conducted more trial runs and staff training before the opening of the East Loop on January 29, 2005. Oasis Station was opened on 15 June 2007 and Damai Station, as well as the entire West Loop, will be opened at a later date, once there are more developments within the vicinity of the stations.
While provisions have been made for the second phase of the system involving a 4-station northern spur line branching from PW2 Teck Lee, the plan has been put on hold indefinitely."Groundwork begins for new MRT lines", Christoper Tan,
The Straits Times, 13 March 2006]
Trains on the Punggol LRT presently run only on the East Loop. Like Sengkang LRT West Loop, the loop is served in one direction, which changes at 3pm daily. During peak hours from Monday to Friday, the East Loop runs in both directions.
* [http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/transport/trpt_lrt_map.aspx Punggol LRT System Map]
* [http://www.punggol.org Punggol.org] - Website about Punggol Town. With all the latest updates on upcoming developments, neighbourhood news as well as pictures of Punggol Town
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