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Choa Chu Kang MRT

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All you need to know about the Choa Chu Kang MRT

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/BP1) is a North-South Line (NSL) interchange station and the terminal of the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). The overground station is located directly off Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 in the Choa Chu Kang Central planning subzone. Choa Chu Kang referred to the former Chua Chu Kang Village located near the National Shooting Centre. The term was first attributed to the main arterial route running easterly towards Upper Bukit Timah Road and then to the projects that include Choa Chu Kang New Town. Choa Chu Kang Station serves the town center district, which contains the Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, nearby community services, and several residential developments. The Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange provides bus services to the estate’s many locations. Choa Chu Kang MRT station, station code NS4JS1BP1, will be an interchange station with the Jurong Region Line Phase 1 by 2027.

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The Branch line ended at the MRT station, which opened on March 10, 1990. The North-South line Woodlands Extension opened on February 10, 1996.

Platforms:

At Choa Chu Kang LRT station, two additional side platforms get built. Platforms 3 and 4 will be utilized exclusively for alighting, freeing up the existing island platforms (Platforms 1 and 2) for boarding activities. Separating boarding and alighting people reduces passenger traffic congestion at a large interchange station like Choa Chu Kang. The Spanish Solution is another name for this setup. They will inaugurate on December 27, 2016. With the opening of two freshly built platforms at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station on December 27, 2016, commuters on the Bukit Panjang LRT system may expect speedier boarding and transfers to the MRT. The new platforms get first announced by LTA in 2012, and work on upgrading them began in September 2013.

Because the Bukit Panjang LRT’s design life is just 20 years, passengers who use elevators may force to alight at Platforms 1 and 2. The current platform must use by commuters who utilize the elevator. Because the Bukit Panjang LRT’s design life is limited to 20 years, there will be no elevators in the new platforms. The new Creation of Rights stipulates that any activity on Lot One shall not interfere with the live Bukit Panjang LRT rails. On October 10, 2012, this station began operations using MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans. As of September 27, 2015, the LRT station additionally has HVLS fans.

Concourse:

The North-South Line and Bukit Panjang LRT stations have a common concourse on the ground level. In addition, near the side of the BPLRT station, the new Exit E provides an alternate exit from the mezzanine level. The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. Commuters can purchase single or multiple ride tickets at General Ticketing Machines, which support contactless card transactions, and a Transitlink Add-Value Machine.

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