Lorong Chuan MRT
Lorong Chuan MRT: The Details You Need To Know
Lorong Chuan MRT Station (CC14) is a Circle Line (CCL) Stage 3 station located at the intersection – of the Lorong Chuan and Serangoon Central planning subzones. It gets located beneath Serangoon Avenue 3 near the Lorong Chuan intersection. Lorong Chuan MRT station’s architecture is similar to neighboring CCL3 stations Bartley and Marymount.
Lorong Chuan MRT station – exit A:
Before the school gets reconstructed, this exit gets erected on the previous premises of the nearby Nanyang Junior College as a prior entry driveway.
The Singapore Property Authority (SLA) paid homeowners of Chuan Park (a 99-year leasehold condo near the station site) S$1 for 220 sq m of area, mostly car park spaces, because the land was required to build the Circle line. Nominal compensation gets paid since it accounts for the increased market worth of the condominium after the Lorong Chuan MRT got erected on the acquired site.
The station with the remainder of Stage 3 of the Circle line – opened on May 28, 2009, after getting – delayed owing to the Nicoll Highway collapse on April 20, 2004. On April 4 that year, the Singapore Civil Defense Force held the third Shelter Open House at this station, along with Bartley and Bishan stations, before the station’s opening. On May 23 that year, the Land Transport Authority held a Circle line Discovery open house at all Stage 3 Circle line stations.
The station concourse on Basement 1 has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. The concourse has an unpaid walkway that allows pedestrians to transit between station exits without using the train network’s paid zones. As a result, faregates may be found at the escalator/staircase and lift landings.
Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels from General Ticketing Machines, like Top-up Machines, which accept contactless card transactions. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Center, where travelers may get help.
Shelter for Civil Defense
Lorong Chuan CCL station is one of eleven Civil Defense (CD) shelters along the Circle Line that will get activated in a national emergency. The stations are constructed and supplied with facilities to guarantee that the shelter environment is comfortable for all sheltered during their stay. Protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems, and a dry toilet system are among the features available.
Circle Line of Platforms (B2):
The island platform configuration at Lorong Chuan station features two platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the – subterranean environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The platform level gets connected to the concourse level one floor above through escalators, stairs, and a lift. The concourse wraps around the platform, creating a wide inner area around the platform’s center, providing the appearance of spaciousness.
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