Punggol LRT Line
Learn more about the Punggol LRT Line.
SBS Transit operates the Punggol Light Rail Transit, a light rail route that provides service to Punggol New Town’s residential neighbourhoods. The 10.3-kilometer network is Singapore’s second LRTsystem after the Sengkang LRT. The line was inaugurated on January 29, 2005, and runs on rubber-tired automated people movers called Crystal Mover rolling stock from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. These vehicles come in single-car and double-car configurations. The route has two loops across the estate’s eastern and western regions.
Punggol station, in the city centre, serves as the junction for the North-East Line and both loops. LRT trains travel both ways for both curves and stop at 15 different destinations, one of which is still under construction. To bring the MRT network closer to the inhabitants, the Punggol LRT Line gets developed with stations situated within the Punggol area. The LRT runs the whole length of its route on elevated viaducts as a complement to the estate’s present trunk and feeder bus services.
The rolling stock used by the Sengkang LRT and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover gets used by the Punggol LRT Line.A total of 16 further trainsets were supplied in 2016 under Contract 810A, with only minor exterior variations from its predecessor. The first 41 trainsets, provided under Contract 810, started operation in 2003. At Sengkang Depot, where they are serviced and stabled, there is a service track that connects the Punggol and Sengkang LRT systems, allowing Punggol LRT trains to travel to and from the depot. These trains, also known as automated people movers, are propelled by two side rails and a power rail on either side and have rubber tires to reduce operation noise in built-up areas. Both single-car and double-car setups get used when they operate.
Four routes get used by the Punggol LRT Line, which has two loops. The West Loop is traversed by Routes A and B in the clockwise and counterclockwise directions, respectively. Similar to Singapore’s right-hand-drive traffic, trains move along the left. On September 29, 2018, the Punggol LRT’s West Loop began to operate with bidirectional trains. The West Loop was previously served by the Outer Loop (Route A) until the end of service because the Inner Loop (Route B) only ran until 3:00 p.m. due to low demand.
C810 single-car systems make up the original system. With a length of 11,200 millimeters (11.2 m), each unit has enough for 105 passengers. 16 C810s were modified to operate as two-car trains, and 16 C810As get delivered in this configuration. Capacity per trip increased to 204 as a result.
Under Automatic Train Operation (ATO) GoA 4, the route is fitted with a Kyosan APM fixed block signaling system for Automatic Train Control (ATC) (UTO). A computer-based interlocking (CBI) system guards against erroneous signal and track point settings, while automatic train protection (ATP) regulates train speed. Automatic train supervision (ATS) tracks and schedules trains.
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