Everything you Need To Know About Punggol MRT
Punggol MRT/LRT station is an interchange station for MRT and LRT in Punggol, Singapore. Punggol MRT is the only MRT station within the Punggol planning area, serving the North East Line (NEL) and the Punggol LRT (PGLRT). The station stretches across Punggol Central near the Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange and the Waterway Point retail complex.
Along with the other NEL stations, the station finished on June 20, 2003. Until the completion of Punggol Coast station in 2024, it is the northernmost terminus on the North-East line. By 2032, the station will be a triple-line interchange station, as it will be the terminus of the proposed Cross Island Line (CRL) Punggol extension from Pasir Ris station.
Punggol MRT/LRT Station (NE17/PTC) is a North-East Line (NEL) subterranean terminus stop as well as a Punggol LRT interchange station (PGLRT).
About Punggol MRT
Punggol is a Malay word that means “throwing sticks to knock fruit from trees” or “a meeting place for wholesale brokers buying food for market.” The Punggol MRT serves as a transportation hub for Punggol residents, with the PGLRT and other bus routes providing a direct link between the station and their houses.
Farrells, a British architecture firm that also built the Singapore terminus of the Singapore–Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail, designed Punggol Station. Punggol station is the longest and one of only two above-ground stations on the North-East Line, at 320 meters.
Since 1984, have been plans and studies for a prospective northeast route connecting Outram Park and Punggol through Dhoby Ghaut. In October 1987, the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) approved the line’s plans and submitted them to the government. Punggol was confirmed as the line’s northern terminus when the 16 NEL stations were disclosed in March 1996.
The station will serve the forthcoming Punggol 21 development to the then-prime minister Goh Chok Tong who announced it during the 1996 National Day Rally Speech. Contract 712 granted the building of the Punggol NEL station 1.3 kilometres (0.81 miles) of tunnels.
Platforms Punggol LRT (L2):
Punggol LRT station is an overground station with two island platforms are used by East and West loop services alternately. LRT Routes A and D depart from Platform 1 for the Outer West Loop and Inner East Loop, respectively, via Soo Teck and Cove. LRT Routes B and C depart from Platform 2 for the Inner West Loop and Outer East Loop, respectively, via Sam Kee and Damai.
Passenger Information Systems, which LED displays positioned at each platform, show the next or current train’s itinerary scroll through messages, while an analog clock shows the time.
B2 North-East Line:
The island platform arrangement at Punggol North East Line station includes two platforms alternately used for train turnarounds. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The concourse levels and LRT platforms are accessible through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to navigate from the platform to the station exits and connected platforms.
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