The 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 Transit
The Punggol LRT Line serves the residents in the town
and urban planning area
of Punggol. While Punggol is less densely populated than other towns, there are plans to turn it into a new town
housing 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 Transit
on 1 December 2004, who conducted more trial runs and staff training before the opening of the East Loop on January 29, 2005.
The West Loop will only be opened at a later date when there are more... Read More