Punggol LRT

The Punggol LRT is the third LRT line to be introduced into the LRT system. It is fully automated and driverless at 10.3km long with 15 stations, forming a butterfly loop around the estate's eastern and western sectors. SBS Transit currently operates this line.

Punggol station serves as an interchange between the east loop, west loop and the North East Line.

There are seven stations each on both the east loop and west loop, with Punggol station serving as the town centre of both loops. Trains run in both directions on the east loop, and a single direction for the west loop. Two stations on the west loop are currently not in operation as there are relatively very little developments along these stations.

During peak hours, some trains will run in a 2-car formation instead to increase the capacity on the line.

At a Glance

Punggol LRT

First opened 29 January 2005

10.7km with 15 stations

Light rail line with 1-car or 2-car trains

Fully-automatic train operation

Line operated by SBS Transit

Line diagram

PGLRT line diagram

Rolling stock

Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810A) >

Stations

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History

East Loop

The east loop, except Oasis and Damai stations, commenced service on 29 January 2005. The trains run in the clockwise direction before 3pm, and run in the anti-clockwise direction after 3pm. Oasis station opened 2 years later, on 15 June 2007.

As Damai station opened on 20 June 2011, trains on the east loop began to run in both directions throughout the day.

West Loop

The Punggol LRT west loop opened on 29 June 2014 with 3 stations - Nibong, Sumang and Soo Teck. Trains on the west loop run in the anti-clockwise direction before 3pm, and run in the opposite direction after 3pm. Sam Kee and Punggol Point stations later opened on 29 February and 29 December 2016 respectively.

Samudera station will open in March 2017 while Teck Lee station will open when there are more developments in the area.

Infrastructure upgrades

Signalling Upgrade and Modification for 2-Car Trains

To increase the capacity on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT during peak hours, 16 of the existing single car trains will be modified to be coupled for 2-car operations. As the system was not originally designed with dual-car service, modifications are required to the signalling system and trains.

Works began in mid-2013, and the two-car system was tested during off-peak hours from 5 December 2016. The modification was completed on 29 December 2016, with two-car trains operating on the Punggol LRT East Loop during peak hours.

Timeline

Date Project Description
29 January 2005 East Loop Opening of Punggol, Cove, Meridian, Coral Edge, Riviera and Kadaloor stations
15 June 2007 East Loop Opening of Oasis station
20 June 2011 East Loop Opening of Damai station
Punggol LRT East Loop runs in both directions throughout the day
29 June 2014 West Loop Opening of Nibong, Sumang and Soo Teck stations
29 February 2016 West Loop Opening of Sam Kee station
Q3 2016 Signalling Upgrade Completion of the upgraded signalling system on the Punggol LRT
29 December 2016 West Loop Opening of Punggol Point station
29 December 2016 Modification for 2-Car Trains Completion of the modification for 2-car trains on the Punggol LRT
March 2017 West Loop Opening of Samudera station
Future West Loop Opening of Teck Lee station

Facts + Figures

Type
Light Rail Line (LRT)
Stations / Length
15 stations / 10.3km (currently operational)
East Loop - 5.2km
West Loop - 5.1km
Depots
Sengkang Depot
Train Length
1-2 cars
Track Gauge
Broad gauge (1850mm)
Guide Rail Span
3200mm
Electrification
750V DC from power rail
Operation Type
Fully-automated operation
Signalling System
Fixed-block Kyosan APM Signalling ATC

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