Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station
 NS4  BP1 
Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station
蔡厝港地铁/轻轨列车站
சுவா சூ காங்
Stesen MRT/LRT Choa Chu Kang
Rapid transit / Light rail
Cck-mrt.JPG
The North South Line platform of NS4 Choa Chu Kang Station
Station statistics
Address 10 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689810 (MRT)
15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689813 (LRT)
Coordinates 1°23′06″N 103°44′40″E / 1.385092°N 103.744322°E / 1.385092; 103.744322
Lines
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 4 (2 MRT, 2 LRT)
Other information
Opened 10 March 1990 (North South Line)
6 November 1999 (Bukit Panjang LRT)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Code NS4/BP1
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Light Rail Transit
Terminus Bukit Panjang LRT
towards Choa Chu Kang via Fajar
Location
"Choa Chu Kang MRT Station" and "Choa Chu Kang LRT Station" redirect here.

The Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/BP1) is an interchange station serving the Choa Chu Kang area of Singapore. It is part of the North South MRT Line and it is also the terminus of the Bukit Panjang LRT Line. The station is accompanied by the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and the Lot One Shoppers' Mall, which serves as a major shopping centre for residents living in Choa Chu Kang.

The Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station is located in the southern and central part of Choa Chu Kang, on the northwest side of Singapore. The northern part of Choa Chu Kang is served by the next station, Yew Tee. The station mainly serves the town centre and the surrounding residential estates, which consist mostly of HDB heartlands, together with a few private housing. As the town continues to grow, passenger traffic at the station has become higher in recent years.

The MRT station was opened on 10 March 1990. It used to be the terminus of the Branch Line before 10 February 1996. With the opening of the Woodlands extension, trains can run directly from the station beyond Yishun, to Marina Bay, and hence the branch line was incorporated into the North South Line from then on. Terminating facilities for Marina Bay-bound trains are still present. The LRT station opened on 6 November 1999, on the opening day of the Bukit Panjang LRT line. The station would be the third one to have an Xchange after those in the underground Dhoby Ghaut and Raffles Place, making the station the first to have an Xchange above-ground and in a residential neighbourhood.

As with most of the above-ground stations along the North South Line, it was initially built without Platform Screen Doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and that the previous station, Bukit Gombak has been equipped with operating half-height screen doors already, this station followed suit with the doors already in operation.

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Notable Incidents

2008 accident

Northbound train services from Yew Tee MRT Station to Bukit Gombak MRT Station were disrupted for about 50 minutes on Monday, 7 April 2008 morning. A man was hit by a train at Choa Chu Kang station at 8am. He was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics. A bus-bridging service was deployed between Yew Tee and Bukit Gombak stations as trains were made to turn around at Yew Tee, Bukit Gombak and Choa Chu Kang stations. SMRT said train services resumed at 8.52am.[1]

2011 train disruption

There was a major train disruption for more than one hour at Bukit Panjang LRT system on May 17 2011.

SMRT said the disruption, which affected 1,600 passengers, was due to an electrical fault that occurred somewhere along the system at Keat Hong, South View and Choa Chu Kang stations. At one point, 20 passengers on a train that stalled before Choa Chu Kang station had to get off and walk on a 1.5-metre emergency walkway for about 10 metres.

SMRT said this walkway is safe and is regularly used by staff for maintenance work.

Eight trains were affected during the breakdown. Four trains continued to ply between Senja and Bukit Panjang, but were unable to connect to the MRT network at Choa Chu Kang station. One train was stalled before it entered a Choa Chu Kang station.

Bus bridging services were arranged for affected passengers and train services resumed just before 7pm. [2]

Platform Screen Doors

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the North South Line, it was initially built without Platform Screen Doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installations of the half-height screen doors eventually started on 26 August 2011. On 21 October 2011, all of the screen doors have been installed and began operating.

Train service

Destination (MRT)
Platform (LRT)
First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.40am 6.03am 12.38am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.24am 5.43am 11.00pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh - - 11.36pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio - - 12.26am
Bukit Panjang LRT
Platform 1 5.13am 5.32am 12.45am
Platform 2 5.13am 5.32am 12.45am

Current Station Layout

L2
Platforms
Platform 2 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via Senja (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via Petir (→)
Island platform, Platform 2: Doors will open on the left, Platform will be opened only during peak hours
Platform 1: Doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Bukit Panjang LRT: Service A towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via Senja (→)
Bukit Panjang LRT: Service B towards  BP1  Choa Chu Kang via Petir (→)
Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East (→)
Island platform, Doors open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  Marina Bay via  NS9  Woodlands (←)
Mezzanine Transfer Level Transfer Area to North South Line Platforms and Bukit Panjang LRT Platforms
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Choa Chu Kang Xchange, Lot One
Street Level Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Bus stops

Shops & facilities nearby

  • Lot One
  • Choa Chu Kang Xchange, the third Xchange after Dhoby Ghaut and Raffles Place

Bus services

See also; Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange

Links within Choa Chu Kang and Yew Tee estates, and to other parts of Singapore are available at the nearby Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange. The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Choa Chu Kang Ave 4:

Bus Stop Code: 44539 (Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall)
Service Destination Note
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
172 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
190 New Bridge Road Bus Terminal
925 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
927 Mandai Lake Road (loop)
975 Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange
985 Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal
SMRT Buses IntraTown Service
307 Teck Whye Avenue (loop) Accessibility-directory.svg
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR3 North Canal Road (loop)


Bus Stop Code: 44531 (Opposite Choa Chu Kang Station)
Service Destination Note
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
925 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
927 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
975 Lim Chu Kang Road (loop)
BPS1 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
SMRT Buses IntraTown Service
307 Teck Whye Avenue (loop) Accessibility-directory.svg
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR3 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange

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