- Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station
Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station
சுவா சூ காங்
Stesen MRT/LRT Choa Chu Kang
Rapid transit / Light rail
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 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 Code NS4/BP1 Services Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following stationtowards Jurong East North South Linetowards Marina Bay Light Rail Transit Terminus Bukit Panjang LRTtowards 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.
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.
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. 
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.
First Train Last Train Mon - Sat Sunday &
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
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
- 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 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) 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) SMRT Buses NightRider Service NR3 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
- ^ "Northbound train services disrupted due to rail incident". Channel NewsAsia. 7 April 2008. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/339820/1/.html.
- ^ "Bukit Panjang LRT disruption affects 1,600 passengers". Channel NewsAsia. 17 May 2011. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1129479/1/.html.
LRT stations in Singapore Bukit Panjang Sengkang Punggol The stations in italics will open at a later date and are not yet in service
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