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LTA To Improve Flow at Sengkang LRT Station with Designated Platforms for East, West Loops

An upcoming 2-car LRT train for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT). (Image: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries via LTA/Facebook)

An upcoming 2-car LRT train for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT). (Image: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries via LTA/Facebook)

Frequent travellers on the Sengkang LRT can look forward to improved commuter flow at the Sengkang LRT station as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be making enhancements to the station platform for both the East and West loops of the LRT line.

As highlighted in The Rail Report published by LTA on Dec 13, 2023, the enhancement to the Sengkang LRT station platform is just one of three improvements that commuters can look forward to being implemented on the Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT) system.

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Improving the LRT Network for Growing Neighbourhoods

Platform Enhancements at Sengkang LRT Station

An LRT train departing Fernvale LRT station on the Sengkang LRT. (Image: SGTrains File)

An LRT train departing Fernvale LRT station on the Sengkang LRT. (Image: SGTrains File)

LTA will be making enhancements to the Sengkang LRT station platform for both East and West loops of the LRT line to improve commuter flow during boarding and alighting.

It will be designating platforms for both the East and West loops of the LRT line, and there will be two stopping points for trains at each platform.

The Sengkang LRT station platform format currently involves each platform serving both loops in either an anti- or clockwise direction back to the Sengkang LRT station.

Commuters queueing for a West Loop train on Platform 1 or 2 will share the same platform space — demarcated through coloured lines on the floor — with other commuters queueing for an East Loop train.

Other Enhancements on Sengkang-Punggol LRT

Artist’s Impression of the expanded SPLRT depot. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of the expanded SPLRT depot. (Image: LTA)

Residents of Sengkang and Punggol can look forward to shorter waiting times as the line’s fleet will be boosted by 25 new 2-car trains, to be progressively delivered from 2024 onwards.

LTA had said that the new 2-car LRT trains will “progressively replace the 1-car trains, increasing passenger capacity on the SPLRT network” and will allow the SPLRT network to “meet long-term public transport demand in Sengkang and Punggol towns”.

Concurrently, the Sengkang LRT depot is being expanded to support the upcoming increase in the SPLRT fleet size, LTA highlighted.

RELATED: Sengkang-Punggol LRT To Receive Additional 8 New Two-Car Trains, Brings Total To 25 New LRT Trains »



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Related Links
Sengkang LRT – SGTrains
Punggol LRT – SGTrains


External Links
The Rail Report: Construction in Full Swing for Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line with More New Stations Opening in Coming Years – LTA [Accessed 28 Dec 2023]


Images: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries via LTA/Facebook, SGTrains File, LTA.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated on 29 Dec 2023.

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