|Languages||码高 | பக்காவ்|
|Opened||18 Jan 2003|
Bakau LRT Station (SE3) is a light rail station along the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT)’s East Loop. Located within the Sengkang New Town, the station is overground and built along Rivervale Drive, near the junction of Sengkang East Way.
The station is named after the Bakau (Malay for mangrove tree) regularly used as piles for building foundation.
First / Last Train Timings
|Sengkang LRT – SE3 Bakau|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(East Loop Inner via Compassvale)
(East Loop Outer via Ranggung)
|L3||SKLRT Platform 1||East Loop Outer to Sengkang|
|SKLRT Platform 2||East Loop Inner to Sengkang|
|L2||LRT Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Rivervale Drive|
|L1||Street Level||Station exits, Bus stops|
Sengkang LRT (L3):
|Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Kangkar (→)
Platform 1: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Rumbia (←)
Bakau station is overground with an island platform serving LRT services in both directions of the East Loop. Inner and Outer loop services run counter-clockwise and clockwise around the loop respectively.
Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, display the route of the next train and scrolls through messages, while an analog clock gives the time. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits. A staircase and lift connect the platforms to the ticket concourse at Level 2, one floor below.
The station concourse at Level 2 features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with a bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.
A General Ticketing Machine at the concourse allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and perform contactless card transactions. As with other SKLRT stations, the concourse has two ticketing machines: one located within unpaid areas and the other serving both paid and unpaid areas, with a swing gate that allows either side to access the machine at any one time. Since the station is not staffed, an intercom system near the faregates allows commuters to speak with SKLRT Operations Control Centre for assistance.
The concourse leads to an overhead bridge that spans across Rivervale Drive, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.
Built in-between two carriageways of Rivervale Drive, Bakau LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Rivervale Drive (Northbound)||North Spring Primary School, HDB Rivervale Plains, HDB Rivervale Place, HDB Rivervale Grove|
|B||Yes||Rivervale Drive (Northbound)||Sengkang East Way, Sengkang East Drive, Sengkang Combined Temple, Chong Hua Tong Tou Teck Hwee, Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple, HDB Rivervale Bank, HDB Rivervale View, HDB Rivervale Gardens|
- Retail shop at concourse level
- Sheltered walkways connecting to adjacent HDB estates
- Emergency Train Stop buttons at station platforms, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable communication with SKLRT Operations Control Centre
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
Bakau station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|67139 – Rivervale Dr (Opp Blk 121)||A||85, 86, 119, 136, NR6|
|67131 – Rivervale Dr (Blk 122F)||B||85, 86, 119, 136|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Rumbia station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Sengkang LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|East Loop Inner||67139 – Rivervale Dr (Opp Blk 121)||A|
There are no bridging services for East Loop Outer. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Bakau station opened in 18 January 2003 along with train services on the Sengkang LRT East Loop.
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