|Languages||振林 | செங் லிம்|
|Opened||1 Jan 2013|
Cheng Lim LRT Station (SW1) is a light rail station along the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT)’s West Loop. Located within the Sengkang New Town, the station is overground and built along Anchorvale Street, near the junction of Sengkang East Road.
The station is named after Goh Cheng Lim, founding director of Kim Hock Hoe Ltd, ship owners and commission agents. The area used to be occupied by farms, with roads such as Cheng Lim Farmways 1 to 6 and Lorong Cheng Lim, all of which have been cleared.
First / Last Train Timings
|Sengkang LRT – SW1 Cheng Lim|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(West Loop Outer to Sengkang)
(West Loop Inner via Renjong)
|L3||SKLRT Platform 1||West Loop Outer to Sengkang|
|SKLRT Platform 2||West Loop Inner to Sengkang|
|L2||LRT Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Anchorvale Street|
|L1||Street Level||Station exits, Bus stops|
Sengkang LRT (L3):
|Platform 1: Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer) towards Sengkang (→)
Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Farmway (←)
Cheng Lim station is overground with an island platform serving LRT services in both directions of the West Loop. Outer and Inner loop services run clockwise and counter-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 Anchorvale Street, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level. A future extension of the link bridge to Sengkang General Hospital will open in the future.
Built in-between two carriageways of Anchorvale Street, Cheng Lim LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Anchorvale Street (Eastbound)||Sengkang East Road, Anchorvale Crescent, The Vales, Treasure Chest,|
|B||Yes||Anchorvale Street (Westbound)||Sengkang East Road, Sengkang General Hospital, HDB Anchorvale Isles|
- 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
Cheng Lim station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|67429 – Anchorvale St (Cheng Lim LRT)||A||City Direct 654 (Peak hours)|
|67421 – Anchorvale St (Opp Cheng Lim LRT)||B||City Direct 654 (Peak hours)|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Cheng Lim 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:
|West Loop Inner||67421 – Anchorvale St (Opp Cheng Lim LRT)||B|
There are no bridging services for West Loop Outer. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Cheng Lim station opened on 1 January 2013. The station remained closed ever since train services along the Sengkang LRT West Loop first began on 29 January 2005, owing to limited developments in the area.
A future extension of the link bridge to Level 2 of Sengkang General Hospital will open in the future.
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