Cove LRT Station

 PE1 
Cove
Station Exit B
Languages 海湾 | கோவ்
Lines   Punggol LRT
Operators SBS Transit
Structure Elevated
Platforms Island
Opened 29 Jan 2005

Cove LRT Station (PE1) is a light rail station along the Punggol LRT (PGLRT)’s East Loop. Located within the Punggol New Town, the station is overground and built along Punggol Field, between the junctions of Punggol Road and Edgefield Plains.

The station takes its name from the Punggol Cove Residents Committee.


First / Last Train Timings

Punggol LRT – PE1 Cove
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
Platform 1
(East Loop Outer via Damai)
5.27am 5.51am 12.39am
Platform 2
(East Loop Inner to Punggol)
5.31am 5.47am 12.32am

Station Layout

L3 PGLRT Platform 1 East Loop Outer to  NE17  PTC   Punggol
PGLRT Platform 2 East Loop Inner to  NE17  PTC   Punggol
L2 LRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Punggol Field
L1 Street Level Station exits, Bus stops

Platforms

Punggol LRT (L3):
LRT_rail (2)
Platform 2: Punggol LRT (East Loop Inner) towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  PE2  Meridian (→)
Platform 1: Punggol LRT (East Loop Outer) towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol (←)
LRT_rail (2)

Cove 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.

Concourse

Concourse level
Concourse level

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 PGLRT 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 PGLRT Operations Control Centre for assistance.

The concourse leads to an overhead bridge that spans across Punggol Field, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.

Exits

Built in-between two carriageways of Punggol Field, Cove LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Punggol Field (Westbound) Edgefield Secondary School, HDB Blks 101 – 105D, HDB Blks 201 – 205A
B Yes Punggol Field (Eastbound) Edgefield Primary School, Waterbay condominium, Prive condo, HDB The Periwinkle

Station Amenities

  • Retail shop at concourse level
  • Sheltered walkways connecting to adjacent HDB estates

Safety Features

  • 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 PGLRT Operations Control Centre
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations

Transport Connections

Cove station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.

Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
65159 – Punggol Field (Blk 101C) A 3, 62, 83, 136
65151 – Punggol Field (Blk 196A) B 3, 6N, 62, 83, 136

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Cove station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Punggol LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Punggol LRT
East Loop Inner 65151 – Punggol Field (Blk 196A) B

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

History

Cove station opened in 29 January 2005 along with train services on the Punggol LRT East Loop.

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