|Languages||港脚 | கங்கார்|
|Opened||18 Jan 2003|
Kangkar LRT Station (SE4) 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 Rivervale Walk and next to Rivervale Plaza.
Kangkar means “river bank or “river mouth” in Teochew and Hokkien in reference to the nearby Sungei Serangoon, and the area was the site of a formerly a former fishery.
First / Last Train Timings
|Sengkang LRT – SE4 Kangkar|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(East Loop Inner via Compassvale)
(East Loop Outer to Sengkang)
|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 1: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Bakau (→)
Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Kangkar (←)
Kangkar 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, Kangkar LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Rivervale Drive (Northbound)||Rivervale Close, Rivervale Walk, Rivervale Lane, Rivervale Plaza, North Vista Secondary School, Park Green, Austville Residences, HDB Sengkang Branch Office, HDB Rivervale Court, HDB Compassvale Pearl, HDB Compassvale Beacon|
|B||Yes||Rivervale Drive (Northbound)||Sengkang East Drive, Sungei Serangoon, Riversound Residence, HDB Rivervale Edge, 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
Kangkar station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|67159 – Rivervale Dr (Kangkar Stn Exit A)||A||119, 136, 654, NR6|
|67151 – Rivervale Dr (Kangkar Stn Exit B)||B||119, 136, 654|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Kangkar 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||67159 – Rivervale Dr (Kangkar Stn Exit A)||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
Kangkar station opened in 18 January 2003 along with train services on the Sengkang LRT East Loop.
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