Lorong Chuan MRT Station

 CC14 
Lorong Chuan
Station exit A
Languages 罗弄泉 | லோரோங் சுவான்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 May 2009

Lorong Chuan MRT Station (CC14) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 3, located at the boundaries of the Lorong Chuan and Serangoon Central planning subzones. It is built underneath Serangoon Avenue 3, near the junction of Lorong Chuan. The architectural design of Lorong Chuan station is similar to other CCL3 stations Bartley and Marymount.

The station is named after the road of the same name on the surface, Lorong Chuan. It serves nearby private estates, condominiums, schools and the New Tech Park.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC14 Lorong Chuan
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:42am 6:09am 11:38pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:14am
CC12 Bartley 12:38am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:20am 5:44am 11:15pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:45pm
CC23 one-north 12:01am
CC17 Caldecott 12:29am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut

Platforms

Circle Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC15  NS17  Bishan (→)
Platform B: Towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC13  NE12  Serangoon (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Lorong Chuan station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and a lift connects the platform level to the concourse level one floor above. With the concourse wrapping around the platform, a large interior space is created around the middle of the platform, giving the impression of spaciousness.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits.

Concourse

The station concourse at Basement 1 feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams. An unpaid walkway runs through the concourse, allowing pedestrians to commute between station exits without having to enter the paid areas of the rail network. As such, faregates are located both at the escalator / staircase landing, and the lift landing.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment.

Toilets are located at concourse level, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops within this station.

Art in Transit: “Through The Looking Glass” by A Dose of Light and Yoma Studio

Through The Looking Glass is a modern day epic, a chronicle of contemporary Singapore told through a highly-detailed illustration of Singapore. The colourful and often witty images show many aspects of life in Singapore, providing a chronicle of our time. The artwork is in keeping with past civilisations that used illustrations, drawings and paintings for documentation and as a story-telling device. A Dose of Light and Yoma Studio’s work is an investigation into an alternative documentation and archive of Singapore in 2007. It also serves as a looking glass into the past for future generations.

Civil Defence shelter

Lorong Chuan CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Exits

Lorong Chuan MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), both of which are accessible to the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Serangoon Avenue 3 Nanyang Junior College, Yangzheng Primary School, Zhonghua Secondary School, The Scala, Chiltern Park, Amaranda Garden, Golden Heights, Bethesda Centre, The Sunnydale
B Yes Lorong Chuan Mei Hwan Estate, The Springbloom, Goldenhill Park Condo, The Chuan, St. Gabriel’s Primary School, Australian International School, New Tech Park

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, 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 commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

Lorong Chuan station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Lorong Chuan station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 66391 – S’goon Ave 3 (Nanyang JC) A 58, 105
B/s 2 66399 – S’goon Ave 3 (Lor Chuan Stn) B 58, 105

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Circle Line station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Serangoon Avenue 3 (Eastbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Lorong Chuan station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Circle Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut B/s 1: 66391 – S’goon Ave 3 (Nanyang JC) A
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 2: 66399 – S’goon Ave 3 (Lor Chuan Stn) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Lorong Chuan station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving schools and residential areas in the vicinity, Lorong Chuan station encounters low to moderate passenger demand across most of the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 3 (CCL3) Contract C852A for the construction of Lorong Chuan station and associated tunnels was awarded to Japanese company Sato Kogyo for S$65 million.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

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