Punggol Coast MRT Station

NE18
Punggol Coast
Punggol Coast Station
Lines Served   North East Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening in Year 2023

Punggol Coast MRT Station (NE18) is a future underground station along the North East Line (NEL) just off Punggol Road. Expected to be completed by Year 2023, it will take over Punggol MRT/LRT Station as the northern terminus of the NEL.

Formally announced on 7 June 2017, the station is part of the 1.6-kilometre long North East Line Extension (NELe). Originally planned for 2030, the completion date has been brought forward to support developments in Punggol North. This includes new residential estates at Northshore District and Punggol Point District, as well as the Punggol Digital District, Singapore’s pilot Enterprise District comprising JTC Corporation’s (JTC) mixed-use developments, and the Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) new campus.

The station is expected to enhance connectivity from Punggol North to the city centre as well as other parts of Singapore. Its final name may be changed, subject to public voting.

The LTA intends to call tenders for the construction of the NEL extension in June 2017, with construction expected to begin in the first half of 2018.


Alignment

The station will be built just east off Punggol Road in its current alignment, between the junctions of Punggol Way and Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue, as contained in preliminary graphics released by LTA. The stretch of Punggol Road will be transformed into a green corridor in the future, with a realigned road to be built to the East as shown below.

Presently, the North East Line tracks curve westward after Punggol Station, long indicating that a future station might have been built in Punggol West, or extending to the north of Singapore. Existing maps reflect this alignment. However, the new plan for the North East Line Extension (NELe) calls for a station in the east, and hence, the new tunnels curve to the west then to the east, to join with the new station.

In addition, a planned North Shore Extension of the Punggol LRT (PGLRT) has failed to materialized, having been removed from the most recent URA Masterplan (last featured in the 2008 Masterplan). Conceived to serve new developments north of Punggol, it appears that the NELe will take over its role in serving the Punggol Enterprise District.


First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – NE18 Punggol Coast
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NE1 Harbour-
Front
TBA TBA TBA TBA

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off points
B? Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Underground exits to adjacent developments
B? NEL Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront

Platforms

MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE17PTC Punggol (←)
Platform A: North East Line  towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE17PTC Punggol (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Punggol Coast station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized alternatively for train turnarounds. 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 lifts connect to the concourse levels above. 

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 and connecting platforms.

Concourse

The concourse features 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.

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.

Art in Transit: TBC

Exits

TBC


Station Amenities

  • Bicycle parking
  • Retail shops at concourse (unpaid areas)
  • Public toilets at concourse

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

TBA

Rail Bridging Services

TBA


Passenger Usage Patterns

TBA

Construction Trivia

TBA

Future Developments

Punggol North will be a mixed-used area and is slated to be an “enterprise district” housing digital and cyber- security industries.


Major Incidents


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