|Lines Served||North East Line|
|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. Construction was awarded to CSCEC and began in the first half of 2018
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|
|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|
|Platform B: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE17PTC Punggol (←)
Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE17PTC Punggol (←)
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.
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
- Bicycle parking
- Retail shops at concourse (unpaid areas)
- Public toilets at concourse
- 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
Rail Bridging Services
Passenger Usage Patterns
Contract 715 for the Construction of cut and cover and bored tunnels for NEL extension was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) for S$79.0 million on 8 December 2017.
The LTA revealed that for the first time, it adopted the use of design thinking in conceptualising the Punggol Coast station. This saw the agency conducting studies and prototype concepts aimed at improving the commuting experience, before incorporating certain features into the station’s design. For instance, social spaces were conceived for people to interact and meet-up, rather than merely a means of getting from point to point. It also considered a dedicated space where the community, including students, will have a dedicated space to showcase exhibits such as their school projects.
Punggol North will be a mixed-use area and is slated to be an “enterprise district” housing digital and cybersecurity industries.