|Languages||盛港 | செங்காங்|
|Lines||North East Line
|Operators||SBS Transit (NEL & SKLRT)|
|Platforms||Island (NEL & SKLRT)|
|Opened||18 Jan 2003 (SKLRT East Loop)
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
29 Jan 2005 (SKLRT West Loop)
Sengkang MRT/LRT Station (NE16/STC) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), as well as an interchange station with the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT). Located within the Sengkang Town Centre and the planning subzone of the same name, the entire station is built as a multi-level structure with the elevated SKLRT station built on top of the underground NEL station, sharing a common concourse at both Ground Level and Level 2.
Sengkang means “prosperous harbour” in Chinese, which gets its name from a former road Lorong Sengkang in the area. The station is a major transport node for the residences of Sengkang, where the SKLRT and other bus services provide the short connection between Sengkang NEL station and their homes.
The station building is also integrated with the adjacent developments of Compass One mall, Compass Heights residences and Sengkang Bus Interchange, where bus services connect the station to other parts of the estate.
The LRT station code ‘STC‘ is an abbreviation of ‘Sengkang Town Centre’.
First / Last Train Timings
|North East Line – NE16 Sengkang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Sengkang LRT – STC Sengkang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Platform 2 | Route A
(East Loop Outer via SE1 Compassvale)
|Platform 1 | Route B
(East Loop Inner via SE5 Ranggung)
|Platform 2 | Route C
(West Loop Inner via SW1 Cheng Lim)
|Platform 1 | Route D
(West Loop Outer via SW8 Renjong)
At Sengkang LRT station, each platform is used alternatively by East and West Loop trains as detailed in the table above. An indicator board at each platform tells commuters if the oncoming train is heading for the East or West loop.
|L3||SKLRT Platform 1||East Loop Inner to Sengkang via Ranggung
West Loop Outer to Sengkang via Renjong
|SKLRT Platform 2||East Loop Outer to Sengkang via Compassvale
West Loop Inner to Sengkang via Cheng Lim
|L2||MRT/LRT Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines | Compass One mall, Compass Heights, Overhead Bridges|
|L1||MRT/LRT Main Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre | Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compass One mall, Compass Heights|
|Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off points|
|B1||NEL Platform A||North East Line towards HarbourFront|
|NEL Platform B||North East Line towards Punggol|
Sengkang LRT (L3):
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Cheng Lim (→)
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Compassvale (→)
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Ranggung (←)
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Renjong (←)
Sengkang LRT station is overground with two platforms in an island platform arrangement, utilized alternatively by East and West loop services. Fixed, half-height barriers along the platform edge are installed for passenger safety, especially during peak hours when the small platform gets crowded. At each platform, East and West LRT services are staggered one after the other and operate throughout the day, with the exception of West Loop Inner (Service C), which ends at 8:30pm daily.
From Platform 1, LRT Routes A and D head out to the outer East and West loops via Ranggung and Renjong. From Platform 2, LRT Routes B and C head out to the inner East and West loops via Cheng Lim and Compassvale.
Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, displays the route of the next or current train and scrolls through messages, while an analog clock gives the time. They do not display expected train arrival times. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits. Staircases and lifts connect both platforms to the station exits and connecting platforms.
North East Line (B1):
|Platform B: North East Line towards Punggol (→)
Platform A: North East Line towards HarbourFront via Buangkok (←)
Sengkang North East Line station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. 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 and LRT platforms above. Located at Basement 1, the station is among the least deep underground stations throughout the MRT network.
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.
Sengkang NEL and SKLRT stations have a shared ticket concourse at Ground level and a minor concourse at Level 2. Both concourses 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.
General Ticketing Machines in both station concourses allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. At the Ground Floor concourse, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. Additionally, a Transitlink Ticket Office at the concourse serves commuters from 1000hrs – 2100hrs daily.
Retail shops are located within unpaid areas of the ground floor concourse and the adjacent Sengkang Bus Interchange and Compass One mall. A public toilet is also located outside the station.
Art in Transit: “T.R.A.N.S.I.T.I.O.N.S.” by Koh Bee Liang
The changes in Sengkang, once a simple rural community are reflected in the warm glow of art on stained glass windows. The work comprises two contrasting glass murals, The mural of Old Sengkang shows warm nostalgic images of the past while the mural of New Sengkang, in black and white, depicts the skyscrapers that are now part of the area’s landscape.
Sengkang MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D). At Level 2, commuters can access Exits A, B and D via public corridors within Compass One and Compass Heights, leading to overhead bridges crossing Sengkang Square and Sengkang East Way.
|A||Yes||Compass One||Compass One, Sengkang Public Library, Sengkang Community Centre, Sengkang Neighbourhod Police Centre, Sengkang Polyclinic, Thong Chai Medical Institution – Sengkang, Kopitiam Square, Nan Chiau Primary School, HDB Anchorvale Grove|
|B||Yes||Bus Interchanges||Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compassvale Bus Interchange, Compass Heights, Sengkang Bus Interchange, Sengkang Primary School, Fu Hui Link, HDB Compasvale Plains, HDB Compassvale Vista|
|C||Yes||South Entrance||The Luxurie, La Fiesta, HDB Compassvale Mast, HDB Compassvale South Gate|
|D||Yes||North Entrance||Compassvale Primary School, Sengkang Sculpture Park, HDB Compassvale Gardens, HDB Compassvale North Gate, HDB Compassvale Lodge|
- Retail shops at ground concourse (unpaid areas)
- Public toilets at ground concourse
- Transitlink ticket office at ground concourse
– Open 1000hrs – 2100hrs daily
- Emergency Train Stop buttons on both NEL/SKLRT 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 on both NEL/SKLRT 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 NEL 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
Sengkang station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, along with taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a Park & Ride scheme carpark.
The station is linked to Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compassvale Bus Interchange and six nearby bus stops.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Sengkang Bus Interchange||B||80, 83, 86, 87, 156, 159, 163, 163M, 371, 372, 965|
|Compassvale Bus Interchange||B||110, 374|
|B/s 1||67401 – Sengkang East Way (Sengkang Stn)||D||50, 102, 119, 156, 159, 161|
|B/s 2||67409 – Sengkang East Way (Sengkang Stn)||D||50, 102, 119, 156, 159, 161, 372, 374, NR6|
|B/s 3||67181 – Compassvale Rd (Blk 240)||B||27, 89, 89e, 102, 156, 159, 372, 965|
|B/s 4||67189 – Compassvale Rd (Opp Blk 241)||B||27, 89, 89e, 102, 163, 163M, 371, 965|
|B/s 5||67441 – Sengkang East Rd (Opp Blk 323B)||A||43, 43M, 83, 85, 109, 156, 159, 161, 372|
|B/s 6||67449 – Sengkang East Rd (Blk 323B)||A||43, 43M, 83, 85, 109, 156, 159, 161|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Compass One||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|C||Sengkang Square||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|D||Sengkang East Way (Eastbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|D||Sengkang East Way (Westbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Sengkang station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North East Line|
|HarbourFront||Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B2)||B|
|Punggol||Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B3)||B|
|East Loop||Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B1)||B|
|West Loop||Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B1)||B|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Sengkang station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving the Sengkang town centre area along with nearby commercial developments, community amenities, and large numbers of residential developments, Sengkang station encounters high demand throughout the day. This station also serves plenty of transfer commuters between both rail lines, as the North East Line connects to the City Centre and other parts of the island, while the Sengkang LRT provides the final connection to within walking distance of most of the estate’s residential apartments.
Contract 702 for Sengkang and Buangkok stations and connecting tunnels (including reception tunnels to Sengkang Depot) was awarded to Sato Kogyo-Hock Lian Seng Engineering Joint Venture on 26 April 1997 at $166.4 million.
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