Sengkang MRT/LRT Station

 NE16  STC 
Sengkang
LRT Platform
Languages 盛港 | செங்காங்
Lines   North East Line
  Sengkang LRT
Operators SBS Transit (NEL & SKLRT)
Structure Underground (NEL)
Elevated (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
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NE1 Harbour-
Front
5:44am 5:44am 6:05am 11:30pm
NE17 Punggol 5:37am 5:36am 5:56am 12:26am
Sengkang LRT – STC Sengkang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
Platform 2 | Route A
(East Loop Outer via SE1 Compassvale)
5:25am 5:45am 12:21am
Platform 1 | Route B
(East Loop Inner via SE5 Ranggung)
5:29am 5:49am 12:35am
Platform 2 | Route C
(West Loop Inner via SW1 Cheng Lim)
5:30am 5:50am 8:31pm
Platform 1 | Route D
(West Loop Outer via SW8 Renjong)
5:33am 5:53am 12:37pm

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.


Station Layout

L3 SKLRT Platform 1 East Loop Inner to  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SE5  Ranggung
West Loop Outer to  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SW8  Renjong
SKLRT Platform 2 East Loop Outer to  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SE1  Compassvale
West Loop Inner to  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SW1  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  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol

Platforms

Sengkang LRT (L3):
LRT_rail (2)
Platform 2:
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner) towards  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SW1  Cheng Lim (→)
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner) towards  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SE1  Compassvale (→)
Platform 1:
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer) towards  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SE5  Ranggung (←)
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer) towards  NE16  STC  Sengkang via  SW8  Renjong (←)
LRT_rail (2)

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):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol (→)
Platform A: North East Line  towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE15  Buangkok (←)
MRT_rail (2)

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.

Concourse

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.

Exits

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.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
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

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops at ground concourse (unpaid areas)
  • Public toilets at ground concourse
  • Transitlink ticket office at ground concourse
    – Open 1000hrs – 2100hrs daily

Safety Features

  • 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

Transport Connections

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.

Bus

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 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

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
 NE1  CC29  HarbourFront Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B2) B
 NE17  PTC  Punggol Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B3) B
Sengkang LRT
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.

Construction Trivia

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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