Bakau LRT Station

码高 | பக்காவ்
Station Exit A
Address 50 Rivervale Drive, Singapore 545053
Line Served   Sengkang LRT
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 18 Jan 2003

Bakau LRT Station (SE3) is a light rail station along the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT)’s East Loop. Located within the Sengkang New Town, the station is overground and built along Rivervale Drive, near the junction of Sengkang East Way.

This LRT Station is affected by Sengkang LRT Maintenance Works on selected Sundays from 15 June 2019 to 20 October 2019. Click here for more details.

The station is named after the Bakau (Malay for mangrove tree) regularly used as piles for building foundation.

First / Last Train Timings

Sengkang LRT – SE3 Bakau
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Platform 1
(East Loop Outer via Ranggung)
5.30am 5.49am 12.26am
Platform 2
(East Loop Inner via Compassvale)
5.34am 5.54am 12.42am

Station Layout

L3 SKLRT Platform 1 East Loop Outer to STCNE16 Sengkang
SKLRT Platform 2 East Loop Inner to STCNE16 Sengkang
L2 LRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Rivervale Drive
L1 Street Level Station exits, Bus stops


Sengkang LRT (L3):
LRT_rail (2)
Platform 1: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE4 Kangkar (→)
Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE2 Rumbia (←)
LRT_rail (2)

Bakau station is overground with an island platform serving LRT services in both directions of the East Loop. Inner and Outer loop services run counter-clockwise and clockwise around the loop respectively.

Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, display the route of the next train and scrolls through messages, while an analog clock gives the time. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits. A staircase and lift connect the platforms to the ticket concourse at Level 2, one floor below.

Fixed platform barriers (without platform doors) are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and ceiling fans at the platform keep passengers cool.


Concourse level
Concourse level

The station concourse at Level 2 features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with a bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

A General Ticketing Machine at the concourse allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and perform contactless card transactions. As with other SKLRT stations, the concourse has two ticketing machines: one located within unpaid areas and the other serving both paid and unpaid areas, with a swing gate that allows either side to access the machine at any one time. Since the station is not staffed, an intercom system near the faregates allows commuters to speak with SKLRT Operations Control Centre for assistance.

The concourse leads to an overhead bridge that spans across Rivervale Drive, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.


Built in-between two carriageways of Rivervale Drive, Bakau LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Rivervale Drive (Northbound) North Spring Primary School, HDB Rivervale Plains, HDB Rivervale Place, HDB Rivervale Grove
B Yes Rivervale Drive (Northbound) Sengkang East Way, Sengkang East Drive, Sengkang Combined Temple, Chong Hua Tong Tou Teck Hwee, Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple, HDB Rivervale Bank, HDB Rivervale View, HDB Rivervale Gardens

Station Amenities

  • Retail shop at concourse level
  • Sheltered walkways connecting to adjacent HDB estates

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons at 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 at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable communication with SKLRT Operations Control Centre
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations

Transport Connections

Bakau station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.

Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
67139 – Rivervale Dr (Nth Spring Pr Sch) A 85, 86, 119, 136, 654, NR6
67131 – Rivervale Dr (Bakau Stn/Blk 122F) B 85, 86, 119, 136, 654

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Bakau station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Sengkang LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Sengkang LRT
STCNE16 Sengkang
(East Loop Inner)
67139 – Rivervale Dr (Nth Spring Pr Sch) A

There are no bridging services for East Loop Outer. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.

Passenger Usage Patterns


Bakau station opened in 18 January 2003 along with train services on the Sengkang LRT East Loop.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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