Bakau LRT Station

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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.

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
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
STC Sengkang
(East Loop Outer via SE5 Ranggung | Route C)
5:30am 5:49am 12:26am
STC Sengkang
(East Loop Inner via SE1 Compassvale | Route D)
5:34am 5:54am 12:42am

Station Layout

L3 SKLRT Platform 1 East Loop Outer (Route C) towards STCNE16 Sengkang
SKLRT Platform 2 East Loop Inner (Route D) towards STCNE16 Sengkang
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail 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 | Route C) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE4 Kangkar (→)
Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner | Route D) towards STCNE16¬†Sengkang via SE2¬†Rumbia (‚Üź)
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.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shop at Concourse


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 Location Nearby
A Rivervale Drive (Northbound) North Spring Primary School, HDB Rivervale Plains, HDB Rivervale Place, HDB Rivervale Grove
B Rivervale Drive (Southbound) 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

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
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


External Links & References

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