Choa Chu Kang
蔡厝港 | சுவா சூ காங்
|Address||10 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4,
Singapore 689810 (NSL)
15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 689813 (BPLRT)
|Lines Served||North South Line
Bukit Panjang LRT
Jurong Region Line (Future)
|Operator||SMRT Trains (NSL & BPLRT)|
|Structure||Elevated (All platforms)|
Island & 2 Sides (BPLRT)
|Opened on||10 Mar 1990 (NSL)
6 Nov 1999 (BPLRT)
Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station (NS4/BP1) is an interchange station along the North South Line (NSL), as well as the terminus of the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). Located within the Choa Chu Kang Central planning subzone, the station is overground station and located just off Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4.
Choa Chu Kang originally referred to the former Chua Chu Kang Village near the National Shooting Centre today. The name was used main arterial road heading eastbound towards Upper Bukit Timah Road, and later began to be applied to developments surrounding this arterial road where Choa Chu Kang New Town stands today.
Choa Chu Kang Station serves the town centre area, including the Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, nearby community amenities, and large numbers of residential developments. Bus services are offered from the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange connecting to other parts of the estate.
By Year 2027, Choa Chu Kang station will be an interchange station with the Jurong Region Line Phase 1, with the station code NS4JS1BP1.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – (NS4) Choa Chu Kang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:25am||5:44am||10:56pm|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||11:38pm|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||12:27am|
|NS1 Jurong East||5:39am||6:02am||12:53am|
|Bukit Panjang LRT – (BP1) Choa Chu Kang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays||Saturdays||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|Service A via BP13 Senja||5:13am||–||–||–|
|Service B via BP7 Petir||–||5:13am||5:32am||11:30pm|
- Exact first train scheduled timing for Service B on Bukit Panjang LRT to be confirmed by SMRT Trains / Land Transport Authority due to schedule revision from 1 Dec 2019.
- Service A (via Senja) operates only during Peak Hours on Weekdays, except Public Holidays (Start of Service – 9.00am &
5.00pm – 8.00pm) from 1 Dec 2019.
- Operating hours for Bukit Panjang LRT from 13 January 2019 are revised to close earlier daily to facilitate maintenance works.
|L2||BPLRT Platforms 1 & 2||Service A towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP13 Senja (Weekday Peak Hours)
Service B towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP7 Petir
|BPLRT Platforms 3 & 4||For Alighting Only|
|NSL Platform A||North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East|
|NSL Platform B||North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier|
|Mezzanine||Transfer area||Paid Transfer area between North South Line (NSL) and Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT)|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Shops (Choa Chu Kang Xchange)|
|Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
North South Line (L2):
|Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS3 Bukit Gombak (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS5 Yew Tee (←)
Choa Chu Kang’s elevated North South Line platform level has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool.
Bukit Panjang LRT (L2):
|Platform 4: Alighting only|
|Platform 1 & 2:
Service A towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP2 South View and BP13 Senja (Weekday Peak Hours) (→)
Service B towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP2 South View and BP7 Petir (→)
|Platform 3: Alighting only|
The Bukit Panjang LRT station is overground with one island platform for passenger boarding, and two side platforms for passenger alighting. Fixed platform half-height barriers (without platform doors) along the platform edge are installed for passenger safety, especially during peak hours when Ceiling fans installed at the platform keep passengers cool.
Services A and B operate out of Choa Chu Kang station. Both services run till BP6 Bukit Panjang, thereafter Service A plies the clockwise route (via BP13 Senja), while Service B plies the counter-clockwise route (via BP7 Petir), before returning to Bukit Panjang and back to Choa Chu Kang.
Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, display expected train arrival times 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. Staircases and lifts connect both platforms to the mezzanine transfer area and station concourse.
Upgrades in 2016
Two new side platforms were constructed at Choa Chu Kang LRT station. The new Platforms 3 and 4 are used for alighting only, thereby freeing up the existing island platform (Platforms 1 and 2) solely for boarding activities. The segregation of boarding and alighting passengers speeds up the movement of commuters, which is very useful for a interchange station like Choa Chu Kang with heavy passenger movement. This arrangement is also known as the Spanish Solution.
The new platforms are not equipped with lifts, hence passengers in need of lifts have to alight at Platforms 1 and 2 for lift access. These new platforms were opened on 27th December 2016.
Both the North South Line and Bukit Panjang LRT stations have a common concourse at ground level. The main ticket concourse is located underneath the North-South Line platforms, with stairs leading to a mezzanine level for passengers transferring between both lines. In addition, new Exit E provides an alternative exit from mezzanine level, at the side of the BPLRT station.
The concourse 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 allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with a Transitlink Add-Value Machine, offer contactless card transactions. As with other BPLRT stations, Exit E only has one ticketing machine serving both paid and unpaid areas, with a swing gate that allows either side to access the machine at any one time.
At the NSL concourse, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may make travel inquiries.
Jurong Region Line (U/C)
JRL Train Services
- Southbound: Jurong Region Line (West) towards JW2 Tawas via JS2 Choa Chu Kang West and JS8EW27 Boon Lay
Choa Chu Kang JRL station has two above ground Jurong Region Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2027.
The opening was announced to be delayed by about one year in a Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Prioritising Early Completion of Jurong Region MRT Line on 1 Feb 2021, with COVID-19 cited as a reason.
The station platforms are built to four-car length to cater for future expansion, although trains will only operate in a three-car formation.
- Retail Shops (Choa Chu Kang Xchange)
- Public Toilets
- ATMs and Self-service Machines
- Bicycle racks at station exits
Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station has five exits at ground level (A, B, C, D and E). All exits offer barrier-free accessibility.
|A||Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall||Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Choa Chu Kang Centre, Choa Chu Kang NPC, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Central Post Office, Choa Chu Kang Public Library, HDB Branch Office|
|B||Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4||Choa Chu Kang Central, South View Pri School, Keat Hong Community Club|
|C||Choa Chu Kang Loop||Choa Chu Kang Loop, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Choa Chu Kang Park, Northvale Condominium, The Warren|
|D||Choa Chu Kang Loop||HDB Blocks 302 & 303|
|E||Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall||Choa Chu Kang Centre, Choa Chu Kang NPC, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Central Post Office, Choa Chu Kang Public Library, HDB Branch Office|
Choa Chu Kang station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points at selected exits.
The station is linked to Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and two other bus stops in the vicinity.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange||A||67, 172, 188, 188e, 188R, 190, 300, 301, 302, 307, 925, 927, 976, 983, 985, 991, NR3|
|B/s 1||44539 – Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)||B||172, 190, 307, 974, 975, 985, 991|
|B/s 2||44531 – Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn)||B||307, 974, 975, NR3|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near various station exits:
|A / B / D||Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall driveway||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|C / D||Choa Chu Kang Loop||Private Bus Pick-Up/Drop-Off Point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT/LRT service disruption affecting Choa Chu Kang station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North-South Line or Bukit Panjang LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|NS1EW24 Jurong East||Choa Chu Kang Interchange (Berth B5)||A|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||Choa Chu Kang Interchange (Berth B1)||A|
|Bukit Panjang LRT|
|LRT Shuttle A (via BP13 Senja)||B/s 2: 44531 – Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn)||B|
|LRT Shuttle B (via BP7 Petir)|
In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple stations, a special bridging bus service may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services.
- Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:
- North South Line
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
- Bukit Panjang LRT
Bus Stop 2
Passenger Usage Patterns
As an interchange station in the heart of the Choa Chu Kang town centre, Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station is well-utilized by commuters living in the estate, or heading to various amenities in the vicinity such as Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Centre, Choa Chu Kang Public Library and Community Club @ Keat Hong. This station also serves plenty of transfer commuters between both rail lines, as the North South Line connects to other parts of the island, while the Bukit Panjang LRT provides the final connection to within walking distance of most of the estate’s residential apartments.
Two additional side platforms for the Choa Chu Kang LRT were opened on 27 December 2016.
The Jurong Region Line Choa Chu Kang Station will be constructed as part of Contract J102 – Design & Construction of Choa Chu Kang (CCK) Station, CCK West Station, Tengah Station & Viaduct including A&A Works to Existing CCK Station for JRL, which was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) Pte Ltd at a contract value of ~$465.2 million in September 2019.
By Year 2027, Choa Chu Kang station will be an interchange station with the Jurong Region Line Phase 1.