Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station

NS4BP1
Choa Chu Kang
蔡厝港 | சுவா சூ காங்
Station Exit D
Station Exit D
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)
Platform Island (NSL)
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 2026, 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
NS27 Marina Bay 11:01pm
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 & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
Service A via BP13 Senja 5:13am 5:32am 11:30pm

Operating hours for Bukit Panjang LRT from 13 January 2019 are revised to close earlier daily to facilitate maintenance works.


Station Layout

 

L2 BPLRT Platforms 1 & 2 Service A towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP13 Senja &
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

Platforms

North South Line (L2):
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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  (←)
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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 3: Alighting only
Platform 1 & 2: (Alternate Services)
Service A towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP2 South View and BP13 Senja (←)
Service B towards BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang via BP2 South View and BP7 Petir (←)
Platform 4: 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 and are staggered one after the other. 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.

Concourse

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.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops (Choa Chu Kang Xchange)
  • Public Toilets
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

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.

Exit Location Nearby
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

Transport Connections

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.

Bus

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, 983, 985, 991, BPS1, NR3
B/s 1 44539 – Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) B 172, 190, 307, 974, 975, 985, 991, BPS1
B/s 2 44531 – Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) B 307, 974, 975, BPS1, NR3

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near various station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A / B / D Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall driveway Taxi stand, 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:

 

Towards Bus stop Exit
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 lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:

Route Bus stop Exit
Choa Chu Kang – Jurong East (Loop) Choa Chu Kang Interchange A

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and bus stops officially linked to Choa Chu Kang station for free rides.


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.

Construction Trivia

Two additional side platforms for the Choa Chu Kang LRT were opened on 27 December 2016.

Future Developments

By Year 2026, Choa Chu Kang station will be an interchange station with the Jurong Region Line Stage 1.

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.


Major Incidents


Gallery

Gallery (Unopened LRT Platforms 3/4):
Gallery (Completed LRT Platforms 3/4):
Diagram of new LRT platforms
Diagram of new LRT platforms

External Links & References

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