|Languages||达迈 | டாமாய்|
|Opened||20 Jun 2011|
Damai LRT Station (PE7) is a light rail station along the Punggol LRT (PGLRT)’s East Loop. Located within the Punggol New Town, the station is overground and built along Punggol Drive, near the junction of Punggol Road.
The station name means ‘peaceful’ in Malay.
First / Last Train Timings
|Punggol LRT – PE7 Damai|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(East Loop Outer to Punggol)
(East Loop Inner via Cove)
|L3||PGLRT Platform 1||East Loop Outer to Punggol|
|PGLRT Platform 2||East Loop Inner to Punggol|
|L2||LRT Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Punggol Drive|
|L1||Street Level||Station exits, Bus stops|
Punggol LRT (L3):
|Platform 1: Punggol LRT (East Loop Outer) towards Punggol via Oasis (→)
Platform 2: Punggol LRT (East Loop Inner) towards Punggol (←)
Damai 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.
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 PGLRT 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 PGLRT Operations Control Centre for assistance.
The concourse leads to an overhead bridge that spans across Punggol Drive, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.
Built in-between two carriageways of Punggol Drive, Damai LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Punggol Drive (Eastbound)||Punggol Road, Oasis Primary School, My Waterway @ Punggol, HDB Waterway Brooks, HDB Waterway Banks|
|B||Yes||Punggol Drive (Westbound)||Punggol Secondary School, HDB Treelodge @ Punggol, HDB Damai Grove, HDB Punggol Lodge, HDB Punggol Spring, HDB Punggol Vista|
- Retail shop at concourse level
- Sheltered walkways connecting to adjacent HDB estates
- 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 PGLRT Operations Control Centre
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
Damai station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|65309 – Punggol Dr (Damai Stn Exit A)||A||50, 666|
|65301 – Punggol Dr (Damai Stn Exit B)||B||50, 666|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Damai station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Punggol LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|East Loop Inner||65301 – Punggol Dr (Damai Stn Exit B)||B|
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
Damai station opened on 20 June 2011, the last station on the PGLRT East Loop to open. The station remained closed ever since train services along the Punggol LRT East Loop first began on 29 January 2005, owing to limited developments in the area.
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