|Languages||芬微 | ஃபொ்ன்வேல்|
|Opened||29 Jan 2005|
Fernvale LRT Station (SW5) is a light rail station along the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT)’s West Loop. Located within the Sengkang New Town, the station is overground and built near the junction of Sengkang West Avenue and Fernvale Road, next to The Seletar Mall and Fernvale Point.
The station is takes its name from the nearby Fernvale Road. It is also the only LRT station along the Sengkang and Punggol LRT system to feature a side platform layout.
First / Last Train Timings
|Sengkang LRT – SW5 Fernvale|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(West Loop Outer via Cheng Lim)
(West Loop Inner to Sengkang)
|L2||SKLRT Platform 1||West Loop Outer to Sengkang|
|SKLRT Platform 2||West Loop Inner to Sengkang|
|L1||LRT Concourse||Street level | Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop|
Sengkang LRT (L2):
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Layar (→)
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Thanggam (←)
Fernvale station is overground with two side platforms serving LRT services in both directions of the West Loop. Outer and Inner loop services run clockwise and counter-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. Staircases and lifts connect the platforms to the ground floor Concourse.
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 ground level 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.
Along the stairways to the platform, next train timings are provided on a plasma screen, the only place train timings are provided along the Sengkang LRT network.
Fernvale LRT station has a single exit at ground level at the north side of the station. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via ramps.
|A||Yes||Fernvale Road||The Seletar Mall, Fernvale Point, Sengkang West Avenue, Fernvale Road, Sengkang Green Primary School, Fervnale Primary School, MINDS Fernvale Gardens School, Pei Hwa Secondary School, Jalan Kaky Joint Temple, Ju Eng Home For Senior Citizens, Ang Mo Kio Town Council (Sengkang West Office), HDB Fernvale Residence, HDB Fernvale Gardens, HDB Fernvale Court, HDB Fernvale Flora, HDB Fernvale Foilage, HDB Fernvale Crest, HDB Fernvale Lodge, HDB Fernvale Vista, HDB Coral Spring, HDB Coral Vae|
- 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 SKLRT Operations Control Centre
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
Fernvale station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|67481 – Sengkang West Ave (Fernvale Stn/Blk 439A)||A||50, 163, 671|
|67489 – Sengkang West Ave (Opp Fernvale Stn)||A||50, 163, 671|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Station Driveway||Pick-up/drop-off point|
|A||The Seletar Mall||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Fernvale 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:
|West Loop Inner||67481 – Sengkang West Ave (Fernvale Stn/Blk 439A)||A|
There are no bridging services for West Loop Outer. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Fernvale station opened on 29 January 2005 along with train services on the Sengkang LRT West Loop.
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