Lentor MRT Station

TE5
Lentor
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Lentor MRT Station – Concourse to Platform Level
Address 1 Lentor Drive, Singapore 789361
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 Aug 2021

Lentor MRT Station (TE5) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 2. It is built underneath Lentor Drive, at the junction with Yio Chu Kang Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, bringing rail connectivity to residential developments in the area.

The station is in the vicinity of the Lentor residential estate, comprising mostly of low-rise private homes, as well as condominiums such as Far Horizon Gardens and The Calrose. West of the station, more residential developments are being planned.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020. However, it was delayed till Q1 2021 and later further delayed to Q3 2021 in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The opening date was announced to be on 28 Aug 2021 in end-June 2021.


First / Last Train Timings
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE5) Lentor
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:02am 6:02am 11:44pm
TE4 Springleaf 11:53pm
TE9 Caldecott 5:49am 5:49am 11:40pm

Station Layout
L1 Street Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
M Underpass Underpass between Exit 4 & Ticket Concourse
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North

 


Platform & Train Services
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott via TE6 Mayflower (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE4 Springleaf (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Lentor station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.

 

Civil Defence shelter

Lentor station is one of six stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (Thomson stretch) designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

The other CD shelters are Woodlands, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Mount Pleasant and Gardens by the Bay stations.


Art in Transit: “Interlude For Lentor” by Tan Guo-Liang

The world ‘Lentor’ is derive from the Malay word “Lentur” which means lithe, flexible, thin, graceful.

‘Interlude for Lentor’ takes its inspiration from the area around the station, in particular, Teachers’ Estate where the roads are named after famous poets and philosophers. Inspired by the meaning and the location, the artist created a visual score that resembles musical notations and calligraphic scripts.

Unfolding over one of the largest walls in the station via a continuous sequence of varying shapes, the artist used the imagery of overlapping fibres of fabric to layer the ideas of composition, texture and rhythm. Commuters are invited to read the score-script as they traverse the station, to enjoy an interlude in their busy day.


Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse (near Exit 2)
  • Retail Shop provisions at ticket concourse level
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Exits

Lentor MRT station has five exits leading to ground level.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Lentor Drive
2 Lentor Drive
3 Lentor Drive / Yio Chu Kang Road
4 Yio Chu Kang Road / Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 Anderson Primary School, Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
5 Lentor Drive / Yio Chu Kang Road First Evangelical Reformed Church, Saint Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral

Transport Connections

Lentor station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are 6 bus stops in the vicinity of Lentor station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
55349 – Lentor Dr (Lentor Stn Exit 5) 5 825
55341 – Lentor Dr (Lentor Stn Exit 3) 3 825
55011 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Bef Lentor Stn Exit 5) 5 163, 265, 855
55019 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Aft Lentor Stn Exit 4) 4 163, 265, 269, 855
55021 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Opp Seasons Pk) 3 71, 163, 668, 825, 855, 1N
55029 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Seasons Pk) 4 71, 163, 668, 825, 855

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Lentor Dr Taxi stand (F71), Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Lentor Dr Taxi stand (F73), Pick-up/drop-off point
3 Yio Chu Kang Rd Taxi stand (F77), Pick-up/drop-off point
4 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 Taxi stand (F78), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Lentor station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North 55019 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Aft Lentor Stn Exit 4) 4
TE9CC17 Caldecott 55011 – Yio Chu Kang Rd (Bef Lentor Stn Exit 5) 5

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 55019 & 55011 when activated.


Construction Trivia

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T209 for the Design And Construction Of Lentor Station and Construction Of Tunnels was awarded to China Railway No.5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd (Singapore Branch) at a contract sum of S$247.2 million in October 2013. The Chinese contractor was previously involved in the construction of national trunk railways, highways, urban rail and public works across China.


Major Incidents

On 1 March 2018, at 3:35am, in a tunnel that connects to Lentor Station, a worker fell from a raised working platform in the tunnel and was unconscious after the fall. He was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics at 4.30am.


Gallery

Additional photos at Page 2


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