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|Address||1 Lentor Drive, Singapore 789361|
|Line Served||Thomson-East Coast Line|
|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|
|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
|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 (←)
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.
- Public Toilets at station concourse (near Exit 2)
- Retail Shop provisions at ticket concourse level
- Bicycle Racks at station exits
Lentor MRT station has five exits leading to ground level.
|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|
Lentor station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
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|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|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:
|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.
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.
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.
Additional photos at Page 2
External Links & References
- LTA Media Statement: Incident at Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Lentor Station Worksite
- Second stage of Thomson-East Coast Line to open early 2021 after delays due to COVID-19: Ong Ye Kung – CNA
- LTA | News Room | news-release | Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 [Accessed 30 Jun 2021]