|Languages||丽园 | மெரிடியன்|
|Opened||29 Jan 2005|
Meridian LRT Station (PE2) 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 Field, between the junctions of Edgefield Plains and Edgedale Plains.
The station takes its name from the Meridian Residents Committee.
First / Last Train Timings
|Punggol LRT – PE2 Meridian|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(East Loop Outer via Damai)
(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 Field|
|L1||Street Level||Station exits, Bus stops|
Punggol LRT (L3):
|Platform 2: Punggol LRT (East Loop Inner) towards Punggol via Coral Edge (→)
Platform 1: Punggol LRT (East Loop Outer) towards Punggol via Cove (←)
Meridian 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 Field, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.
Built in-between two carriageways of Punggol Field, Meridian LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Punggol Field (Westbound)||Mee Toh School, HDB Punggol Edge, HDB Blks 106 – 122B|
|B||Yes||Punggol Field (Eastbound)||Greendale Secondary School, HDB Blks 173 – 193|
- 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
Meridian station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|65169 – Punggol Field (Meridian Stn Exit A)||A||3, 62, 83, 381, 666|
|65161 – Punggol Field (Meridian Stn Exit B)||B||3, 6N, 62, 83, 381, 666|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Meridian 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||65161 – Punggol Field (Meridian 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
Meridian station opened in 29 January 2005 along with train services on the Punggol LRT East Loop.
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