Punggol MRT/LRT Station

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Punggol MRT/LRT Station - PGLRT Platform 1
Punggol MRT/LRT Station – PGLRT Platform 1
Address 70 Punggol Central, Singapore 828868
Line Served   North East Line
  Punggol LRT
  Cross Island Line (Future)
Operator SBS Transit (NEL & PGLRT)
Structure Underground (NEL & CRL)
Elevated (PGLRT)
Platform Island (NEL & PGLRT)
Side (CRL)
Opened /
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
29 Jan 2005 (PGLRT East Loop)
29 Jun 2014 (PGLRT West Loop)
Year 2031 (CRL Punggol Extension)

Punggol MRT/LRT Station (NE17/PTC) is an underground terminus station along the North East Line (NEL), as well as an interchange station with the Punggol LRT (PGLRT). Located at the boundaries of the Punggol Town Centre and Matilda planning subzones, the entire station is built as a multi-level structure with the elevated PGLRT station built on top of the underground NEL station, sharing two common concourses at Ground Level located at either side of Punggol Central, the main road which bisects the station.

Punggol refers to “throwing sticks to knock fruit from trees” in Malay, or a rendezvous point for wholesale agents buying produce for market. The station is a major transport node for the residences of Punggol, where the PGLRT and other bus services provide the short connection between Punggol NEL station and their homes.

Punggol Station was designed by British architecture firm Farrells, who also designed the Singapore terminus of the Singapore–Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail. The station’s streamlined modern design is accented with curved aluminum and stainless-steel cladding, whilst the interior is finished in a clean, monochromatic palette. At 320 metres in length, Punggol station is the longest station on the North East Line and one of only two above ground.

The station building is also located adjacent to the Waterway Point mall and Punggol Bus Interchange, where bus services connect the station to other parts of the estate. It will continue to serve as the northern terminus of the NEL until the completion of the line extension planned for 2030. Punggol Station was also built with an underground station box located directly underneath the NEL station to facilitate the construction of the Cross Island Line platforms.

The LRT station code ‘PTC‘ is an abbreviation of ‘Punggol Town Centre’.

By 2031, Punggol station will be an interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL) Punggol Extension with the station code NE17PTCCP4.

First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE17) Punggol
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NE1 HarbourFront 5:42am 6:02am 11:28pm
Punggol LRT – (PTC) Punggol
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
West Loop Outer via PW7 Soo Teck
(Platform 1 | Route A)
5:20am 5:40am 12:40am
West Loop Inner via PW1 Sam Kee
(Platform 2 | Route B)
5:18am 5:38am 12:13am
East Loop Outer via PE7 Damai
(Platform 2 | Route C)
5:20am 5:40am 12:20am
East Loop Inner via PE1 Cove
(Platform 1 | Route D)
5:25am 5:45am 12:38am

At Punggol LRT station, each platform is used alternatively by East and West Loop trains as detailed in the table above. An indicator board at each platform tells commuters if the oncoming train is heading for the East or West loop.

Station Layout

L2 PGLRT Platform 1 West Loop Outer (Route A) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PW7 Soo Teck
East Loop Inner (Route D) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE1 Cove
PGLRT Platform 2 West Loop Inner (Route B) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PW1 Sam Kee
East Loop Outer (Route C) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE7 Damai
L1 MRT/LRT North & South Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off points, Punggol Bus Interchange, Waterway Point
B1 Underpass 24-hour underpass below Punggol Central
Service Level Restricted Access
B2 NEL Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront


Punggol LRT (L2):
LRT_rail (2)
Platform 1:
Punggol LRT (West Loop Outer | Route A) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PW7 Soo Teck (→)
Punggol LRT (East Loop Inner | Route D) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE1 Cove (→)
Platform 2:
Punggol LRT (West Loop Inner | Route B) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PW1 Sam Kee (←)
Punggol LRT (East Loop Outer | Route C) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE7 Damai (←)
LRT_rail (2)

Punggol LRT station is overground with two platforms in an island platform arrangement, utilized alternatively by East and West loop services. At each platform, East Loop LRT services are staggered with West Loop services throughout the day.

From Platform 1, LRT Routes A and D head out to the Outer West Loop and Inner East Loop via Soo Teck and Cove respectively.
From Platform 2, LRT Routes B and C head out to the Inner West Loop and Outer East Loop via Sam Kee and Damai respectively.

Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, displays the route of the next or current train and scrolls through messages, while an analog clock gives the time. They do not display expected train arrival times. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits. Staircases and lifts connect both platforms to the station exits and connecting platforms.

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 wide LRT platform conceals a middle track intended for LRT services to Punggol North via a spur line, plans for which have been put on hold indefinitely.

North East Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE16STC Sengkang (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE16STC Sengkang (→)
MRT_rail (2)

Punggol North East Line station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized alternatively for train turnarounds. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse levels and LRT platforms above.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits and connecting platforms.

Cross Island Line (Basement):


Punggol NEL and PGLRT stations have two ticket concourses at Ground level located at either side of Punggol Central, the main road which bisects the station. Both concourses feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines in both station concourses allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. At the South concourse, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Outside of station paid areas, an underpass below Punggol Central is open 24-hours.

Art in Transit: “Water, Landscape and Future” by Goh Beng Kwan

This stunning work in glass catches the natural light in the station, evoking a sense of sea, sky and languid days spent on Punggol beach in year’s past. The deep, intense colours and fine, tactile textures of the work were achieved through an exacting firing process that fused thin layers of glass hand painted by the artist. Fragments of materials are embedded in the glass, creating a shimmering effect that changes with the viewing angle.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at Street Level (L1)
  • Public Toilets at Concourse Level, near Exit A (L1)
  • ATMs & Self Service Machines
  • Bicycle Racks


Punggol MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
Exits A & B are located at the North Concourse, while Exits C & D are located at the South Concourse.

Exit Location Nearby
A Waterway Point Punggol Walk, Waterway Point, Punggol Watertown Condo, Punggol Waterway Park, HDB Waterway Terraces 1, HDB Waterway Terraces 2
B Punggol Central Punggol Place, Punggol View Primary School, Fo Guang Shan Singapore, HDB Treelodge@Punggol, HDB Coralinus
C Bus Interchange Punggol Bus Interchange, Punggol Place, Edgefield Primary School, Masjid Al-Islah, HDB Punggol Regalia, HDB Punggol Sails, HDB Punggol Crest, HDB Punggol Arcadia, HDB Punggol Grove, Parc Centros Condo, Privé Condo
D Punggol Walk Punggol Walk, Punggol Green Primary School, A Treasure Trove condo, Twin Waterfalls condo, HDB Punggol Residences, HDB Punggol Sapphire, HDB Punggol Ripples, HDB Punggol Waves

Transport Connections

Punggol station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, along with taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


The station is linked to Punggol Bus Interchange and four nearby bus stops.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Punggol Bus Interchange C 3, 34, 43, 43e, 43M, 50, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 117, 118, 119, 136, 381, 382G, 382W, 386
B/s 1 65251 – Punggol Ctrl (Punggol Stn/Waterway Pt) B 381
B/s 2 65259 – Punggol Ctrl (Punggol Stn/Int) D 43, 43e, 43M, 117, 118, 381
B/s 3 65211 – Punggol Pl (Aft Punggol Field) C Used by Premium Bus Services only
B/s 4 65219 – Punggol Pl (Aft Punggol Ctrl) C 6N


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Waterway Point Driveway Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
C Punggol Central (Westbound) Taxi stand (G20), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT or LRT service disruption affecting Punggol station, rail bridging services (also called MRT / LRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line or Punggol LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth B2A) C
Punggol LRT
East Loop
via PE7 Damai
Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth B2A) C
West Loop
via PW1 Sam Kee
Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth B2A) C

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Punggol Bus Interchange when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Punggol town centre area along with nearby commercial developments, community amenities, and large numbers of residential developments, Sengkang station encounters high demand throughout the day. This station also serves plenty of transfer commuters between both rail lines, as the North East Line connects to the City Centre and other parts of the island, while the Punggol LRT provides the final connection to within walking distance of most of the estate’s residential apartments.

Construction Trivia

Punggol NEL stations and tunnels were built as part of Contract 712.

Future Developments

As part of the North East Line extension, Punggol Coast station will be built by 2023, extending the NEL by one station and serving upcoming developments in the Punggol estate.

There is also a middle LRT track currently covered up by the platform floor. These provisions, along with crossover points and line branches north of Punggol leading to nowhere, are for a possible future northern spur line of the Punggol LRT that has yet to materialize.


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3 thoughts on “Punggol MRT/LRT Station

  • 20 August 2020 at 1:53 PM

    The CRL branch line should totally be extended to Yishun, seeing that there is a large crowd commuting on buses between the north (Woodlands, Yishun), northeast (Sengkang, Punggol) and east (Tampines, Pasir Ris). This helps it to become a standalone North-Coast Line. A potential extension to Tampines East can also be considered to link it up with DTL. With Punggol becoming a large digital uptown in the near future, there would be significant traffic demand towards Punggol, so I think this investment would be justified.

    My take as below:

    (North Coast Line)
    Yishun (NSL) – Yishun East – Seletar Airport/Aviation Centre – Thanggam (SLRT) – Punggol (NEL) – Riviera (PLRT) – Elias – Pasir Ris (EWL, CRL) – Tampines East (DTL)

  • 2 May 2019 at 2:09 AM

    Do LRT trains run in a figure 8, or are two separate circles (east & west)?

    • 28 June 2020 at 11:50 AM

      The east and west segments run separately in both directions, with a total of 4 services.


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