里维拉 | ரிவியாரா
|Address||40 Punggol East, Singapore 828852|
|Lines Served||Punggol LRT
Cross Island Line (Future)
|Operator||SBS Transit (PGLRT)|
|29 Jan 2005 (PGLRT)
Year 2032 (CRL Punggol Extension)
Riviera LRT Station (PE4) 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 East, between the junctions of Punggol Field and Punggol Central.
The station name was picked to match a seaside theme.
By 2032, Riviera LRT station will be an interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL), with the station code PE4CP3.
In a written answer to parliamentary questions in May 2021, Transport Minister Mr Ong Ye Kung mentioned that construction for rail projects were delayed by up to a year due to material supplies and manpower disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the revised opening year for Cross Island Line Punggol Extension will be in 2032 instead of the originally announced 2031.
First / Last Train Timings
|Punggol LRT – (PE4) Riviera
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
(East Loop Outer via PE1 Cove | Route C)
(East Loop Inner via PE7 Damai | Route D)
|L3||PGLRT Platform 1||East Loop Outer (Route C) towards PTCNE17 Punggol|
|PGLRT Platform 2||East Loop Inner (Route D) towards PTCNE17 Punggol|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shop, Linkbridge across Punggol East|
|L1||Street Level||Station Exits, Bus stops|
Punggol LRT (L3):
|Platform 1: Punggol LRT (East Loop Outer | Route C) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE3 Coral Edge (→)
Platform 2: Punggol LRT (East Loop Inner | Route D) towards PTCNE17 Punggol via PE5 Kadaloor (←)
Riviera 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.
Cross Island Line (Basement):
- Eastbound: Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) towards CP1CR5EW1 Pasir Ris via CP2 Elias
- Westbound: Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) towards CP4NE17PTC Punggol
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 East, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.
- Retail Shop at Concourse
Built in-between two carriageways of Punggol East, Riviera LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Punggol East (Southbound)||Tebing Lane, Punggol Neighbourhood Police Centre, PAR Golf Range @ Punggol East, Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk, @ Punggol, Punggol Joint Temple, Bright Hill Evergreen Home|
|B||Punggol East (Northbound)||Punggol 21 Community Centre, HDB Punggol Branch Office, Punggol Post Office, River Isles, HDB The Sundial, Greendale Primary School, HDB Eastdale, HDB Blks 160 – 170C|
Riviera station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|65239 – Punggol East (Riviera Stn Exit A)||A||3, 50, 83, 85, 381, 666|
|65231 – Punggol East (Riviera Stn Exit B)||B||3, 50, 83, 85, 381, 386, 666|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Riviera 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 Outer)
|65239 – Punggol East (Riviera Stn Exit A)||A|
There are no bridging services for East Loop Inner. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Riviera station opened in 29 January 2005 along with train services on the Punggol LRT East Loop.
The Cross Island Line station will be constructed as part of Contract P103 – Design and Construction of Riviera Interchange Station and Tunnels for CRL-Punggol Extension, which was awarded to Taisei Corporation – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited Singapore Branch Joint Venture in September 2022 at a contract value of around $1.1 billion.
Construction is expected to start in Q1 2023.
Engineering Highlights (CRL Punggol Extension Station)
A large-diameter Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), measuring about 12 metres in diameter will be used to construct a single 4.3-kilometre-long tunnel with two tracks in it. The tunnel will be constructed at an approximate depth of 25 metres below ground. LTA and the contractor will closely monitor the works to ensure that they are carried out safely and in a timely manner and minimise the impact to the nearby stakeholders.
External Links & References
- Cross Island Line – Punggol Extension: Better Rail Connectivity for Punggol and Pasir Ris Residents – LTA
- 跨岛线从白沙延伸至榜鹅 将建四地铁站 – Zaobao
- Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Updates on Thomson East Coast Line, Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line – Ministry of Transport
- LTA Awards Civil Contract for Design and Construction of Riviera Station under Cross Island Line-Punggol Extension – LTA