Sengkang Depot

Sengkang Depot
Depot entrance
Location 91 Sengkang East Avenue, Singapore 545072 (MRT Depot)
95 Sengkang East Avenue, Singapore 545051 (LRT Depot)
Opened 2003
Type At-grade (MRT)
Elevated (LRT)
Rolling stock MRT: C751A, C751C, C851E (Future)
LRT: C810, C810A, C810D (Future)
Operator SBS Transit
Line(s) served North East Line
Sengkang LRT & Punggol LRT

Sengkang MRT/LRT Depot is an at-grade MRT train depot serving the North East Line (NEL), integrated with an elevated LRT train depot serving the Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT (SPLRT).

The depot is built in Sengkang West, covering an area of 270,000 square metres, and is located along Sengkang East Avenue. It contains a maintenance facility and stabling areas, and is accessed from Sengkang East Avenue by road, with an additional pedestrian access from the Tongkang LRT station linkbridge. The depot opened in 2003 along with the opening of both the NEL and the Sengkang LRT.

Situated between Hougang and Sengkang station along the NEL, there are a total of 3 reception tracks: 2 tracks heading northbound towards Sengkang station and 1 track southbound towards Hougang station. On the roof of the MRT depot building is the LRT depot, situated between Layar and Tongkang station. There are a total of 2 reception tracks , with 1 branching out towards the west and east (Layar and Tongkang stations) respectively.

Contract 701 for the construction of Sengkang Depot was awarded to Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. at a contract sum of S$350 million. It was the first depot in Singapore to accommodate different types of trains under one roof.

Expansion:

On 5 February 2021, the tender for Contract 810C – Design, Construction and Completion of Sengkang Punggol Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Depot Expansion with Associated Facilities was put up. It was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte. Ltd. at a contract value of around $157 million in February 2022.

The existing 3.5-hectare SPLRT depot would be expanded to 11.1 hectares to increase stabling capacity and create more space for maintenance facilities. The expansion project includes a new train stabling area, a new maintenance workshop, two new reception tracks, enhancement of power supply systems and three new traction power stations in addition to the existing five for improved traction power.

Expansion works will start in the first quarter of 2022 and are expected to be completed by 2027.

Rolling stock:

Sengkang Depot maintains rolling stock for both the North East Line, as well as the Sengkang-Punggol LRT.

North East Line:

Sengkang-Punggol LRT:


Gallery:
Satellite view
Satellite view

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