Sengkang MRT/LRT Station

NE16STC
Sengkang
盛港 | செங்காங்
LRT Platform
Address 5 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545062
Line Served North East Line
Sengkang LRT
Operator SBS Transit (NEL & SKLRT)
Structure Underground (NEL)
Elevated (SKLRT)
Platform Island (NEL & SKLRT)
Opened 18 Jan 2003 (SKLRT East Loop)
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
29 Jan 2005 (SKLRT West Loop)

Sengkang MRT/LRT Station (NE16/STC) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), as well as an interchange station with the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT). Located within the Sengkang Town Centre and the planning subzone of the same name, the entire station is built as a multi-level structure with the elevated SKLRT station built on top of the underground NEL station, sharing a common concourse at both Ground Level and Level 2.

Sengkang means “prosperous harbour” in Chinese, which gets its name from a former road Lorong Sengkang in the area. The station is a major transport node for the residences of Sengkang, where the SKLRT and other bus services provide the short connection between Sengkang NEL station and their homes.

The station building is also integrated with the adjacent developments of Compass One mall, Compass Heights residences and Sengkang Bus Interchange, where bus services connect the station to other parts of the estate.

The LRT station code ‘STC‘ is an abbreviation of ‘Sengkang Town Centre’.


First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE16) Sengkang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE1 HarbourFront 5:44am 5:44am 6:04am 11:30pm 11:30pm
NE17 Punggol 5:37am 5:36am 5:56am 12:27am 12:28am
Sengkang LRT – (STC) Sengkang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Daily
West Loop Outer via SW8 Renjong
(Platform 1 | Route A)
5:33am 5:53am 12:37am
West Loop Inner via SW1 Cheng Lim
(Platform 2 | Route B)
5:30am 5:50am 12:13am
East Loop Outer via SE1 Compassvale
(Platform 2 | Route C)
5:25am 5:45am 12:21am
East Loop Inner via SE5 Ranggung
(Platform 1 | Route D)
5:29am 5:49am 12:35am

At Sengkang 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

L3 SKLRT Platform 1 East Loop Inner (Route D) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE5 Ranggung
West Loop Outer (Route A) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SW8 Renjong
SKLRT Platform 2 East Loop Outer (Route C) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE1 Compassvale
West Loop Inner (Route B) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SW1 Cheng Lim
L2 Mezzanine Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shops, Compass One (L2), Compass Heights, Overhead Bridges across Sengkang Square & Sengkang East Way
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops, Ticket Office
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off points, Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compass One (L1)
B1 NEL Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol

Platforms

Sengkang LRT (L3):
LRT_rail (2)
Platform 1:
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Inner | Route D) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE5 Ranggung (→)
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer | Route A) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SW8 Renjong (→)
Platform 2:
Sengkang LRT (East Loop Outer | Route C) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SE1 Compassvale (←)
Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner | Route B) towards STCNE16 Sengkang via SW1 Cheng Lim (←)
LRT_rail (2)

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

From Platform 1, LRT Routes A and D head out to the Outer West Loop and Inner East Loop via Renjong and Ranggung respectively.
From Platform 2, LRT Routes B and C head out to the Inner West Loop and Outer East Loop via Cheng Lim and Compassvale 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.

North East Line (B1):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE15 Buangkok (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Sengkang North East Line station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. 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. Located at Basement 1, the station is among the least deep underground stations throughout the MRT network.

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.

Concourse

Sengkang NEL and SKLRT stations have a shared ticket concourse at Ground level and a minor concourse at Level 2. 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 Ground Floor concourse, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Art in Transit: “T.R.A.N.S.I.T.I.O.N.S.” by Koh Bee Liang

The changes in Sengkang, once a simple rural community are reflected in the warm glow of art on stained glass windows. The work comprises two contrasting glass murals, The mural of Old Sengkang shows warm nostalgic images of the past while the mural of New Sengkang, in black and white, depicts the skyscrapers that are now part of the area’s landscape.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at Concourse (L1) & Mezzanine (L2)
  • Public Toilets at Concourse (L1)
  • ATMs & Self Service Machines
  • Bicycle Racks
  • TransitLink Ticket Office at Concourse (L1)
    Open 1000hrs – 2100hrs daily

Exits

Sengkang MRT / LRT station has four exits (A, B, C and D). At Level 2, commuters can access Exits A, B and D via public corridors within Compass One and Compass Heights, leading to overhead bridges crossing Sengkang Square and Sengkang East Way.

Exit Location Nearby
A Compass One Compass One, Sengkang Public Library, Sengkang Community Centre, Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre, Sengkang Polyclinic, Thong Chai Medical Institution – Sengkang, Kopitiam Square, Nan Chiau Primary School, HDB Anchorvale Grove
B Bus Interchanges Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compassvale Bus Interchange, Compass Heights, Sengkang Primary School, Fu Hui Link, HDB Compasvale Plains, HDB Compassvale Vista
C Sengkang Square The Luxurie, La Fiesta, HDB Compassvale Mast, HDB Compassvale South Gate
D Sengkang East Way Compassvale Primary School, Sengkang Sculpture Park, HDB Compassvale Gardens, HDB Compassvale North Gate, HDB Compassvale Lodge

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

The station is linked to Sengkang Bus Interchange, Compassvale Bus Interchange and six nearby bus stops.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Sengkang Bus Interchange B 80, 83, 86, 87, 156, 159, 163, 371, 372, 965
Compassvale Bus Interchange B 110, 374
B/s 1 67401 – Sengkang East Way (Opp Sengkang Stn/Blk 260A) D 50, 102, 119, 156, 159, 161
B/s 2 67409 – Sengkang East Way (Sengkang Stn) D 50, 102, 119, 156, 159, 161, 372, 374, NR6
B/s 3 67181 – Compassvale Rd (Blk 240) B 27, 89, 89e, 102, 156, 159, 372, 965
B/s 4 67189 – Compassvale Rd (Opp Blk 241) B 27, 89, 89e, 102, 163, 371, 965
B/s 5 67441 – Sengkang East Rd (Sengkang Community Hub) A 43, 43M, 83, 85, 109, 156, 159, 161, 372, 374
B/s 6 67449 – Sengkang East Rd (Blk 323B) A 43, 43M, 83, 85, 109, 156, 159, 161

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Compass One driveway Pick-up/drop-off point
C Sengkang Square Taxi stand (G18), pick-up/drop-off point
D Sengkang East Way (Eastbound) Taxi stand (G17), pick-up/drop-off point
D Sengkang East Way (Westbound) Taxi stand (G16), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B2) B
NE17PTC Punggol Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B3) B
Sengkang LRT
East Loop via SE5 Ranggung
Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B1) B
West Loop via SW1 Cheng Lim
Sengkang Bus Interchange (Berth B1) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Sengkang station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Sengkang 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 Sengkang LRT provides the final connection to within walking distance of most of the estate’s residential apartments.

Construction Trivia

Contract 702 for Sengkang and Buangkok stations and connecting tunnels (including reception tunnels to Sengkang Depot) was awarded to Sato Kogyo-Hock Lian Seng Engineering Joint Venture on 26 April 1997 at $166.4 million.

Future Developments

In May 2018, LTA announced a plan to upgrade Sengkang MRT & LRT Station, with an expansion of the LRT Platform, new dual-speed escalators leading to the MRT and LRT platforms, and an additional lift for the MRT, LRT and mezzanine levels of Sengkang station.


Major Incidents


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