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{{Infobox/Line
| colspan="2" style="text-align:center" | <big><strong>Bukit Panjang LRT<br>Chinese<br>Tamil</strong></big>
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|Line=BPLRT
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|Name=Bukit Panjang LRT<br>武吉班让轻轨<br>
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|Img=[[File:C801 112 x C801A.jpg|center|300px]]
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|Info=
| style="background:#efefef;" align="center" colspan="2"| <strong>Overview</strong>
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{{Infoline|Status|Operational}}
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{{Infoline|Termini|{{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}}<br>{{Stn|Ten Mile Junction}}}}
! Type
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{{Infoline|Stations|13}}
| Light rail/Automated guideway transit system
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{{Infoline|Services|2}}
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{{Infoline|Operator(s)|{{SMRT}}}}
! System
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{{Infoline|Rolling stock|[[Bombardier INNOVIA C801|C801]],[[Bombardier INNOVIA C801A|C801A]]}}
| Light Rail Transit (Singapore)
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{{Infoline|Line length|7.6 km}}
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{{Infoline|Electrification|Third rail}}
! Status
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| Operational
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'''Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT)''' is the first [[Light Rail Transit]] (LRT) line. Traveling one loop takes about 30 minutes. The line is currently 7.6 km long with 13 stations and it is fully automated. The project was contracted to Adtranz, Keppel Corporation and Gammon Construction.
! Termini
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| [[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]]<br>[[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]]
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Formally at 7.8km with 14 station, with the closure of {{Stn|Ten Mile Junction| station}}, the line will undergo overhaul and upgrading works.
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==History==
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! Stations
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!width=150|Date!!Event
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! Services
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|6 November 1999||{{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}} - {{Stn|Ten Mile Junction}}
| 2
 
 
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| style="background:#efefef;" align="center" colspan="2"| <strong>Operation</strong>
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|rowspan=2|10 December 2010||Temporary closure of {{Stn|Ten Mile Junction| station}} due to redevelopment of Ten Mile Junction Shopping Mall.
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! Opened
 
| 6 November 1999
 
 
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! Owner
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|Service C withdrawn.
| Land Transport Authority
 
 
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! Operator(s)
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|rowspan=2|30 December 2011||{{Stn|Ten Mile Junction| station}} reopened after Junction 10 Shopping Mall reopened.
| SMRT Corporation
 
 
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! Rolling stock
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|Service C resumed operation.
| [[Bombardier Innovia APM 100|Innovia APM 100]]
 
 
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| style="background:#efefef;" align="center" colspan="2"| <strong>Technical</strong>
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|rowspan=2|13 January 2019||Closure of {{Stn|Ten Mile Junction| station}}.
 
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! Line length
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|Service C withdrawn.
| 7.8 km (4.8 mi)
 
 
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! Electrification
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|1 December 2019||Operation convert to uni-direction (Service B) except during Weekday Peak Hours.
|Third rail
 
 
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'''Bukit Panjang LRT''' is a 7.8 km light rail line opened on 6 November 1999 and part of Singapore's [[Light Rail Transit (Singapore)|LRT system]]. It is fully automated, and the project was contracted to Adtranz, Keppel Corporation and Gammon Construction. The line uses the [[Bombardier Innovia APM 100|Innovia APM 100]] rolling stock supplied by Bombardier, and is similar to the ones used in the [[Singapore Changi Airport]]'s people mover service during the 90s. It is currently operated by SMRT Light Rail, a subsidiary of [[SMRT Corporation]]. A complete loop journey on the line (excluding [[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]] Station) takes 28 minutes and all stations, except [[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]] and Ten Mile Junction Stations have two opposing side platforms, like [[Dover MRT Station|Dover]], [[Braddell MRT Station|Braddell]], and [[Fernvale LRT Station|Fernvale]] Stations.
 
  
 
==Stations==
 
==Stations==
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!class="LTA"|Alpha-Numeric<br>Code!!class="LTA"|Station Name!!class="LTA"|Image!!class="LTA"|Working names!!class="LTA"|Notes
 
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! rowspan="2" | Alpha-Numeric<br>Code !! colspan="3" | Station Name !! rowspan="2" | Notes'''
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!colspan=5 class="BPLRT"|[[File:LRTFFF.png|18px|link=|alt=]] Bukit Panjang LRT
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{{Stnline|{{Code|2|BPLRT|BP1|NSL|NS4}}|Choa Chu Kang|BPLRT|Choa Chu Kang|Terminus<br>Interchange with {{NSL}}}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP2}}|South View|BPLRT}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP3}}|Keat Hong|BPLRT}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP4}}|Teck Whye|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP5}}|Phoenix|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|2|BPLRT|BP6|DTL|DT1}}|Bukit Panjang|BPLRT|Bukit Panjang|Interchange with {{DTL}}}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP7}}|Petir|BPLRT}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP8}}|Pending|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP9}}|Bangkit|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP10}}|Fajar|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP11}}|Segar|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP12}}|Jelapang|Img=}}
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP13}}|Senja|Img=}}
 
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| style="text-align:center" | English || style="text-align:center" | Chinese || style="text-align:center" | Tamil
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!colspan=5|Former Stations
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{{Stnline|{{Code|1|BPLRT|BP14}}|Ten Mile Junction|BPLRT|Ten Mile Junction|Closed}}
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==Services==
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!Service!!Route!!Notes
 
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! colspan="5" style="background-color:gray;color:white" | Bukit Panjang LRT
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|A||{{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}} ► {{Stn|Senja}} ► {{Stn|Petir}} ► {{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}}||
 
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| BP1/NS4 || [[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]] || 蔡厝港 || சுவா சூ காங்  || Interchange station with NSL
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|B||{{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}} ► {{Stn|Petir}} ► {{Stn|Senja}} ► {{Stn|Choa Chu Kang}}||
 
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| BP2 || [[South View LRT Station|South View]] || 南景 || சவுத் வியூ ||
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|C||{{Stn|Ten Mile Junction}} ► {{Stn|Senja}} ► {{Stn|Petir}} ► {{Stn|Ten Mile Junction}}||Former Service
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| BP3 || [[Keat Hong LRT Station|Keat Hong]] || 吉丰 || கியட் ஹோங ||
 
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| BP4 || [[Teck Whye LRT Station|Teck Whye]] || 德惠 || டெக் வாய ||
 
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| BP5 || [[Phoenix LRT Station|Phoenix]] || 凤凰 || ஃபீனிக்ஸ் ||
 
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| BP6 || [[Bukit Panjang LRT Station|Bukit Panjang]] || 武吉班让 || புக்கிட் பாஞ்சாங் || Shuttle to Ten Mile Junction / Interchange with future DTL
 
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| BP7 || [[Petir LRT Station|Petir]] || 柏提 || பெட்டீர ||
 
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| BP8 || [[Pending LRT Station|Pending]] || 秉定 || பெண்டிங ||
 
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| BP9 || [[Bangkit LRT Station|Bangkit]] || 万吉 || பங்கிட் ||
 
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| BP10 || [[Fajar LRT Station|Fajar]] || 法嘉 || ஃபஜார ||
 
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| BP11 || [[Segar LRT Station|Segar]] || 实加 || செகார ||
 
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| BP12 || [[Jelepang LRT Station|Jelepang]] || 泽拉邦 || ஜேலப்பாங ||
 
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| BP13 || [[Senja LRT Station|Senja]] || 信加 || செஞ்சா ||
 
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| BP14 || [[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]] || 十里广场 || பத்தாம் கல் சந்திப்ப || Station closed from Dec 10 2010 to Jan 1 2012 due to the renovation works at Ten Mile Junction.
 
 
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==Service==
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==Rolling stock==
There are only two left services operating along the Bukit Panjang Line. Trains designated on Service A will ply the outer loop (clockwise) via [[Senja LRT Station|Senja]] first whereas trains designated on Service B will ply the inner loop (anti-clockwise) via [[Petir LRT Station|Petir]] first. Service C runs between [[Bukit Panjang LRT Station|Bukit Panjang]] and [[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]]. The service frequency for Service C is 20 minutes.Service C is no longer available from 10 December 2010 due to redevelopment of the building.
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The rolling stock consists of [[Bombardier INNOVIA C801]] and [[Bombardier INNOVIA C801A]] trains. These trains operate from [[Ten Mile Junction Depot]] near {{Stn|Bukit Panjang| station}}. The Ten Mile Junction Depot has maintenance and train overhaul facilities for trains along the Bukit Panjang LRT Line.
 
 
==Issues==
 
The operation of the Bukit Panjang LRT has experienced a lot problems. Software glitches during initial running means that there were constant delays in service (On 6 November 1999, the trains were unable to move as planned and frequently halted in between stations.), and were sometimes severe. There have been two serious accidents since its opening:
 
* In 2000, two LRT trains crashed head-to-back at [[Phoenix LRT Station|Phoenix Station]] causing minor injuries. The operator was fined S$10,000.
 
* In 2002, a dislodged train wheel caused the entire shutdown of the system for six days, as it crippled the power system and the rail at the incident was damaged and had to be repaired.
 
 
 
There have also been over a hundred disruptions in service which stills continues today, the most recent being on 30 November 2010. The poor operation had no bearing on the operation of the [[Sengkang LRT]] and [[Punggol LRT]] being awarded to rival company [[SBS Transit]] and rival manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as those contracts were placed prior to Bukit Panjang LRT commencing operation. Most of the problems have been addressed and ironed out since.
 
 
 
The Bukit Panjang LRT was operating at a loss for the first five years. This has raised complaints from the public who argue that the system is a white elephant.
 
 
 
It was also reported that residents were unhappy with the withdrawal of feeder bus services operating in the area since the opening of the Bukit Panjang LRT, and were further aggravated by the unreliability of the service. After lobbying to Members of the Parliament, 2 feeder services, Services 920 and 922, were reinstated.
 
  
It has also been seen that all LRT trains had their white wheel covers removed.
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==References==
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==Future plans==
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{{Light Rail Transit}}
Plans by the Land Transport Authority have indicated a [[Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|Mass Rapid Transit]] Station ([[Bukit Panjang MRT Station]]) near [[Bukit Panjang LRT Station|Bukit Panjang Station]] as part of the [[Downtown Line]]. When further details were revealed, it disclosed the close proximity of the new MRT station to both Bukit Panjang Station and Ten Mile Junction Station.
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{{Railway Lines}}
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{{Bukit Panjang LRT}}
  
==Category Links==
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[[Category:Light Rail Transit Lines]]
{{Light Rail Transit (Singapore)}}
 
{{Railway Lines in Singapore}}
 

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Bukit Panjang LRT
武吉班让轻轨
C801 112 x C801A.jpg
Statistics
Status Operational
Termini Choa Chu Kang
Ten Mile Junction
Stations 13
Services 2
Operator(s) SMRT
Rolling stock C801,C801A
Line length 7.6 km
Electrification Third rail

Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) is the first Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Traveling one loop takes about 30 minutes. The line is currently 7.6 km long with 13 stations and it is fully automated. The project was contracted to Adtranz, Keppel Corporation and Gammon Construction.

Formally at 7.8km with 14 station, with the closure of Ten Mile Junction station, the line will undergo overhaul and upgrading works.

History

Date Event
6 November 1999 Choa Chu Kang - Ten Mile Junction
10 December 2010 Temporary closure of Ten Mile Junction station due to redevelopment of Ten Mile Junction Shopping Mall.
Service C withdrawn.
30 December 2011 Ten Mile Junction station reopened after Junction 10 Shopping Mall reopened.
Service C resumed operation.
13 January 2019 Closure of Ten Mile Junction station.
Service C withdrawn.
1 December 2019 Operation convert to uni-direction (Service B) except during Weekday Peak Hours.

Stations

Alpha-Numeric
Code
Station Name Image Working names Notes
Bukit Panjang LRT
BP1NS4 Choa Chu Kang Choa Chu Kang-BPLRT.png Choa Chu Kang Terminus
Interchange with North South Line
BP2 South View South View-BPLRT.png South View
BP3 Keat Hong Keat Hong-BPLRT.png Keat Hong
BP4 Teck Whye Teck Whye
BP5 Phoenix Phoenix
BP6DT1 Bukit Panjang Bukit Panjang-BPLRT.png Bukit Panjang Interchange with Downtown Line
BP7 Petir Petir-BPLRT.png Petir
BP8 Pending Pending
BP9 Bangkit Bangkit
BP10 Fajar Fajar
BP11 Segar Segar
BP12 Jelapang Jelapang
BP13 Senja Senja
Former Stations
BP14 Ten Mile Junction Ten Mile Junction-BPLRT.png Ten Mile Junction Closed

Services

Service Route Notes
A Choa Chu KangSenjaPetirChoa Chu Kang
B Choa Chu KangPetirSenjaChoa Chu Kang
C Ten Mile JunctionSenjaPetirTen Mile Junction Former Service

Rolling stock

The rolling stock consists of Bombardier INNOVIA C801 and Bombardier INNOVIA C801A trains. These trains operate from Ten Mile Junction Depot near Bukit Panjang station. The Ten Mile Junction Depot has maintenance and train overhaul facilities for trains along the Bukit Panjang LRT Line.

References


Light Rail Transit [ VTE ]
Lines Bukit Panjang LRTSengkang LRTPunggol LRT
Rolling Stocks C801C801A • C801B • C810C810A
Depots SengkangTen Mile Junction
Railway Lines in Singapore [ VTE ]
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) North South LineEast West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown LineThomson–East Coast LineJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Light Rail Transit (LRT) Bukit Panjang LRTSengkang LRTPunggol LRT
Others Changi Airport SkytrainSentosa Express
Defunct Sentosa Monorail (SDC)
Bukit Panjang LRT [ VTE ]
Stations Choa Chu KangSouth ViewKeat HongTeck WhyePhoenixBukit PanjangPetirPendingBangkitFajarSegarJelapangSenja
Former: Ten Mile Junction
Rolling Stock C801C801AC801B
Depots Ten Mile Junction