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! rowspan="2" | Alpha-Numeric Code !! colspan="3" | Station Name !! rowspan="2" | Notes
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! colspan="6" style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white; height:25px" | Bukit Panjang LRT Line
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| BP1 || [[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]] || 蔡厝港 || சுவா சூ காங் || style="text-align:left" | Interchange station with NSL
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| type        = [[Light rail]]/[[Automated guideway transit]] system
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| system      = [[Light Rail Transit (Singapore)]]
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| status      = Operational
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| locale      =
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| start      = [[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]]
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| end        = [[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]]
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| stations    = 14
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| routes      = 2
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| ridership  =
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| open        = 6 November 1999
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| close      =
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| owner      = [[Land Transport Authority]]
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| operator    = [[SMRT Corporation]]
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| stock      = [[Bombardier Innovia APM 100]]
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| linelength  = {{km to mi|num=7.8|abbr=yes|spell=Commonwealth|precision=1|wiki=yes}}
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| el          = [[Third rail]]
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| map        = {{LRT route|Bukit Panjang}}
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[[File:Senja-LRT-Station.jpg|thumb|right||Senja LRT Station.]]
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[[File:Cc-bplrt whole annot.gif|thumb||Working map of the whole Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Line]]
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'''Bukit Panjang LRT Line''' 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 Transportation|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]] Station) takes 28 minutes and all stations, except [[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.
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==Stations==
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|'''Station Number'''
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|'''Station Name'''
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|'''Interchange/Notes'''
 
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| BP2 || [[South View LRT Station|South View]] || 南景 || சவுத் வியூ ||
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|BP1 / NS4||[[Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station|Choa Chu Kang]]||[[North South MRT Line|North South Line]]
 
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| BP3 || [[Keat Hong LRT Station|Keat Hong]] || 吉丰 || கியட் ஹோங ||
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|BP2||[[South View LRT Station|South View]]|| 
 
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| BP4 || [[Teck Whye LRT Station|Teck Whye]] || 德惠 || டெக் வாய ||
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|BP3||[[Keat Hong LRT Station|Keat Hong]]|| 
 
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| BP5 || [[Phoenix LRT Station|Phoenix]] || 凤凰 || ஃபீனிக்ஸ் ||
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|BP4||[[Teck Whye LRT Station|Teck Whye]]|| 
 
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| BP6 || [[Bukit Panjang LRT Station|Bukit Panjang]] || 武吉班让 || புக்கிட் பாஞ்சாங் || Interchange with future Downtown Line
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|BP5||[[Phoenix LRT Station|Phoenix]]|| 
 
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| BP7 || [[Petir LRT Station|Petir]] || 柏提 || பெட்டீர ||
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|BP6||[[Bukit Panjang LRT Station|Bukit Panjang]]||Shuttle to Ten Mile Junction / [[Downtown MRT Line|Downtown Line]] (U/C)
 
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| BP8 || [[Pending LRT Station|Pending]] || 秉定 || பெண்டிங ||
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|BP7||[[Petir LRT Station|Petir]]|| 
 
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| BP9 || [[Bangkit LRT Station|Bangkit]] || 万吉 || பங்கிட் ||
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|BP8||[[Pending LRT Station|Pending]]|| 
 
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| BP10 || [[Fajar LRT Station|Fajar]] || 法嘉 || ஃபஜார ||
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|BP9||[[Bangkit LRT Station|Bangkit]]|| 
 
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| BP11 || [[Segar LRT Station|Segar]] || 实加 || செகார ||
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|BP10||[[Fajar LRT Station|Fajar]]|| 
 
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| BP12 || [[Jelepang LRT Station|Jelepang]] || 泽拉邦 || ஜேலப்பாங ||
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|BP11||[[Segar LRT Station|Segar]]|| 
 
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| BP13 || [[Senja LRT Station|Senja]] || 信加 || செஞ்சா ||
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|BP12||[[Jelapang LRT Station|Jelapang]]|| 
 
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| BP14 || [[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]] || 十里广场 || பத்தாம் கல் சந்திப்ப || Station will be closed from December 10 2010 to Januaray 1 2012 due to the renovation works at Ten Mile Junction.
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|BP13||[[Senja LRT Station|Senja]]|| 
 
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|BP14||[[Ten Mile Junction LRT Station|Ten Mile Junction]]||''(Shuttle Station), (Station Closed)''
 
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==Routes==
 
===Service A===
 
{| style="text-align:centre; font-size:95%"
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP1 || Choa Chu Kang Interchange
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP2 || South View
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP3 || Keat Hong
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP4 || Teck Whye
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP5 || Phoenix
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP13 || Senja
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP12 || Jelepang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP11 || Segar
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP10 || Fajar
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP9 || Bangkit
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP8 || Pending
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP7 || Petir
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP5 || Phoenix
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP4 || Teck Whye
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP3 || Keat Hong
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP2 || South View
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP1 || Choa Chu Kang Interchange
 
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| style="color:white" | WWW ||
 
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===Service B===
 
{| style="text-align:centre; font-size:95%"
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP1 || Choa Chu Kang Interchange
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP2 || South View
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP3 || Keat Hong
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP4 || Teck Whye
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP5 || Phoenix
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP7 || Petir
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP8 || Pending
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP9 || Bangkit
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP10 || Fajar
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP11 || Segar
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP12 || Jelepang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP13 || Senja
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP5 || Phoenix
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP4 || Teck Whye
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP3 || Keat Hong
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP2 || South View
 
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP1 || Choa Chu Kang Interchange
 
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| style="color:white" | WWW ||
 
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===Service C===
 
Service C will cease operation from December 10 2010 to Janurary 1 2012.
 
  
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==Service==
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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.
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP14 || Ten Mile Junction  
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==Issues==
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang  
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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:
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* 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.
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP13 || Senja
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* 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.
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP12 || Jelepang
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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 Line]] and [[Punggol LRT Line]] 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.
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP11 || Segar
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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]].
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP10 || Fajar
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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.
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP9 || Bangkit
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It has also been seen that all LRT trains had their white wheel covers removed.
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| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP8 || Pending
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==Future plans==
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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 MRT 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.
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP7 || Petir
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{{commons|Light Rail Transit (Singapore)#Bukit Panjang}}
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP6 || Bukit Panjang
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==External links==
| style="background-color:grey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP14 || Ten Mile Junction
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* [http://www.smrt.com.sg/ SMRT Homepage]
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| style="color:white" | WWW ||
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{{Light Rail Transit (Singapore)}}
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{{Singapore railway lines}}
  
==Rail Lines in Singapore==
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===MRT Lines===
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[[Category:Light Rail Transit (Singapore) lines]]
<span style="background-color:red"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''NS'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[North South Line|<font color=red>North South Line</font>]]<br>
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[[Category:Bukit Panjang]]
<span style="background-color:green"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''EW'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[East West Line|<font color=green>East West Line</font>]]<br>
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[[Category:Choa Chu Kang]]
<span style="background-color:green"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''CG'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Changi Airport Extension|<font color=green>Changi Airport Extension</font>]]<br>
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[[Category:Innovia people movers]]
<span style="background-color:purple"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''NE'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[North East Line|<font color=purple>North East Line</font>]]<br>
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[[Category:Railway lines opened in 1999]]
<span style="background-color:orange"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''CC'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Circle Line|<font color=orange>Circle Line</font>]] ''<small>(Opened/Opening/Under Construction)</small>''<br>
 
<span style="background-color:orange"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''--'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Marina Bay Extension|<font color=orange>Marina Bay Extension</font>]] ''<small>(Under Construction)</small>''<br>
 
<span style="background-color:brown"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''DT'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Downtown Line|<font color=brown>Downtown Line</font>]] ''<small>(Under construction/Planning)</small>''<br>
 
<span style="background-color:black"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''--'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Thomson Line|<font color=black>Thomson Line</font>]] ''<small>(Planning)</small>''<br>
 
<span style="background-color:black"><font color = "ffffff">&nbsp;'''--'''&nbsp;</font></span> [[Eastern Region Line|<font color=black>Eastern Region Line</font>]] ''<small>(Planning)</small>''<br>
 
  
===LRT Lines===
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| style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | BP || || || [[Bukit Panjang LRT|<font color=GRAY>Bukit Panjang LRT</font>]]
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[[zh:武吉班讓輕軌]]
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| style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | STC || style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | SE || style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | SW || [[Sengkang LRT|<font color=gray>Sengkang LRT</font>]]
 
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| style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | PTC || style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | PE || style="background-color:lightgrey;color:white;text-align:center;font-weight:bold" | PW * || [[Punggol LRT|<font color=gray>Punggol LRT</font>]]
 
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''* Punggol West LRT Line will operate at a later date.''
 

Revision as of 20:32, 25 December 2010

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File:Senja-LRT-Station.jpg
Senja LRT Station.
File:Cc-bplrt whole annot.gif
Working map of the whole Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Line

Bukit Panjang LRT Line is a 7.8 km light rail line opened on 6 November 1999 and part of Singapore's LRT system. It is fully automated, and the project was contracted to Adtranz, Keppel Corporation and Gammon Construction. The line uses the 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 Station) takes 28 minutes and all stations, except Choa Chu Kang and Ten Mile Junction Stations have two opposing side platforms, like Dover, Braddell, and Fernvale Stations.

Stations

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
BP1 / NS4 Choa Chu Kang North South Line
BP2 South View  
BP3 Keat Hong  
BP4 Teck Whye  
BP5 Phoenix  
BP6 Bukit Panjang Shuttle to Ten Mile Junction / Downtown Line (U/C)
BP7 Petir  
BP8 Pending  
BP9 Bangkit  
BP10 Fajar  
BP11 Segar  
BP12 Jelapang  
BP13 Senja  
BP14 Ten Mile Junction (Shuttle Station), (Station Closed)

Service

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 first whereas trains designated on Service B will ply the inner loop (anti-clockwise) via Petir first. Service C runs between Bukit Panjang and 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.

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 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 Line and Punggol LRT Line 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.

Future plans

Plans by the Land Transport Authority have indicated a Mass Rapid Transit Station (Bukit Panjang MRT Station) near Bukit Panjang Station as part of the Downtown MRT 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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External links

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