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The '''Light Rail Transit (LRT)''', is a series of localised automated guideway transit systems acting as feeder services to the heavy rail Mass Rapid Transit, which together forms the core of rail transport services. The first LRT line was opened in 1999 and the system has since expanded to three lines, each serving a public housing estate, namely [[Bukit Panjang]], [[Sengkang]] and [[Punggol]]. Trains on these lines have at least one station linking it to the MRT and in turn the remainder of the LRT network.
 
The '''Light Rail Transit (LRT)''', is a series of localised automated guideway transit systems acting as feeder services to the heavy rail Mass Rapid Transit, which together forms the core of rail transport services. The first LRT line was opened in 1999 and the system has since expanded to three lines, each serving a public housing estate, namely [[Bukit Panjang]], [[Sengkang]] and [[Punggol]]. Trains on these lines have at least one station linking it to the MRT and in turn the remainder of the LRT network.

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Light Rail Transit
LRT Logo.png
Statistics
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT
SBS Transit
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 41
System length 27.9 km

The Light Rail Transit (LRT), is a series of localised automated guideway transit systems acting as feeder services to the heavy rail Mass Rapid Transit, which together forms the core of rail transport services. The first LRT line was opened in 1999 and the system has since expanded to three lines, each serving a public housing estate, namely Bukit Panjang, Sengkang and Punggol. Trains on these lines have at least one station linking it to the MRT and in turn the remainder of the LRT network.

History[edit]

In September 1991, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) unveiled the revised Concept Plan 1991, which proposed a new mode of feeder rail that could serve new towns such as Yishun and Tampines. Such systems were to be fully automated and elevated light rail systems to serve as faster alternatives to existing feeder buses.[1]

In 1996, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) published a White Paper which outlined its goals for a world-class transport system in Singapore, one of which was the utilisation of LRT systems as feeder services to the MRT network, and the integration of LRT facilities with HDB estates to maximise convenience for residents.[1]

The concept of having rail lines which could bring people from door to door without requiring the use of road-based buses was much favoured by the government transport planners, especially with the increased emphasis on a rail-based public transport network. For intra town travel, LRTs were favoured over buses because trains run on dedicated elevated guideways, bypassing any traffic congestion and traffic lights on the roads, and do not add to road traffic. Train arrival and departure times are also almost guaranteed this way. It is also cleaner as the trains are electrically powered, and therefore lessens the effects of air pollution.

Infrastructure[edit]

Line Commencement Latest extension Terminus Stations Length (km) Rolling Stocks Depot Operator Control Center
Bukit Panjang LRT 6 November 1999 N/A Choa Chu Kang 13 7.7 C801
C801A
Ten Mile Junction Depot SMRT Ten Mile Junction Depot
Sengkang LRT 18 January 2003 2015 Sengkang 14 10.6 C810
C810A
Sengkang Depot SBS Transit Sengkang Depot
Punggol LRT 29 January 2005 2017 Punggol 14 9.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Infopedia: First Light Rail Transit System". National Library Board. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
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 SkytrainJohor Bahru–Singapore Rapid Transit SystemSentosa Express
Defunct Sentosa Monorail (SDC)
Light Rail Transit [ VTE ]
Lines Bukit Panjang LRTSengkang LRTPunggol LRT
Rolling Stocks C801C801A • C801B • C810C810A
Depots SengkangTen Mile Junction