Bukit Panjang station

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TRAVEL ADVISORY
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SBS Transit
  • From Sunday, 11 December 2022, bus service
    139M
    will be withdrawn. The last day of operations will be on Saturday, 10 December 2022.
  • From Monday, 12 December 2022,
    • bus service
      131M
      will be withdrawn. The last day of operations will be on Friday, 9 December 2022.
    • short trip bus service
      139A
      will be introduced from Toa Payoh Interchange to Jalan Bahagia, operating on weekdays evening peak hours.
  • Please refer here (Svc 131M) & here (Svc 139A/139M) for more information.

SBS Transit SMRT Buses Tower Transit
  • From Sunday, 11 December 2022, to Saturday, 24 December 2022, due to road works,
    • bus services
      161
      ,
      168
      ,
      858
      ,
      962
      ,
      964
      &
      969
      will be temporarily amended to start from Woodlands temporary interchange.
    • bus services
      169
      ,
      900
      ,
      900A
      ,
      901
      ,
      901M
      ,
      903
      ,
      903M
      ,
      904
      ,
      911
      ,
      912
      ,
      912A
      &
      913
      will be temporarily diverted to enter Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub via Woodlands Avenue 3.
  • Please refer here for more information.

DT1BP6
Bukit Panjang
武吉班让
புக்கிட் பாஞ்சாங்
Bukit Panjang-DTL.png
Bukit Panjang-BPLRT.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address (DTL) 950 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678213
Address (BPLRT) 11 Petir Road
Singapore 678268
Line(s) Downtown Line
Bukit Panjang LRT
Structure Underground (DTL)
Elevated (BPLRT)
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation BKP

Bukit Panjang (DT1/BP6) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line and a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station on the Bukit Panjang LRT.

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Note: Commuters transferring between the Downtown Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT have to tap out and in again within 15 minutes for a valid transfer and no extra fare will be charged for their journey.

History[edit]

Date Event
6 November 1999 Station officially opened
27 December 2015 Station interchanged with Downtown Line
4 October 2020 Station (Bukit Panjang LRT) closed due to the upgrading of signaling system on the Bukit Panjang LRT[1]
11 October 2020
18 October 2020
25 October 2020

2001 train disruption[edit]

In the evening of 29 August 2001, an LRT train had hit a switch beam at 5.40pm. This results in a power failure for the whole line. Train service was resumed at 10.15am the next day, affecting about 10,000 commuters. [2]

Downtown Line station naming controversy[edit]

On 15 July 2008, when the station locations were revealed for Downtown Line 2, the working name of the station was revealed as Petir, but led to concerns that there would be confusion with Petir, which the station was not near to.[3] After a series of public polling by Land Transport Authority (LTA), on 16 June 2009, the finalised station name was revealed to be Bukit Panjang.[4]

The location of the station and the lack of a connection to the LRT system caused local Members of Parliament (MP) to request a review, but was rejected by the LTA saying that it would be a "technical constraint" to force the line to curve sharply within a short distance to allow for a normal interchange station to be built. However, it added that a covered linkway would be built between the MRT and the LRT stations.[5]

Sinkhole incident[edit]

Excavation works for the Downtown Line 2 caused a massive sinkhole on Woodlands Road on 16 March 2013. The construction destabilised the soil, which ruptured an underground water pipe. The rupture which was as wide as one of the road's lanes, appeared near West View Primary School, next to where construction work is being carried out.[6]

Construction fire[edit]

A fire broke out at a construction site for the Downtown Line in the early hours of 9 April 2014. No injuries were reported and the fire was put out in 30 minutes. Thick smoke could be seen from the work site in Bukit Panjang, near Junction 10 mall.[7]

Artworks[edit]

  • DT1-Punctum of the Long Hills.png
    Downtown Line: Punctum of the Long Hills by John Clang
    Two giant-sized boys peek around public housing blocks, signifying a sense of curiosity and the spirit of adventure. The rows of tall blocks allude to the hilly landscape of Bukit Panjang, which means “long hills” in Malay.[8]

Layout[edit]

L2
Platform 2
2Platform Service A: BP6DT1Bukit PanjangBP13SenjaBP7PetirBP1NS4Choa Chu Kang
Service B: BP6DT1Bukit PanjangBP7PetirBP13SenjaBP1NS4Choa Chu Kang
1Platform Service A/B: BP1NS4Choa Chu KangBP5PhoenixBP6DT1Bukit Panjang
Platform 1
M BPLRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines
Unpaid Link between Downtown Line Concourse and Bukit Panjang LRT Concourse
L1 BPLRT Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines
Street Level Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange
B1 Service Level Restricted access
B2 DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3
APlatform DT35CG1ExpoDT16CE1BayfrontDT2CashewDT1BP6Bukit Panjang
Platform A/B
BPlatform DT35CG1ExpoDT16CE1BayfrontDT2CashewDT1BP6Bukit Panjang

Exits[edit]

MRT station

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A1, A2 Handicapped/disabled access Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Hillion Mall
B Handicapped/disabled access Upper Bukit Timah Road, Sri Murugan Hill Temple
C Handicapped/disabled access Bukit Panjang Road, Senja Estate
D Handicapped/disabled access Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange

LRT station

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Petir Road, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza
B Handicapped/disabled access Petir Road, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza
C Handicapped/disabled access Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange
D Handicapped/disabled access Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
icon Downtown Line
DT35Expo 05:30 05:30 05:50 23:35
icon Bukit Panjang LRT
BP1Choa Chu Kang 05:05 05:05 05:24 23:30
BP1Choa Chu Kang
   via BP13Senja
04:59 20:07
BP1Choa Chu Kang
   via BP7Petir
05:05 04:59 05:18 23:17
BP6Bukit Panjang
   via BP7Petir
23:37

Bus[edit]

More travel information: Alternative Travel Method
Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
Bt Panjang Int icon45009
Petir Rd
A/B
176
180
920
922
970
972
972M
973
975
976
979
Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT icon44029
Upp Bt Timah Rd
A
67
170
171
176
178
180
961
961M
963
970
974
Bt Panjang Stn Exit B icon44021
Upp Bt Timah Rd
B
67
170
176
177
178
961
961M
963
970

References[edit]

  1. "Renewal works for Bukit Panjang LRT to be conducted on Sundays in October". SMRT (18 September 2020).
  2. "10000 regular peak hour commuters stranded". Straits Times (31 August 2001). Archived on 28 September 2011.
  3. "Downtown Line 2 Station Sites Named". Land Transport Authority. Archived on 27 May 2011
  4. "Circle Line, Downtown Line 1 and 2 Station Names Finalised". Land Transport Authority. Archived on 7 August 2011.
  5. "Why Downtown Line differs from earlier ones". Land Transport Authority. Archived on 24 December 2013.
  6. "Excavation works for new MRT line caused Woodlands sinkhole". AsiaOne. Archived on 16 December 2013.
  7. "Fire at Downtown Line construction site in Bukit Panjang". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 10 April 2014.
  8. "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
icon Downtown Line [ VTE ]
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Rolling Stock C951
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icon Bukit Panjang LRT [ VTE ]
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Rolling Stock C801C801AC801B
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