Bukit Panjang station

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DT1
BP6

Bukit Panjang
武吉班让
புக்கிட் பாஞ்சாங்
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Address 950 Upper Bukit Timah Road
11 Petir Road
Singapore 678213/678268
Line(s) Bukit Panjang LRT
Downtown Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation BKP

Bukit Panjang (DT1/BP6) is an elevated Light Rail Transit (LRT) station on the Bukit Panjang LRT and an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines.

There is be no paid link between the Bukit Panjang LRT and Downtown Line, meaning commuters would be required to tap out and then tap in again when transferring lines. However, there will not be any extra fare charged as long as the transfer is made within 15 minutes.[1]

History

Date Event
6 November 1999 Station officially opens
27 December 2015 Station interchanges with Downtown Line

2001 LRT Disruption

10,000 regular peak-hour commuters were stranded on the morning of 30 August 2001 because the LRT service was still being repaired after a power failure on the evening of 29 August 2001. An LRT train had hit a switch beam at the Bukit Panjang station at about 5.40 pm on 29 August, resulting in the power failure. It was some 16 hours later before the service resumed at 10.15 am later that day.[2]

Downtown Line Station Naming Controversy

On 15 July 2008, when the precise station locations were revealed, the working name of the station was revealed as Petir, named after Petir Road, but led to concerns that there would be confusion with Petir, which the station was not near to,[3] despite similar names used. 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. It may be thought that this is due to the different operators each operating the Bukit Panjang LRT and Downtown Line, thus the name 'Bukit Panjang' was to be supposedly used twice in the MRT system map instead of being an interchange. However, it added that a covered linkway would be built between the MRT and the LRT stations, and hinted that there may be new developments on the reserve site between the two stations.[5] Since then, the station has been marked as an interchange station, with the Bukit Panjang LRT, on the MRT System map.

Woodlands Road sinkhole incident

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 for Downtown Line 2 is being carried out.[6]

Art in Transit

Downtown Line: Punctum of the Long Hills by John Clang was found at the platform level, depicting the great progress Singapore has made over the years.

Layout

L2
Platform 2
Platform 2 Bukit Panjang LRT
Service A: towards
BP1
NS4
Choa Chu Kang via
BP13
Senja
(→)
Service B: towards
BP1
NS4
Choa Chu Kang via
BP7
Petir
(→)
Service C: towards
BP14
Ten Mile Junction via
BP13
Senja
(→)
Platform 1 Bukit Panjang LRT
Service A/B: towards
BP1
NS4
Choa Chu Kang (←)
Service C: towards
BP14
Ten Mile Junction (←)
Platform 1
M Unpaid Link between Downtown Line Concourse and Bukit Panjang LRT Concourse
L1 LRT 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 Plaftom A Downtown Line
towards
DT35
CG1
Expo via
DT16
CE1
Bayfront
(←)
Platform A/B
Plaftom B Downtown Line
towards
DT35
CG1
Expo via
DT16
CE1
Bayfront
(←)

Exits

MRT Station

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A 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

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

Rail

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
Bukit Panjang LRT
BP1
NS4
Choa Chu Kang
05:05 05:05 05:24 00:47
BP1
NS4
Choa Chu Kang
   via Fajar
04:59 04:59 05:18 01:02
BP14
Ten Mile Junction
10:14 10:14 10:14 23:24
BP14
Ten Mile Junction
   via Fajar
10:02 10:02 10:02 23:12
Downtown Line
DT35
CG1
Expo
05:30 05:30 05:50 23:35

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(45009) Bt Panjang Int A/B
176
180
920
922
970
972
973
975
979
(44029) Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT A
67
170
171
176
178
180
961
961C
963
970
974
(44021) Bt Panjang Stn Exit B B
67
170
171
176
177
178
961
961C
963
970

References

  1. "Tapping out needed for line transfers at Newton, Bukit Panjang stations; no extra fares: LTA". Channel NewsAsia (1 December 2015). Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. "10000 regular peak hour commuters stranded". The Straits Times (31 August 2001). Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  3. "Downtown Line 2 Station Sites Named". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  4. "Circle Line, Downtown Line 1 and 2 Station Names Finalised". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  5. "Downtown Line can't swing sharply to meet LRT station". The Straits Times. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  6. "Excavation works for new MRT line caused Woodlands sinkhole". The Straits Times. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
Downtown Line [ VTE ]
Stations Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochorBugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatownFort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
Downtown Line 3 Extension: XilinSungei Bedok
Rolling Stock C951
Depots Gali BatuKim ChuanEast Coast
Bukit Panjang LRT [ VTE ]
Stations Choa Chu KangSouth ViewKeat HongTeck WhyePhoenixBukit PanjangPetirPendingBangkitFajarSegarJelapangSenjaTen Mile Junction
Rolling Stock C801C801A • C801B
Depots Ten Mile Junction