Bukit Panjang station

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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: BP6DT1
Bukit Panjang
BP13
Senja
BP7
Petir
BP1NS4
Choa Chu Kang
Service B: BP6DT1
Bukit Panjang
BP7
Petir
BP13
Senja
BP1NS4
Choa Chu Kang
1Platform Service A/B: BP1NS4
Choa Chu Kang
BP5
Phoenix
BP6DT1
Bukit 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 DT35CG1
Expo
DT16CE1
Bayfront
DT2
Cashew
DT1BP6
Bukit Panjang
Platform A/B
BPlatform DT35CG1
Expo
DT16CE1
Bayfront
DT2
Cashew
DT1BP6
Bukit Panjang

Exits[edit]

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, 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
Downtown Line
DT35 Expo 05:30 05:30 05:50 23:35
Bukit Panjang LRT
BP1 Choa Chu Kang 05:05 05:05 05:24 23:30
BP1 Choa Chu Kang
   via BP13 Senja
04:59 20:07
BP1 Choa Chu Kang
   via BP7 Petir
05:05 04:59 05:18 23:17
BP6 Bukit Panjang
   via BP7 Petir
23:37

Bus[edit]

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(45009) Bt Panjang Int A/B
176
180
920
922
970
972
972M
973
975
976
979
(44029) Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT A
67
170
171
176
178
180
961
961M
963
970
974
(44021) Bt Panjang Stn Exit B 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.
Downtown Line [ VTE ]
Stations Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewHumeBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochorBugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatownFort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
DTL3eXilinSungei Bedok
Rolling Stock C951
Depots Gali BatuKim ChuanEast Coast
Others Downtown Line Bridging Service
Bukit Panjang LRT [ VTE ]
Stations Choa Chu KangSouth ViewKeat HongTeck WhyePhoenixBukit PanjangPetirPendingBangkitFajarSegarJelapangSenja
FormerTen Mile Junction
Rolling Stock C801C801AC801B
Depots Ten Mile Junction
Others Bukit Panjang LRT Bridging Service