Go-ahead for third entrance at Bukit Panjang station
Lobbying by MPs, residents pays off with better access for Senja estate
Bukit Panjang residents in the Senja estate will get an MRT entrance at their doorstep when the Downtown Line Stage 2 opens for service.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called for a contractor to design and build an additional entrance for the future Bukit Panjang MRT station, on top of the two already planned.
The third entrance will be located near the bus stop in front of Block 605 on Bukit Panjang Road and allow commuters to enter the future station via an underpass.
An LTA spokesman said the entrance will also provide those alighting at the bus stop with a convenient transfer to the MRT.
EASING COMMUTER WOES
I see the Downtown Line as something that can solve Bukit Panjang's transport problems. That's why I wanted to make it right... An MRT exit there would encourage more people to walk to the MRT station instead of taking the already stressed LRT system.
- Programmer Sim Tze Jan, 34, who has lived in Bukit Panjang for more than 20 years