LRT station in Punggol to open on March 31

Residents in Punggol will find it much easier to get to the Marina Country Club, near Punggol Way, when another station on the Punggol light rail transit (LRT) system opens for service next Friday.

The country club will be just a four-minute walk away from Samudera station (PW4).

The new station joins six existing stations on the West Loop of the Punggol LRT system - Sam Kee (PW1), Punggol Point (PW3), Nibong (PW5), Sumang (PW6), Soo Teck (PW7), and the Punggol Town Centre station.

Teck Lee station (PW2) is set to open when its surrounding area is developed. The loop service ends at Punggol Town Centre station - which is connected to the Punggol MRT station.

LRT trains will operate at a frequency of between seven and eight minutes.

The West Loop was opened in 2014.

Executive officer Suzi Hamid, 36, said she is looking forward to the opening of the new station. "I don't have to drive if I want to dine at the restaurants in the area."

Samudera station is also set to serve the residents of HDB homes in Northshore Residences, which is set to be completed in 2020.

Yuen Sin

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2017, with the headline 'LRT station in Punggol to open on March 31'. Print Edition | Subscribe