SINGAPORE - Residents of Punggol, especially those living along Punggol Seventeenth Avenue, will soon become more connected to the Town Centre with the opening of Punggol Point LRT Station (PW3) on Dec 29.
It will join Sam Kee Station (PW1), Nibong Station (PW5), Sumang Station (PW6), Soo Teck Station (PW7) and Punggol Town Centre Station on the West Loop of the Punggol Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system.
Residents like businessman George Chew, 67, have welcomed the news.
"With the opening of the Punggol Point Station, I see myself taking public transport to work. I definitely look forward to its opening."
Trains will operate at a frequency of between seven and eight minutes. The timings of the first and last train will remain the same. From Mondays to Saturdays, services will begin at 5.18am and end at 12.40am. On Sundays and public holidays, trains will run from 5.38am to 12.40am. On the eves of public holidays, the last train departs from Punggol Town Centre at 1.07am.
From the start of operations to 3pm daily, the trains will run from Sam Kee Station (PW1) to Punggol Town Centre Station, in a continuous loop. From 3pm to closing time, they will travel in the opposite direction, from Punggol Town Centre Station to Sam Kee Station (PW1).
This will help a majority of commuters get to the Town Centre faster during the first half of the day, and return home during the second half.
The remaining two stations on the West Loop, Teck Lee Station (PW2) and Samudera Station (PW4), will be opened when their surrounding areas are developed.