Punggol Point LRT stop opens on Dec 29

Residents of Punggol, especially those in Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue, will 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 such as businessman George Chew, 67, welcomed the news. "With the opening of the Punggol Point station, I see myself taking public transport to work," he said.

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

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 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 to Sam Kee.

This will help the 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 (PW2) and Samudera (PW4), will be opened when their surrounding areas are developed.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 20, 2016, with the headline 'Punggol Point LRT stop opens on Dec 29'. Print Edition | Subscribe