Thursday, June 8, 2017

Punggol Coast Station, NEL extension

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/nel-extension-opening-7-years-earlier-expected
By Zhaki Abdullah, The Straits Times, The New Paper, 08 June 2017 at 06:00 am


The North-East Line (NEL) extension will open in 2023 - seven years ahead of the originally announced opening date of 2030.
PHOTO: The North-East Line (NEL) extension will open in 2023 - seven years ahead of the originally announced opening date of 2030. With the new tentatively-named Punggol Coast MRT station, the total number of stations on the North-East Line will be 17.
Photo: LTA - Artist impression of the civic commons at entrance A of Punggol Coast Station
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The 1.6km extension will serve the Punggol North area and will include a station tentatively called Punggol Coast.

With the new station, the total number of stations on the NEL will be 17.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call tenders for the construction of the NEL extension this month, with construction expected to begin in the first half of next year.



The station, which will be in the vicinity of Punggol Point and as-yet-opened Teck Lee LRT stations, will serve residential estates in the Northshore District and Punggol Point District
PHOTO: The station, which will be in the vicinity of Punggol Point and as-yet-opened Teck Lee LRT stations, will serve residential estates in the Northshore District and Punggol Point District — the first batch of 5,300 Build-to-Order units across seven projects is set to be completed in 2020. [2]
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WHY CHANGE?
When asked why there was a change in the original completion date of 2030, the LTA said the date was being brought forward to support developments in Punggol North and connect the mixed-used areas by rail.

Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng announced the new opening date yesterday at the Boon Lay station while visiting an exhibition about the Tuas West Extension on the East-West Line, which will open later this month.

Mr Ng, who is a Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, said of the NEL extension: "This will benefit residents and students in the Punggol town area, especially in the northern part of Punggol."



Artist impression of the concourse of the Punggol Coast Station
PHOTO: Artist impression of the concourse of the Punggol Coast Station
Photo: LTA
An LTA spokesperson said it was unable to give specific ridership figures for the new station. But besides serving Punggol North residents, the LTA also expects more residents from nearby towns, such as Sengkang and Hougang, to travel in the off-peak direction to Punggol North for work and studies. [2]
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More than 7,000 Housing Board flats are expected to be ready in the area by 2021.

Punggol North will also be the location for an upcoming "enterprise district" - to be developed by the JTC Corporation - which will house firms in the digital and cyber security industries, as well as the new campus of the Singapore Institute of Technology.



Artist impression of the Punggol Digital District and Punggol Coast Station
PHOTO: Artist impression of the Punggol Digital District and Punggol Coast Station
Punggol Coast Station will also cater to the Punggol Digital District, where mixed-use developments — including digital and cybersecurity industries — will be sited. The new Singapore Institute of Technology campuswill also be in the area. [2]
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In response to feedback from commuters, the new station will also incorporate more open public spaces where activities will be held, as well as a dedicated community space for exhibitions, said the LTA.

"We envision the station to be a vibrant community hub that brings commuters together in the heart of Punggol North," said LTA deputy chief executive for public transport, policy and planning, Mr Jeremy Yap.

Mr Muhammad Mukhlis - who expects to get the keys to his flat at the Northshore Residences II development in 2020 - said the new MRT station will make commuting easier.



Punggol Coast station will be a vibrant community hub that brings commuters together in the heart of Punggol North.
PHOTO: Punggol Coast station will be a vibrant community hub that brings commuters together in the heart of Punggol North. In particular the Northshore Residences II development TOP in 2020, the new MRT station will make commuting easier.
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Punggol Northshore Residences II
PHOTO: Punggol Northshore Residences II
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With the new station - about a 10 minute walk from his new home - he will not have to transfer from the Punggol LRT line to the NEL when travelling to other parts of the island.

"This will make it easier for my wife and me to get around, especially since we will have a child by then," said the 25-year-old teacher, who is expecting his first child in December.



Just around the corner is Coney Island, an island full of greenery which is just nice for those interested in hiking, running or simply enjoy the cool sea breeze.
PHOTO: Just around the corner is Coney Island, an island full of greenery which is just nice for those interested in hiking, running or simply enjoy the cool sea breeze. A nice place to get away from the busy hassle of everyday life.
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Coney Island is located on an actual island off Punggol, in the most North Eastern part of Singapore.
PHOTO: Coney Island is located on an actual island off Punggol, in the most North Eastern part of Singapore. Coney Island's charm is in how undeveloped it is. It's full of skinny tall trees that look more fitting in a Japanese anime than in Singapore. If you're lucky, you'll get to see chickens, otters, monkeys and even a cow roaming in the wild. The island is super huge so don't be too disappointed if you don't see them. You'll still have lots of fun exploring one of the most scenic cycling routes in Singapore. [3]
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Holistic Approach to good Health by exercising, running or jogging in green natural park and woods.
PHOTO: Holistic healthy lifestyle and training by running or jogging in bright forest outdoors for trail marathon endurance.
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By Zhaki Abdullah, The Straits Times, The New Paper, 08 June 2017 at 06:00 am



Reference
[1] Zhaki Abdullah, The Straits Times, NEL extension opening 7 years earlier than expected, posted on 08 June 2017 at 06:00 am,  http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/nel-extension-opening-7-years-earlier-expected

[2] Faris Mokhtar, Todays, farism@mediacorp.com.sg, Punggol Coast MRT Station to open in 2023, 7 years earlier than planned, posted on 07 June 2017 at 11:30 am, http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/new-punggol-coast-station-nel-be-completed-2023-7-years-earlier-planned

[3] Bryan Choo, Coney Island Guide - 21 Things You Need To See, Do And Know, posted on Wednesday, 11 November 2015, http://thesmartlocal.com/read/coney-island-guide