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Sengkang MRT/LRT station



Sengkang MRT/LRT station (NE16/STC) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) interchange station in Sengkang, Singapore. It is an interchange between the North East line and Sengkang LRT. Along with Buangkok, it is one of the two MRT stations located within Sengkang planning area. Located at Sengkang Town Centre between Sengkang Square and Sengkang East Way, It is directly connected to Compass One (formerly known as Compass Point), Compass Heights and Sengkang Bus Interchange, and is within walking distance to the Compassvale Bus Interchange. At approximately 7 metres below ground level, the MRT section of Sengkang station is the shallowest MRT station in Singapore.

The LRT section of the station is given the station code "STC", which stands for "Sengkang Town Centre". It is one of the three stations on the MRT/LRT network with a station code that does not have any number; the other stations are Punggol MRT/LRT station and Tanah Merah MRT station with station codes "PTC" and "CG" respectively.

History

On 26 April 1997, the Contract 702 for Sengkang and Buangkok stations and connecting tunnels (including reception tunnels to Sengkang Depot) was awarded to Sato Kogyo-Hock Lian Seng Engineering Joint Venture at $166.4 million.

The station opened on 18 January 2003 as part of the Sengkang LRT. The North-East line platforms opened on 20 June that year.

The station will be upgraded which includes improved barrier-free access to the station, new dual-speed escalators leading to the platforms, and an additional lift for the MRT, LRT and mezzanine levels of Sengkang station as well as expanding the current LRT train platform to create a more spacious area for commuters by 2022.