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Ten Mile Junction LRT Station (BP14) is an LRT station on the Bukit Panjang LRT Line in Singapore. This LRT station is the only one that is air conditioned, has full height platform screen doors, faregates on the same level as the platform, and only one track.

Due to insufficient demand, train services are provided at a lower frequency than the other LRT stations, and trains only arrive every 20 minutes. The two-car configuration is not deployed for this service.

History

This station was closed from 10 December 2010 till 30 December 2011 for retrofitting works due to the closure and redevelopment of Ten Mile Junction shopping mall (now known as Junction 10), marking the first time an LRT or MRT Station completely closed in Singapore after opening. LRT Service C, which operates from Ten Mile Junction, was also withdrawn during this time.[1] On 30 December 2011, this station was reopened for revenue service, coinciding with the soft launch of the newly redeveloped Junction 10 shopping mall. Despite the mall's renovation, the old station's interior design has been retained. [2] It will also close permanently in Q4 2018 for renewal works of the Bukit Panjang LRT. It is due to low ridership as only 0.3% of the BPLRT commuters use the station. Following closure, it will be converted to a holding and testing area for the new rolling stock that will replace the 19 trainsets that has operated since the line opened. Following the closure, BPLRT Service C is also expected to be withdrawn.[3]

Etymology

The station and the building is located in the Junction 10 (formerly as Ten Mile Junction), which was named after the distance (10 miles/16 kilometers) of the junction located outside it as calculated from the city along Bukit Timah Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road.[citation needed]

Station layout

This station is the only one on the Bukit Panjang LRT with three levels – other stations only have two. Despite this, Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang each have a mezzanine level, but it is not counted in the floor numbering system.

It is also linked to the Ten Mile Junction Depot, of which access is restricted at level U3. This is the only station that has one side platform in the Bukit Panjang LRT Line.

Opposite the track at the platform, there is another track where trains can couple and form 2-car units.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ "Ten Mile Junction LRT to be closed for retrofitting works". Channel NewsAsia. 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Ten Mile Junction LRT station reopens". asiaone. December 30, 2011. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Land Transport Authority (7 March 2018). "Awarding of contract to renew BPLRT". Retrieved 10 March 2018. 

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