Tongkang LRT station

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 SW7 
Tongkang
同港
தொங்காங்
Tongkang
Light Rail Transit (LRT) station
SW7 Tongkang LRT Platforms 20200830 190404.jpg
Platform level of Tongkang LRT station.
Location80 Sengkang East Avenue
Singapore 545050
Coordinates 1°23′27.88″N103°53′08.78″E / 1.3910778°N 103.8857722°E / 1.3910778; 103.8857722
Operated by SBS Transit Ltd (ComfortDelGro Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code SW7 
History
Opened29 January 2005;15 years ago (2005-01-29)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Light Rail Transit  Following station
clockwise / outer
Sengkang LRT
West Loop
anticlockise / inner

Tongkang LRT station (SW7) is an LRT station on the Sengkang LRT line West Loop in Anchorvale, Singapore, located at Sengkang East Avenue near the junction of Anchorvale Road. It was opened on 29 January 2005 together with the Punggol LRT East Loop. [1]

Etymology

The station's name refers to tongkang (Malay for “bumboat” or “lighter”), [2] which was derived from a Malay village that existed southwards, Kampong Tongkang Pechah. It was a light boat that was once used for riverine cargo transport, and was named as such as the area was located in used to be closely related with maritime activities. [3]

Tongkang LRT Station, panorama, Aug 06.jpg
Panoramic view of Tongkang LRT station, with Sengkang Depot to the right.

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References

  1. "Opening of Punggol LRT (East Loop) and Sengkang LRT (West Loop)". SBS Transit. 24 January 2005. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. "Bumboats | Infopedia". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. "Station Details - SW7 Tongkang". SBS Transit. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.