Ranggung LRT is one of the eleven stations on the Sengkang LRT line in Singapore. It is located in the northeastern region of Singapore and serves the residential areas of Sengkang and Punggol. The station is named after Ranggung, a Malay word that means "to support".
The Sengkang LRT line, including the Ranggung station, began operations on January 29, 2005. The line was designed to serve the rapidly developing residential areas in the northeastern region of Singapore. It was designed to be a modern, functional station that would provide easy access to the surrounding areas.
The station is located at the junction of Sengkang East Way and Anchorvale Road. It is elevated above ground level and consists of a single platform with two tracks. The station has two entrances, one on each side of the platform. The station is designed with a modern and sleek look, with glass walls and steel accents.
It is served by the Sengkang LRT line, which is operated by SBS Transit. The line operates in a loop, with two main branches, and provides convenient connections to the Sengkang MRT station on the North East Line. The line also connects to other LRT lines in the region, such as the Punggol LRT line.
The station provides a range of facilities for passengers, including ticket machines, a passenger service center, and toilets. There are also several shops and eateries located nearby, providing passengers with convenient access to food and other necessities.
In addition to serving residential areas, it is also located near several educational institutions, including Nan Chiau High School, Compassvale Secondary School, and Springdale Primary School. The station is also located near several parks and recreational areas, including the Sengkang Riverside Park and the Punggol Waterway Park.
It is located in a rapidly developing area, and there are several future developments planned for the surrounding region. These developments include the construction of new residential and commercial buildings, as well as the expansion of existing amenities.
One of the major developments planned for the area is the Sengkang Grand Residences, a mixed-use development that will include residential units, commercial space, and community facilities. The development is located near it and is expected to be completed in 2023.
Another major development planned for the area is the Punggol Digital District, a high-tech business park that will be home to a range of technology companies and startups. The development is located near the Punggol LRT line, which connects to the Sengkang LRT line at the Ranggung station.
It is an important transportation hub in the northeastern region of Singapore. It provides convenient connections to other LRT lines and to the Sengkang MRT station, making it easy for residents to travel to other parts of the city. The station also provides a range of facilities and services for passengers, making it a convenient and comfortable place to wait for trains.
With the rapid development of the surrounding area, it is expected to become an even more important hub in the future. The construction of new residential and commercial developments, as well as the expansion of existing amenities, will make the station a key destination for residents and visitors alike. As Singapore continues to grow and evolve, it will play an important role in the transportation network of the northeastern region.