Haha… apparently yes. I didn’t know about that until a few minutes ago, when I found the press release from SBS Transit about the opening of the station. The official date is actually today, reading from the press release yesterday. For some reason, this wasn’t reported in the news (or maybe it was but my eyes are crooked) and I chanced upon it while looking for a bus route for a friend.

For those who didn’t know, Farmway LRT Station is located at Seng Kang on the Seng Kang West LRT line. Indeed for those who do not start anywhere near there, this is indeed something new. I would have thought that Farmway LRT is either at Dairy Farm or Pasir Ris (behind UMC).

From tomorrow, 15 November 2007, Farmway Station on the Sengkang West Light Rapid Transit (LRT) line will open for passenger service. This has been timed in preparation for the opening of the Anchorvale Community Club, which will take place next week.

The station will also offer residents greater access to sports facilities when the adjoining Sports Complex is completed next year.

The opening of Farmway Station, which comes more than two-and-a-half years after the official commencement of the Sengkang West LRT Loop, was delayed because of the lack of housing developments in the vicinity.

Said Mr Gan Juay Kiat, SBS Transit’s Chief Operating Officer, “We are indeed very happy to be able to open the Farmway LRT station which will help bring fun and fitness programmes to the doorsteps of residents, some of whom may even come from neighbouring Punggol town!”

The daily operating hours for the Sengkang LRT (West Loop) will be adjusted slightly – from 0519hrs to 0047hrs from Mondays to Saturdays and from 0539hrs to 0047hrs on Sundays – with Farmway Station serving as the first stop. The service frequency remains at 4.5 minutes for peak hours and 7 minutes during off peak hours. The frequency will be regularly reviewed to cater to changing travel pattern.

Article obtained from SBS Transit Press Release website on 15th November 2007

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