Choa Chu Kang may be a non-matured town but its infrastructure is anything but. Since opening on 10th march 1990, the station has steadily grown. Now, there are many MRT/LRT stations in the district with the most prominent being Choa Chu Kang MRT station. Situated next to Lot One and at the heart of the town center, the station is four stops from Jurong East Interchange and is connected to 12 LRT stations, including Bukit Panjang LRT.

Photo: Choa Chu Kang LRT Platform (Photo: zhen kang, WIkimedia Commons)

Photo: Choa Chu Kang LRT Platform (Photo: zhen kang, WIkimedia Commons)

Expansions to the infrastructure are expected to complete in 2026. Then, Choa Chu Kang station will become an interchange with the Jurong Region Line (JRL) as the northern terminus of the JRL. Trains that come through here will end at the upcoming Jurong Pier station via Bahar Junction.

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The other MRT station in the district is Yew Tee station; one stop from Choa Chu Kang.  

Being on the North South Line (NSL), Choa Chu Kang is roughly 19 stops to Dhoby Gaut Interchange, passing by both Somerset and Orchard. It’s a straight trip this way if a little long. Residents can expect to reach Dhoby Gaut in roughly 45-minutes. Getting to Raffles Place from either Choa Chu Kang or Yew Tee is represented in the table below.

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While the difference between choosing to travel directly via the NSL or changing at Jurong and hopping onto the EWL is about 10-mins on average, the actual wait time in between stations may differ. Typically, during rush hours, hopping trains may not be the best idea.

Alternatively, there are buses at the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, situated next to the MRT station. Bus 190 takes roughly 50 minutes to reach Orchard Road.

Additionally, Chua Chu Kang and Yew Tee are bisected by the KJE running through from its connection to the PIE from NTU-side. The KJE leads to the BKE which runs past Upper Bukit Timah Road and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to once again connect with the PIE toward Lornie Road and Bishan. Staying on Upper Bukit Timah Road will bring drivers to Novena and Orchard.

Driving duration varies on the time you’re on the road but allocate around 45-mins just to be safe.

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Choa Chu Kang asserts its convenience by way of public transportation and access to major highways. It’s close to other hubs like Woodlands and more importantly Jurong East. The upcoming Lakeside district and enhancements to Jurong will benefit residents of Chua Chu Kang greatly, given how easy it is for them to travel there. The ease of having a major MRT station means transportation is convenient.  

In the near future, the additional LRT stations and new estates that will likely pop up around those stations will add more diversity to a growing district. And with the government’s overarching plan to get people to work closer to home, new retail and commercial developments bringing more jobs to the district further add to Choa Chu Kang’s growing impact.