Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
அங் மோ கியோ
Stesen MRT Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
|Address||2450 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
|Opened||7 November 1987|
|Operator||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
Ang Mo Kio MRT Station (NS16) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, located on the North South Line in Singapore. It is adjacent to Ang Mo Kio Town Centre at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and 8.
Train collision with a commuter
Nitcharee Peneakchansak, a 14 year old Thai teenager, was seriously injured and lost both her legs after she fell onto the track and was hit by a train at Ang Mo Kio on April 3, 2011. Peneakchansak left Singapore on June 13, 2011 after recuperating in hospital. SMRT had reportedly offered the family S$5000 as compensation. The victim's father, rejected the compensation as her prosthetic legs will cost around S$100,000 and must be changed every three to five years.
After the news broke out, anonymous Singaporean donors donated S$250,000 for her medical rehabilitation expenses. At the same time, a Singaporean living in Hong Kong wanted to settle Peneakchansak's hospital bills in full, which amounted to about S$50,000. Her father decided to sue SMRT for S$3.4 million on June 17, 2011, the amount equivalent to the price for the 20 pairs of prosthetic legs that Peneakchansak will need in her lifetime.
On June 20, 2011, SMRT clarified that the money offered to Peneakchansak was a gesture of goodwill and not compensation. The transport company said compensation would only be made after investigations had concluded. SMRT also said that the S$10,000 offered to her family to travel to Singapore when she was still in hospital was also a gesture of goodwill. In its defence papers on 1 September 2011, the SMRT reiterates that all the safety warnings and precautions – such as the yellow lines – were in place and that the distance which the train travelled after the driver slammed on the brakes were within "safety specifications" and argues that Peneakchansak's "negligence" contributed to her falling "onto the tracks at the MRT station on her own accord". It also claimed that the girl was "aware of the danger of the oncoming trains and that by standing behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped", she would have been reasonably safe from falling onto the tracks and pointed out that the girl had failed to keep a proper lookout for the oncoming train and take reasonable care of her own well-being despite knowing the risks of falling. It adds that she had failed to stand behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped despite clear warning signs displayed at the MRT station.
Because of this accident, Mr Ang Hin Kee, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC announced that Ang Mo Kio will be installed with the half-height platform screen doors on the platform by June, earlier than scheduled. Although it was announced to be completed by June, it was delayed till 2 December 2011 before operations began.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
|L2||Platform A||North South Line
towards NS1 EW24 Jurong East via NS9 Woodlands (→)
|Platform C/D||North South Line
(Platform For Lunch Time Xpress Terminus And Other Special Events)
|Platform B||North South Line
towards NS27 CE2 Marina Bay (←)
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B1||Underpass||AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS13 Yishun||5.07am||5.07am||5.40am||12.08am|
|to NS1 Jurong East||5.17am||5.16am||5.40am||12.15am|
|to NS27 Marina Bay||5.34am||5.34am||6.07am||11.36pm|
|to NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12.11am|
|to NS7 Kranji||5.17am||5.17am||5.40am||12.32am|
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 01, 2012.
- "Teen falls onto MRT track, hit by train". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-03.
- "Girl who lost legs in MRT accident returns to Thailand". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-13.
- "S'poreans donate S$250,000 to help teen who lost legs in MRT accident". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-15.
- "Thai teen's $3.4m suit to reveal what happened on MRT tracks". Straits Times. 2011-06-18.
- "S$5,000 offered to Thai amputee not compensation: SMRT". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-20.
- "SMRT files defence against lawsuit by family of Thai girl who lost legs". Channel News Asia. 2011-09-01.
- "Safety screen doors at Ang Mo Kio MRT station to be installed earlier". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-24.