Ang Mo Kio MRT Station

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 NS16 
Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
宏茂桥地铁站
அங் மோ கியோ
Stesen MRT Ang Mo Kio
Rapid transit
AMKHHPSD Operation.jpg
Ang Mo Kio MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
Station statistics
Address 2450 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569811
Coordinates 1°22′12.06″N 103°50′58.02″E / 1.3700167°N 103.8494500°E / 1.3700167; 103.8494500
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Double Island
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 7 November 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS16 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Location
Top view of the station, which has 3 tracks passing through it.

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.

After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris, operation of half-height platform screen doors commenced on 2 December 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Train collision with a commuter[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans[edit]

Second station on the North South Line to be installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans. Began operations since 30 June 2012, together with Jurong East.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS15  Yio Chu Kang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform C/D North South Line Lunch Time Xpress termination platform and other special events
No service (other times)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay via  NS17  CC15  Bishan (←)
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 Underpass AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS13 Yishun 5.07am 5.07am 5.40am
to NS1 Jurong East 5.17am 5.16am 5.40am 12.00am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.34am 5.34am 6.07am 11.36pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 12.11am

Train station operating hours are from 4.50am to 12.40am daily.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Teen falls onto MRT track, hit by train". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Girl who lost legs in MRT accident returns to Thailand". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-13. 
  4. ^ "S'poreans donate S$250,000 to help teen who lost legs in MRT accident". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Thai teen's $3.4m suit to reveal what happened on MRT tracks". Straits Times. 2011-06-18. 
  6. ^ "S$5,000 offered to Thai amputee not compensation: SMRT". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-20. 
  7. ^ "SMRT files defence against lawsuit by family of Thai girl who lost legs". Channel News Asia. 2011-09-01. 
  8. ^ "Safety screen doors at Ang Mo Kio MRT station to be installed earlier". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-24. 

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