Beauty World MRT Station

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 DT5 
Beauty World MRT Station
美世界地铁站
பியூட்டி வேர்ல்ட்
Stesen MRT Beauty World
Rapid transit
Station statistics
Coordinates 1°20′28″N 103°46′33″E / 1.341133°N 103.775797°E / 1.341133; 103.775797
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened Q1 2016
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  DT5 
Operator SBS Transit DTL
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
Stage 1 & 2
towards Chinatown
Location

Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line Stage 2 in Singapore, formerly known as the Bukit Timah Line. The station will serve the Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah corridor, serving the commercial areas in the vicinity. Major buildings in the area includes Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Centre and Beauty World Plaza. It is near to Toh Yi Estate and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.[1]

History[edit]

The Land Transport Authority has awarded the contract for the construction of Beauty World station and associated tunnels (Contract 916) to Mcconnell Dowell S.E.A. Pte Ltd on 25 March 2009, valued at S$339,879,555.00.[2]

Tunnelling works began on 8 June 2011. Two tunnel boring machines — which were named Athena and Artemis, after the Greek Goddesses by students of the nearby Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, will tunnel the 1 km stretch from Beauty World to King Albert Park.[3] The section of track between Hillview and Beauty World is the longest on the Downtown Line.

Part of the construction process was shown on an episode of Behind Every Job 2 on MediaCorp's Channel 8.

Etymology[edit]

The original name for "Beauty World" referred to an amusement park in the area. At that time, amusement parks were called "worlds", the others included Gay World, Great World, which Great World City now occupies and New World. The amusement park was subsequently converted to a market after the end of World War II, and called Beauty World Market. However, fire hazards led to the subsequent demolishing of the park in the 1980s.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform A Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT6  King Albert Park (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT6  King Albert Park (→)
Island platform
Platform B Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT3  Hillview (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang
to DT19 Chinatown

References[edit]