Buona Vista MRT Station

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 EW21  CC22 
Buona Vista MRT Station
波那维斯达地铁站
புவன விஸ்தா
Stesen MRT Buona Vista
Rapid transit
Interior of the Circle Line section of Buona Vista MRT Station, Singapore - 20110820.jpg
Interior of the Circle Line Buona Vista MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 100 North Buona Vista Road
150 North Buona Vista Road
Singapore 139345/ 139350
Coordinates 1°18′25″N 103°47′26″E / 1.306817°N 103.790428°E / 1.306817; 103.790428
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Circle Line)
Levels 6
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 12 March 1988 (East West Line)
8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  EW21  CC22 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location
Platform of the East West Line station.

Buona Vista MRT Station (EW21/CC22) is a Mass Rapid Transit station located in the town of Buona Vista in Singapore, that is part of the East West Line and the Circle Line, and served as an interchange station between the two lines. It is the second station in Singapore (after Paya Lebar) that serves both an above-ground line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line).

History[edit]

Following the 25 March 2006 accident, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) made the decision in 2008 to install platform screen doors in this station, whereby operations commenced in 10 June 2011.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured under the Art in Transit programme is The Tree of Life by Gilles Massot. Located on the lift shaft in the underground station, the artwork depicts a picture of an eucalyptus tree located at the nearby Kent Ridge Park that has been digitally edited to create an effect similar to David Hockney's photo montages.[2] The tree also represents the jungle greenery which used to exist next to the above-ground station and is a result of the deep impression left on the artist of the landscape and view of the area.

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

The first interchangeable station of the 36 elevated stations, installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans. Commenced operations since 25 June 2012, on the same day with Commonwealth.

Station layout[edit]

L4 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW20  Commonwealth (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW22  Dover (←)
Transfer Area Escalators and stairway to Circle Line Concourse
L3 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L2 Transfer Linkway Escalators and stairway to East West Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse
L1 Street Level Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 CCL Concourse Escalators and stairway to East West Line Concourse
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC23  one-north (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC21  Holland Village (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.43 am 6.11 am 11.53 pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 6.16 am 6.42 am 12.15 am
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.39 am 6.00 am 11.19 pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.39 am 6.03 am 11.34 pm
to CC7 Mountbatten 11.56 pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang - 12.04 am
to CC23 one-north 12.20 am
to CC12 Bartley 12.19 am
East West Line platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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