Dover MRT Station

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 EW22 
Dover MRT Station
杜弗地铁站
டோவெர்
Stesen MRT Dover
Rapid transit
Dover mrt singapore z.JPG
Side platforms of Dover MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 200 Commonwealth Avenue West
Singapore 138677
Coordinates 1°18′40.73″N 103°46′43.17″E / 1.3113139°N 103.7786583°E / 1.3113139; 103.7786583
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 3
Platforms Side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 18 October 2001
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  EW22 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Location
An exterior view of the Dover MRT Station, which was built around existing elevated railway track and has overpasses leading to Singapore Polytechnic and bus stops on both sides of the road.

Dover MRT Station (EW22) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station located in Dover in Singapore that is part of the East West Line. The station is located between Clementi and Buona Vista, and was officially opened on 18 October 2001 by the then Minister for Transport, Mr Yeo Cheow Tong.

History[edit]

Adjacent to the Singapore Polytechnic on one side, and undeveloped land on the other, the building of the station was met with reservations by some members of the public over the small area it serviced. There were criticisms over the spending of "taxpayers' money" chiefly for use only by students of one educational institution.[1] The Land Transport Authority, the government department in charge of public transport operations, proceeded with the construction anyway, using the justification that the service area extends to public housing flats on either end of the polytechnic, and that the undeveloped land opposite is slated for extensive development, largely residential in nature. The service area can also be thought to extend to the town of Dover.

There were test runs from 13 to 17 October 2001 when the trains stopped at this station but did not open their doors. It is the first station to be built over an operating rail line with no disruptions to train services, with the exception that trains drove by the site at a reduced speed during the construction phase. It is also the first elevated station in Singapore with two side platforms on either side of the tracks, as opposed to having an island platform in all other elevated MRT stations. Dover is currently the only elevated MRT Station to have two opposing side platforms; however, if stations between Yew Tee and Kranji/Sembawang and Yishun are built on the North South Line, they will also have two opposing side platforms because the tracks passing by these proposed stations have been built together.

As the second elevated station built in the late 1990s and the early 2000s (the other being Expo), it has a rather distinctive architectural design. Like most projects in this period, it has an extensive use of glass and steel as well as the use of suspension.

A shuttle bus is provided from this station to National University Hospital (NUH), previously from Buona Vista. However, services ceased with effect from 1 November 2011 due to the opening of Kent Ridge on the Circle Line, which is at the doorstep of NUH.

Half Height Platform Screen Doors (HHPSD) were installed in this station and they became operational on 5 August 2011.[2]

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

Station installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans and commenced operations on 24 October 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L3 Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW21  CC22  Buona Vista (→)
Platform B East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW23  Clementi (←)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Footbridge to cross Commonwealth Avenue West
L1 Street Level Singapore Polytechnic, Commonwealth Avenue West

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.40am 6.08am 11.51pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 6.18am 6.44am 12.17am

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leong, Yit Chun (19 August 2002). "Public should not subsidise new MRT stations". The Straits Times Forum. 
  2. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 

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