Hougang MRT Station
Hougang MRT Station
Stesen MRT Hougang
Platform of Hougang MRT station.
|Address||80 Hougang Central
|Opened||20 June 2003|
|Operator||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)|
Hougang MRT Station (NE14) is an underground station on the North East Line in Singapore. It is located in the central part of Hougang New Town which is connected to the bus interchange and surrounding HDB flats and shopping centres.
This station has distinctive artwork titled Hands Up for Hougang by Seck Yok Ying, featuring handprints of 3000 people, from babies to grandmothers, foreign workers to community leaders.
Liu Tze Yuen, 42, a Chinese man was behind the Hougang bomb hoax which disrupted train services for hours on August 12, 2005. He was also accused of putting boxes in public buses on July 7 and August 12 – the latter on the same day he was accused of carrying out the hoax at Hougang.
On July 7, he was said to have placed a white package in a bus that he was travelling in. He did it at about noon on Service 151 as he was travelling along Hougang Avenue 3. Tacked on the package was a note which said: 'If you see it, please don't touch and leave this bus.'
More than a month later, on August 12, he allegedly left another package wrapped heavily with scotch tape on Service 143 while he was travelling along Eu Tong Sen Street in Chinatown. He was said to have done it at about 1:30 pm – an hour after he allegedly left a similar package at Hougang. The package was found to have only empty food cans and empty packets of instant noodles.
Liu allegedly intended the passengers on the two buses and the train station to believe that the packages contained explosive devices and was later sentenced to 31⁄2 years in jail.
|L1||Street Level||Hougang Central Bus Interchange, Hougang Mall|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||North East Line towards NE1 CC29 HarbourFront via NE13 Kovan (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North East Line towards NE17 PTC Punggol via NE15 Buangkok (←)|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North East Line|
|to NE1 HarbourFront||5.49am||5.49am||6.09am||11.34pm|
|to NE17 Punggol||6.24am||6.25am||6.46am||12.21am|
- "Jobless man jailed for masterminding a series of bomb hoaxes". Channel NewsAsia. 18 October 2005.
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