Joo Koon MRT Station

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 EW29 
Joo Koon MRT Station
裕群地铁站
ஜூ கூன்
Stesen MRT Joo Koon
Rapid transit
Jookoonstn09.JPG
Platform of Joo Koon MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 91 Joo Koon Circle
Singapore 629116
Coordinates 1°19′39.86″N 103°40′42.55″E / 1.3277389°N 103.6784861°E / 1.3277389; 103.6784861
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 28 February 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  EW29 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
Terminus
East West Line
Future service
towards Tuas Link
Location

Joo Koon MRT Station (EW29) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station along the East West Line in Jurong and also the western terminus for the line.

It is named after Joo Koon Circle, the road which the station lies on, and the road in turn was named after Joo Koon Village, a rural Chinese settlement that stood in the area before the area became an industrial estate in the 1960s. This station serves people in Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Benoi, Kian Teck and Safti.

The roof of the station resembles those of stations along the eastern section of the East West Line and is curved with glass openings to allow the utilization of natural lighting, similar to that of Pioneer.

Joo Koon MRT station at night.

History[edit]

Built alongside with Pioneer, it was part of the Boon Lay MRT Extension (BLE) project announced by the Land Transport Authority in December 2004 to help people working in the Jurong Industrial Area travel faster.[1]

The station opened on 28 February 2009[2] along with Pioneer and replaced Boon Lay as the western terminus of the East West Line. However, this will not last long as Tuas Link will open in 2016 as the next terminus.

Platform screen doors[edit]

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installations of the half-height platform screen doors was eventually started on 16 May 2011. On 26 July 2011, all of the platform screen doors at the station have been installed and began operating.[3]

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and in operation since 19 August 2012.

Exits[edit]

Station layout[edit]

L3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW28  Pioneer (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW28  Pioneer (→)
East West Line (under construction) towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW30  Gul Circle (←)
L2 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Joo Koon Circle
L1 Street Level Joo Koon Circle/Joo Koon Bus Interchange

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.31am 6.01am 11.32pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expanding The Rail Network: LTA To Build Boon Lay MRT Extension". Land Transport Authority. 29 December 2004. 
  2. ^ Cheryl Lim (27 February 2009). "Boon Lay MRT extension to open on Saturday". Channel NewsAsia. 
  3. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. [dead link]

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