Marsiling MRT Station

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 NS8 
Marsiling MRT Station
马西岭地铁站 (Mǎxīlǐng Dìtiězhàn)
மார்சிலிங்
Stesen MRT Marsiling
Rapid transit
MarsilingMRT.JPG
A train departing Marsiling MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 71 Woodlands Avenue 3
Singapore 739044
Coordinates 1°25′57.49″N 103°46′27.42″E / 1.4326361°N 103.7742833°E / 1.4326361; 103.7742833
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 10 February 1996
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS8 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Location

Marsiling MRT Station (NS8) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore. The station is located west of Woodlands.

History[edit]

The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the then existing North-South and East-West lines, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the West to Yishun in the North. Marsiling was one of the four stations in the initial proposal which was later expanded to six. Construction commenced in 1991 and the station was opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension. Formerly named Woodlands West, it was renamed to Marsiling in 1994.[1]

Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorized intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half-height platform screen doors (HHPSD) for all above-ground stations in phases. HHPSDs started operation from 22 December 2011 with Admiralty.[2]

Due to the station's proximity to neighbouring Housing and Development Board apartment blocks, a privacy screen was built along the tracks at the side of the station (southbound platform) facing these apartment blocks for privacy.[citation needed]

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 21 November 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS7  Kranji (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS9  Woodlands (←)
L1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level

Exits[edit]

  • A: Marsiling Primary School
  • B: Woodlands Street 11, Woodlands Stadium & Swimming Complex
  • C: Woodlands Stadium & Swimming Complex, Fuchun CC, Metta Home, Orange Valley Nursing Home, Sembawang Town Council, Woodlands Avenue 3, Woodlands Polyclinic
  • D: Woodlands Centre Road

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.41am 5.40am 6.04am 12.06am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.24am 5.24am 5.41am 11.12pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.48pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.21am
to NS7 Kranji 12.54am

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 10, 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  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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