Pioneer MRT Station

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 EW28 
Pioneer MRT Station
先驱地铁站
பயனியர்
Stesen MRT Pioneer
Rapid transit
Pioneerstn09.JPG
Platform of Pioneer MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 31 Jurong West Street 63
Singapore 648310
Coordinates 1°20′15.28″N 103°41′49.98″E / 1.3375778°N 103.6972167°E / 1.3375778; 103.6972167
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  EW28 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
Terminus
Location

Pioneer MRT Station (EW28) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station along the East West Line in Jurong West.

Located at Jurong West Street 63, between Jurong West Street 61 and Pioneer Road North, it serves people in the sub-zones of Jurong West Central, Yunnan and Kian Teck, as well as those in Nanyang Technological University. The name of the station is derived from Pioneer Road North, the street adjacent to the station that passes through all these areas.

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 sunlight through, similar to that of Joo Koon. Blue is the selected colour scheme of this station. It is the only station along the East West Line with a privacy screen built along the tracks at the side of the station (eastbound platform) facing these apartment blocks so as to ensure the privacy of the residents, and it is also the second along the NSEWL, the other is Marsiling. This station resembles Queenstown and Commonwealth, where it is built in between the road and beside it are only housing estates.

Pioneer MRT station at night.
A C651 train entering the station

History[edit]

Built alongside with Joo Koon, it was part of the Boon Lay 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 and following the opening, SBS Transit introduced a new feeder bus service 241 to provide bridging services for the N9 residents[2] and the Land Transport Authority carried out amendments and additions (A&A) works on Pioneer Road North, such as expanding the road and constructing an overhead pedestrian ramp bridge, as complements to the station to serve the residents of Nanyang and Pioneer.[3][4]

Platform screen doors[edit]

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was initially built without platform screen doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installations of the half-height screen doors was eventually started on 21 June 2011. On 24 August 2011, all of the screen doors have been installed and began operating.[5]

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

The second station, installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans, after Tampines. Commenced operations on 10 June 2012.

Exits[edit]

  • A: Frontier Primary School, Jurong West Street 63 (West)
  • B: Jurong West Street 63 (East)

Station layout[edit]

L3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW27  Boon Lay (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon (←)
L2 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Jurong West Street 63
L1 Street Level Jurong West Street 63

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.34am 6.04am 11.36pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.23am 5.53am 12.34am

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