Woodlands MRT Station

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 NS9  TE2 
Woodlands MRT Station
兀兰地铁站
Stesen MRT Woodlands
உட்லண்ட்ஸ்
Rapid transit
Ns9woodlands.jpg
Woodlands MRT station showing destination and train arriving in minutes.
Station statistics
Address 30 Woodlands Avenue 2
Singapore 738343
Coordinates 1°26′13.54″N 103°47′11.34″E / 1.4370944°N 103.7864833°E / 1.4370944; 103.7864833
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated (North South Line)
Underground (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Levels 3
Platforms Island
Tracks 2 (North South Line)
3 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Other information
Opened 10 February 1996 (North South Line)
2019 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS9  TE2 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Terminus
Thomson-East Coast Line
towards Sungei Bedok
Location

Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit train station on the North South Line in Singapore. It is integrated with the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange located beneath the station. The station is located in Woodlands. Starting in 2019, Woodlands will be an interchange station with a new line, Thomson-East Coast Line.[1]

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 existing North-South Line, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the northwest to Yishun in the North. Woodlands was one of 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.[2]

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 for all above-ground stations in phases. Installation began from 17 September 2011 and began operation from 30 November 2011.[3]

On 4 November 2013, it is the first MRT station to be awarded with the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark (Gold) and tenants of Woodlands Xchange have become the first shop owners in Singapore to be certified with the Project: Eco-Shop label.[4]

Artwork[edit]

A 15 metres (49 ft) high sculpture called Faces II weighing 4,000 kilograms (8,800 lb), designed by Singaporean artist Min Chen, was on display at the station.[5]

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 6 November 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS8  Marsiling (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay via  NS10  Admiralty (←)
L1 Concourse Level Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Causeway Point, Woodlands Xchange
B1 Basement Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.38am 5.37am 6.01am 12.30am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.27am 5.27am 5.44am 11.15pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.50pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.01am
to NS10 Admiralty 12.51am

Exits[edit]

  • A: Woodlands Square
  • B: Causeway Point
  • C: Republic Polytechnic

Cultural references[edit]

  • Woodlands is one of the four MRT stations featured on the Singapore Edition of the Monopoly board.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 10, 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "SMRT unveils Singapore’s first Eco- MRT Station and Xchange". SMRT Corporation. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 13, 2003). "Woodlands MRT station". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 

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