Yew Tee MRT Station

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 NS5 
Yew Tee MRT Station
油池地铁站 (Yóuchí Dìtiězhàn)
இயூடீ
Stesen MRT Yew Tee
Rapid transit
Ns5 Yew Tee.jpg
A platform view of Yew Tee MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 61 Choa Chu Kang Drive
Singapore 689715
Coordinates 1°23′49.15″N 103°44′50.06″E / 1.3969861°N 103.7472389°E / 1.3969861; 103.7472389
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  NS5 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Location

Yew Tee MRT Station (NS5) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore. The station is located in the northern part of Choa Chu Kang New Town, on the northwest side of Singapore. The station mainly serves the surrounding residential estates of Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhoods 5 to 7. The station is also utilised by workers from Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1995, together with the other stations of the North South Line Woodlands Extension. The two-storey station building, with a simple facade and a kampung-style roof, was officially opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension. During the construction of the Woodlands extension, land between the Yew Tee and Kranji MRT stations was acquired. Measuring a total of 18,685 m sq, affecting a total of 16 factories operating along the stretch. Formerly named Choa Chu Kang North, it was renamed to Yew Tee 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 for all above-ground stations in phases.[2] The platform screen doors started operations at this station on 1 February 2012.

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 27 November 2012 together with Kranji.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS4  BP1  Choa Chu Kang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS7  Kranji (←)
L1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square

Exits[edit]

  • A: Yew Tee Residence, K-9 Dog Unit, Kranji Camp, Mowbray Camp, Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, Unity Sec Sch, Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, Choa Chu Kang NPC, De La Salle Pri Sch, Yew Tee CC
  • B: Unity Sec Sch, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium
  • C: Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium, Choa Chu Kang Drive, Choa Chu Kang North 6, Kranji Pri Sch, Quintet Condominium, Regent Sec Sch, Stagmont Park, Windermere Condominium, Choa Chu Kang Sports Hall, Sports Stadium, Swimming Complex, Limbang Shopping Centre, Villa Verde, Yew Mei Green Condominium, Yew Tee Pri Sch
  • D: Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, Choa Chu Kang NPC, De La Salle Pri Sch, Yew Tee CC, Choa Chu Kang Sports Hall, Sports Stadium, Swimming Complex, Limbang Shopping Centre, Villa Verde, Yew Mei Green Condominium, Yew Tee Pri Sch, Choa Chu Kang North 6

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.37am 6.00am 12.17am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.27am 5.46am 11.04pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.40pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.10am

Gallery[edit]

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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