Yio Chu Kang MRT Station

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 NS15 
Yio Chu Kang MRT Station
杨厝港地铁站
இயோ சூ காங்
Stesen MRT Yio Chu Kang
Rapid transit
Ns15 Yio Chu Kang 2.jpg
Platform level of Yio Chu Kang MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569813
Coordinates 1°22′54.86″N 103°50′41.34″E / 1.3819056°N 103.8448167°E / 1.3819056; 103.8448167
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 7 November 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS15 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Location

Yio Chu Kang MRT Station (NS15) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore. The station's architecture design theme is similar to Ang Mo Kio, with brown granite walls and floors. This station serves students of neighbouring educational institutions, residents as well as workers at neighbouring industrial estates. Yio Chu Kang used to be the northern terminus of the North South Line when it first opened in 7 November 1987. Trains terminated at Platform A before reversing and crossing over to the adjacent track.

Installations of the half-height screen doors started on 15 August 2011, and began operation on 18 October 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Track incursion[edit]

On 3 March 2003, a 23-year old drove his car onto an MRT track off Lentor Avenue, in the sector between Yio Chu Kang and Khatib, the first accident of its kind in the 15 years of MRT operations in Singapore. The accident occurred when the car, which was travelling at 87 kilometres per hour (54 mph) along Lentor Avenue – the speed limit was 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) – mounted an 18 centimetres (7.1 in) kerb, crossed 6 metres (20 ft) of grass verge (inclusive of a 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide pavement), jumped over a 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) drain, went through a fence 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) away from the track, and went uphill onto a steep stone embankment before landing on the track. Witnesses tried to remove the car from the tracks to prevent a possible collision, however an oncoming train from Yio Chu Kang stopped their efforts. One of the witnesses signalled the train driver to stop. Although the train driver was not able to stop in time, he was able to slow the train down enough to prevent derailment.[2]

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and in operations since 24 August 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS14  Khatib (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay via  NS16  Ang Mo Kio (←)
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal, Yio Chu Kang Sports Complex, Sheltered walkway to Nanyang Polytechnic

Exits[edit]

  • B : Anderson JC, Nanyang Polytechnic, The Grassroots Club, Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall, Squash & Tennis Centre, Stadium, Swimming Complex
  • C : Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3, Ang Mo Kio Police Div HQ

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS13 Yishun 5.10am 5.10am
to NS1 Jurong East 5.20am 5.19am 5.43am 12.17am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.31am 5.31am 6.04am 11.33pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 12.09am
to NS7 Kranji 12.34am
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.58am
Interior level of Yio Chu Kang station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Car accident on the MRT track". RIMAS. March 2003. 

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