Yishun MRT Station
Yishun MRT Station
Stesen MRT Yishun
Yishun MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
|Address||301 Yishun Avenue 2
|Opened||20 December 1988|
|Operator||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore. It is the northernmost of two stations serving Yishun New Town and is part of the North South Line. The station used to be the terminus of the line between 1988 and 1996 until the North South Line Woodlands Extension was completed and opened on 11 February 1996. But currently, certain train services would terminate at this station for short trips and during peak hours.
Yishun opened in December 1988, two years earlier than planned. Before the underpass link to Northpoint was completed in 1993, there was a pedestrian crossing that linked the station and bus interchange.
In December 2001, the Singapore embassies attack plot was discovered, and had included plans to bomb Yishun MRT Station at several points, including the sewers near the station. This was brought up in a debate during a session of the parliament, during which new security measures were proposed, especially on the MRT system itself.
On 19 January 2008 at about 1530 hours (SST), a call was made from a public telephone at the MRT Station alleging that there was a bomb at the station. Police arrested a 31-year old Chinese man believed to be linked to the crime on 23 February 2008 at 1600 hours. The man was charged on 25 February 2008 for transmitting a false message that makes reference to a bomb.
Platform screen doors
Yishun, Pasir Ris and Jurong East were the first stations to undergo testing as to whether the platform screen doors were viable for elevated stations. Eventually, installation of the half-height platform screen doors started on 26 August 2009 and operations commenced on 2 December 2009. It was the second above-ground station to have half-height platform screen doors installed and commence operations, after Pasir Ris. The tests were successful. Half-height screen doors have been installed in all elevated stations.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
Yishun is the first station in northern Singapore to have High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans installed which have been in operation as of 27 June 2012.
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards NS1 EW24 Jurong East via NS11 Sembawang (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North South Line towards NS27 CE2 Marina Bay via NS14 Khatib (←)|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B1||Underpass||Yishun Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS1 Jurong East||5.27am||5.26am||5.50am||12.25am|
|to NS27 Marina Bay||5.24am||5.24am||5.57am||11.25pm|
|to NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12.01am|
|to NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12.50am|
|to NS7 Kranji||–||–||–||12.42am|
- "Singapore Government Press Statement On ISA Arrests, 11 Jan 02". Ministry of Home Affairs. 11 January 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- "Police are looking for man to help in bomb hoax investigations". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008.
- "31-year-old man arrested in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008.