Yishun MRT Station

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 NS13 
Yishun MRT Station
义顺地铁站
யீஷூன்
Stesen MRT Yishun
Rapid transit
Yishun MRT Station with PSDs.jpg
Yishun MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
Station statistics
Address 301 Yishun Avenue 2
Singapore 769093
Coordinates 1°25′46.07″N 103°50′6.86″E / 1.4294639°N 103.8352389°E / 1.4294639; 103.8352389
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 20 December 1988
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS13 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Future service
Location
Half height PSDs being installed at Yishun Station. (5 Sept 2009)
Yishun Station before half height PSDs were installed.

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 the short trip between Yishun and Marina Bay, which only operates during morning peak hours and early evening hours for weekdays, and late evening hours for weekdays and Saturdays.

Yishun opened in December 1988, two years earlier than planned and during the start of construction in December 1984, Nee Soon North was renamed to Yishun and Nee Soon South was renamed to Khatib. Before the underpass link to Northpoint was completed in 1993, there was a pedestrian crossing that linked the station and bus interchange.

History[edit]

Bomb plot[edit]

On 22 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, by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, during which new security measures were proposed, especially on the MRT system itself.[1]

Bomb hoax[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Platform screen doors[edit]

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. After the tests were successful, it was become the first North-South Line station to have the half-height doors. Half-height screen doors have been installed in all elevated stations.

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

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.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS11  Sembawang (→)
North South Line (under planning) towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS12  Canberra (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS14  Khatib (←)
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 Underpass Yishun Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre

Exits[edit]

  • A: Sree Narayana Mission Bldg, Yishun Christian Church
  • B: Yishun Avenue 5, Yishun Pri Sch, North Point Shopping Centre
  • C: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (bus 853)
  • D: Nee Soon Central Community Centre, Yishum Swimming Complex

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.27am 5.26am 5.50am 11.52pm
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.24am 5.24am 5.57am 11.25pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 12.01am
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.35am
to NS7 Kranji 12.42am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore Government Press Statement On ISA Arrests, 11 Jan 02". Ministry of Home Affairs. 11 January 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Police are looking for man to help in bomb hoax investigations". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "31-year-old man arrested in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008. 

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