Admiralty MRT station
Platform of Admiralty MRT station.
70 Woodlands Avenue 7|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||10 February 1996|
|Previous names||Woodlands East|
Admiralty MRT station (NS10) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Woodlands, Singapore. This station took its name from a former British naval base located on the northern coast of Singapore.
Admiralty station is located along Woodlands Avenue 7, primarily serving the residential precincts in the eastern part of Woodlands New Town.
The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the then existing North-South and East-West lines, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the west to Yishun in the north. Admiralty was one of the 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. Formerly named Woodlands East, it was however renamed to Admiralty in 1994. Further developments were built in the vicinity since 1994, with additional bus services connecting to the station.
On 2 March 2007, 2,900 commuters were stranded as train services between the Admiralty and Kranji MRT stations were disrupted for about 45 minutes. Bridging bus services were deployed to ferry the passengers to Kranji. A tobacco retailer at Admiralty MRT station has had his retail licence suspended for six months on 19 May 2009 after his employee was caught selling cigarettes to underaged youths for the second time. On 25 February 2010, a boy ran into a Food Court glass door at this station, shattering it into pieces. The boy suffered minor cuts on the back of his neck and his left leg.
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 started on 4 October 2011 and started operations since 22 December 2011 with Marsiling.
The police said on 7 June 2017 that a 34-man was arrested after leaving a luggage bag unattended at the bicycle bay of Admiralty MRT station. The police said that they were alerted to the case at 8.45 am. Officers quickly traced the owner of the luggage bag and arrested him for causing public nuisance. Investigations showed that the man had left the bag unattended while he went to buy something at a convenience store. Clothing, toiletries and medication were found in the bag. Police investigations are still ongoing, the authorities said.
Cash top-ups at both self-service ticketing machines and passenger service centres will not be accepted at this station from 13 June 2018.
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