Aljunied MRT Station

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 EW9 
Aljunied
阿裕尼
அல்ஜூனிட்
Aljunied
Rapid transit
AljuinedMRT.JPG
Top view of the Aljunied MRT Station
Location 81 Geylang Lorong 25
Singapore 388310
Coordinates 1°18′59.19″N 103°52′58.73″E / 1.3164417°N 103.8829806°E / 1.3164417; 103.8829806
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW9 
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 4 November 1989
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Aljunied MRT Station (EW9) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Geylang, Singapore. Its livery is blue. This station serves Aljunied, Geylang East and Sims Place estates, and is also close to Aljunied Road.

History[edit]

On 26 June 2009, train services along the East West Line were disrupted for almost 18 minutes at about 7.25 pm after a man jumped off the platform and ran towards Paya Lebar. However, SMRT staff did not manage to find the man. The Chinese man in his 40s found his way down the tracks to the street but was later arrested by the police. He sustained leg injuries and was charged with attempted suicide.[1]

In view of one incident over the years, half height platform screen doors were operational on 11 February 2011, and this station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and began operating on 27 July 2012. This station was upgraded with TITAN faregates in 30 November 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man jumps onto MRT track; train service disrupted for 18 minutes". Channel NewsAsia. 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 

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