Aljunied MRT station

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 EW9 
Aljunied
阿裕尼
அல்ஜூனிட்
Aljunied
Rapid transit
AljuinedMRT.JPG
Aerial view of Aljunied MRT station
Location 81 Lorong 25 Geylang
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 1
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW9 
History
Opened 4 November 1989; 28 years ago (1989-11-04)
Electrified Yes
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 (MRT) station on the East West line in Geylang, Singapore. Named after Aljunied Road, this station primarily serves Aljunied, one of the subzones that make up Geylang planning area. Aljunied station is the nearest MRT station to Geylang East Town Centre. Despite its name, the station is not located in Aljunied GRC but in Macpherson SMC.

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 high-volume low-speed fans, which began operating on 27 July 2012. This station was upgraded with TITAN faregates in 30 November 2013.[2][3]

Aljunied was the temporary terminus from Joo Koon during the early closures, late openings and full closures from 5 January 2018 to 4 February 2018.[4][5][6]

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