Aljunied MRT station

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 EW9 
Aljunied
阿裕尼
அல்ஜூனிட்
Aljunied
Rapid transit
AljuinedMRT.JPG
Aerial view of Aljunied MRT station
Location81 Lorong 25 Geylang
Singapore 388310
Coordinates1°18′59.19″N 103°52′58.73″E / 1.3164417°N 103.8829806°E / 1.3164417; 103.8829806
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW9 
History
Opened4 November 1989; 29 years ago (1989-11-04)
ElectrifiedYes
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]

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.
  3. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Sunday closures, shorter weekend service hours on another part of East-West line in January".
  5. ^ "Early closures, late starts at 10 stations of East West line next month".
  6. ^ hermesauto (15 December 2017). "Shorter weekend hours on some East-West line stations next month for engineering work".

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