Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
Ang Mo Kio MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
|Location||2450 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||7 November 1987|
It is located at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, beside Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East. The station is connected to AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange and the Ang Mo Kio Town Centre via an underground walkway.
Ang Mo Kio station is the only elevated non-interchange MRT station to have a middle train track.
Train collision with a commuter
Nitcharee Peneakchansak, a 14-year-old Thai, was seriously injured and lost both her legs after she fell onto the track and was hit by a train at Ang Mo Kio on April 3, 2011. Peneakchansak left Singapore on June 13, 2011 after recuperating in hospital. SMRT had reportedly offered the family S$5000 as compensation. The victim's father, rejected the compensation as her prosthetic legs will cost around S$100,000 and must be changed every three to five years.
After the news broke out, anonymous Singaporean donors donated S$250,000 for her medical rehabilitation expenses. At the same time, a Singaporean living in Hong Kong wanted to settle Peneakchansak's hospital bills in full, which amounted to about S$50,000. Her father decided to sue SMRT for S$3.4 million on June 17, 2011, the amount equivalent to the price for the 20 pairs of prosthetic legs that Peneakchansak will need in her lifetime.
On June 20, 2011, SMRT clarified that the money offered to Peneakchansak was a gesture of goodwill and not compensation. The transport company said compensation would only be made after investigations had concluded. SMRT also said that the S$10,000 offered to her family to travel to Singapore when she was still in hospital was also a gesture of goodwill. In its defence papers on 1 September 2011, the SMRT reiterates that all the safety warnings and precautions – such as the yellow lines – were in place and that the distance which the train travelled after the driver slammed on the brakes were within "safety specifications" and argues that Peneakchansak's "negligence" contributed to her falling "onto the tracks at the MRT station on her own accord". It also claimed that the girl was "aware of the danger of the oncoming trains and that by standing behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped", she would have been reasonably safe from falling onto the tracks and pointed out that the girl had failed to keep a proper lookout for the oncoming train and take reasonable care of her own well-being despite knowing the risks of falling. It adds that she had failed to stand behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped despite clear warning signs displayed at the MRT station.
Because of this accident, Mr Ang Hin Kee, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC announced that Ang Mo Kio will be installed with the half-height platform screen doors on the platform by June, earlier than scheduled. Although it was announced to be completed by June, it was delayed till 2 December 2011 before operations began.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
Ang Mo Kio was the second station on the North South Line to receive MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans. The fans were placed into service on 30 June 2012, along with those installed at Jurong East.
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards via Jurong East → Yio Chu Kang|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right, left|
|Platform C/D||North South Line Terminus of short working trips|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right, left|
|Platform B||North South Line towards via Marina South Pier ← Bishan|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B1||Underpass||AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange|
- A - Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
- B - Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
- C (via underpass) - AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus interchange
- D - Chengsan CC
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS13 Yishun||5.07am||5.07am||–||–|
|to NS1 Jurong East||5.17am||5.16am||5.40am||12.15am|
|to NS28 Marina South Pier||5.34am||5.34am||6.07am||11.34pm|
|to NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11.36pm|
|to NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12.11am|
|to NS7 Kranji||–||–||–||12.32am|
On 17 January 2013, a new railway line was announced. The Cross Island MRT Line is a 50 km rail that stretches between Changi and Jurong. It was reported to pass towns such as Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Timah, West Coast and Clementi along the way. And it will have interchanges with all the current radial lines.
Part of the line will have a branch-out that links Punggol to Pasir Ris.
- "Teen falls onto MRT track, hit by train". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-03.
- "Girl who lost legs in MRT accident returns to Thailand". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-13.
- "S'poreans donate S$250,000 to help teen who lost legs in MRT accident". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-15.
- "Thai teen's $3.4m suit to reveal what happened on MRT tracks". Straits Times. 2011-06-18.
- "S$5,000 offered to Thai amputee not compensation: SMRT". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-20.
- "SMRT files defence against lawsuit by family of Thai girl who lost legs". Channel News Asia. 2011-09-01.
- "Safety screen doors at Ang Mo Kio MRT station to be installed earlier". Channel News Asia. 2011-04-24.
- "Cross Island MRT Line". The Straits Times. 2013-01-13.